Saturday, August 19, 2017

Summary of Current Fish Issues

I really can't find too much to write about these days.  However, we are going for a week touring around Newfoundland, and that's exciting to plan for.

Oklahoma Earthquakes:  Trumpy has driven the economy into a hole and natural gas is bouncing along the bottom of the price chart.  No big earthquake this year.

Global Warming:  Watching the temperatures fall is like watching grass grow.  In fact, my grass has grown at a ridiculous rate with all this rain.  If I make fun of warmies on the leftie newspapers, they just cut off the temperature charts at 2016.

Toronto Housing Crash:  Same as global warming.

I have to fight this depression.  :)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cottage Report

Went up Tuesday for two nights, which is all I can stand alone.  The dog keeps me company.  Anyway I need 2 days in a row without rain to put on that Deckover stuff.  And this summer, that's a rare event.  So, rain overnight Tuesday, but Wed was perfect, hot and not a puff of wind.  Not superhot either, but hot enough when working on the deck.  I could put up the dock sun cover for about the fourth time this year.

Naturally, with weather this good, not a nibble when fishing.  But I came home on Thursday, racing a huge rain front.  Oh well.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Toronto Housing Chart

Yeah, he is back from va-kay, and did the chart.  I'd do these things, too, but it's too much like work.

The market people say this is a blip.  Condos are still strong, etc.  Believe that prices are only going to drop 10%.  Happy thoughts.

ps. the abandoned house on the corner sold.  This was a 'must sell', and they probably took a 10% discount.  No 'sold over asking' here!

All cats gone

We are down to one cat that Roxie the super dog has chased over the last 3 years.  These were roaming and feral cats that the lady down the street raises.  All are gone since we were first surrounded by coyotes and very huge wolfy coyotes.  Honestly, 3 years ago, all those cats were a pain.  They bullied the tiny dogs, and killed the birds.  Roxie put an end to dog-bullying.  I let her go when there was nobody around.  :)

Roxie loved her cats.  If they didn't want to run, Roxie would stand off until I got her.  She learned to kiss one cat.

As well as cats, all our raccoons have gone.  We also have a big Peregrine Falcon family and some of them are huge and stalking in the bushes.  No pigeons are left, and much less squirrels.

So you could say, we have a balanced ecology.  :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Linux - Epson ES-400

Oh man, this is the best scanner ever, if you really need a scanner.  I'm uploading all my really boring papers to Google Driver.  The scanner makes them pdf, and then you upload.  It works perfectly with Linux, if you kill yourself putting in all the stupid libraries.  Nevertheless, this is what Linux users put up with all the time.  The windows guys get it easy, along with easy wannycries.

It's super fast, and does both sides at once.  I'm keeping it.

Cottage Report

Yeah, it's nice weather for a few days.  I'm trying to put on some stain and I can't have it pouring rain right after.  The nice weather means I'm not catching any fish.  Right now I'm enjoying the effects of Cana-doil, 50% CBD and the dog is finally sleeping.

*I have a tm on Cana-Doil at 50/50 and 5 ml is a strong dose.  This is perfect for old people who don't want to do anything, and live forever not doing it.  :)  The outdoor plants are now starting to bud due to the shortening days.  Next year I can talk about it openly without all this confusion.  :)

**young people should really not touch any of this stuff, since we want them to pay for our Depends.

Day Two - Absolutely a wonderful summer day.  I think that's the second one.  I have my dock tent out and drinking fine great lakes beer.  Maybe the tent has been out 5 times?  I'm getting a lot of stain on.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ocean currents and winds

We have established in the boring stories for kids, that the oceans carry heat 4000 times better than air.  Wet air is 10 times greater than dry air.

Here is the latest dry air motion, as determined from wind gauges.

