Site: The Chiefio - E.M. Smith

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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: Pocket PiHole

Building a portable pocket PiHole ad blocker. Step one, basic PiHole

2018-12-16 23:35   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: A WT? Moment

I have no clue why, in reflection but not in direct observation, my door has bright gold specular reflection points.

2018-12-15 06:05   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: COP24 – It Is All About 3rd World Development $$

Looks like the UN COP24 folks are moving on to "Hydro-diplomacy" as their new Climate Hook - they want to control the water now too. Further, the idea is that C.C. isn't about climate anymore, it is about Economic Development, and Africa is most "at risk" from whatever... so send money...

2018-12-12 15:26   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 11 December 2018

W.O.O.D. - Weekly Occasional Open Discussion for 11 December 2018.

2018-12-12 00:13   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: DietPi As Easy “Small Appliance”

Some comments on my preference in OS Distributions and special notice that DietPi looks well suited to Easy Small Appliance use.

2018-12-11 17:03   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: This Looks Like Why FireFox Is A Pig

Is the FireFox memory hog behaviour all down to lack of 'garbage collection' in the language used to write it (rust) and the programmers not doing it actively themselves? Some evidence for that...

2018-12-10 18:02   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Some Music While The World (And Paris) Burns:

A few musical videos to make the world all right as it burns...

2018-12-08 13:19   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Bull Shit!

A Modest Idea involving Bull Shit!

2018-12-08 04:12   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Is Sumerian NOT A Language Isolate?

Is it possible that Sumerian is NOT a language isolate, but a cousin of Turkish? This article links to some pretty good evidence for that.

2018-12-08 00:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: New Toys!

New Toys! 3 SBCs now in hand.

2018-12-06 05:06   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. 3 December 2018

W.O.O.D. Weekly Occasional Open Discussion for 3 December 2018

2018-12-04 03:44   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tips & Notices – December 2018

Tips for December 2018

2018-12-04 03:41   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Paris Is A Mess – Macron Is In Trouble

I think Macron is toast. We're into about 2 weeks of Paris riots so far and it isn't stopping. There is every chance that "Christmas vacation in France" becomes a Big Zero and that financial cost will hurt.

2018-12-02 06:15   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Interesting Benchmark Of SBC Boards

This video has a comparison of several boards of interest to me, and a surprising result. It isn’t a direct hardware comparison, as the boards are running different OS versions; but as the author points out, these are the OS …

2018-12-01 10:33   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: When Ever Harder Is Your Business Plan – Bitcoin

Is Bitcoin reaching and EOL Existential Moment? From increasing computes needed, and decreasing viability of doing the computes?

2018-12-01 00:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Some Tech Bits – USB 3.0 Working on XU4!

Some Tech Talk about trying to get Devuan 2.0 to work on the XU4, succeeding with USB 3.0 disk support, and other bits.

2018-11-29 03:05   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Global Cooling – Thermosphere & Solar Super Grand Minimum

Are we headed into a Super Grand Solar Minimum? Has NASA already seen the start of it?

2018-11-26 08:00   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Global Cooling – A Pointer & A Category

We've just had 2 years of cooling dropping by 0.56 C. How much more of this can they "cook" out of the records before the rats are cooked too?

2018-11-25 18:21   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 25 November 2018

W.O.O.D. Weekly Occasional Open Discussion for 25 November 2018.

2018-11-25 09:06   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: F-Droid, Tracfone, SIP, & Anonymity

Adventures in Burner Phone and Android land, with a seasoning of Verizon bogosity.

2018-11-20 06:51   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: More Memes

A Place For Meme...

2018-11-19 04:08   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Take Your Vit C To Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

This is a surprise. Mice with the normal ability to make their own Vit C knocked out, so they are like humans, get more atherosclerotic plaques with sub-clinical Vit C levels. Give them enough Vit C, the don’t get plaques. …

2018-11-16 22:52   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Trust Scores, Social Points, Privacy

Social Scoring - a Sci Fi paranoid worry becoming reality in phones near you.

2018-11-16 21:44   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 16 November 2018

W.O.O.D. - Weekly Occasional Open Discussion page for 16 November 2018

2018-11-16 18:42   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: IPU – Still Hoping For Lenin’s World Government

The Globalists Dream has been alive since at least the late 1800s.

2018-11-16 00:38   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: OMG! I need more Rye or Brew or Something! Vintage Robin Williams…

SJWs curl up and die, Political Correctness Stuff IT! THIS is Robin Williams!!!

2018-11-15 03:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Good, The Bad, and The Slow

The Good, The Bad, and The Slow on some Tech Topics. BSD on Pi, USB disk,...

2018-11-14 19:30   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Microwaved Brains – Cell Phones & Wireless

An interesting video describing some studies and experiments done with cell phone and WiFi microwave radiation and the measured impacts on cells and health.

2018-11-14 11:28   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Goodbye Germany – Kalergi Plan Wins!

I’ve mentioned Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi before, but it was more a historical retrospective look for the roots of things. https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/the-peculiar-japanese-roots-of-euro-pan-nationalism/ Here, The Iconoclast, does a more contemporary to forward looking video about his results. Seems there’s a “prize” given for …

2018-11-13 00:54   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Camp_Fire Jumps Lake Oroville

The Camp_Fire continues and has jumped the arm of Lake Oroville where I'd thought a stand would be made.

2018-11-12 23:41   Click to comment


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