2015 News

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

Previously: 2015⁠.


  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




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


  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


Nonfiction movies:

  1. (review)



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