Notice we still have a perfect Arctic vortex.  There's going to be a huge ozone hole, but we'll never hear about it, because that whole ozone thing was the biggest embarrassment ever.  Is a university going widely publish "We made the biggest mistake ever!"  Nope.  Are warmies going to publish a retraction?  No, they are still going strong, cutting off the temperature chart at the end of 2016, including the El Nino peak as 'proof'.

Here's the current currents.

The Gulf Stream is being viciously attacked by Arctic cold water.  I haven't seen this in the many years that this chart has been available.

Finally, the wet winds.

It doesn't really show that much, other than Europe is not getting any rain.  We, in Toronto, are benefiting from Gulf air plumes.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Linux -- Getting the Epson ES-200 to work

It's a portable scanner that I reviewed.

In my review, I mused who even uses scanners these days?  Anyway, getting it to work on Linux was a killer.  Epson has the president's nephew write the drivers.  You look at the script and you wonder if Grade 5 could do better.  I eventually got it working by using their generic program, configuring and compiling.  It needed a zillion new libraries, so I must have done 'make' a dozen times.

Anyway, it's super-fast and if you deal with paper input, then it's great.  The stupid advertising has the print to the front, but it only scans print to the back.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Google is Doomed


There it is, women get paid less for the same qualifications (university degree) and job title (programmer).  On this basis there are probably a lot of men that get paid a lot less than the top at that same job title.

This is the end of the Silicon Valley Method.  That is paying some people an obscene amount of money if they are producing at more than 10 times the average.  Anyway, most people in Palo Alto know that the only way to get paid enough to live there is to have a start-up and become 'acqui-hired'. The job title and qualifications are the same but you get paid 10 times as much as the hired staff.

This can't go on.  Big companies need a thousand job titles.  My old company was totally commie in how it paid.  Everybody got the same.  There was no production.  It was the old thing:  "They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work."  Nobody was happy, but this is the way of lawyer-controlled life.

Tesla is going to find that out, as well.  No use snagging the top designer, top tunnel person, or whatever.  What are you going to call them?  Programmer, designer, geotechnical engineer.

Once all these lawsuits go through, the googs is finished.  :)

**really, the super-insane creative programmers are all men, live on jolt, and they die at 40.  Women are too smart for that.  They want a life.

***there is an engineering company that goes after the top women and lets them have a life.  They go on all sorts of trips and it's a nice environment.  Maybe not paid enough to live there, though, you need an insane husband.  :)

Ridiculous digression: The Devil goes to a bunch of kids.  Okay, I'll turn you into a super Silval programmer, you'll never have children, lose your soul, and die early.  Everybody who wants this, line up.  :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

The last joke of plate tectonics -- boring story

Okay kiddies, this is the last physics boring story to put you to sleep.  As we know, plate tectonics always wants to kill us.  It hasn't killed off life for 3 billion years, but it always tries.  It always rearranges the continents until it's successful.  The philosophers think a little breathing can kill off life, but that's nothing like pt.

The last time, pt clumped all the continents together and gave us the Mesozoic.   Although you want to ride the dinosaurs, you would have found the air a little thick.  Oxygen was a little higher and co2 was through the roof.  The air was thick with constant water vapour which is why everything didn't burn up with the increased O2.  Large mammals like us didn't exist.  You couldn't run away from the t-rex without dying of heat stroke.

Thank goodness tiny mammals made it through, mostly by hiding underground.  But then pt played its latest hand.  It separated all the continents.  We're part-way  through total separation since the Atlantic is smaller than the Pacific.  But in another 60 million years that should be even.  What then?  Well, we have fun with 'Snowball Earth', when pt tries to freeze us.

It's  already happening, but at a fraction of what could happen.  We're getting ice ages and nice weather in-between.  Imagine constant ice.  What's the reason?  Well, it's something that the global warmies couldn't even begin to imagine.  The oceans would now be at the perfect 'sweet spot' to instantly radiate any speck of heat we get from the sun or the deep earth.  Nothing left for us.  We'd all have to go to the equator where we might be able to take off our sweaters.  (kids are now asleep)

No more boring stories!

