Friday, September 29, 2017

Cleared out G+

I write a lot, and I've cleared out all my g+ stuff.  My followers are now back to zero.  The blog will always exist, for people to go back to check my predictions.  Right now, I can't see any reason to write.  In about a year check the following:

Toronto housing will have gone down more than 30%.  The condo cartel will be broken and rents will be down 30%.  The general Toronto economy will have taken a hit, so people won't be happy that they can buy houses again.

Global temperatures will have fallen through any band the warmies projected.  Bad physics always strikes back.

The cold will raise natgas prices, bringing back Oklahoma earthquakes.

The polar vortex (both poles) will bring back the crazy ozoners.

Ditching global warming, the nuts will go after plastics in the ocean.

Not any great happiness in these hypotheses.  I'm tired of being the gloomy gus.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Physics of Global Warming


I am so happy that my warmie friends at the Guardian have shown me the physical basis for the whole warming projection.  Remember that the charts don't need physics, but the projection does.

I can't cut and paste from this drm article, and the Gurd doesn't allow graphics, so I am putting this up.

First, they model the atmosphere as a series of layers.

Nobody at the gard can see a problem with this, nor anybody at nasa.  Then they go into wonderful statements like

Nobody can see anything wrong with this.  "Carbon dioxide is just planetary insulation".  I take it that this article was never disputed.  Now I am content, because I can never explain basic physics to the people who believe this.  I can no longer say that global warming has no physics.

**where there is convection it is orders of magnitude more effective with heat transport.  (disputed).

ps.  I withdrew my 'Snowball Earth" hypothesis  from the gard.  I said it was made for an alternate universe where convection is a nuclear bomb next to the firecracker of radiation.  :)

pps. with this I have the intention to stop the blog again.  My hopeless addiction to venting may send me home from rehab again.  :(

Linux - full recipe for doing your own surveillance cameras

Linux is left out of a lot of this camera stuff.  But really, if you are concerned about security, then you better run Linux.  I can imagine people running security cameras with unpatched windows.  :)

It all starts here with your choice of camera.

You want a 'starlight' ip camera, using power over ethernet (poe).  That's the easiest to install in any house.  You do not want a wifi camera with Chinese software.  And, anyway, you always have to take care of the power.  You need a hundred feet of cat5e cable (the cheapest) and a simple poe injector.  That takes extra power from the outlet and injects it into the cable.  You can run a hundred feet with it.

Once you get the camera, it is filled with glorious software obtained from somewhere, and you can never update it.  Who cares?  These things are disposable in a few years.  The software is a nightmare to deal with on Linux, but I found the easy way.

Just install Virtualbox on your machine.  It comes from scummyoracle but it works.  Then get an 'appliance' from msoft that does win8.1 and ie11.  You can purge that later... yuck!  The horrible thing doesn't connect to the network, and it took me hours to find the simple fix.

'Nat' is their code-name for network, it doesn't really matter about the adaptor, but make sure all the boxes are checked.

The camera uses dhcp to connect to your router, and you have to find it.  Then turn off every speck of security on ie11 and connect.  You'll have to download a plugin, and just say yeah, yeah.

Then just change to a static ip, and forget everything else.

Then fire up a onvif device tool and you'll see the camera.  It gives a 'Live Video' url, and you're golden.  My tool always seg faulted when trying to access network options, so I can't skip the ie part right now.  Maybe you'll have better luck.

Then just use any Linux tool you want.  Check it with vlc.  I'm using Zoneminder right now.  That's another few hours, but I leave that to you.  :)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Linux - success with Chinese vidcam

Yahoo!  I downloaded the Microsoft virtual machine, using win 8.1 and ie11 and was able to get full access.  I now have to set it to full streaming for Linux.  These machines are only good for 90 days, so I hope I don't need it any more.

ps.  you have to slide the security bars down to nothing.  Don't use it for webbing.

pps.  total success with onvif-device-tool

It gave me the full url for streaming which cannot be found anywhere else.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cottage Report

Late September and we have a heat wave.  Super hot at the cottage, and I've been floating on the water.  This hasn't happened all summer.  At least the water is cold, so you can jump in when you are dying from the heat.

Finished a lot of staining, and the weather breaks Tuesday, so I won't come back alone with the dog.  Maybe next week.  This is air straight from the Atlantic equatorial belt and it's wonderful.  The cold will hit us with a vengeance soon.

