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[Cryptography] NSA Crypto Breakthrough Bamford [was: WhatsApp, keying...]

On 5/19/16, Bob Wilson <[email protected]> wrote:
> (2) "Math occurs randomly": Maybe to some extent, but highly correlated
> with other things. E.g., the effect of Sputnik on research funding...

Research funding is usually highly directed.
To say "here's a house, car, living expenses... get back to us in a
decade with something at least relavent" is different. Even if all it
does is secure brain cells away from the competition that's a decent
side win, and relatively low cost.