How plate tectonics tries to kill us - boring story

Any boring story about physics is sure to put the kids to sleep.  When I tried to teach the kids how to fix computers, they said "Unlike you, Dad, we were born with electricity.'  To paraphrase, they also implied 'Unlike you, Dad, physics has no impact on our lives whatsoever.'  I feel that this is the entire world, at least those that do fb.  My son flies around the world in his VR room.  

At least I got the kids next door to pick up shiny rocks.  That's a good step.  But on to the love-hate relationship life has with plate tectonics.  Without pt we would be as dead as Mars, but pt keeps trying to kill us.  We have the large pt cycles of 150 million years.  So for 150 myrs it is too hot for mammals and only dinosaurs roam, and the next 150 myrs is too cold, and only large mammals live on land.  In the ocean, nobody cares about pt because the ratio of water to land has remained exactly the same.  That's amazing!  (No, it's not, say the kids).

The plates move around like the foam on boiling porridge.  They have this great habit of fully separating and then clumping together into a big lump.  Non-physics types would think that this has nothing to do with anything, but they are wrong.  Perhaps they are right, in their own way, since homanids have been around for the last 8 million years, nothing in the pt cycle.  

On a local scale, pt tries to kill people with earthquakes and volcanoes, but these also give life.  Everybody and their dog want to settle on the slopes of an active volcano because the soil is so rich.  Giant faults may be the only source of water.  But the large cycle has always tried to kill life.

When the plates clump together, amazing things happen (kids should almost be asleep now).  All that buried ocean crust gets baked.  Huge amounts of water and co2 come out.  Since water vapour is the only effect insulating agent, the earth  gets warm.  Plants love this.  They grow in great gobs, and give us coal.  Dinosaurs try to eat the mammals.  Volcanoes everywhere try to kill us.

-to be continued.

Global water circulation - boring story

Such a miserable summer, you are going to have trouble putting the kids to sleep.  Boring stories knock them out right away.  Say it in a slow voice.  I've written many boring stories here.  It's all good science (following the Scientific Method).

This is one nobody believes and they won't remember it in the morning.  My kids never had anything to do with physics.  Okay.  -- In a world of science, the Earth is mostly ocean.  The ocean surrounds us and totally controls our climate.  Volume for volume, water carries 4000 times more heat energy than air, and wet air (precipitable) carries 10 times more energy than dry air.

Our Earth is warm, and thank goodness for that.  Higher life needs a very narrow temperature band, and organic chemistry (the type that keeps us alive) has a maximum reaction speed at our body temperature.  Isn't that amazing?  Not really, since any animal that strayed too far from that would be at a disadvantage.

For 3 billion years, our Earth has maintained a perfect temperature for life.  No giant heatwaves that killed everybody.  No total freeze-up.  Life toddled along.  During that time, we've had every possible 'disturbance' possible, factors of 10 times what we humans can do.  What saved us?  The oceans.

For through out that time Earth has had a major problem with getting rid of heat.  We've had the Sun baking us, and even worse, the earth itself had to cool from a molten mass.  Luckily we had water to act as a giant heat pipe, just like water cooling for your gaming machines.  The cooling had to be better than my son's gaming laptop.

What saved life (since humans weren't there at the time)?  Carbon dioxide, and the fact that the atmosphere wasn't a greenhouse.  This was despite the fact that we had methane instead of oxygen.  Can you imagine what would have happened if all that 'greenhouse gas philosophy' was true?  No life.

Lucky for us the atmosphere is a vigorous mass of convection, not a greenhouse in sight.  That brought heat energy (which is molecular vibration) to the upper atmosphere where carbon dioxide lit up like a lightbulb and radiated all that heat into space.  If you were on the Moon, with your infrared goggles, you would have seen that the Earth is a very dim star.  Also lots of microwave energy.

That's what saved us at the beginning, and the next boring story is how we have survived through billions of years of nasty plate tectonics.

