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: Faith Goldy – I Love You…

Speaking truth, consequences be damned. I love that. (That it's a cute blond woman doesn't hurt ;-)

2017-08-18 19:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tired of Joyless, Crabby, Bitch-Slapping, Cranky, PissWater Leftists? Then Dance!

Are you tired of the joyless emotion draining ennui of The Socialist Left? Do you need some honest joy in your life? Are you tired of being berated for actually appreciating sexuality and differences? Fear Not, brothers and sisters, Just DANCE!

2017-08-18 04:47   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Making A Pristine Build Builder

How do you make a clean "sandbox" or "clean room" system to use to build your own systems? How do you prevent "contamination" from the Internet or Bad Guys from crawling into your build process? Nothing is perfect, but you can get close...

2017-08-17 03:35   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – Weekly Occasional Open Discussion

Weekly Occasional Open Discussion Thread. If it's happening now, feel free to talk about it.

2017-08-14 14:33   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Notes on Devuan on Disk on R.Pi Model 3

I've moved several of the operating system filesystem bits onto a Real Disk. This is on my Raspberry Pi Model 3. It is noticeably faster, and I'm liking it.

2017-08-12 20:30   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Ocean, By Other Means – Air Temperatures

How much ocean does it take to hold all the heat in the atmosphere? Not very much...

2017-08-12 00:03   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: WTF? – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

A semi-review of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - an excellent movie.

2017-08-11 03:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Faster I Go, The Behinder I Get

What can the Roku teach about information flow and human nature? More than I expected.

2017-08-09 03:51   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: T2 Diabetes – Hibernation Lite?

Is Type 2 Diabetes really just a form of hibernation process? Perhaps a bit broken by disuse in our species, but still there waiting to be triggered by low UV, low activity, and obesity status? Could a long fast, some running around in the daylight, and metabolizing away the pudge "cure" it? Basically, are we giving ourselves an artificial Fall for years, then fighting the hibernation lite of…

2017-08-08 22:03   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Rope-A-Dope’s End?

Has Trump been quietly setting his army in place for a surprise counter attack? Is it possible we're seeing the start of it now?

2017-08-06 15:47   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Marcus Hutchins Arrested – Guy Who Stopped “Wannacry”

White Hat Hacker, Marcus Hutchins, arrested. He's the guy who stopped "Wannacry", but was busted for selling "malware". But two whom and for what use is not stated. Was it two White Hats exchanging kits, or was it going to a Black Hat? Hmmmm...

2017-08-05 18:05   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: More “data” than the Data – The Stupid, It Burns…

There seems no limit to The Incredible Power Of Stupid. It now extends to declaring "computer fantasy" as "data".

2017-08-05 00:47   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Why Economists Study “Climate Science”, Uncertainty, Interest Rates, and A Crash

Why are there so many Economists interested in the foibles of "Climate Science"? Why are they "more right"? How does dealing with "Uncertainty" vs. "Risk" or "Probability" give a better base to work from? Take interest rates, for example; are we lining up for a crash, or not?

2017-08-04 23:07   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: NOT PC – La Esquina del Diablo

Spanish language programming seems far less PC Infested. La Esquina del Diablo (Devil's Corner) in particular has been fun to watch.

2017-08-03 09:03   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Home Again, Home Again, Clickty Klack!

A trip to Chicago, and understanding that good weather and good times ought not be wasted...

2017-08-01 20:23   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Are Ice Age Glacials Caused By Orbital Inclination?

Is the 100 k year cycle of ice age glacials caused by orbital inclination change relative to Jupiter, not eccentricity?

2017-07-30 11:07   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Alzheimer’s as Type 3 Diabetes

Is Alzheimer's just a varient form of diabetes? Evidence leans that way...

2017-07-29 21:31   Click to comment

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

Tips page for August, 2017

2017-07-29 20:56   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Star Trek Discovery – Trailers and Fan Movie Issues

Star Trek Discovery trailers. Also some discussion of "Fan Movies".

2017-07-24 20:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Pi 3 Sound – It’s The G-Damn HDMI Adapter

I've been fighting sound failure on the Raspberry Pi since my Pi 2 B and then my Pi 3 buys. Just couldn't get sound out, no matter what I tried. Turns out it is the DVI / HDMI adapter / my monitor not getting sound. Pi on the new HDTV, sound is fine.

2017-07-22 21:00   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Netflix – Black Mirror

Are the "Netflix Original" shows any good? What drives viewer choices and how I'm making mine. What to do, what to do...

2017-07-21 19:42   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Surprising Cost of Dental Implants, and the “Upselling” Chain

How much does it cost to get a single tooth "implant" in San Jose (really the office was in Sunnyvale) California? Well, you can find out right after you agree to buy it...

2017-07-20 03:22   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Surprisingly Good Technical Series on Climate

A remarkably good series of papers (postings) about Climate. The author has much clue and "gets it right" with depth and precision.

2017-07-17 18:41   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Mid-July, after the 4th, looking for fun… what to do… Ski Squaw!

What to do in the middle of summer in California? Heck, go ski Squaw!

2017-07-16 04:02   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Over on WUWT – Taurids and Asteroid Sized Bits

New Taurid branch identified with probable major sized objects, asteroid sized, that eventually will hit the Earth.

2017-07-15 17:50   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Election Over, Black Lives Matter Doesn’t Matter Anymore?

Isn't it strange how post election the Black Lives Matter movement has evaporated from the "News"?

2017-07-15 15:48   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Mid-July & No Tomatoes

It is mid-July and I have no tomatoes. It isn't getting warmer, or I'd be harvesting now... Tomatoes are smarter than "Climate Scientists", IMHO.

2017-07-14 20:01   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Positive POTUS News & Video

What's a fellow got to do to find news about Trump with a positive point of view?

2017-07-14 17:41   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: New York Post, Flu May Kill Cancer

Can having a round of the flu cure your cancer? Looks like "maybe so", and folks are trying to make a tame version for just that use...

2017-07-11 20:40   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Talking Turkey about Money

Gee, without $US the Climate Clowns can't buy as many "friends"... Turkey being the first to bail, I expect many more to follow.

2017-07-11 19:33   Click to comment


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