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1st year review

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I’m already in my second year phd now! That’s quite scary. Anyway, I’ll have my first year review viva next Tuesday. I had to produce a report and I’m preparing slides now. The report basically only consists of my two (yet unpublished) papers and some introduction .. The slides will be about my recent paper about valuations on lattices for quantifying information leakage.

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October 30, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Posted in english, QMUL

“There’s probably no God..”

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London Buses will run a great ad by the British Humanist Association, according to this BBC article. It says

There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying, and enjoy your life.

I couldn’t agree more 🙂 . I’ll try to snap a pic of such a bus ..

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October 30, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Posted in english, London

QMotion

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Das Gym ist nun endlich fertig und seit einigen Wochen in Betrieb. Ziemlich gross und modern fuer eine Uni. Das beste ist, dass es nicht sehr viel Betrieb hat, speziell an Wochenenden. Praktisch ein privates Gym 🙂

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October 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Posted in german, QMUL

£1

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Just checked:

1 British pound = 1.89124525 Swiss francs

When I came here in 2006, £1 was worth 2.50 Swiss francs! It’s so cheap here now I almost feel on holiday!! 🙂

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October 22, 2008 at 1:42 pm

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I don’t play golf and I can hear properly OR F*cked up Freebie

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I got a freebie by post. In a rather big, green, cardboard box. I open it up and you would never guess what was in it. Let me make a list to emphasise:

  • A gold tee
  • A golf ball
  • A hearing aid

A what?! A hearing aid. Together with a description how nice it is to hear properly and how their plastic plug releases me from my pain.

Here’s the picture:

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October 16, 2008 at 12:43 pm

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Autumn

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Mal wieder einen Eintrag auf Deutsch. Es ist erstaunlich wie schnell es hier von “Sommer” zu Herbst wechselt.

Das Semester hat wieder begonnen. Die neuen Masterstudenten sind hier; schon das zweite Jahr nach mir!
Letzte Woche hab ich ein Paper fuer Fossacs09 abgeschickt. Spannend was die Reviewers davon halten werden :). Ich werde jedoch erst im Dezember feedback erhalten.

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October 13, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Posted in german, London, QMUL, UK

Price of illegal cabs

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Yes, a rather cruel, new ad against illegal cabs. But don’t take them, or at least not when you are alone. I took one once alone and it was very uncomfortable. A dodgy guy who asked me £5 more because I asked him to drive 100m down the road to my house. God knows what he would have done to me if I wore a miniskirt that day!

Use cabwise. Text HOME to 60835 and you will get a list of local mini- and blackcabs.

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October 5, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Posted in english, London, UK