Sunday, January 19, 2014

Disqus transition successful

I had to fiddle with it a bit, but Disqus works fine.  I've switched my name to trivialknot.  I prefer that commenters refer to me by that name, just for consistency's sake.

There's no particular rationale behind the name "trivialknot".  I just tend to think of mathematical concepts when I'm searching for names.  A trivial knot is a loop that can be smoothly transformed into a circle without ever crossing itself.  In other words, it is a loop without a knot.  This name has been kicking around for a few years.

1 comment:

miller said...

There's no particular reasoning behind the name "trivialknot". I just usually think of statistical ideas when I'm looking for titles. A insignificant troubles is a cycle that can be efficiently modified into a group without ever traversing itself. In other terms, it is a cycle without a troubles. This name has been throwing around for a few decades.