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Hi. I’m Gareth McCaughan. I’ve been a consistent reader and occasional commenter since the Overcoming Bias days. My LW username is “gjm” (not “Gjm” despite the wiki software’s preference for that capitalization). Elsewehere I generally go by one of “g”, “gjm”, or “gjm11”. The URL listed here is for my website and blog, neither of which has been substantially updated in about the last four years. I live near Cambridge (UK) and work for a small technology company in Cambridge. My business cards say “mathematician” but in practice my work is a mixture of simulation, data analysis, algorithm design, software development, problem-solving, and whatever random engineering no one else is doing. I am married and have a daughter born in mid-2006. The best way to contact me is by email: firstname dot lastname at pobox dot com. I am happy to be emailed out of the blue by interesting people. If you are an LW regular you are probably an interesting person in the relevant sense even if you think you aren’t.

If you’re wondering why some of my old posts and comments are at surprisingly negative scores, it’s because for some time I was the favourite target of old-LW’s resident neoreactionary troll, sockpuppeteer and mass-downvoter.

Sus­pi­ciously bal­anced evidence

gjm12 Feb 2020 17:04 UTC
48 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

“Fu­ture of Go” sum­mit with AlphaGo

gjm10 Apr 2017 11:10 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(deepmind.com)

Buy­ing happiness

gjm16 Jun 2016 17:08 UTC
61 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

AlphaGo ver­sus Lee Sedol

gjm9 Mar 2016 12:22 UTC
31 points
183 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] “The cur­rent state of ma­chine in­tel­li­gence”

gjm16 Dec 2015 15:22 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Scott Aaron­son: Com­mon knowl­edge and Au­mann’s agree­ment theorem

gjm17 Aug 2015 8:41 UTC
23 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.scottaaronson.com)

Group Ra­tion­al­ity Diary, March 22 to April 4

gjm23 Mar 2015 12:17 UTC
9 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Group Ra­tion­al­ity Diary, March 1-21

gjm6 Mar 2015 15:29 UTC
8 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Open thread, Septem­ber 15-21, 2014

gjm15 Sep 2014 12:24 UTC
9 points
342 comments1 min readLW link

Pro­por­tional Giving

gjm2 Mar 2014 21:09 UTC
14 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

A few re­marks about mass-downvoting

gjm13 Feb 2014 17:06 UTC
33 points
89 comments1 min readLW link

[Link] False mem­o­ries of fabri­cated poli­ti­cal events

gjm10 Feb 2013 22:25 UTC
28 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] Break­ing the illu­sion of understanding

gjm26 Oct 2012 23:09 UTC
33 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Prob­lem of Think­ing Too Much [LINK]

gjm27 Apr 2012 14:31 UTC
8 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Gen­eral text­book com­par­i­son thread

gjm26 Aug 2011 13:27 UTC
12 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Harry Pot­ter and the Meth­ods of Ra­tion­al­ity dis­cus­sion thread, part 4

gjm7 Oct 2010 21:12 UTC
5 points
658 comments1 min readLW link

The uniquely awful ex­am­ple of theism

gjm10 Apr 2009 0:30 UTC
40 points
175 comments2 min readLW link

Vot­ing etiquette

gjm5 Apr 2009 14:28 UTC
12 points
37 comments2 min readLW link

Open Thread: April 2009

gjm3 Apr 2009 13:57 UTC
7 points
134 comments1 min readLW link