Sunday Links

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The day of Dr. McCoy draws ever nearer: detecting cancer with lasers without drawing blood.

But will it still be banned in Singapore?

The growing threat of private stock exchanges.

The weave mirror.

The 50 worst cars of all time.

Play to the death.

Swarmbots in action.

The other NRA.

What if Google were evil?

Farewell to Robert Jordan.

Quantum computing and Shor's algorithm. This is a highly technical albeit useful link. It was recently announced that quantum computers able to run Shor's algorithm have become available. This means that standard cryptography (e.g., used by banks) will be crackable very shortly. Expect the NSA, the People's Republic Army, and the Russian Mafia to be all over this.