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Theoretical Physicist???

Did anyone else notice this in the sack under the favorite ship question? Is it real and if so is Bungie's plan to take over the world finally coming to fruition?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Violet >[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccoj5lhLmSQ]My face when this thread[/url][/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sawnose Yep, for certain topics like RSA cryptography. And that was the first big algorithm discovered/created, and it's somewhat surprising that in the 25 years or so since that first big leap, nothing has surpassed it.[/quote]It's actually quite interesting why this hasn't happened. Although RSA does underpin the rest of cryptography in computing, that's all it does, underpin. It's used once for secure key exchange or identification and then left alone for as long as you can trust the keys exchanged. So, if RSA ever comes close to being broken, we can just make the bit length of the prime numbers used infeasibly large. Compared to, say, AES, which has to be employed over and over again in realtime on every bit of data, RSA is used once to encapsulate one relatively small piece of text and exchange it, again only once. So, why bother improving it? At the end of the day, unless it's found to have gaping security holes, any "better" algorithms are only going to be a linear improvement, simply increasing the bit length gives you exponential improvements in security.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Muzza777 Any other jobs for a physicist at Bungie?[/quote] You wouldn't be looking for an Astrophysicist by any chance, would you? Y'know, because Sci-Fi games are sooo much more fun when they're scientifically accurate... >_>
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  • Any other jobs for a physicist at Bungie?
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  • >[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccoj5lhLmSQ]My face when this thread[/url]
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  • Maybe to help with physics within their new IP? A theoretical physicist could be useful for a lot of things (hypothetically). Personally I'm studying to be a geophysicist, if I can't hit it with seismic waves then it doesn't exist!
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  • Who said Bungie's World Domination isn't currently thriving?
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  • "They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I told them I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard."
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sawnose I have the degree, so in theory I'm a physicist, just not in practice. So I'm a merely [i]theoretical[/i] physicist.[/quote]Thanks. I needed a laugh today. OT: They're Bungie, they can have funny or awesome titles like that.
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  • I have a theoretical degree in Physics. Need credentials? I've read [i]three[/i] Brian Greene books!
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    7 years and counting. - old

    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] I ZEROC00L I [image]Big Bang Theory Cast[/image][/quote] This man right here deserves nothing.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] A Deaf Boy Anyone else feel dumb now?[/quote] *raises hand
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] A Deaf Boy Anyone else feel dumb now?[/quote] Nope. Every academic discipline has its own jargon.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SilverBulitt82 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] A Deaf Boy Anyone else feel dumb now?[/quote] Slightly.[/quote] More than slightly
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dark Elation After rereading my op I can understand the confusion but I know a theoretical physicist is real. Why does Bungie have one? I guess it could be for engineering purposes but that seems strange. As far as quantam computing goes unless I would be very impressed if Bungie had access to this kind of tech for the simple purpose of data mining.[/quote]My understanding is that Bungie does not have a position for Theoretical (or expirimental) Physicists. Sawnose has a degree in Theoretical Physics, but I would imagine he was hired on for programming skills, as the majority of physicists can program in one or several languages, even if that language is just Matlab. [Edited on 11.10.2012 9:39 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Dark Elation After rereading my op I can understand the confusion but I know a theoretical physicist is real. Why does Bungie have one? I guess it could be for engineering purposes but that seems strange. As far as quantam computing goes unless I would be very impressed if Bungie had access to this kind of tech for the simple purpose of data mining.[/quote] Quantum computing isn't that far off. I suppose that's maybe just my opinion. But, I attended a seminar a few weeks back about this. Researchers are up to about 12 or so gates I believe, with the idea that around 80-90 are needed for this to be feasible. Also, companies are usually the ones who fund the research. Imaging, for example, is very well developed partially because of video games.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] UK Dark Wolf360 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] POKEY CLYDE What's going on in this thread... [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CrazzySnipe55 Well if you take into account the quantum flux of the QPR Magnet Theorem and adjust for any sort of exponential trigonometric variation in the dynamic upper bound of any given data set excreted from an integrated circuit, you could really maximize the output of it tenfold.[/quote]Uhhh, yeah.. I'm just gonna go now. [/quote] Don't worry - that's just technical jargon, people often spew it out to make themselves look smarter than they actually are. I'm a physicist by the way - studying at the University of Birmingham (excellent university for Physics).[/quote]I was actually just parodying the other talk in the thread. I figured after I used an English football team as a theorem and used the word "excreted" that'd be obvious. © [Edited on 11.10.2012 9:12 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sawnose I have the degree, so in theory I'm a physicist, just not in practice. So I'm a merely [i]theoretical[/i] physicist.[/quote] I could be a physicist if I studied hard enough, does that make me a theoretical physicist as well?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] A Deaf Boy Anyone else feel dumb now?[/quote]Well I, for one, just had my faith restored in the intelligence of the Internet, or at least this site.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] A Deaf Boy Anyone else feel dumb now?[/quote] Slightly.
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  • After rereading my op I can understand the confusion but I know a theoretical physicist is real. Why does Bungie have one? I guess it could be for engineering purposes but that seems strange. As far as quantam computing goes unless I would be very impressed if Bungie had access to this kind of tech for the simple purpose of data mining.
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  • Anyone else feel dumb now?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] POKEY CLYDE What's going on in this thread... [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CrazzySnipe55 Well if you take into account the quantum flux of the QPR Magnet Theorem and adjust for any sort of exponential trigonometric variation in the dynamic upper bound of any given data set excreted from an integrated circuit, you could really maximize the output of it tenfold.[/quote]Uhhh, yeah.. I'm just gonna go now. [/quote] Don't worry - that's just technical jargon, people often spew it out to make themselves look smarter than they actually are. I'm a physicist by the way - studying at the University of Birmingham (excellent university for Physics).
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  • What's going on in this thread... [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CrazzySnipe55 Well if you take into account the quantum flux of the QPR Magnet Theorem and adjust for any sort of exponential trigonometric variation in the dynamic upper bound of any given data set excreted from an integrated circuit, you could really maximize the output of it tenfold.[/quote]Uhhh, yeah.. I'm just gonna go now.
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    Nerds.
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  • Quantum Leap means excessively small change. There's the one thing I understood from this thread. Glad I learned something.
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