Thursday, September 3, 2015

El Nino still stuck

Oh, this is not going to be good for California.

This is the current situation of wet air moving all around the globe.  The only rain we get on the fringes comes from these plumes that curl out.  El Nino is currently just a huge mass of warm water on the western half of the Pacific.  It is supposed to break out against the prevailing current and give the Americas a nice wet kiss.

You can see it is stuck, sending typhoons to Hawaii.  Australia is plumeless.  And everything goes around California because of the cold water coming down.  In the Atlantic, new hurricanes are getting sheared off by the strong air currents.  I've been waiting to see the new updates to the ocean current map, but I suspect it will just show the same thing.

If this El Nino fails, then California is up the dry creek.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Amazon lifts prices

I was a big A shopper.  I somehow got Prime for free, due to a great hack by somebody.  :)  I made good use of it and more than paid for it in purchases.  If the Bank of Canada wants to determine price inflation for interest rates, just look at this place.

They are starting to zoom over Walmart, and Costco was always lower, but they never had anything.  Amazon is now more like Canadian Tire prices, not on sale.  I guess I'm back to my impulse buying Walmart trips.  No more Amie impulse buying.  :(

I have speculated that having beaten all their original good people to dust, they now have to pay double to anyone with a double digit IQ.  I doubt they will come.  I found that with my old company, that if you have an attached factory facility, soon you are treating everyone like a whip-the-slaves factory.  We must now write off Amazon as a great experiment, and I wish them luck in food delivery.  :)

Addition - We all wondered how they could beat Walmart prices with delivery.  They were paying me with their stock winnings.  As well, they were cannibalizing their people, eating them.  Many great companies have done so, like Intel and the famous microserfs.  Apple is doing it now.  Invest in these companies!  :)

Add2:  Now with dash buttons, they can put up the prices invisibly.  :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Texas clears everybody of causing earthquakes - as long as they don't do it again

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That's it, somehow I was hoping that someone in Texas would come clean on how they made earthquakes turn on and off.  They took these wells that were re-injecting deep brine for years, added something to the mix, and turned on earthquakes.  They have now promised not to do it again, and we'll never know.

You and I know what it is, and we don't have to go into it.  Suffice to say that Oklahoma is doomed to race into that big brick wall of death.  We will all watch on the sidelines.

ps.  Researchers weren't stupid and refused to be cross-examined by lawyers who understood things so much they trashed any studies.