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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, December 1

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The blogger/statistician known pseudonymously as “Poblano,” who had developed an uncanny model for predicting election results, revealed himself Friday to be Nate Silver, 30, of Chicago. Silver is already well-regarded for developing a baseball prediction system that yields similarily reliable outcomes. Josh Kalven at Progress Illinois interviewed him today about both pursuits.

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