With all the talk of predictions, polls, and odds, I thought it was fitting too look back at when Journalism began the slippery slope from reporting the election to predicting the election. Fans of old computing technology may enjoy this one as well. I thought it was a good piece even if you are not a fan of NPR.
Did they publish their code?
posted on 11/01/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT
posted on 11/01/2012 1:44:39 PM PDT
(If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
I for one welcome our new computer overlords.
A computer will predict whatever the programmer wants it to predict..
posted on 11/01/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT
(This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
That was interesting! Thanks.
posted on 11/01/2012 2:10:26 PM PDT
I was surprised by how primitive
this computer was, compared to modern computers. It had a total memory of about 1 KB. That is 1000 12 character words.
posted on 11/01/2012 2:27:51 PM PDT
("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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