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(Salon)   Nate Silver: Politico is dumb   (salon.com) divider line 32
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2012-11-30 05:08:29 PM
6 votes:

falcon176: this thread lacks screenshots of that big anti nate silver page that was online for nearly 8 hours before it was taken down


growlersoftware.com
2012-11-30 06:09:57 PM
5 votes:
Nate Silver's last known location was in Central America, correcting the Mayan calendar.
2012-11-30 05:36:04 PM
5 votes:

impaler: falcon176: this thread lacks screenshots of that big anti nate silver page that was online for nearly 8 hours before it was taken down

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i.imgur.com
2012-11-30 02:54:16 PM
4 votes:

BSABSVR: Yes. Yes it is. His reporting on politics like sports analogy is pretty good (and one of the worst aspects of the current media as a whole).


It's an insult to sport. Hell, it's an insult to Joe Buck.
2012-11-30 05:07:39 PM
3 votes:
blogs.scientificamerican.com
2012-11-30 03:53:29 PM
3 votes:
Come on. When has Nate Silver ever been right?
2012-11-30 08:31:20 PM
2 votes:

GAT_00: Politico never really has recovered from Hillary losing.


I NEED FREAKING CHEESECAKE
JUST WHEN I MANAGED TO LOOSE 5 POUNDS FROM MY BUTT

I AM SICK OF THIS STUPID MEN WORLD,,DNC,,AND OBAMAS FEVER
2012-11-30 07:41:47 PM
2 votes:

mksmith: Lionel Mandrake: The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59

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Buy a few cases - Nate Silver will be around for a looooooong time.

Which means we have to remember: When the GOP comes up with a candidate who can beat the Democratic candidate (hopefully after my lifetime . . .), Nate will report on that event just as accurately as he has in the past two elections. In which case, we can depend on the conservatives to chortle, but I do hope the liberals will have more sense -- and class -- than to bad-mouth the messenger.


Judging by what we saw after the debates this year, I don't think that'll be a problem.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-11-30 05:13:53 PM
2 votes:
After crunching the numbers, there's a 98% chance that Nate Silver is right.
2012-11-30 05:03:13 PM
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59


A Sugar Ray fan, eh?
2012-12-01 11:57:42 AM
1 votes:
Nater's gonna Nate.
2012-12-01 03:08:43 AM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Kevin72: Bacontastesgood: GAT_00: Politico never really has recovered from Hillary losing.

I NEED FREAKING CHEESECAKE
JUST WHEN I MANAGED TO LOOSE 5 POUNDS FROM MY BUTT

I AM SICK OF THIS STUPID MEN WORLD,,DNC,,AND OBAMAS FEVER

Loose? Loose? You loosened 5 pounds from your butt? Did you loosen it with a wrench? If you turned it in the other direction would you have tightened it? Just wondering.

It's a sad day for Fark that HillaryIs44 has passed into obscurity.


No it's not. Cheer up. Even though Hillary loosed to Obama in 2008, look forward to 2016. HillaryWillBe45.com.
2012-12-01 01:12:57 AM
1 votes:

Kevin72: Bacontastesgood: GAT_00: Politico never really has recovered from Hillary losing.

I NEED FREAKING CHEESECAKE
JUST WHEN I MANAGED TO LOOSE 5 POUNDS FROM MY BUTT

I AM SICK OF THIS STUPID MEN WORLD,,DNC,,AND OBAMAS FEVER

Loose? Loose? You loosened 5 pounds from your butt? Did you loosen it with a wrench? If you turned it in the other direction would you have tightened it? Just wondering.


It's a sad day for Fark that HillaryIs44 has passed into obscurity.
2012-11-30 11:24:32 PM
1 votes:

starsrift: Unskewed didn't lie, he just used an inappropriately small dataset.



No, he skewed datasets to say what he thought they should say. That's as close one gets to lying with statistics.
2012-11-30 11:22:13 PM
1 votes:

Bacontastesgood: GAT_00: Politico never really has recovered from Hillary losing.

