What do you make of this recent paper of Chamseddine and Connes? Resilience of the Spectral Standard Model The version of the Standard Model based on a product of the spacetime manifold with a finite noncommutative space had previously predicted a Higgs mass of 170 GeV. Supposedly this paper presents a correction to this calculation that obtains 125 GeV, claiming that essentially a term was left out of the equation to produce 170 GeV that shouldn't have been. I am no expert on this topic though (I like noncommutative geometry but haven't gotten around to learning this specific application of it), so I am wondering if anyone has digested this paper enough to know whether this makes the NCG standard model relevant again or if it is just a trick to obtain the desired Higgs mass. Alain Connes also made a short blogpost here about the paper.