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Talking Tech: Let it Go

Talking Tech: Let it Go

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03/24/2016

On March 12, AlphaGo—a computer program developed by Google’s DeepMind project—won the third out of five matches in the game of Go against Lee Sedol. With two more matches remaining, it became clear that Sedol, the South Korean who is regarded as the best Go player in the world, was no match for AlphaGo. For…

The Round Table: Early Lives Matter

The Round Table: Early Lives Matter

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03/20/2016

In the wake of the announcement that Cecile Richards will be coming to Georgetown to speak at the behest of the Lecture Fund it seems that the abortion debate has once again come to rock our campus. I think that this presents a good opportunity to once more explain that the Catholic opposition to Planned…

Talking Tech: Right War, Wrong Battle

Talking Tech: Right War, Wrong Battle

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03/04/2016

“The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers,” begins Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook in a February 16th release titled “A Message to Our Customers.” In this 1,100-word message, he builds a case for why his company will fight the US District Court order…

The Round Table: Do No Evil

The Round Table: Do No Evil

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03/03/2016

“The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.” – 2012 Democratic Party Platform “Courts should have the option of imposing the death penalty in capital murder cases.” – 2012 Republican Party Platform…

Burning Issues: Rhodes Gone Wrong

Burning Issues: Rhodes Gone Wrong

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03/03/2016

On Feb 15th, students at the University of Cape Town, South Africa started a riot. They vandalized statues, set fire to college transports, firebombed a vice-chancellor’s office, and burnt several paintings in a protest to “decolonise” public education. The internet’s keen-nosed irony hounds quickly discovered that one of the paintings burned was by Richard Baholo,…

Lessons from Literature: Ye of Little Faith

Lessons from Literature: Ye of Little Faith

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02/26/2016

“True religion? All the religions are true insofar as they make those people who profess them live spiritually, insofar as they console them for having been born to die, and for each people the truest religion is theirs, the one that has made them.” –Saint Emmanuel the Good, Martyr, Miguel de Unamuno Saint Emmanuel the…

Talking Tech: Cryptocurren$y

Talking Tech: Cryptocurren$y

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02/25/2016

By now, you have probably heard it mentioned at least a dozen times. You pretended like you understood what was being said. Or even if you were not pretending, your understanding of Bitcoin was nothing more than that it was just “internet money.”   Bitcoin’s code has been in the wild since its mysterious mastermind,…

Burning Issues: Unpaid and Unethical

Burning Issues: Unpaid and Unethical

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02/25/2016

Every Hoya has heard of the Hillternship. The opportunity to work at Capitol Hill itself, serving under the legislators who make the running of this country possible. It looks great on resumes. It provides invaluable experience, especially for those hoping to work in politics at some point in their lives. And if you’re from an…

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