I NEED FREAKING CHEESECAKE
JUST WHEN I MANAGED TO LOOSE 5 POUNDS FROM MY BUTT

I AM SICK OF THIS STUPID MEN WORLD,,DNC,,AND OBAMAS FEVER


Loose? Loose? You loosened 5 pounds from your butt? Did you loosen it with a wrench? If you turned it in the other direction would you have tightened it? Just wondering.
2012-11-30 11:07:45 PM
1 votes:

WizardofToast: The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59


14:59/538. Lots of bites. But Nate will be Big Nate more or less forever.
2012-11-30 10:22:07 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59


*checks watch*

No, it's currently 22:22.
2012-11-30 08:08:54 PM
1 votes:

Tremolo: I agree. They recently hired a high school classmate of mine; this myopic "Israel should be at the forefront of America's foreign policy" girl whose writing has not improved since the high school paper, even after 4 years at Northwestern.


To be fair, many of us did not improve after 4 years at Northwestern.
2012-11-30 07:41:40 PM
1 votes:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: goatleggedfellow: Nate Silver is a prophet of reality. He may fail eventually, but the advantages of objective analysis will live on.

He's not a freaking prophet.

I get your point ("of reality") but if NOTHING else, if maybe a few people can start to simply understand the work that he (and a few others) did, maybe, just maybe, those people will also start to question BS punditry, forced black and white debates devoid of any nuance, talking heads never being held accountable for their no better than a coin flip "analysis" (on the contrary, having their opinions still sought out...), etc.

He's not a witch either.

/probably not a witch


FTFY
2012-11-30 05:34:11 PM
1 votes:

Saiga410: You give yourself tooooo much credit.


Greil: How many digits are potato?


TofuTheAlmighty: Nate Silver and everyone else with greater than double-digit numbers of functioning neurons: Politico is dumb


FTFM

/slinks off
2012-11-30 05:22:30 PM
1 votes:
I liked how Salon had to credit Business Insider for the quote, because apparently listening to the farking podcast was too goddamn difficult for them.
2012-11-30 05:16:18 PM
1 votes:

Master of the Flying Guillotine: After crunching the numbers, there's a potato% chance that Nate Silver is right.

2012-11-30 05:06:41 PM
1 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: Nate Silver and everyone else with double-digit numbers of functioning neurons: Politico is dumb

Edited for accuracy


How many digits are potato?
2012-11-30 05:04:42 PM
1 votes:
this thread lacks screenshots of that big anti nate silver page that was online for nearly 8 hours before it was taken down
2012-11-30 05:00:37 PM
1 votes:

timujin: The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59

Damn Poe's Law. I can't tell anymore if someone is being facetious or if they're just stupid.


If it helps, that login doesn't do facetious.
2012-11-30 04:28:06 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59


i159.photobucket.com

Buy a few cases - Nate Silver will be around for a looooooong time.
2012-11-30 04:26:43 PM
1 votes:
Repurposed (stolen) from the last Nate Silver thread:

Creates stats to better analyze baseball, gets told to go back to the nerdery. Creates stats to better analyze political polls, gets told to go back to baseball. Goes back to baseball, gets told to go back to politics.

Just needs to submit a paper to the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, gets told to go back to blogging, goes back to blogging, people tell him to go back to looking at math equations.

Bill James inherits the earth.
2012-11-30 04:26:32 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59


Damn Poe's Law. I can't tell anymore if someone is being facetious or if they're just stupid.
2012-11-30 03:48:51 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 14:59


Yeah, people really aren't going to care about statistics in politics anymore.
2012-11-30 02:47:26 PM
1 votes:
Was the obvious tag on a pee break?
2012-11-30 02:10:19 PM
1 votes:
Politico never really has recovered from Hillary losing.
2012-11-30 01:52:11 PM
1 votes:
Nate Silver is correct again.
 
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