When the model is right but the outcome is wrong

Nate Silver is on record (somewhere) as saying that he was greatly relieved when the most likely outcome of the 2012 election was the actual outcome. He had build a model of what was going to happen that represented the probabilities of certain occurrences. People incorrectly interpreted this as predictions that could be right or […]

Building an Audience

The SK NDP leadership race just went through a sprint to the finish for memberships. Memberships purchased prior to January 25th allowed people to vote in the leadership race. Those purchased after the deadline are not permitted to do so. I’m sure the reasons for this are good (or if they’re not, they’ll be changed), […]

The longterm value of #idlenomore

If you’re not aware of #idlenomore (e.g., you’re not from Canada), go lurk on the Twitter hashtag for a bit or search Facebook. Put simply, it’s an activist response to an omnibus bill (C-45) that, in part, proposes massive and disturbing changes to the way that corporations interact with First Nations’ land. That said, the […]