Sun - super hot.  I'm in the water longer this weekend than all of the summer, and maybe last summer.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Linux - Dealing with a cheap Chinese vidcam

My latest project is putting a vidcam on the house, but it has to be a low-lux starlight cam.  And it has to be all Linux.  The only way I could afford it was to buy an ipcam direct from China.  It's a great cam, but the software is all win.  In fact, it's more tailored to whatever is the predominant stolen versions in China, since nobody would be insane enough to actually buy the real thing.

Thus, the only interface is port 80, or a web interface that is so bizarre as to be tailored to one specific version of win, and one version of ie.  And they don't tell you what it is.  Really, you should know, sort of like NL signs.

This has gotten me into all sorts of emulations for Linux.  At the end, I have found that MS provides an infinite number of variations for ie and win on Virtualbox.  That's amazing!  They have to do it because ms is non-existent on the big servers, and they want to make sure that any weird combination works on banking sites.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

I am now working my way through all of them, until I find the right one.  Blah.

Stand-up now has more social influence than Fussbook

It's amazing how late-night comedy has become a serious political force.  I propose a good routine for these guys, they can steal it from me.

"The problem with accusing people of lying is that there no scale.  Social white lies are equated with huge horrible frauds.  I propose an earthquake magnitude scale for lies.

Magnitude 1 - In the car, "The dog did it."

Magnitude 2 - I don't know how that email got erased.

M3 - lies of innocence - "I never had sex with that woman."

and so on.

M8 - Russians:  "We never had anything to do with the election."

M9 - "I never had anything to do with the Russians."

More wonderful air gyres

The warmies are getting extreme, calling for everybody to be shot.  All that lead flying around will be a pollutant.  :)

Global air temperatures are dropping like the Toronto housing market.  I mentioned this in a comment and they all go on about how a 30 year average is better than a 1 year moving average.  I mentioned that in order to say this, you are making assumptions about the physics, ie, there is a 'memory' or momentum going beyond 1 year.  But no, these people just look at charts.

Right now most people are enjoying a warm September.  There are huge air gyres (slower than a vortex) that are sucking up the last warmth from the Atlantic belt.  The Arctic vortex, however, is strong, and will show a good build-up of ice volume.

ps.  having lots of fun on the Guardian.  I am casting a hypothesis, like I did for the Toronto housing market.  By this time next year, global temperatures will have fallen out of all warmie noise bands, and ice volume will have zoomed.

And yet, the warmies will not cry 'uncle', just like the ozoners never did.  That's because there are no noise (error) bands, and they'll just say that the oceans sucked up all the heat like a vacuum cleaner.  :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ozone hole thing will come back to annoy us


Now that the Atlantic belt is giving up its last bit of heat energy, the Arctic is going to get really cold with a heck of a vortex.  This gives us big ozone holes.  Ozoners are a fun lot, they mention huge convection that brings minor chemicals up into the stratosphere, but it doesn't bring any heat energy.

So you can have wild convection, and eat your greenhouse gases, too.  This gives me a physics headache.  :)  Say no more.

**physics experiments show no such chlorine-dumping reactions at vortex temps.

***convection is caused by heat energy, amazingly enough.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Linux -- Epson all-in-one WF-4740

Somehow I got hold a big epson thing for free, and for review.  You can print on it, but you can't network scan it.  Or least I can't after a lot of trying.

Also, this thing showed a 'scanner error' that was only fixed by bashing it around a little.  I would never get a scanner and printer together.  Get a separate scanner, and a laser printer.

ps. I did get one response that called me a moron.  I appreciate all responses.  :)

Atmosphere is a giant field of vortices

I'm quite impressed.  I've never seen anything like this, but we haven't really been able to see this sort of picture in the past.  This is pure physics.

This comes from the collapse of El Nino and the influx of cold air.  I wonder how long it will go on.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Natgas up, global temps down, Toronto housing gives up on listings

This months graphs are interesting.

First, natgas is up, and they are fracking like mad before freeze-up.  OK just had an m4+.

The global temps are fuzzy but still going down after the monster El Nino.

Finally, Toronto housing prices are still diving, but the listings are going down as people temporarily give up on the low prices.  At some point there will be more forced listings.  Lots of people have walked away in our neighbourhood.  This will soon become a landslide.

