2015 news

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created: 4 Feb 2016; modified: 17 Sep 2017; status: finished; confidence: log; importance: 0

This is the 2015 summary edition of the gwern.net newsletter (archives), summarizing the best of the monthly 2015 newsletters:

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

Previously: 2015.

Writings

  1. Dark Net Market (DNM) archives, 2011-2015
  2. When Does The Mail Come? A subjective Bayesian decision-theoretic analysis of local mail delivery times
  3. DNM arrests census
  4. metformin for life-extension: cost-benefit analysis
  5. Dysgenics power analysis: how much genetic data would it take to falsify such claims?
  6. Silk Goxed: How DPR used MtGox for hedging & lost big

Media

Books

Fiction:

  1. Still Alice (our obituaries)
  2. The Fractal Prince & The Causal Angel
  3. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  4. A Perfect Vacuum, Lem (review)
  5. The Martian (Weir)
  6. Ready Player One, Cline 2011 (review)
  7. The Wind-up Girl (review)

Nonfiction:

  1. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Schlosser
  2. Bias in Mental Testing, Jensen 1980 (review)
  3. Life in Our Phage World (review)
  4. A History of Life Extensionism, Stambler 2014 (review)
  5. Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients., on Christopher Murray’s Global Burden of Disease
  6. Do No Harm, Marsh (elegantly written and moving neurosurgeon memoir on the theme of iatrogenics; I did disagree with his comments on the cost-benefit of operating in one case, though)
  7. Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, Popper (review)
  8. Practical Criticism, I.A. Richards

TV/movies

Nonfiction movies:

  1. Project Nim:
  2. Dead Birds
  3. A State of Mind

Fiction:

  1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  2. The Theory of Everything
  3. The Martian
  4. Big Hero 6
  5. The Great Gatsby

Anime:

  1. Cowboy Bebop
  2. Mushishi Zoku Shou
  3. Hozuki no Reitetsu
  4. Expelled from Paradise (review)
  5. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
  6. Shirobako (review)
  7. Monogatari Second Season: Nekomonogatari+Kabukimongatari+Otorimonogatari+Onimonogatari+Koimonogatari
  8. Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works