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: Avia (R) Slovenian Wine

Slovenia makes decent wines. Who knew? (Probably the Slovenians!)

Today: 00:27   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Dear Russia – Thank You!

Hey, Russia! Democrats and the Politically Correct Media say you elected Trump. I gotta say: Thanks for that!!

2018-02-18 23:21   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Mueller Indictment

The Mueller Indictment of Russians. What does it mean? Different things to different folks as they argue from different premises.

2018-02-17 18:53   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Japanese Supervolcano Has 2000 feet of Dome Lift

A supervolcano under the sea just south of the Japanese main island has lifted the sea bed 2000 or so feet. It is venting gas. This is "not good".

2018-02-16 02:07   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Schwab Web Site Doesn’t Like Arm / Linux Firefox

For some ill defined reason, Schwab will not even try to open a browser window on Firefox on my Pi / Odroid computers. In other news, my cluster is now significantly larger.

2018-02-15 22:23   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Discovery vs Enterprise vs Real Trek (TM)

A critique of Some Things Trek - with emphasis on Enterprise and Discovery.

2018-02-12 23:41   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Snow Tires

So I've got a 4 x 4. Now what kind of snow tires are needed to actually drive on snow?

2018-02-11 18:59   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Snowy Beach Getaway In Spain

Snow on Spanish beaches.

2018-02-10 08:34   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Market Check In – So What Just Happened?

My take on recent market action.

2018-02-09 23:55   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tesla Roadster

Is the Tesla Roadster on orbit the same one that was the prototype? Is it there as more than a publicity stunt?

2018-02-08 18:34   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. 6 Feb 2018

Open discussion of current events and interests.

2018-02-06 16:27   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: $50 of Gas, 350 Miles Of Circle, One Day Wasted To “Fight Smog”…

The strange things governments make us do. Like burning up gasoline going nowhere to save the planet and conserve resources...

2018-02-06 03:47   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Plumes or Impact Artifact Super-volcanoes?

I’ve always felt quietly disquieted by the idea that the goey stuff of the mantel just decides to make “plumes” all by it’s lonesome and then distributes them in an odd not-a-pattern all over the globe, while they sometimes go …

2018-02-05 17:29   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tips – February 2018

A place for tips on interesting things to investigate.

2018-02-05 02:28   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Memo

The FBI (quasi redacted) memo has been released.

2018-02-02 18:17   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: About That Glacial Melt & Salinity

"Glacial Melt" is reputed to change the salinity and overturning of the north Atlantic ocean; but just how big is the alternative influence of the Gulf Stream? Is it likely that glacial melt is significantly sized in comparison?

2018-01-29 17:19   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: “Rare Snow” in Shanghai

"Rare Snow" happening in Shanghai.

2018-01-25 15:29   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Davos, “Leadership”, God Giving Snow Clue?

The most rich of the most rich and their Government Lap Dogs are all meeting in Davos Switzerland for a nice round of casinos, skiing, fine dinning on other people's money, and collusion to shape the global economy. Perhaps snow of epic proportions will convince them that the Global Warming dog no longer hunts...

2018-01-23 18:34   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Why Is The Democratic Party So Pro-Criminal?

The Dimocrats seem wedded to support for criminals. I wonder why.

2018-01-21 17:04   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. 19 January 2018

Open Discussion Area.

2018-01-19 20:09   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: 2 Trips, 2 Weeks, 2 Cars, Today

In two weeks I've done a couple of trips, bought a couple of cars, and run into 2 folks "flipping" cars...

2018-01-18 00:19   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Main Street Station

A road trip moment I Lss Vegas...

2018-01-16 07:58   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Herodotus, Heracles, Keltoi, Kynesians, Salt & Ships

A long wide look at some history of the Celts, Atlantis, and things salt and seaborne.

2018-01-12 22:28   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Assange Wikileaks Ecuadorian Citizenship Watch

Assange now an Ecuadorian citizen. Diplomatic status next?

2018-01-11 16:53   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Mayonnaise

Some thoughts on Mayonnaise both the condiment and in motion...

2018-01-11 08:58   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: R.I.P. Banana Boat

The Mercedes 240T Banana Boat has reached an EOL moment for me. Goodbye old friend.

2018-01-10 17:12   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Maybe this Magic Battery Will Make eCars Workable

Yet Another New and Improved Battery Technology... This time for sure...

2018-01-05 21:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Kurtosis, Mpemba, Temperature and History

Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It depends on the history of the water... Is there a fat tailed distribution of non-temperature states (such as spin of the particles) due to kurtosis in the process, or not?

2018-01-05 15:50   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Unacknowledged – Netflix and IMDB, Review

A short review of the movie Unacknowledged that I watched on Netflix this morning. It is a UFO evidence summary, that also explores questions of government conspiracy, coverup, and corruption. Heavily laden with film and documentation, it has a believable quality. Yet in an age where CGI creates believable Vulcans, what can be believed?

2018-01-04 18:31   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: $3/4 Billion for Palestine? WTF?

$Billion to Palestine? For what? Dear Mr. Trump: Just stop sending our money to people who hate us. Please.

2018-01-04 04:10   Click to comment


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