We are currently enjoying nice warmth since the two hurricanes have joined to make a giant vortex over Greenland.  Almost all the heat has been sucked out of the Atlantic belt, which is many times smaller than the Pacific.  Cold will come soon.

ps. forgot to add Arctic ice volume.

This guy can't contain his glee.

It seems my prayers from May have been heard:
There's nothing else to do but hope that PIOMAS has it completely wrong, or else pray for lots of cold and cloudy weather in the Arctic this summer.

blah, the Russians won't be happy with their freighter-icebreakers.

pps.  they are now shooting Toronto real-estate agents.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Don't bother with a certain company's rebates

Can't mention the name because it will be searched.  I tried to use the web service.  First it was denied because they hadn't put the current offer on.  Now it's denied with a meaningless explanation, so it's useless to do it again.  I find that these big companies really don't know how to do the web.  That's why ammie will rule the world.  They suck in all the good programmers and pay them a lot.

A Tale of Touton

Now, I don't want to give the impression that my 10 day driving trip in Newfoundland was sheer hell.  After all, I was in the company of three women who nagged me incessantly.  "I wasn't nagging, I was asking.".  There were very nice parts of the trip.

My best part was right at the beginning, near Bay Roberts.  We walked the Shoreline Trail and it was beautiful.

This started as the famous root cellar tour, and then went to magnificent cliffs.

Finally, after stuffing ourselves with wild blueberries, we ended up at the Mad Rock Cafe, and had baked beans, fish cakes and toutons.

A Torontonian in Newfoundland's Court -- Part 2

In Part 1, we've noted that Newfoundland is penniless, suffering from a lack of a tax base, and rabid Quebec-style tribalism, which will keep them poor forever.  Other than a trumpy giant OK earthquake, their only hope of future income is the giant Churchill Falls 2, otherwise known as Muskrat Falls.  Tribal war with Quebec kept them from making a good deal, and they made a deal with Americans, come-hell-or-high water.  The projected costs are now zooming up like a warmie's wet dream of global temperatures.  :)

Now, this unnamed NL park was given to them when it should have gone to the feds.  Again, tribalism.  We zoomed along this horrible, long Durango-road, that was being fixed up to be a highway thanks to infinite Trudeau-bucks.  We were going to the Cape Race lighthouse fed-park, rolling in 150 money.

Then we came upon this most beautiful trail head.  It had a fed-grade sign, which was the only expensive sign.  The other signs were cheap, confusing signs 'Fossil protection zone', of which there thousands everywhere.  We thought this was an ecological trail, open to the public, which it was, except the end.  There was nothing about this in the fine print, which Torians never read.  We go on and on until there is a big sign to tell us to stop.

I've blocked out the name.  Apparently you can't mention in social media or you get attacked by the rabids.

This is a fed-grade sign that can stop a torian.

None of that in a n park.

--to be continued.

Changed my mind.  The rest is too sad, getting a letter that we 'behaved badly', and they were letting us off with a warning.  No fossils were harmed in the making of this movie.  When we told the Feds what happened they invited us in for coffee and cake, and laughed.

The End

Toronto Wolfie-Coyotes Interbreed with Nasty Dogs

While I was away, our wild dog problem has intensified in the neighbourhood.  It used to be that we had cute small coyotes.  Our big dogs would chase them to keep them in line.  They cleaned out the rats and were welcome.  If you complained, you were shunted to an extreme leftie who defended them.

Not any more.  They are huge and have no fear of humans.  My 50 pound cattle dog went after them by the creek.  She yelped and tore out there when she ran into two 100 pound monsters.  They just managed to swipe her bum (vet bills!), and then came out of the bush after my daughter.  She ran like hell, and was contemplating releasing the dog and screaming, since this was right beside houses.

Dogs are no longer enough.  These guys have been spotted strolling down the roads like they own the place.  I don't mind that they've eaten all the cats and small yappy dogs, but I love big dogs.  :)

The city will defend this to their last breath, because it's cheaper.  But these wild monster dogs are getting bolder and bolder.  It's like having garbage-dump bears wandering around.  They'll snatch large dogs on the leash.  The city will wait until a human is attacked, like the whole pit-bull thing.  Then they'll have to shoot a few to keep them in line.

