Wednesday, November 05, 2008

So... Nate Silver

Hey, the election's over! It'll be nice to have those hours and hours of my life back. Amusingly I was helping my dad sort out some computer issues over the phone (while watching the returns come in on CNN), right as they called Ohio for Obama. At that point I let pops know "Katie bar the door - it's gonna be a landslide".

The numbers predicted by my new-current man-crush, Nate Silver, looked just about bang on (though with NC looking to be in Democratic hands, that will probably change), and his national vote was right on the money. But there are other reasons to be heartened by this nerd-amongst-nerds. Check out this photo, cadged from this Wonkette post:

Don't let Iggy get a good look at the monitor in the picture. He may pass out.


  • Saw this and thought of you for Nano this year

    By Blogger JL514, at 4:58 PM  

  • Thanks JL! Believe it or not, you are the second person to forward that one on to me... right now I'm a shade under 10k, which means I need to pull in about 2k a day. Doable, just have to actually do it, right?

    By Blogger Garthmeister J., at 5:00 PM  

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