Blog Posts - Nate Silver



Nate Silver: Geek? Yes. Thoughtful journalist? Bigger yes.

Silver’s post on disputed climate change story signals commitment to transparency Yesterday, after reading criticisms of Nate Silver’s revamped FiveThirtyEight, I thought: Denny, find out for yourself. After all, I am, at least historical...
by Scholars & Rogues on Mar 28, 2014

Nate Silver at MIT

I found an article which was a liveblog of Nate Silver's interview at MIT back in February. For those that need a refresher, Nate Silver was the statistician who correctly predicted the last election with amazing accuracy (read: he got every state co...
by Tim's IT Journey on Oct 2, 2013

Daddy Yankee gives tabloids spreading rumors about him the finger

Daddy Yankee's rep has publicly refuted the swirling rumors and stated that he NEVER came out. North Korea moves missile to coast. MAP: How far they reach. DEA reportedly flustered over attempts to intercept Apple iMessages. Nate Silver applies...

Daddy Yankee: Rapper's Rep Denies Gay Rumors

The Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, will feature performances by some of music's leading names including singer/songwriter Marc Anthony, bachata star Romeo Santos, regional Mexican crooner Roberto Tapia, reggaeton artist D...

Daddy Yankee: Rapper's Rep Denies Gay Rumors

North Korea moves missile to coast. MAP: How far they reach. DEA reportedly flustered over attempts to intercept Apple iMessages. Nate Silver applies mathematics to the surge in Senate support for marriage equality. Hillary On Wednesday, Daddy Yankee...

Fringe 5.7: Father and Son

Two men, father and son, each more intelligent and focused than they've been in the past, each moving Fringe 5.7 forward tonight.   One is fearing what he is becoming, and wants it undone.  The other is reveling in it, and will take it...

Nate Silver Analyses 2012 Election Pollsters Into a Ranking – Gallup/Rasmussen Appropriately at the Bottom

Nate Silver Analyses 2012 Election Pollsters Into a Ranking – Gallup/Rasmussen Appropriately at the Bottom via: Self Deprecate Political Humor & Cartoons   Now that the election is behind us, Nate Silver analyses all the pollsters and cre...
by Self Deprecate Political Humor on Nov 11, 2012

The Drill Down 255: Big Data For President

This week, President Obama wins another four years -- what tech aided to win him the election, and what can we look forward to from his tech agenda?, Frankenstorm Sandy gives Instagram growing pains, Microsoft’s rumored XBOX tablet, and how can we...
by Geeks of Doom on Nov 10, 2012

Spoils of victory: Nate Silver, election's 'other' winner, contemplates life …

Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how So...

Congratulations, America

We did some good things out there in those little voting booths yesterday…most of us…but a hearty “good on ya” to everyone who took the trouble to participate in the process beyond just running their mouths (or their typing fingers).  An...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Nov 7, 2012

Obama Wins - My Thoughts on a Great Evening

Some of my tweets tonight - one of the great nights in American history!Yes!! MSNBC now calls PA for Obama!! Now all Obama needs is Ohio+Fla - or Ohio+WI+IA - & he's in!! (I said hour ago that PA would be Ob) ... Stephanie Cutter's face afte...

Hats off to Nate Silver: The New Hari Seldon

The American people and our future were the big winners last night.  But in terms of individuals, the biggest winner of last night's election after Barack Obama was Nate Silver.His New York Times blog and its statistical analysis predicted the w...

Congratulations, America

We did some good things out there in those little voting booths yesterday…most of us…but a hearty “good on ya” to everyone who took the trouble to participate in the process beyond just running their mouths (or their typing fingers).  An...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Nov 7, 2012

NY Daily News Endorsement of Romney is a Clear Sign that Obama’s Base Has Eroded

   “The presidential imperative of the times is to energize the economy and get  deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy  the fruits of an ascendant America. So The News is compelled to stand with Ro...
by White House 2012 on Nov 4, 2012

Presidential Election News – Not!

There is no doubt that the 2012 United States presidential race between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be hard fought.  Is this an election that requires close scrutiny and a careful combing through the facts? Absolutely. Howev...
by DocsAndTV on Nov 2, 2012

The waiting game

There is a lot of waiting going on around here these days.Waiting for the storm, which may or may not come here, and waiting for the election, which definitely will come.I haven't done much about the storm except to buy two half-gallon jugs of water...

Reading for Thinkers: News Entertainers

If you look long-term, how do people on “The McLaughlin Group” do? They get half their predictions right and half of them wrong. Because they’re basically entertainers. People criticize this show maybe and say, ‘Oh, it’s entertainment mas...
by Talk to Me on Oct 22, 2012

Romney Surges In Polls, Nate Silver Hardest Hit

Donald Douglas had too much fun taking down the New York Times’s “wonder boy” Nate Silver who is freaking out a bit over the latest poll numbers showing  Mitt Romney surging.  What’s funny is that even people on our side loo...
by The Lonely Conservative on Oct 19, 2012

Mitt: Did I say that out loud?

Years ago I was a political junkie, but I kicked it. Turned out it was pretty easy to get the political process monkey off my back when the campaign content and tactics got so distasteful that I couldn’t bear to listen. But some things come back ea...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Sep 18, 2012

OK, let’s make gay rights an issue in the presidential election—why not?!

I mean, it’s not like there’s already a bunch of issues in this year’s election on which the candidates (and presumptive candidates) have staked out well-reasoned and philosophically-consistent positions as they make a rational case to the peop...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on May 8, 2012


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