A Torontonian in Newfoundland's Court -- Part 1

This is presented as a public service for Torian tourists to NL.  The only other tourists there were Germans and they're too smart.

On our first day we started to randomly zoom around.  We had a brand new Durango which is the essential vehicle for nl pothole roads.  The only thing better was a camper that had travelled through the jungles of the N-S America's so-called drug highway.

Now, that's a camper!  On a military truck, perhaps bullet-proof.  These were Swiss-Germans who were even smarter.  N potholes were nothing for it.  However, I would have added bigger moose-bars.

So, there is a fossil site, not to be named, that is the subject of rabid nl tribalism.  We heard at the inn that there were tours, but we weren't interested.

First a bit of context, which I learned mostly after.  N is totally penniless.  They need the Oklahoma M8 earthquake, which would be added to trumpian disasters, and bring oil to $200 a barrel.  Oklahoma would not benefit.  All the workers who made a fortune in Fortmac, have built monster homes in the middle of nowhere, and they don't pay a speck of property tax, just like California.  And they don't pay a speck of income tax, since they made their money.  This is important when I discuss signage.

--to be continued

Friday, September 15, 2017

Back from Newfoundland

Back after 10 days of a self-driving tour.  I've got a zillion ridiculous stories to share at some time.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Is Amazon Un-Canadian?

I'm just putting that in the title.  Maybe it will get to the big guy himself.  I'm still pissed off at them for firing me from a cushy program in a very rude manner.  That's the first thing.


-kicking me off Vine
-only having robots answering things

-all the Canadian robots have health care coverage
-hiring non-whites for their own delivery
-hiring Canadians as programmers in Seattle

Their Competition

Costco - world's worst on-line site

Walmart - world's worst on-line site

Home Depot - world's worst on-line site

All their competition is not Canadian :)  But honestly, who wants to go to Canadian stores?

The progress of Hurricane Irma

I'm not really saying it's going to Houston anymore, but it'll get close.  The winter winds of the Southern Hemisphere are pushing it up, and our miserable winterish fall winds are pushing it down.  Note that there are no Pacific or Atlantic winds warming the North Pole.  Next week I'll expect that the global temperature map is on a ski slope, and the Arctic ice volume map is charging up for a new record.  Don't forget to listen to the English Major Warmies (emw's) that this is all a blip.

Irma is heading for the British Virgin Islands as a Cat 4.  I was there for a great vacation last year and these guys are well-prepared.  All the rich houses on the hills can close up under concrete and I'm sure they are doing that now.  The only thing interesting there is the fishy reef and that is in a ring of islands.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cottage Report

We went up early on Saturday, for the Labour Day weekend.  Sat. was beautiful and we got a lot of painting in.  Sunday was horrible and it drove us out early.  Everything is so lush and we harvested a whole bunch of potatoes, which we have determined is the only thing that grows there.  We had potatoes for every meal!  And stopped at the fry wagon on the way home.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Amazon is Evil

Just a personal belief.  No offence anyone.  I suppose I have to go back to stores now.

OK, I'm climbing off my  mad horse now, because they are cheap.  However, it will take a while since I munged up  my password.  Also, no more reviews, and I won't scan for impulse buying.  I really was an amazonoholic.

Amazon kills me from Vine program

I was a compulsive reviewer for Amazon.  They put me into their Vine program where they would send stuff and I would review it.  I put every ounce of my intellect into the reviews.  Now they have chopped me off.

I always expected it.  Nobody in the Vine program did honest reviews.  They all simpered to stay on the program.  So did I, most of the time.  Then once in a while I would have a field day tearing down some horrible product.  I suppose I offended somebody high up.  I always do.  I got Google to ban me from their ad service because it was so horrible.

The women in the house kept at me - get it, get it!  I didn't want to get those things any more.  How many reviews could I do of shampoo?  I still did my best.

Now they cut me off without explanation.  I will shrug and move on.  Perhaps you will some day get on the program.  Give 5 stars to everything or get thrown out.  I will stop all my Amazon reviews now, but I might still buy from them once in a while.  Nah, I will never buy from them again.  Take that Mr. Bezos!

ps.  Did you know it's incredibly difficult to close your Amazon account?

pps.  Here's another note from another robot.  A robot wasp nest!

ps. since this was a bonus program, they have the right to kick me out anytime they want, in as rude a manner as possible.  Thus is the power of the net giants.