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    ...the insight for me in the whole thing -- when we start to ask "what is that data for?" -- is the algorithmic approach.  Our political focus is on programs as named and funded things, but the sort of "math as a liberal art" way of thinking about it, for me, was in terms of "why"?   Spy google, I mean, of course they want a spy google.  And this is how you'd make one.  But assume it has been and will be called lots of things.

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 05:15:13 PM PDT

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