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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces New Charges

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors unveiled new charges against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday, accusing him of taking official actions on behalf of an investor who provided...Show More Summary

Nate Silver Says: “Everyone Is Kind of Weird”: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Nate Silver Says: 'Everyone Is Kind of Weird" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.)

Nate Silver Says: “Everyone Is Kind of Weird” Full Transcript

[MUSIC: Russell L. Howard III, “Get Busy”] Stephen DUBNER: Hey, Nate? Nate SILVER: Hey. DUBNER: Hey, it’s Stephen Dubner, how’s it going? SILVER: Good. Good to talk to you. DUBNER: First off, just tell us in 60 seconds or less, what you actually do now in a given day. SILVER: So I am the editor-in-chief […]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I’ll bet $5.38 that if Clinton eventually loses, the first scene from Game Change III is set in a Chipotle.” — Nate Silver, when asked about the impact of candidates’ food choices in a Q&A on Facebook.

Libertarians and "Hardhats"

Nate Silver and Emily McClintock Ekins take a look at how many people have views that could be characterized as economically conservative and socially liberal (whom they label libertarians) or the reverse (whom they label “hardhats” or communitarians). Show More Summary

Nate Silver is no fun at all

By Richard K. BarryNate Silver wants us to know that it's really too early to say anything much about who will win the presidency in 2016. He also wants us to know that it's a 50/50 proposition at this point, and "we're not likely to...Show More Summary

Nate Silver: Hillary Has A 50/50 Shot

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Statistics guru Nate Silver says that while Hillary Clinton will doubtlessly be the Democratic nominee, at present he gives her a 50/50 chance at becoming president. In a piece published yesterday on his FiveThirtyEight site, Silver lays out his case: Start with the fact that there’s no incumbent president running. Show More Summary

The Presidential Election Is a Toss Up

Nate Silver: “There’s already plenty of bad punditry regarding the chances of Hillary Clinton — who officially announced her candidacy on Sunday — to become the 45th president. You can find Democrats boasting about their “blue wall” in the Electoral [...]

WHEN NERDS CALL OUT NERDS: “FiveThirtyEight founder and statistics guru Nate Silver has accused Ezr…

WHEN NERDS CALL OUT NERDS: “FiveThirtyEight founder and statistics guru Nate Silver has accused Ezra Klein’s Vox.com of stealing other people’s charts without attribution.”

Ezra Klein apologizes to Nate Silver for failing to link

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Vox Vox co-founder Ezra Klein Monday apologized to Nate Silver in a blog post describing how the explainer site aggregates. The post came in response to a dustup on Twitter that arose after Silver accused Vox of stealing content from...Show More Summary

"FiveThirtyEight founder and statistics guru Nate Silver has accused Ezra Klein's Vox.com of stealing other people's charts without attribution."

"'Yo, @voxdotcom: Y'all should probably stop stealing people's charts without proper attribution,' he tweeted Monday. 'You do this all the time, to 538 & others.'"

Ezra Klein Apologizes to Nate Silver for ‘Careless’ FiveThirtyEight Aggregation

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Just a few hours after Nate Silver accused Vox.com of "stealing" FiveThirtyEight's charts and maps without proper attribution on Twitter, Vox's Ezra Klein has responded with a very Vox-like explainer-style apology.

News: Clinton, Mariah Carey, Orlando Eye, Nate Silver, Zoolander 2

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Associated Press reports on why tax day is extra difficult for many married, same-sex couples. Mariah Carey's new album cover drops. Nate Silver tells us to "get ready for an extremely competitive election." Mother who was mistakenly told by...

Nate Silver Calls Out Vox.com

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

FiveThirtyEight founder and editor Nate Silver is sick of Vox.com using his site’s charts. You know what this means — Twitter attack! Silver took to Twitter to accuse Vox writers of passing FiveThirtyEight charts off as Vox creations,...Show More Summary

538's Nate Silver To Vox: Quit Jacking Our Charts

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Numbers guru Nate Silver accused news site Vox.com of repurposing its maps without attribution on Twitter Monday, saying only “about 20%” of the maps the outlet tweets out are original. Only about 20% of the maps @VoxMaps tweets were actually made by Vox. Show More Summary

Open Thread: Graphic Violence

Apparently Nate Silver is accusing Vox of stealing their charts or something.   Yo, @voxdotcom: Y'all should probably stop stealing people's charts without proper attribution. You do this all the time, to 538 & others. — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 13, 2015 Only about 20% of the maps @VoxMaps tweets were actually made by Vox. [Read more...]

Nate Silver to Vox: Stop Stealing Our Maps and Charts!

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Apparently this is not the first time another publication has complained about Vox's attribution policy.

Self-Awareness Shoot Out at the Data Nerd Corral

Nate Silver and Matt Yglesias are arguing about the significance of the relative approval ratings of Hillary Clinton and her potential Republican opponents and also about who's stealing each others infographics. Read More ?

Silver: Few Libertarians, But Many Have Libertarian Views

Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight: It's correct to say that few Americans identify as libertarian. Only 11 percent said the term "libertarian" describes them well, according to a 2014 Pew Research poll. Nor do very many Americans self-identify as socially liberal but economically conservative. Show More Summary

Find the fastest flights and avoid getting stuck at the airport

It works for predicting winners in political elections and in sports, so why not for on-time flights?That’s the idea behind the new "fastest flights interactive" from noted statistician Nate Silver and the crack team of number-crunchers at his ESPN-based website, FiveThirtyEight.

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