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: OpenMP, OpenMPI, MPICH decisions decisions

A short look at OpenMP multithread code, a new kind of bug that comes with multithread conversions, and OpenMP vs OpenMPI

2017-12-08 16:38   Click to comment

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

Tips page for December 2017

2017-12-06 04:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 5 Dec 2017

The Weekly Occasional Open Discussion page for 5 December 2017

2017-12-06 04:36   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: I Could Not Agree More

Without comment, a YouTube from a Marine per the NFL and knees.

2017-12-05 23:06   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: A FAMOUS/HadCM3 Parallel Computing Paper That Has Saved Me Years

About efficiency and Climate Models; making code parallel, and a few side remarks about run-time sensitivity to things like particular hardware and compiler settings.

2017-12-04 10:37   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Why Volume Grid?

Could the square box model be replaced with a Vector paradigm for climate model creation?

2017-12-02 20:03   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Liking the MPAS code Much More than Model II or ModelE

A quick first impression on the MPAS codes for weather and climate modeling.

2017-11-30 23:41   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Circles And Hexagons And Models, Oh My

A question of how to fit a round climate process peg into a square climate model hole, and could hexagonal grid cells help.

2017-11-28 03:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Personal, Plumbing Job, Note

A tale of pipes and plumbing and a holiday of the "underworld" ending in a cup of holiday cheer :-), or maybe 4 ;-0

2017-11-27 01:48   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: “Road Diet” – The Stupid Is Strong In This One.

Let's see, if roads are too crowded and slowing down, let's "Fix It" by taking away lanes! Yeah, that's the ticket!!

2017-11-25 18:38   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Happy Turkey Day!

Thursday. Turkey Day. Day of Thanks Giving (in the USA, other countries pick other days).

2017-11-23 16:06   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Make Your Raspberry Pi M3 Run 2 x As Fast – at the advertized rate…

By default, your Raspberry Pi runs at 1/2 speed. Here's how to speed it up.

2017-11-22 09:59   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 20 Nov 2017

The sort of weekly open discussion page. W.O.O.D. for 20 November 2017

2017-11-22 04:55   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Praise for GOJO Orange Hand Cleaner

An endorsement for Gojo hand cleaner. Used it after my roof patch and was surprised to see it remove roofing asphalt patch compound while being easy on the skin. Amazing stuff, really.

2017-11-19 23:18   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: 1 Dry Number Look at SBC Speeds

All MHz are not the same - a quick look at SBC comparative Dhrystones for different ARM core types in Devuan supported Single Board Computers (SBC).

2017-11-19 06:50   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Odroid Failure

Looks like 2 out of 3 Odroids have died in the last week + today. The C2 and the XU4.

2017-11-18 21:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Worricker Trilogy

Short review of The Worricker Trilogy spy story.

2017-11-18 01:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: BOINC-ing A Cluster

I've started running BOINC on my SBC cluster of 3 Pi boards and one Odroid.

2017-11-17 04:37   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: France24 doing a multihour Cimate Change pump and push show

It ought to be here as a live feed, but I don’t know for how long before it ends. Eventuslky it ought to show up as a saved link somewhere. They are Really talking dirt about coal and hard core …

2017-11-16 18:57   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Dow Transportation vs RUT vs SPY

Dow Transport average and Russel 2000 looking weak compared to Big Names in the Dow "Industrials" and S&P 500

2017-11-16 16:21   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Lessons From A Watched Pot

Is a pot with lid a better model for the Earth than the gcms?

2017-11-15 06:18   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Distcc node build on Devuan 1.0

I've rebuilt my distcc compilation build monster using the official Devuan 1.0 release. It's nice.

2017-11-14 15:03   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 11 Nov 2017

Quasi weekly open discussion spot

2017-11-12 04:07   Click to comment

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

Tips posting for November 2017. General notice of interesting things.

2017-11-12 03:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Parallel, Scripts, Clusters, & Easy Use

A fascinating little tool from the GNU folks that lets you split shell scripts or regular *Nix command execution over several cores or several computer. Parallel. It's a gem.

2017-11-10 05:46   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: What Is Happening In Saudi?

So what's going on in Saudi Arabia? Looks like the Crown Prince is doing some deep house cleaning, and not just in the House of Saud. Where this all leads, and how it ends, TBD... but it's a clear disruption to what folks expected.

2017-11-08 07:39   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: SOM AMO PDO Ocean Time Lags And Natural Variability

Various "modes" in ocean oscillation can account for our multi-decadal (and perhaps centuries long as well) climate changes. As the oceans go, so goes the air, the weather, and in the longer term, the climate.

2017-11-07 18:15   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Odroid XU4 CPU Scheduler

Under Debian / Devuan, how does the scheduler handle the 8 cores of an Odroid XU4 and does it use the "big / little" feature to save power, or to give performance?

2017-11-04 13:34   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Interesting Science Bits

Grab Bag of science bits that caught my eye. From a Dachshund Gene involved with cancer, to repairing spinal cords, to Yellowstone, to crop evolution pushing back agriculture a few thousands of years and transparent solar cells.

2017-10-31 23:14   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Manafort & Gates Under The Bus

Brown stuff impacting rotary spreader... Manafort and Gates now getting splattered. "News" sites convicting on sight. "Russia" the bad guy / fall guy; yet the money Manafort got was a decade ago and from Ukraine. Must be Trump's fault...

2017-10-30 16:27   Click to comment


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