Site: The Chiefio - E.M. Smith

Slant: Sceptic

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Presently my major muses are the behaviour of the stock markets, the mass hysteria that is the Global Warming panic, and metrology – or how we measure things both present and past. Astrophysics and Stonehenge sneak in from time to time as well; and they are both related to each other and to the earlier topics. (Stonehenge is a giant stellar / planetary observatory for measuring time and space, while the cycle of sunspots has an eerie correlation with stock market cycles). I’m also interested in food related things, good beers and fine Scotch, but who isn’t ;-) And in good Eagle Scout fashion, I have an interest in preparedness, but it’s a minor sidebar.

Recent Articles

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Blocking “push” Ads, Dual Routers, And Weather

Comparison of some weather applications and a note on how some Roku ads are blocked by a dual NAT gateway system

2017-10-18 17:21   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: A Fence, A Brew, A DIY Economy Story

Some notes on DIY Brewing, Fence Building, and the comparative economics at high tax rates.

2017-10-17 19:41   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Trump Does Not Certify Iran Deal

De-certification of the Iran Nuclear Deal: Brilliant Negotiation tactic? End of the world as we know it? No Op? Ploy? Time will tell. Lord knows I can't.

2017-10-13 21:49   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Peculiar Greek Roots Of Modern Conflict

The grand sweep of 2500 years of history has a curious continuity in it and into our present geopolitics.

2017-10-13 19:08   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Useful Chart for earth.nullschool

At what kPa pressure level is the troposphere to be found? Useful to know that if using earth.nullschool where they list altitude in kPa units...

2017-10-13 01:51   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Thermopylae vs Sea Level Rise

Do we know of a place where there once was a well defined sea level and shoreline, and where now we can see how far things have changed? Yes, several. One at Thermopylae where the width of the beach / flood plain was variously described as 20 m to 100 m; and is now measured in km.

2017-10-10 22:27   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tips – October 2017

Tips place - pointers to interesting things

2017-10-10 18:22   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 10 October 2017

Open discussion of whatever is happening.

2017-10-10 08:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Catalonia, Catalans, Caterwauler

Catalonia has a Parliament meeting today where it is rumored Independence will be declared. News, and blood, at 11...

2017-10-10 08:12   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: How Could I Have Missed These – or – WT?

Just some fun strange stuff on YouTube "just because" ... or maybe because I ran out of beer and the cider isn't ready yet ;-)

2017-10-09 02:45   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Post Industrial Australia and Cars?

The Australian car manufacturing market is dead. Did it have to be this way?

2017-10-08 18:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Friday Night Videos

It's Friday, from a lousy week. Time for something in the getaway pleasure department.

2017-10-07 02:49   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Star Trek, Discovery; The Orville

My 2 cents worth about a couple of TV shows. The new Star Trek Discovery and the Fox "comedy" show The Orville.

2017-10-06 08:11   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: T.May: Open Markets AND Price Caps…

P.M. May of the UK said she's all for "Free and Open Markets" AND wants price controls on "energy bills"... Go figure. Wants to be a leader in "Climate Change", but not accept the high cost of wind and solar.

2017-10-04 13:38   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Mass shooting in Las Vegas. Here's a dedicated place for whatever sequela comes of it as the story unfolds

2017-10-02 21:14   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Debian Devuan & Raspbian Repositories

Experiences and examples in building a Pi Raspbian and Armbian update / mirror archive

2017-10-02 20:26   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tired Of Twitter Blocking Accounts? Political Deals?

As Twitter censors and blocks more accounts, and plays "footsy" with Political Intent, is there a way to bypass them and their Central Authority? Why yes!...

2017-09-29 20:42   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: USA & Russia To Make Moon Base

A new Lunar Base and Lunar Orbital Station to be built by a joint Russia USA mission. Oh Boy!

2017-09-28 00:05   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Communism vs Socialism (and all the Little Bastard-isms…)

How is Communism different from Socialism? Well, the first one is a failed ultimate manifestation of the Socialist Utopian Dream, while the second is a failed compromised manifestation of the Socialist Utopian Dream.

2017-09-27 22:21   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: WiFi Based Push-To-Talk And Mesh Networks

Some ideas and pointers to how to set up a local area WiFi HotSpot based Push To Talk (PTT) Radio Network using only cell phones, tablets, or similar computers and a WiFi Router Access Point - with a free application or two.

2017-09-27 17:16   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Macron Has Little Hitler View Of EU

Macron would like to eliminate all those bothersome countries with their archaic "nationalism" and make one nice big France & Germany lead Holy Progressive Empire. What could possibly go wrong...

2017-09-26 19:16   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Pervasive Sniping From The Left – Enforcing PC

A short story of life in a PC Venue and the perils of being middle of the road.

2017-09-23 18:50   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Snow Is Here! (USA)

Snow start falling at the start of Fall in the continental 48 of the USA.

2017-09-22 17:08   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Sliding The Time Scope – Seeing Patterns In Stock Tickers

How does changing your "Start of Time" and time scope of coverage change what you see in stock charts?

2017-09-20 22:18   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: California Advocating States Rights – To Ignore Immigration Law

California decides States Rights matter when it comes to ignoring immigration law...

2017-09-20 00:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Trump UN Speech

Trump addresses the UN. Speaks "Truth To Weasels" and they squirm... with scattered applause.

2017-09-19 16:27   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Defending, Damaging, or Extending Media Brands?

There's a food fight mixed with a land rush in the New Media space of internet TV. The Old Guard of broadcast and cable networks are fighting a rear guard action trying to hold on to both market share and revenue (and losing). The new media is pervasive and 'nearly free', yet often sub-par on quality. So one must ask: Is these players Defending or Damaging their brands? Extending into the new…

2017-09-18 22:36   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Trump On Paris

Does Trump really care about Global Warming? Will he really get us out of the Paris crap? I don't know...

2017-09-18 16:16   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: A Curious Parallel Reality – or – How Paramount Screws The Pooch

So Paramount has screwed the pooch in one very clear way, not continuing story lines and characters. And my point is?...

2017-09-15 22:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 15 Sept 2017

Weekly Occasional Open Discussion for 15 September 2017.

2017-09-15 18:44   Click to comment


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