March 2018 Gwern.net newsletter with links on genetics, RL, politics, Uber, 2 book reviews, and 2 movie/anime reviews
This is the March 2018 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter; previous, February 2018 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog; brought to you by my donors on Patreon.
- nothing completed
- McNamara’s Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War, 2015 (review; see also Low Aptitude Men in the Military: Who Profits, Who Pays?, 1991.)
- Zen Koans, 1973 (a fairly comprehensive collection going beyond the standard ones, accompanied by some nice commentaries & sumi-e illustrations)
- Japan As Number One: Lessons for America, Vogel 1979 (review)
- Ready Player One (review)
- Moulin Rouge! (clever but ultimately overly melodramatic; I wished it had kept more to comedy since I felt checked out by the end)