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: Why A Systems Flush Is Your Friend

Why I'm always swimming in the Digital River, crossing and recrossing it. Rotating systems frequently, and with partitioned use cases.

2018-04-23 06:59   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Can Factoring Large Prime Multiples Be Attacked By Precompute & Store? – Nope.

Can you pre-compute enough prime products to make a Rainbow Table attack on RSA type encryption?

2018-04-22 04:59   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Works As Advertised – Just Not Well

I bought a propane to Lindal fitting adapter. It works as you would expect, as claimed, and it isn't worth buying.

2018-04-21 20:43   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Thus Trump.

What happens when a people sees the Hegelian Dialectic game being played one to many one too often? They stop it by whatever means necessary. Thus Trump.

2018-04-20 03:11   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Looks Like The Canadian Free Trade Union Just Died

The Canadian Supreme Court has voted to have the Provinces leave the Free Trade Union between them... Go figure... And I thought the USA Supremes were a bit daft.

2018-04-20 02:22   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Why I Hate Telcos & Cable Companies

The abusive contracts and painful reality of internet service providers to the home causes me some angst.

2018-04-19 22:39   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Hydroponics – In A Jar

How to do Hydroponic Gardening in jars, with no special equipment.

2018-04-19 01:53   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Whales Prove Climate Change Caused By Ocean Currents

What can whale fossils tell us about Climate Change and the role of ocean currents?

2018-04-18 04:27   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: I’ll Believe The FBI Is Clean When Hillary Is Indicted For This

Until Hillary gets a real prosecution followed by real jail time, the DOJ and FBI will be seen as Democrat Party Hatchet Men 5th column. Things like Gillard sending buckets of Australian tax payer money to Hillary are just blatant influence buying and selling

2018-04-17 08:00   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: In Praise Of Michael Smith

A particularly interesting Michael Smith in a sea of Michael Smiths...

2018-04-16 13:54   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: What’s The Deal With Oil?

Oil is on a long uptrend. Why escapes me. Just political stress?

2018-04-16 07:06   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Lose the CO2 IPCC Assumptions; Find Nature Raising CO2 Levels

3 new papers find that the IPCC Assumptions are wrong and Nature contributed most of the CO2 increase in the atmosphere.

2018-04-14 13:39   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Quantum Bells, More is Less Filtering & Unreal Non-locality

A rather fascinating demonstration of Quantum Mechanical Weirdness that you can do at home with 3 photographic polarizing filters.

2018-04-14 05:14   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: $14 POP-BH-18

Say you were facing a potential Mad Max world, and carrying a gun or knife in your car would get you arrested (i.e. Chicago). What could you put in the car that would not be too suspicious, yet in a few seconds would give you THE best medieval battle weapon in history, the Battle Hammer?

2018-04-13 22:04   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Not Warm Yet – Will Spring Come Someday?

It would be nice if Spring got here before the official start of summer. Right now we're still having Winter Storm Advisories in what is officially Spring.

2018-04-12 22:06   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Gun Bans Lead To — Knife “Control”

The UK bans guns. London goes to a very high murder rate. "Knife Control" now on the agenda. (Soon to be followed by "Pokey Thing Control", "Running With Scissors Control", and "Wooden Stick Control"...

2018-04-12 00:32   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Raid On Trump’s Lawyer

The Raid On Trump's Lawyer sure seems like a something way outside the charter of the Special Prosecutor ("Russia Meddling") and a violation of Attorney / Client privilege.

2018-04-10 06:15   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 9 April 2018

Weekly Occasional Open Discussion page for 9 April 2018

2018-04-09 23:19   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Interesting – Starbucks Requiring EMAIL & ID for Internet

Starbucks joins the Data Sucking Privacy Invading Dark Side. Be forewarned.

2018-04-08 18:45   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Tit For Tat Tariff – Who Wins?

A brief questioning of the notion that tariffs are all bad all the time and that China has little motivation to give in.

2018-04-07 21:24   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Oh Dear: Sex, Lies & Democrats

FBI nails a sex and prostitution ring... donors to Democrats and Madam Hillary.

2018-04-07 04:25   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: This Is Spring? Snow Forecast Map

The Intellicast Snow Forcast for 8 April 2018 does not look a whole lot like spring to me.

2018-04-07 02:24   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Open Discussion of Aw Shit Lessons Learned

A thread for open discussion of lessons learned during any Aw Shit experience.

2018-04-06 08:07   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Double Sterno Stove Power For Free

An essentially free enhancement to the anemic Sterno Stove that boils water about as fast as the Trangia spirit stove.

2018-04-05 20:48   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: A Fifth Is Fine For Scotch, Power Generation Not So Much

I'm happy with a Fifth Of Scotch, not happy with a 1/5 of electrical generation, and really unhappy to take the Fifth...

2018-04-05 17:55   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Global Warming Cat-ass-trophy Award

What would be the suitable "mascot" or icon to use for the Warmistas? Why, how about a butt. A Cat Butt to be explicit. A nice object de art or de derision for all things deserving of a Cat Ass Trophy for predicting nutty catastrophe.

2018-04-04 18:51   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Insanity That Is Modern Sociology

My experience with "Sociology" and a modern example showing it continues today.

2018-04-04 09:22   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Nitric Oxide (smog) Cures Cancer?

Nitric Oxide both cures and causes cancer, per studies. Which is right? Are both right? Is Science failing? Prop. 65 stupidity would required cancer treatment with Nitric Oxide to carry a label that it causes cancer...

2018-04-03 03:49   Click to comment

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

Tips & Notices for April 2018

2018-04-03 02:45   Click to comment

The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. – 2 April 2018

Weekly / Occasional Open Discussion

2018-04-03 01:12   Click to comment


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