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: Thank You UPS – a DILF Moment, maybe…

It is amusing how life doesn't repeat, but it very much does rhyme...

2017-06-20 23:31   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: HDCP & Paranoid Copy Protection Wires

Adventures in HDMI / HDCP "copy protection" land, and how that will make support for computers in an AV setting a Royal Hell for desktop support I.T. folks.

2017-06-19 22:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Shooting of Republican Congressional Baseball Practice

Open Thread for the shooting of Congressional Republican baseball practice in Virginia.

2017-06-14 16:18   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Indulging A Fantasy Conspiracy Theory

A brief indulgence of a Conspiracy Theory Fantasy, well suited to a novel plot.

2017-06-14 08:46   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Puerto Rico Votes For Statehood & Nobody Cares

Puerto Rico voted to become a State. Nobody cares much one way or the other.

2017-06-12 15:02   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: California – June Snow & Rain

When June in Silicon Valley brings cool rain, and Snow to the Sierra Nevada, it isn't warming. It isn't Climate Change. It's just a normal colder year. Though we have had the most precipitation ever recorded, so that perpetual drought story just got drowned...

2017-06-09 21:34   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Qatar – A Wider Disturbance In Force

Qatar gets Turkey on side while Saudi has USA Armory on tap. Iran pot stirring and Syria in turmoil. What could possibly go wrong...

2017-06-08 17:02   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Winner: “Russian Prince” Email

The whole "hack the election" meme seems to be based on seasonally themed spearphish emails. Golly, you mean, like happens to every single company every single season? THIS is what is so NSA secret?

2017-06-06 16:58   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: UK Under Islamic Attack

The UK is in a war with islam, it just doesn't know it... yet.

2017-06-04 18:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: We’ll Always Have Paris – Memories…

Trump quashes "Paris Agreement" and returns freedom to Americans. Oh Boy!

2017-06-01 20:36   Click to comment

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

Tips page for June, 2017

2017-06-01 06:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: An Interesting Blood Sugar Experiment – Type 2 D

Gee, eat less sugar and do more stuff makes your blood sugar drop... Cram your face with pounds of sugar and do nearly nothing, it goes high. In vs out vs balance...

2017-06-01 00:12   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Solar Cycle Oh Dear…

Does the present state of the Sun imply even more slowdown of the solar output ahead? And does that imply a cold snowy Europe with a warmer Florida?

2017-05-31 21:56   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Last Night, It Rained

It rained this morning in San Jose. On the last day of May. Not a record or extreme event, but very much a normal, if unusual, cold and wet episode. Certainly not "Global Warming" when it is cold and dank.

2017-05-31 16:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Wind and Humidity Hypothesis

Can the changes of recorded temperatures showing warmer post Great Pacific Climate Shift and recent cooling be a function of wind and humidity?

2017-05-29 19:47   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: A Tale Of Two Tunas – Chicken o.t. Sea beats StarKist

Bench testing tuna shows Chicken Of The Sea puts a full can in, while StarKist is 1/2 ounce lighter on the actual tuna.

2017-05-28 20:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: I have TBF, could not finish normal daily diet…

How Trump Bashing Fatigue - TBF - can cause even a self proclaimed News Junky to barf at the news.

2017-05-26 18:56   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Middle East Trip- US President Shares Military Secrets With RUSSIANS!!

The USA President has met with the UK Prime Minister and the Russian Leader to share military secrets and strategy for the demise of Europe as it has been for the prior few decades. Photo evidence!

2017-05-22 18:11   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Trump Trip Tracking

A place to discuss things related to the Trump Trip and Saudi Stuff.

2017-05-21 15:06   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Friday Videos (no TDS allowed)

Some selected videos for music, dance, watching, talking, or just forgetting the 4 walled TDS in the news. Friday, party time!

2017-05-20 01:26   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Hope & Character Witnessing – Obstruction? Really?

So Trump says Flynn is "A good guy" and he "Hopes" the investigation can "let go". This is then Obstruction Of Justice? OMG is the legal system screwed up.

2017-05-17 16:07   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: WanaCry Ransomwear Attack

A Ransomware attack by a worm named WannaCry, exploiting an NSA hack, has taken down many NHS sites, FedEx, and a couple of Spanish and Portuguese telecoms, among others. This is a place to discuss it.

2017-05-13 20:10   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: O’Reilly On Newsmax?

NewsMax has a poll about Bill O'Rielly and ought he be back on cable news. One wonders if this portends things to come...

2017-05-12 16:14   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Generational Perspective on Financial Collapse

Cluefulness about bad banking, generational effects, Insider Banking, and more.

2017-05-11 23:00   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Why Robot Labor Is Disruptive But Not Catastrophic

Robotic labor will be disruptive in some industries, but we have had many such disruptive transitions in economic history and handled them well. I explore why, and what kinds of things enter into this decision space and push to the conclusion.

2017-05-11 09:40   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Earthbound, Australiens, Movie Reviews

A review of two movies: Australiens and Earthbound. Both fun to watch.

2017-05-10 16:15   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Comey Fired. Thread for Current Trump-ing Events

Comey fired.

2017-05-10 00:03   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: France Votes

Discussion of the French presidential election and the result.

2017-05-07 18:59   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Oh Dear. An Impossible Battery – From An Impeccable Designer

An amazing leap forward in battery design, which has inexplicable theoreticals. A couple of links to an interesting site for folks interested in batteries.

2017-05-07 11:21   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Rain, In May, In California, In San Jose

Raining again in San Jose. At least they decided the drought has ended (at last and about a year late). Now I'm still "Waiting for Spring" to arrive, in the cold and wet.

2017-05-07 10:08   Click to comment


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