July 2018 News

July 2018 gwern.net newsletter with links on genetics, RL, true crime, tech economics, and 4 book reviews
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2018-05-012021-01-09 finished certainty: log importance: 0


This is the July 2018 edi­tion of the Gw­ern.net newslet­ter; pre­vi­ous, 2018 (). This is a sum­mary of the re­vi­sion-his­tory RSS feed, over­lap­ping with my & ; brought to you by my donors on Pa­treon. This month I’d like to par­tic­u­larly thank my 2 anony­mous donors, who gave $20,000.

Writings

  • Noth­ing com­pleted

Media

Books

Non­fic­tion:

Fic­tion:

  • Three Parts Dead (Craft Se­quence #1), 2012 (ur­ban fan­ta­sy, sold to me as be­ing un­usu­ally le­gal and eco­nom­ic-themed; not bad, but those as­pects turn out to be min­i­mal, ar­guably less than, say, , and some parts are a lit­tle de­riv­a­tive—, any­one? I was a lit­tle more in­trigued by the over­all world­build­ing, with a geopo­lit­i­cal or­der po­lar­ized be­tween up­start im­mor­tal hu­man mage-k­ings seiz­ing power with mag­ic-science, and re­trenched old god­s.)
  • The Japan­ese Fam­ily Store­house, or, The Mil­lion­aire’s Gospel Mod­ernised, 1688, trans. Sar­gent (re­view)

Music

Touhou: