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...

Oh Mistress

A short poem to the plight of mankind. Continue reading

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Uranium From Seawater Advances

A review of some recent (2012 to 2014) advances in the extraction of Uranium from sea water, along with some speculation about long term price implications. Continue reading

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The DIY Garage Nuke Method – Or how to make a bomb without really trying…

A wandering thorough the technical wonderland and speculation about a potential path to a nuclear “device”. Continue reading

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One Tenth Bar, Short Waves, and Solar Spectral Change

A review of a paper that finds a 1/10 bar ( 1/10 atmospheric pressure) common location of a tropopause on many planets with divergent atmospheres. Another paper says this can be applied to all sorts of planets, not just in our solar system, and also finds that the Stellar Spectrum matters. As our Solar Spectrum just shifted, I speculate that matters too, and that this 0.1 bar formula constrains our temperatures also. Continue reading

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Seeking Mertonian Norms in Global Warming Studies

A brief review of the Mertonian Norms of Science, and a review of how they are not demonstrated much in Global Warming science… Along with a lament about how to reverse that. Continue reading

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