When comments are accidentally left in academic articles
Just had to share some of the comments found by the Twitter accounts ‘at_leaks’ and ‘leaksph’ in the (La)TeX source of articles submitted to arXiv[a].
% IDEALLY, I want to say this stuff below but too much white space… fuck you grad school requirements…
What if gravity becomes really repulsive in the future?
%% I have no idea what this tikzpicture is a picture of any longer.
Indeed, experiments show that high temperatures can destroy COVID-19, and if the world continues down its pathway of dread emissions, it is likely that the Earth's climate will be no more clement than that of MASCARA-5b in the astronomically near future...
We use the same symbol to denote this skeleton when there is no confusion. % really no confusion?
We should talk (here or previously) about how far away things could be from their galaxies. Most FRB and pulsar astronomers won't have a clue.
% Imagine a system consisting of a lot of entities.
Symbols that drive mathematicians crazy: \"greater than or on the order of\"
[a] “arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,879,552 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.” Articles published on arXiv have not necessarily gone through a peer-review process (yet), but have at least passed some basic checks for nonsense (“Using a flux capacitor, I prove that π must be rational”).
viXra.org is a site that doesn't have such checks, and is thus mostly an archive of crankery, even though there are (i'm led to believe) some non-cranks that prefer to publish there. It's probably best not to take any viXra articles seriously, unless you're an expert in the field of a given article and are able to make that assessment.