Cottage Report

With the end of this miserable long weekend, we can officially call this a miserable summer.  For the 10 years that our monster El Nino was building up, we had wonderful summers.  Now it's back to the usual  -- meh.  Huntsville had it even more miserable, with all the sharknados.

The whole family left early.  I'm left with the dog to do miserable work.  The rain's coming in and I'll have a fire.  We've used the sauna a lot this summer, the first time for 10 years (in the summer).  The good news is that our cottage potato patch did well this summer, normally it gets dried out.

ps.  horrible weather means good fishing.  Here is my lake trout, delivered by uberfish.

very meaty and will be yummy.  I recommend Uberfish *** for all your needs.  :)

***doesn't actually exist

Saturday, August 5, 2017

My Ontario Siberian Summer

This is me at the cottage, north of Peterborough.  I take a lot of steroids to look good without a shirt.  Somebody else caught the fish, but I had to pose with it.  We are having a Siberian summer because the Pacific has shut down and the air is coming straight from there.  Once in while we have a trumpian hot air mass coming from the south, but that is getting scarce, what with his siberian troubles.

In o-siberia, we wait for a few minutes when the sun is out, and we're sheltered from the wind.  Then I can take a photo.  For the rest of the time I'm up the hill cutting wood for the winter.  I like to take these pictures so everybody in siberio can think it will get warmer, with all the warmies yammering about that.

ps.  Drizzle flurries off Georgian Bay.  Smells like snow!

pps.  All over, trumpfront coming in.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Gulf Stream cut off by Arctic water, Europe in the doldrums

While we are about to get Siberian air, eu is in totally stagnant air, with it slowly drifting up from the Sahara.  I'll never be able to make fun of the euro warmies now!  They are dying with 40 deg. temps.  All the warmies will be happy, it's the end of the world!  Meanwhile, global temps are diving.

ps.  the latest ocean current map show the gs totally destroyed by the cold current from the Arctic.  This is significant.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Oklahoma earthquakes burst the dam

Not really, but there was a heck of a lot of them with a total of an m6, maybe.  This follows a rise in the price of oil, but I haven't looked at natgas.  Every time there is a speck of hope people get fracking and send the frack waste to OK.  The m4.2 was a shallow thrust and knocked out some substations.  That would make it 10 cm/s pgv.

Toronto real estate heads for a hole

I got my two monthly climate charts and I always wait for this one, but the darn guy is taking a summer holiday.  All the media is finally into it.  The fun begins at guessing the drop in price.  The media will take the word of the banks and give us 20%  - ha!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ding, dong, global warming is dead!

In the news today, somebody has done another statistical projection to find that we will all die this century.  That's totally true, I won't be around.  However, this projection all depends on one nasty little physical constant.  The Universal Carbon Sensitivity Constant, pronounced Uksuk.  They never mention it.  If we normalize it within its stated range, we get:

1.0  - We all die tomorrow.  Every breath you exhale could melt steel.

0.0 - It was all just as phoney as the Ozone Hole

The latest graphs show what we Canadians have known this summer - get more firewood!

Although a little summer uptick, the sat-temps show us zooming into a hole, just like Toronto housing prices.

And here's a little cheer for polar bear lovers.

The ice volume is now burying itself into the main band.  I suspect we'll start to see it zoom above.  That means Trudeau can celebrate.  Yeah!  We love massive amounts of ice.  blah.

I'm taking a trip to newfieland this fall.  I'll bring lots of winter stuff.

So, the Uksuk is really zero, and this has been ocean currents all along.  See you skiing downtown this year.  :)

ps.  I write so that the Twits and the Zucks can't understand me.  The literate authors on the Guardian are all complaining that it's the end of democracy.  They are wrong.  It's the end of elitism.  Modern tech gives way too much power for stupid people to dig themselves into a big hole.  :)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cottage Report

Real July weather at the end of July.  Hot and sunny.  Very nice.  Maybe we do get 3 days of summer after all.

