2015 news

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

Previously: .

Writings

  1. metformin for life-extension: cost-benefit analysis
  2. Dysgenics power analysis: how much genetic data would it take to falsify such claims?

Media

Books

Fiction:

  1. (our obituaries)
  2. &
  3. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  4. , Lem (review)
  5. (Weir)
  6. , 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. , 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
  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, 1930

TV/movies

Nonfiction movies:

  1. :

Fiction:

Anime:

  1. (review)
  2. (review)
  3. Monogatari Second Season: Nekomonogatari+Kabukimongatari+Otorimonogatari+Onimonogatari+Koimonogatari