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The hashtag #natesilverfacts has been trending on Twitter since Election Night. Here are some of the best:

@weldonwk: Nate Silver wasn't born, the probability of his existence just increased #natesilverfacts

@edyong209: Immense RT @TrojanScientist: Before going on a date, Nate Silver calculates the prior probability of reaching third Bayes.

@petridishes: Han Solo lets Nate Silver tell him the odds. #natesilverfacts

@edwardbenson: Nate Silver escaped from a Prisoner of War camp by shrugging and making an independence assumption #natesilverfacts

@Smedette: Nate Silver can recite Pi. Backwards. #NateSilverFacts

@clarklab: Statistical margin of error will now be referred to as “Distance from Nate” #natesilverfacts

We also have the (fictitious, one hopes) #drunknatesilver ("Last night, I walked onto a maternity ward and pointed out the 53rd President of the United States. #DrunkNateSilver").

Then there's the hilariously over-the-top parody account @fivethirtynate, which has gems like this: "@fivethirtynate: Molten variables hiss and roar. On my mind-forge, I hammer them into the greatsword Epistemology. Many are my foes this night!"

Also, some people think he's a witch :)

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squibstress
Nov. 10th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
Funny stuff.

Read an interesting piece on the topic at the Good Math/Bad Math blog. As someone with only the most rudimentary understanding of statistics, I have no idea if it's accurate.
delphipsmith
Nov. 10th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link -- really interesting, especially the distinction between frequentist and Bayesian viewpoints. I don't pretend to be any kind of a math expert (last math class was Calc I, more years ago than I will admit to in public!) but I'm fascinated by how it works.

I prowled around through the older posts and also really enjoyed this one on programming. Looks like I've got another fun blog to monitor :)
delphipsmith
Nov. 10th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
And speaking of frequentists and Bayesians...in an odd coincidence, I just stumbled across this :)
shyfoxling
Nov. 11th, 2012 07:38 am (UTC)
@petridishes: Han Solo lets Nate Silver tell him the odds.

Husband and I lol'ed.
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