Sunday - just as hot and sunny.  Got another fish!  Two seasons - Winter and 3 days in July.  :)

Monday - came back and the 401 was burning.  Avoided all that.  The fish was great for dinner.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Yeah, I got a 'bollocks'

I love commenting in the Guardian.  I pay to subscribe and it's worth every penny.

This is exactly my argument against climate science, no hard physics. Both are more philosophy than scientific method. So, in both cases who is accountable if global temperatures and Toronto housing prices plunge? Nobody, since people choose which philosopher to believe.
  • 45
    Absolute bollocks. The idea that climate is just physics is just arrogance ( if you are a physicist) and ignorance ( if you are not).
  • 67
    I was going to ask:"Are you mad?" but then I realised that the question is unnecessary. You are mad. Climate science is driven by hard physics. But I assume that it isn't the sort of "hard physics" you agree with and therefore is just "philosophy". Decades of readings from all over the world, from ancient ice cores and from space underpin the "hard physics", but if you think the earth was made by god a few thousand years ago the ice cores and the historic readings must be wrong. Fair enough. Put your faith in fairies and leave the hard physics to scientists.
  • 23
    Thank you.
This is great!  The copy-over is a bit screwed.  (whoops, just realized the url is a security thing, please ignore it)

On another note, we have a perfect Arctic vortex again.  The Gulf Stream air is avoiding Europe.  Everybody is cold.

With the Guardian I feel I'm in a Potter pub, where 'hard physics' is defined as temperature readings.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Great Amazon tap that fits the Brita tap filter

If you live in Toronto, you know about the lead pipes.  It's not a great problem if you let your water run, but they also put a lot of stabilizer in the water to stop lead pickup.  Also, they must have residual chlorine, since your pipes are the happiest places for ecoli.  Although this is great for rinsing strawberries from Mexico, it tastes awful.  I do have a big water bottle for tea and stuff, but we fill all our reusable carbonation bottles from here.  The water tastes great.

This tap was easy to install once I threw away those horrible little plastic wrench 'assistors'  And it's the only one in all of Ammie-land that easily fits the Brita tap filter with no extra trouble.  And it's such high quality and so cheap, it must be illegal.  :)  All metal-to-metal contacts, so none of that Chinese plastic toilet connector garbage.  **

**Canada was flooded by cheap Chinese toilet connector tubing.  The result has been massive flooding damage.  Check your toilet tubing for a CSA stamp, or replace it.  Obviously, I'm not looking for a stamp on this deal.  :)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Fish Attacked by Vlad the Impaler

There it is.  One little blog about poutine, or Vlad, and I get hit with tons of link spam.  They really do control the Internet.  Sorry guys!  If you really want to take over the world, be my guest.  I think having one supreme mob boss is better than having a bunch of idiot ones, like trumpypants.

But poor Vlad.  Being the el-supremo boss means he can never retire to a nice fishing cabin.  These guys only retire one way -- feet first.

ps.  and Big Don is hiring mob lawyers.  The Kennedy's went after the mob and look what happened to them.  All the pols are doing mob stuff like gerrymandering, so this just makes it more obvious.  However, the mob isn't good for the economy.  Too many brains get killed.

And throughout this, the mob voters say that any crime is good as long as the mob stays in power.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Trump is a true third generation

Okay, I thought that somebody who made billions couldn't be that stupid.  I thought that if he were elected, he'd turn on his brain.  I was wrong.


There's an old Economist rule that the first generation builds from nothing, the second builds on top of that, and the third squanders it all.  That has kept the world stable for thousands of years.  No family can accumulate all the wealth.

So, these people made all their money operating a Russian coin wash.  That makes sense.  Also, I thought trumpy would regret winning the election, and that's true.

ps.  from now on I'll call poutine, Vlad the Impaler.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cottage Report

Sat - muggy and hot, perfect cottage weather, not a puff of wind.  The cottage didn't get that 3 inches of rain that Toronto got, so the water has gone down another couple of inches.  You can see a distinct high water mark on the rocks now.  Lots of bugs in the bushese .

