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    Re: Interviews and other info on the Author, Nate Silver
    « Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 05:18:04 am »
    From Monday night's Colbert Report:  http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/mon-november-5-2012-nate-silver

    His interview segment starts at about 16 minutes but the prior segment, starting at 12:15 is also about projections and predictions and references Mr. Silver.
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    Re: Interviews and other info on the Author, Nate Silver
    « Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 12:37:35 pm »
    Man, this guy's doing the rounds - just last night (Nov. 7) on The Daily Show:
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-november-7-2012/nate-silver
     

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    Re: Interviews and other info on the Author, Nate Silver
    « Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 06:49:51 am »
    He was dead right in 2008 and again in 2012 (also, in 2010 I think with the mid-term races).  People are starting to actually think he may be on to something. :D
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    Re: Interviews and other info on the Author, Nate Silver
    « Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 07:31:07 am »
    I have a friend who has been following his 538 blog in the NYTimes for some time,

    Here's an article from The Daily Beast/Newsweek:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/11/09/nate-silver-how-a-nerd-changed-political-reporting-forever.html

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    Re: Interviews and other info on the Author, Nate Silver
    « Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 10:55:47 pm »
    I got distracted from this, and never finished the book (reading a chapter a week doesn't work well for me!), but I thought the following article may be of interest:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/02/nate-silver-id-stop-blogging-if-it-influenced-election-157049.html

    Apparently Nate is concerned that his blogging may influence a future election. No humility there, but it is probably better that he think about it and be aware than not.
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    Re: Interviews and other info on the Author, Nate Silver
    « Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 03:33:45 pm »
    I think it's a valid concern. . . . in 2008 everyone ignored him. . he was unknown at the time, after all.  For 2012, people 'in the know' were kind of watching but not really believing he had any special insight.  But now he's been 99% right twice in a row, so it's very likely that next time around people will be watching him much more closely.

    'Course, if they don't like what he's saying, they'll still say that it's all bunk. ::)

    The chapter a week didn't work for me, either, btw. . . so I just finished it. . . .overall a good read; I found the beginning stronger but all the sections gave one food for thought.
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