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Who has read Nate Silver's book about prediction science?

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lottoburg's avatar - wiggle
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Posted: December 10, 2012, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

Hi, all:

Who has read Nate Silver's book about prediction science such as

"The Signal and the Noise: Why Most  Predictions Fail – But Some Don't. New York: Penguin, 2012. ISBN-13

978-1-59-420411-1."?

I'm not sure if the book is useful for predicting lotto #s? 

I will greatly appreciate any point and idea about it. Thanks.

Best regards,

lb

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: December 11, 2012, 11:25 am - IP Logged

    Without ever reading the book, I know that some predictions will be correct because even randomly picked combinations are correct about as often as the odds on the play slips predict.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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      lottoburg's avatar - wiggle
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      Posted: December 11, 2012, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

      Without ever reading the book, I know that some predictions will be correct because even randomly picked combinations are correct about as often as the odds on the play slips predict.

      Very interesting point!!! Thanks for your reply!