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?
  3. “Silk Goxed: How DPR used Mt­Gox for hedg­ing & lost big”

Media

Books

Fic­tion:

  1. (our obit­u­ar­ies)
  2. &
  3. Harry Pot­ter and the Meth­ods of Ra­tio­nal­ity
  4. , Lem
  5. (Weir)
  6. , Cline 2011
  7. The Wind-up Girl

Non­fic­tion:

  1. Com­mand and Con­trol: Nu­clear Weapons, the Dam­as­cus Ac­ci­dent, and the Il­lu­sion of Safety, Schlosser
  2. , Jensen 1980
  3. Life in Our Phage World
  4. A His­tory of Life Ex­ten­sion­ism, Stam­bler 2014
  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
  8. Prac­ti­cal Crit­i­cism, 1930

TV/movies

Non­fic­tion movies:

  1. (re­view)

Fic­tion:

Ani­me:

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