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Comment author: lasagnaman 15 July 2011 11:23:29PM 1 point [-]

Herp, I get back to the west coast the next day. I'll see you guys at the second one.

Comment author: wobster109 10 April 2011 07:00:56PM 2 points [-]

I'm sorry; I'm still a bit confused by this. "Amplitude flows to both end configurations every time," so when a single photon is fired (as in figure 1), I agree that the amplitudes of A->1 and A->2 are both 1. Does that mean both detectors click? (I was under the impression that only one detector would click.)

Comment author: lasagnaman 19 April 2011 10:04:35PM 5 points [-]

"The detector" is not a machine for "measuring the amplitude". In fact, we have no way of "measuring the amplitude". The only tool we have "measures the ratios of the squares of the amplitudes", and that tool is this: "run the simulation a bunch of times and compute the ratio of detections at 1 to detections at 2".

Comment author: Eugine_Nier 19 April 2011 05:27:50PM 5 points [-]

I disagree that really destroying your computer is a very easy thing to do (sans going into the BIOS or touching the actual hardware)

rm -r /

Comment author: lasagnaman 19 April 2011 07:25:16PM 6 points [-]

sudo rm -rf /

Comment author: lasagnaman 12 April 2011 02:43:56AM *  1 point [-]

Ah, just missed this announcement. I'll definitely make it to the next one though, now that I've signed up for the list (especially if they continue to be at HMC, my alma mater).

Question: Is "joining the googlegroup" synonymous with "signing up for the mailing list"?