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June 2017 News

June 2017 Gwern.net newsletter with links on dysgenics, genetics, AI, PC history, and 5 movie reviews

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This is the June 2017 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; previous, May 2017 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog⁠; brought to you by my donors on Patreon⁠.

Writings

Media

Film/TV

Live-action:

  • L.A. Confidential (one of the best noir films; Exley is particularly interesting as neither hero nor anti-hero)
  • Amy (2015) (review)
  • 8 1⁄2 (a lame waste of time; not remotely funny nor insightful nor rendered sufficiently interesting by the now-exotic setting of 1960s Catholic Italy, as the making of 8 1⁄2 is Fellini’s excuse for making 8 1⁄2 in a third-rate breaking-the-fourth-wall exercise)
  • Annie Hall (a few one-liners aside, Woody Allen’s neurotic humor is unbearable to watch. It would seem that Allen movies are not for me.)

Music

Touhou:

Doujin: