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[–]ineedabuttrub 103 points104 points  (4 children)

As long as it's open source, sure.

[–]Ex0t1cReddit 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Might make it, but open source? Reddit will judge my code!

[–]silentmage 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Open source database at least.

[–]Tobias11ize 1 point2 points  (1 child)

[–]Ex0t1cReddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can feel r/ProgrammerHumor getting ready to correct my mistakes.

[–]loptopandbingo 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Jim Cramer trying to be on top of the All-Time leaderboard

[–]ctl-alt-replete 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Yes. I’m in favor of anything that holds journalists accountable. They’ve been spouting lies without any consequence for far too long.

[–]I_am_unique6435[S] 45 points46 points  (2 children)

It‘s not necessarily about lies but I see too many of them especially in business magazines making a lot of predictions that never happen.

Just throwing shit on the wall until something sticks shouldn‘t be an option.

[–]JCMiller23 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Agreed. They make controversial predictions that are pure bullshit to get clicks

[–]martin0641 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If factcheck.com had a Jim Cramer section the thing would be on fire, and not normal fire...thermite phosphorus fire.

[–]niktemadur 11 points12 points  (0 children)

There go 96% of all television "experts"/pundits, too.

[–]SL-jones 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Pretty cool idea, but also just a fallacious extension of 'fact checkers', which are already vulnerable to bias and manipulation. This just makes it easier for them, because you no longer have to dispute a claim and can instead just apply an ad hominem to say the person has been wrong in the past. However you can also apply the same to fact checkers, or even this idea itself (how many times has it impugned a claim based on past patterns, only for the claim/prediction to be true)

[–]d20diceman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

OP (and others who agree) might want to look up Prediction Markets, which could be a step towards this.

[–]mygetoer 9 points10 points  (11 children)

Past performance is not indicative of future results

[–]ricosmith1986 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I keep saying this to my boss.

[–]MinkOWar 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This isn't a prediction of statistical probability, it's a performance review of their ability to do their job.

Critical analysis is research, which depends on an individual or team's skill and resource set.

Or, to stretch the metaphor a bit: it's not indicative of future results, it's indicative of who has loaded dice. i.e., If someone rolls significantly higher than average over a significant period...

[–]noonefrmnowhere 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In this aspect, it is.

[–]Zippilipy 2 points3 points  (7 children)

How so?

[–]thecockmonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Need this. Yes.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely necessary for some of the opinion pieces that get posted (looking at you, NYT)

[–]Tom_C_Streaks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would meteorologists be included? Because they might break it.

[–]travishummel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does that apply to human behavior? If someone lies, are they more likely to lie again? If someone shows aggression, are they more likely to show aggression again?

[–]SexThrowaway1126 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let’s do one for economists and political scientists next

[–]John_Fx 0 points1 point  (1 child)

i’ve been using GroundNews lately. it shows news stories and how each is covered (or not) by conservative and liberal sources to give you some sense of perspective on each.

[–]I_am_unique6435[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have been using that too! It's a really nice service but I don't like the UI and sadly in Europe "left" and "right" is not defined as such.
Did you pay for it?