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: Trump Signs Exec. Order – Free Speech On Campus

Trumps signs and Executive Order for Free Speech on college campuses.

2019-03-21 21:55   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: GHCN v4 – First Graphs

First graphs of GHCN version 4 data.

2019-03-21 06:19   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: 10 Days To Brexit – Maybe

With 10 days to go to BREXIT, the bickering and quandary continues. Can no one in Parliament just make a decision and stick with it? So far they just vote "No!" to everything. No hard Brexit. No to The Deal. etc. How about Yes! to a free and independent Britain on the world stage?

2019-03-19 15:45   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Because I Remember I Do Not Remember…

Yeah, some music videos. Why? Why not? It’s been a long couple of weeks. I’ve made about a hundred graphs. I’ve shown that “Global Warming” isn’t global and isn’t warming and that it is mostly a matter of controlling the …

2019-03-18 23:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: GHCN v4 First Peek

A first download and peek at the GHCN v4 data. What will it take to put this in a database, and how does the structure of the data compare with other prior versions at a very top level.

2019-03-18 21:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Australia – Oz Choice Seasons & By Month

A look at Australia and the Pacific Islands by Month, plus seasons set to local preferences.

2019-03-17 22:45   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Return Of SST Transport?

Will Supersonic commercial aviation make a come back? Maybe. NASA is making a demonstrator...

2019-03-17 06:04   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: GHCN v3.3 Continents by Season

Graphs of all continents by the 4 seasons for GHCN v3.3 using anomnalies created by comparing each thermometer in each month to an average of the temperatures for that thermometer in that month. No fictional comparison to any hypothetical fabricated "grid box" temperature nor to an average of all data from other thermometers in a "baseline" allowed.

2019-03-16 20:46   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Confused? Don’t Be! (Lion’s Mane Mushroom)

Paul Stamets says that Lion's Main mushroom reverses neurological plaque and neuropathy in mice.

2019-03-15 05:44   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Interesting Anomaly By Region By Calendar Month Graphs

Do thermometer anomalies by season by continent tell us anything interesting? I think so... Graphs of same and conclusions that altitude in winter and asphalt in summer sun matter to volatility.

2019-03-14 22:01   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. 13 March 2019

Intro This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular Weekly Occasional Open Discussions. (i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big) Immediate prior one here: and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several …

2019-03-13 20:55   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Anomaly By Continent Graphs GHCN v3.3

Graphs of the anomaly of the temperature data in GHCN v3.3, both in aggregate and by continent.

2019-03-13 19:41   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Case of The Barfing Dogs

What do you do when you have two dogs who occasionally barf up on the carpet? A solution that ended it.

2019-03-13 17:23   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: GHCN v3.3 Anomaly By Continent

I do my first round of anomaly production and reporting. HOT Europe, America not so much... Australasia bit of cold a few years back.

2019-03-13 03:07   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tony Heller – The Imaginary Climate Crisis

A really nice collection of PANIC! articles from the past as Alarmists tried to herd folks based on various imagined horrors - that never came to be.

2019-03-11 09:44   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Prof. Bob Carter on Global Warming Science

A very very good video by Professor Bob Carter doing a wonderful talk covering everything from Geological perspective to flawed science to the financial folly (with emphasis on Australian politics as he's from Down Under). A very effective speaker.

2019-03-11 05:38   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Thermometers Over Time

Some graphs of GHCN v3.3 thermometers plotted on a SINE perspective globe, in groups of about 1/2 century type time jumps.

2019-03-11 05:19   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Global Map High Cold Stations

Some global maps of GHCN v3.3 at altitude and comparing the GISS baseline to the last year of data, 2015.

2019-03-10 21:09   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Some Interesting Thermometer Lifetime Numbers

I take a look at how many thermometers don't have much lifetime, and is there more dropout of short life of data in January than in July.

2019-03-10 06:52   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Hadley Baseline Thermometers Vs Now – GHCN v3.3

I've made a global map of Hadley Baseline (1960-1990 per their web site) vs "now" - the last year in GHCN v3.3 then graphed it with a SIN Perspective global map. The GIStemp baseline map is also presented for comparison even though they are almost the same.

2019-03-09 20:46   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: MariaDB (MySQL) Login Failure New Install Fix

New installs of MariaDB will NOT follow the common posted everywhere script and leave you locked out of the database system without the normal password setting command able to fix it. There is a simple way past that, once you find it...

2019-03-08 19:01   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Lamb Bone Stew

When the meat is gone and the pot of roast "Leg Of Lamb" is now "pot of bone and drippings", don't toss it out! It is the start of a lot more food goodness!

2019-03-07 23:26   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Bias Or Corruption Of Temperatures

A couple of nice videos that together give a very good overview of why the historical temperature data are so screwed up and an insight into a little bit of the methods. (Cool the past, warm the present, drop stations that don't show warming, "homogenize" urban warming stations into the missing station space, adjust, adjust, adjust...)

2019-03-07 19:25   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Today I Started My Garden

I've re-started my garden today. By pitching a couple of dozen seeds in cups of water... the real work is yet to come. Some notes on Garden Calendars and the importance of mixing different varieties of a given type plant for year round food supply.

2019-03-05 20:44   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Fed As Inevitable Debt Factory

I puzzle over the question of "Can the National Debt ever be extinguished when the money with which to pay it off must come from more debt issued to and held by The Fed?" Is this a "Catch 22"?

2019-03-05 01:16   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: For those who missed it: Trump at CPAC

Trump's 2 hour CPAC speech. It's got some gems in it.

2019-03-04 21:59   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Political Jihads Of The Left

It is my opinion that The Left, globally and collectively, have taken a turn to the Dark Side with way too much "punitive attack" and not nearly enough "play well with others".

2019-03-04 21:08   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tips & Notices – March 2019

Tips & Notices page for March 2019

2019-03-04 18:36   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Yeah, but, He’s Really Hot…

Well, it's Ricky Martin... so go figure it out.. or ask a girl... or a gay guy...

2019-03-02 08:34   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Announcement: I Am Running For President!

Since it seems anyone with a pulse is announcing their candidacy for POTUS, here's mine.

2019-03-02 07:23   Click to comment

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