Quoted: Nate Silver confounds your expectations


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Nate Silver explaining his frat-boy hobbies — poker, baseball, etc. — to Out magazine, which named the New York Times statistician its “person of the year.” The polling expert, who ignited a controversy with his prediction that Obama would win handily, is openly gay but hesitant to make a big deal of it. “I don’t want to be Nate Silver, gay statistician, any more than I want to be known as a white, half-Jewish statistician who lives in New York.” Read more: Out’s Person of the Year

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