Author Archives: E.M.Smith

About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...

Pi 3 Sound – It’s The G-Damn HDMI Adapter

I’ve been fighting sound failure on the Raspberry Pi since my Pi 2 B and then my Pi 3 buys. Just couldn’t get sound out, no matter what I tried. Turns out it is the DVI / HDMI adapter / my monitor not getting sound. Pi on the new HDTV, sound is fine. Continue reading

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Netflix – Black Mirror

Are the “Netflix Original” shows any good? What drives viewer choices and how I’m making mine. What to do, what to do… Continue reading

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The Surprising Cost of Dental Implants, and the “Upselling” Chain

How much does it cost to get a single tooth “implant” in San Jose (really the office was in Sunnyvale) California? Well, you can find out right after you agree to buy it… Continue reading

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Surprisingly Good Technical Series on Climate

A remarkably good series of papers (postings) about Climate. The author has much clue and “gets it right” with depth and precision. Continue reading

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Mid-July, after the 4th, looking for fun… what to do… Ski Squaw!

What to do in the middle of summer in California? Heck, go ski Squaw! Continue reading

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Over on WUWT – Taurids and Asteroid Sized Bits

New Taurid branch identified with probable major sized objects, asteroid sized, that eventually will hit the Earth. Continue reading

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Election Over, Black Lives Matter Doesn’t Matter Anymore?

Isn’t it strange how post election the Black Lives Matter movement has evaporated from the “News”? Continue reading

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