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March 20, 2014 at 1:15pm
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Inside the Predict-o-Tron →

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By Jay Boice and Aaron Bycoffe

The HuffPost Predict-o-Tron is a tool we built to let people make their own March Madness bracket predictions using basketball statistics, expert ratings, and results from the past four tournaments.

There are some interesting tidbits to be found in the…

January 6, 2014 at 11:43am
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How we estimated an election's outcome before all the votes were counted →

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By Jay Boice

The Huffington Post publishes live results on the night of elections with data from The Associated Press, loaded using our open-source AP Elections Data Loader. Often, during the early part of the night, only counties that lean toward one candidate have reported, and…

July 9, 2013 at 1:04pm
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HuffPost Data: Simple A/B Tests with Google Events →

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We’ve long wondered whether big, loud share buttons lead more people to share our work than small, subtle icons. A few weeks ago, we ran an A/B test during the Massachusetts Senate special election to find out.

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We didn’t want to spend a lot of time building infrastructure for this one…

March 22, 2013 at 1:39pm
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The Utah Independent Telephone Co. provided election results to callers. The Herald-Republican (Salt Lake City, Utah), Nov. 2, 1909

The Utah Independent Telephone Co. provided election results to callers. The Herald-Republican (Salt Lake City, Utah), Nov. 2, 1909

March 19, 2013 at 10:16pm
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In 1912, the Edgefield (S.C.) Advertiser told readers to call its offices on election night for results

In 1912, the Edgefield (S.C.) Advertiser told readers to call its offices on election night for results

March 12, 2013 at 7:41pm
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View of the electoral map of the United States at Midnight. San Francisco Call (1900)

View of the electoral map of the United States at Midnight. San Francisco Call (1900)

March 11, 2013 at 1:24pm
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The Richmond Planet

The Richmond Planet

March 8, 2013 at 4:47pm
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The Bemidji (Minn.) Daily Pioneer (Dec. 4, 1911)

The Bemidji (Minn.) Daily Pioneer (Dec. 4, 1911)

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Scott County Kicker

Scott County Kicker

January 2, 2013 at 10:28pm
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The programmer, who needs clarity, who must talk all day to a machine that demands declarations, hunkers down into a low-grade annoyance. It is here that the stereotype of the programmer, sitting in a dim room, growling from behind Coke cans, has its origins. The disorder of the desk, the floor; the yellow Post-it notes everywhere; the whiteboards covered with scrawl: all this is the outward manifestation of the messiness of human thought. The messiness cannot go into the program; it piles up around the programmer.

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Highlighted by Martin McClellan in Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents by Ullman, Ellen (via hellbox)

This may be why the best programmers are some of the most anxiety-ridden people you’ll meet.

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