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  •  Not to burst your bubble, but (7+ / 0-)

    the right way to do this is to take the sum of the squares of the differences, normalize them and take the square root.  If you do that the resulting RSS deviation is:

    Markos:  1.75
    Nate:   1.72
    Lizner:  1.77

    which is still damn impressive.  Ohio killed you.  

    By the way, Lizner is really the winner because his number is the square root of Pi to within 0.01%.  :-)

    Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum -- when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes. - PJ Crowley

    by nsfbr on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:21:46 AM PST

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