November 2018 news

November 2018 newsletter with links on genetics, CRISPR, political change, oil; 1 book and 1 movie review.
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created: 19 Oct 2018; modified: 27 Mar 2019; status: finished; confidence: log; importance: 0

This is the November 2018 edition of the newsletter; previous, October 2018 (archives). This is a summary of the revision-history RSS feed, overlapping with my Changelog & /r/gwern (which has replaced my Google+ account for link-sharing & also has an RSS feed); brought to you by my donors on Patreon.







  • Kedi, 2016 (“cat”; documentary about Turkish street cats in Istanbul. Thoroughly enjoyable, stuffed with beautiful shots of Istanbul and cats, with particularly clever ankle-level tracking shots following the semi-feral cats around. In connection to Cat Sense, it’s interesting to see how well cats seem to live in the traditional walkable urban parts of Istanbul, taking handouts but still following their nature while living long enough, often, to die of cancer. The need to get along with other cats and humans seems to keep them domesticated.)