OMG!  I finally caught a keeper!  A nice bass, and the dog still got her swim.  The fish were really biting now, and I saw a huge laker breach near me.  Didn't go for my bait.  Only a hundred more outings for the next one.

Sunday - the fish were biting because of a yucky cold front that moved in.  No biting today.  Going home early.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Start buying for Christmas

I get to review stuff, and OMG get this Batman truck for a 6 year old.  My experience is mostly boys, and they like to shoot stuff.  My daughter always liked crafts.

Here's my video.

And here's the link.

I'm not letting my son look at this.  It goes to the grand nephews.

The Summer of 77

(Inspired by just driving home from the cottage through 3 inches of rain)

The summer of 77, I had just graduated as an engineer in UoT Engineering Science.  I had my horrible summer in Calgary when the entire oil industry had collapsed around my head.  Because of this, I had signed up for a Masters in Rock Mechanics.  My Engsci speciality was geophysics, so I was going to slay everybody with my skills.

The good thing about the horrible summer was that I had unemployment insurance, and because of my degree they weren't going to make me take ugly jobs.  I had a free ticket and I was lounging in the back yard all the time.  My neighbour couldn't stand it, and convinced me to take a nice job as a construction inspector on the old air force base.

It rained every day that summer, and one job was to supervise the grass mowing around the air field.  It was a giant swamp and the grass was 3 feet tall.  All the air force types were yelling at me that it was against regulations because of a fire hazard.  That grass wouldn't light with napalm!  Anyway, I had to keep after the contractors who kept losing equipment into the bottomless bog.  Finally, I gave the job to a nasty forces guy who had just come back from something horrible.

This summer is now like that.  We have the full 70's conditions.  Wait until the winter!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Kansas slays its earthquakes.

There was quite a nice series of earthquakes in northern Kansas.  It was progressing like Azle, and going down in a SE direction.  All of a sudden it stopped, dead.  Not a single teeny quake.  Not one question asked by anyone.  But it is sad.  Kansas is now part of the great conspiracy.  It's that suddenly replacing deep water with fresh water frack waste caused the series of earthquakes.  Not injecting that stuff any more, resulted in a sudden stop.

Nobody in Kansas can discover the truth.  Their news media is dead.  I am hoping that when OK finally does its thing, then people will speak.  In OK right now, we are still at the intense rate of 2 m4's a day.  The last one was a shallow thrust with intensity 5.  We need an m6 shallow thrust to give an idea of what these things can do.

Kansas could be a great place to inject frack waste, if only they would pay me money.  :)  But, they tried and failed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cottage Report

Nothing going on.  Up here with the dog, been fishing twice with no results.  Water's gone down an inch.  Great weather.

Next day - Wed.  Still very nice weather.  Dog and I have gone fishing.  Only caught a rock bass.  Storms may be coming.

Oklahoma earthquakes now at an intense rate

This chart is better than a groundhog in predicting cold weather.  Actually, they all read me, and know of the Cold Apocalypse, or Copocalypse.  Anyway, Oklahoma just had 2 m4 earthquakes, and it looks like I can call the rate at 2 m4's a day, or an m5 every few days.  This doubles the rate in Spring, and we'll get an m6 every month.

A reminder of the physics.  What they used to inject, deep salt water, has no effect on earthquakes.  It's the corrosive fresh water that causes earthquakes.  When the seismic rate goes up, I look at this chart.  It's a perfect correlation, with physics even!  Much better than spurious correlations.  When the future price of natgas goes up, they start fracking like mad, and they send all the frack waste to Oklahoma.  Whenever the states try to inject it themselves, they get earthquakes, and stop.  Go figure.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Gulf Stream getting smashed by Canada - Britain exits warmth

(stupid G photo videos never work, going with yt)

This little screen grab of the global ocean currents shows something new for me, and I've been looking intensely for a couple of years.  You could see El Nino building up and then destroying all the established ocean currents.  The Gulf Stream sputtered, but now it's full blast.

