Harry R. Schwartz

Code writer, sometime Internet enthusiast, attractive nuisance.

The author at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris, November 2022. hacker news gitlab sourcehut pinboard librarything 1B41 8F2C 23DE DD9C 807E A74F 841B 3DAE 25AE 721B


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arVix vs. snarXiv


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Tags: games, science.

Can you tell a real high-energy physics paper from a fake? This game lets you try. Prepare to be embarrassed.

The context-free grammar used by the snarXiv title generator doesn’t always know when to stop recursing, so just picking the shorter title seems to be a reasonably good heuristic.1

This whole project reminds me a little of the Sokal affair, in which a physicist wrote a nonsensical paper on postmodern cultural studies and had it accepted at an otherwise reputable journal. Of course that paper was refereed by a board of editors and these titles are guessed at by simple netizens like you and me, but the concept seems similar.

title of my autobiography.

  1. On a related note, Slightly Better Than Random will be the 

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