2. Any chance SO will ever get a mobile site?

]]>(1) StackExchange’s admins host their blogs through GitHub. Yes, GitHub offers markdown-based latex-compatible blog-hosting comment-accommodating (via Jekyll). The GitHub/Jekyll environment is “expert tolerant” rather than “user friendly”; for some folks this is a desirable feature. 🙂

(2) With a view toward a humorous post I searched the arxiv for recent works containing the string “Kähler”, on the grounds that “The most interesting geometric structure [on manifolds] is the Kähler structure” (from Shing-Tung Yau’s “Perspectives on geometric analysis “, arXiv:math/0602363).

To my surprise the first two weeks of September saw 51 Kähler-containing arxiv articles — too many to joke usefully about — among which two physically-motivated quantum-dynamical data-heavy articles particularly stood out as interesting to *Shtetl Optimized* readers:

• Zhao, Price, Liu, Jacome and Gemelke “Dynamical Gauge Effects and Holographic Scaling of Non-Equilibrium Motion in a Disordered and Dissipative Atomic Gas” (arxiv 1609.02163).

• Atiyah and Manton, “Complex Geometry of Nuclei and Atoms” (arxiv 1609.02816).

The Zhao *et al.* article has plenty of ingenious meat-and-potatoes quantum informatic physics, but is sylistically unremarkable.

In contrast the Atiyah/Manton article exhibits (pretty spectacularly) about five of *Shtetl Optimize’s* “Ten Signs a Claimed Mathematical Breakthrough is Wrong. And yet it’s imprudent to dismiss out-of-hand works by mathematicians of the caliber of Michael Atiyah. To reverse Niels Bohr’s maxim, if the Atiyah/Manton article is wrong, it won’t be for lack of craziness.

What Huck Finn said of *Pilgrim’s Progress* can be said of both articles: “The statements is interesting, but tough.” Hence (as it seemed to me) no jokes were indicated.

Why do you want a static site? If you’re going to load comments in an iframe, why not have two sites, a static one for your content and a dynamic one for the comments, running a stripped down wordpress that’s just comments, but thus can have mathjax?

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Three great virtues of the AMS “What is …” essays are: (1) they’re written by experts, (2) for nonexperts, and (3) they’re short (two pages).

For example, Timothy Chow’s “What is a natural proof?” (2011) helpfully illuminates the mathematical context of the above Sam / Sniffnoy comments.

Regardless of a person’s STEAM-interests, it’s no bad thing to systematically page through the entire AMS “What is…?” archive. All but the highest-level experts will find a half-dozen or more friendly essays. 🙂

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I personally think you are either mad or simply immoral, which is more probable.

I will not bother you any longer with my naive posts.

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