April 2016 News

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This is the April 2016 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; previous, March 2016⁠. This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with Changelog⁠; brought to you by my donors on Patreon⁠.

Writings

  • Nothing completed

Media

Books

Nonfiction:

  • A Life of Sir Francis Galton (review)
  • On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine⁠, Rasmussen 2008 (particularly interesting for the inside information about how early American pharmacorps & drug development worked, but much weaker past the ’70s; at least, if you can get past Rasmussen’s huge bias against amphetamines and blind support for the disastrous War on Drugs)

Film/TV

Live-action:

Anime:

  • (a strange relict. It’s as if Macross cuckolded Streets of Fire with Akira while Miyazaki perved at the window and the Gainax boys took notes. Episode 1 in particular crosses so many genres and does so much in so little time that even non-fans of 1980s anime might find it worthwhile.)
  • (review)

Music

Touhou: