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My Internet Boyfriend, Nate Silver, Shopping Around 2 Books

Nate Silver, god of the political predicting, is shopping around two books. If there was one place that sad liberals could go to make yourself feel better during this eternity of an election season, it was fivethirtyeight.com.   As for why I call Nate Silver a god, it’s because it’s true and factual   The dude predicted the Super Tuesday delegate divvying within a dozen   (out of over 1600).   He accurately predicted North Carolina and Indiana primary results.   He was within one percentage point of the popular vote, predicted 49 of 50 states’ results correctly and all of the resolved Senate races correctly.   If Nate Silver were to write tomorrow that the world was flat, I would believe it.   

  

Update:   Nate Silver sold his two books to Penguin for $700,000.00.

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8 Comments

  1. Carrie Lofty
    Nov 14, 2008 @ 13:45:47

    Wait, Nate told me he was MY internet boyfriend. And because he’s Nate, I believe him.

  2. Jinni
    Nov 14, 2008 @ 14:00:14

    I’m 97.3 percent sure Nate is MY internet boyfriend, and I believe in statistics.

  3. whey
    Nov 14, 2008 @ 14:18:29

    I, too, worship at the altar of Nate.

  4. Anonymousie
    Nov 14, 2008 @ 14:20:22

    I would only believe the world were flat if Nate told me he’d discovered it via statistical analysis. But now I sit, despairingly waiting for baseball season and what he’s going to say about my beloved Sox.

  5. Lynne
    Nov 16, 2008 @ 08:38:12

    Statistically speaking, I think Nate has a 99.9% chance of being awesome. :-)

  6. Susan/DC
    Nov 16, 2008 @ 21:13:55

    And if I say Nate Silver has a 99.9% change of being awesome within one standard deviation, can I interpret that deviation however I want to?

  7. Sherry Thomas
    Nov 17, 2008 @ 10:47:23

    And he’s cute. What more can one ask for in an internet boyfriend? :-)

  8. Liz V.
    Nov 17, 2008 @ 21:40:49

    The NY Times had a wonderful article on him.

    He helped keep me from hyperventilating during the campaign.

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