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What’s Wrong with FiveThirtyEight.Com, Exemplified

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.Com came up through sabermetrics. Sabermetrics began in baseball writing in the 80s, and used intense number analysis to draw conclusions about sports. It has the advantage, there, about looking at something that is measured, a lot. So, when Silver commissions a piece doing numerical analysis of baseball, we’d expect it […]

Nate Silver and 538.com are finally back. With a piece about toilet seat covers.

Yes, he’s back. The content is pretty wide ranging– from the basketball tournament to polling about the Ukraine to number crunching “Romeo and Juliet” (??) to toilet seat covers.

Toilet seat covers? To read the headlines, there seems to be a story about whether or not to use them. It’s the sort of […]