Problem is that this cold current from us (yeah!) seems to be chopping off the northern branch and forcing everything to go to Spain.  We'll see if this gets worse, but I think it will.  That's the way the physics bounces.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Earthquake failure simulation

You would need strong amplification to get this sort of damage, but the foundations look like they are floating.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Oklahoma earthquakes back at full blast

A series of earthquakes that may have given out the seismic energy of an m6.  Who knows what's worse, a big thump or a whole bunch of them?  Lucky for everybody, these earthquakes were very deep and with a 'normal' mechanism.  Still, it puts the seismic energy rate on par with the Spring, and we can expect a 'real' m6 soon.  So far, all the m6's have been deep normal.  There is no physics supporting that this should continue.  It's like flipping heads in a row, although each flip is 50/50, you know this run can't last.

I suspect the gas frack waste is now rolling.  The price of natgas is up, they know we're going to have a bitter winter, and OK is where the action is.  :)

ps.  you can see here that the aftershocks describe a fault 3 km long, which is an m6.

Very neat.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Copocalypse Ruins our July

Geez, we are back to Canada's two seasons - Winter and July, but the Copocalypse is biting into our warm month.

Look at that mess!  With Pacific completely dead, the warm Pacific air can't penetrate through Alaska.  We are now getting our NW air directly from Siberia.  Europe is benefiting from a low Gulf Stream air plume going right over it, so they can believe in warming a bit longer than the rest of us.  Soon the Arctic Vortex will descend on them, as well.

So  now, the polar bears won't have to move to the cities like the Zombie Apocalypse and start eating humans, like the warmie stories tell us.  My relatives just moved up to the far North (Huntsville) so they can enjoy our new climate, without hungry white bears.

Somewhat related, the buyers of natural gas futures have jumped on the coldology bandwagon, and moved up the prices.  This has brought the Oklahoma seismic rate to close to Spring's one m4 a day.  There is now a chance for real blockbuster before the season ends.

ps.  picking raspberries while freezing is new one for me.  :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Clueless Swiss Attack Canada


“A repeat today of the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the City of Montreal in 1732 would lead to even higher losses, estimated at $45 billion,” from residential buildings alone, the report states.

I call them the Clueless Swiss because they covered New Zealand, and I thought they were thick as a board.  Also, they didn't pay me anything.  :(

Now, they are all super-whooper about little old Canada.  Those monster earthquakes could occur anywhere, like New York and Boston.  And the CS have covered Oklahoma.  Anyway, I thought this was funny.

Coldology - Statement of Belief

To be a coldologist, and to be included in the 96.5%, you must believe the following:

I am a coldologist.  I believe that the global ocean currents are perverse, and totally control our climate.  I believe that we are now entering an era of cold caused by the oceans dumping heat energy.  I believe that I can make a lot of money by pushing that plastics in the ocean are getting them mad at us.

I believe that climatologists are evil, and should be fired from their cushy university posts.  I will do anything in my power to get this done, including lying through my teeth.  We want those cushy jobs!

In ten years, when this cycle is over, we will have made enough money to retire comfortably.

I do so swear!

ps.  for mental health reasons, I'm putting off the campaign until next month's charts come out.  There's a coldology pool on what will drop faster - Toronto real estate, or global temperatures.  And which will cause the most chills.  :)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Get Ready for the Copocalypse

Cold Apocalypse, shortened

Okay, remember those nice hot summers?  Not happening any more.  Remember how you could shovel snow in your shorts?  No more.

Yes people, put away your anxieties about your children's children frying.  Now we are talking about freezing.  The ocean currents have dumped all our heat into Outer Space.  It was nice while it lasted, warmed up the poles a lot, but now we have to pay the piper.

