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Our Geeksgiving List: Fourteen Things For Geeks to be Thankful For Over the Holiday

By Chaunton Nov 19, 2012

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Nate Silver

There was a critical battle being fought this November 6th, and we don’t mean the one between what’s-his-face and the-other-guy. It was a bizarre battle between blogger/statistician Nate Silver and some media outlets over what fundamentally became a test of whether math worked or not. If you didn’t follow the story, go check it out, because its very cool (and not just a little bit bizarre). The outcome? Well, geek comic xkcd put it best. “Breaking: To the surprise of pundits, numbers continue to be best system for determining which of two things is larger.”

Tags: science, slideshows, thanksgiving, doctor who, life, the dark knight rises, the avengers, nasa, higgs boson, curiosity rover

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