What can you do?  Don't start planting a vineyard in Ottawa.  Plant a lot of tubers.  Buy a snowblower.  Plan on winter tires for 6 months at time.

Invest in companies who harvest waste plastic, because we are going to blame this all on plastic in the oceans.  We can have a chart, plastic goes up, temperature goes down.  We'll set up a church!  and call it science.

ps.  This is the first broccoli I ever had work in the garden, due to the copocalypse.

pps.  Also, we have a 96.5% consensus with coldologists.

Cottage Diary - July 7, 2017

Starting to experience the coming Cold Apocalypse.  Friday night we got a snootful of rain.  Heavy lightning and thunder, which sent the dog into the farthest corner under the bed.  Heavy rain for hours, 4 inches.  Haven't had that for years.  The lake level continues to rise over the highest point.  Burleigh Falls is a torrent.

Went blueberry picking in the morning.  All the hill creeks were flowing, the dogs rolled in all the big puddles filled with very soft moss.

Blueberries are light and mostly still white.  Nothing for the professional pickers.  More rain coming, leaving early.  This will not be a good summer.

ps.  I have coined - copocalypse for the Cold Apocalypse.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Toronto real estate chart

Listings way up, prices down.  We'll see this continue.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Toronto housing in free fall

Normally I wait for the month's sales figures and the big chart.  But they are so slow this month, that I'll make everything up.  That's what I do when the 'powers' don't cough up legitimate stuff.  If, however, the charts show happy news, I'll put in a retraction.

The physics predicted this in November.  Basic Physics is the study of forces acting on mass, I use it all the time when I'm trashing the warmies.  The basic force of housing is the money flowing in.  Too much money and prices zoom, no matter the legitimate demand.

In November that money flow stopped.  First the Trumpy victory crashed the bond market, and the Chinese stopped their money flow.  Total death for Toronto.  But the body kept twitching for months, until desperate sellers came out.

The new charts will show the impact of desperate sellers.  Pricing and volume will be down, but it's not over yet.  The big guys say words like 'normalization', etc.  They've all priced in a 20% drop.  New home buyers will be happy and buy like crazy in the fall.

Ha!  Not going to happen.  The entire Ontario economy has relied on housing and foreign money flowing in.  Everybody works for the banks or some company that builds things.  Does anybody see a problem here?  If not, then don't worry, be happy.

I predict that all the margin speculators will have to dump.  And we have interest rate rises coming, the main effect being that they can't drop interest rates to stop the freefall.  By the Fall, we'll have a fall of 30% and dropping further.  It may stop at 50%  but that is dependent on how much empty spec housing is shaken out of the tree.

I'll tack on the chart when it is out.  It really won't tell us anything new.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Effects of El Nino not dead yet

I was having a discussion with warmies on the Guardian, the last great defender, when they hit me with the 'fact' that El Nino was over, and it was still warm.  That's why you can never win in these debates because they keep pulling fake bunnies out of the hat.

Also there was the problem of 'sizing' El Ninos for comparison.  This is a standard earthquake problem, so I propose that the 'magnitude' is proportional to the area under this graph.

That makes this El Nino a Magnitude 8 and 1997 was an m7 or 6.  The warmies have their "Chart of a Million Corrections", with no error bars.

They are happy because they recently corrected satellite measurements to fall in line with the main curve.  I suggested they should correct for the current El Nino, but they said it was dead.

You can see that Europe is being hit by direct hot air from the Gulf Stream which is super-powerful right now.  The North Pacific current is dead, so Alberta is being hit directly by warm ocean air.  That El Nino temperature blip has to fall, the physics demands it.  But not yet.

The warmie chart is going to fall like Toronto housing prices.  I won't be happy because I'll be freezing.

NOTE:  blah, I should read things more.  That last chart is still satellite.  I can't find the 'official' warmie chart, although I have looked heavily.