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Re: The Weather

Postby Toss » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:53 pm

Holla wrote:Any of you know is it true your car insurance doesn't cover you if you have an accident while a code red weather warning has been issued, wouldn't surprise me if some companies have it in the small print. (I have no plan's to drive.)

best answer I can find is ..
"Your insurance cover should remain valid whatever the weather, but don’t take that as a green flag to drive without giving heed to the red alert for snow.

"Simply knowing you’re going to get a pay-out shouldn’t mean you take undue risks.

“If your insurance company can prove contributory negligence on your part, your claim might be questioned, and any pay-out reduced.

"For example, if you drove into a swollen ford where there was a warning in place and your car stalled and was ruined by water, your claim might not be paid.

"You might not even be entitled to recovery by your roadside rescue policy because you had recklessly got yourself into trouble.

“Same would apply if you went down a road in contravention of official road closure signs and were subsequently involved in an accident.


I would expect every angle to reduce a pay out will be used by the Insurance industry .... I am amazed at the amount of people driving around with snow on the roof of their cars, this is a major no go. Just clearing your windows is not good enough as applying the brakes can be enough to have the snow slide off your roof forward onto the windscreen, blocking out your vision. An accident in such circumstances will see you take a huge risk because you will have contributed to your accident .... in such a situation, I think the insurance companies are well within their rights to refuse to a full pay out.
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Re: The Weather

Postby gingertom » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Insurance remains valid regardless of the weather. Pure scaremongering to suggest otherwise.The issue always is about how (or not) negligent one acts when driving or doing anything for that matter, once one acts reasonably when doing so. I found this article from the UK and it sums up the issue fairly well. Yes Toss contributory negligence, if found, will count against you.

https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/uk-worl ... e-14353448
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Re: The Weather

Postby Gerald » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:43 pm

Serious flooding at Newtownsmith/Sandycove: http://www.facebook.com/peterwfry/videos/10213250595113682/
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Re: The Weather

Postby Toss » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:14 am

I see a Lidl store in West Dublin was attacked by a stolen JCB with locals all helping themselves ... then in Jobstown they are having a go at a Centra store.

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I am not surprised to be honest as this is no different to whats going on around the country as gangs just arrive at isolated farms and houses and help themselves .... the issues are not being dealt with and suddenly those prone to such behaviour are becoming empowered to act on any given opportunity. In fact, they even recorded themselves doing the robberies and posted them online such is the lack of fear of consequences.

Heads in the sand time again for the Irelands middle class nimbys ... but keep ignoring the problem and it will soon arrive to your door.

Ps remember what I said in August 2017 ....... "Lessons are not being learned at the top .... the gap between the haves and have nots is getting wider with increased homelessness, poor health service, rising rents, water charges, education costs and privatisation. I suspect we are on the road to civil unrest and nobody is willing to call it .... look at America, look at England's UKIP brexiteers .... only a fool would think that everyone is happy here and that the Government have everything under control."
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Re: The Weather

Postby gingertom » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:30 pm

Toss wrote:I see a Lidl store in West Dublin was attacked by a stolen JCB with locals all helping themselves ... then in Jobstown they are having a go at a Centra store.

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I am not surprised to be honest as this is no different to whats going on around the country as gangs just arrive at isolated farms and houses and help themselves .... the issues are not being dealt with and suddenly those prone to such behaviour are becoming empowered to act on any given opportunity. In fact, they even recorded themselves doing the robberies and posted them online such is the lack of fear of consequences.

Heads in the sand time again for the Irelands middle class nimbys ... but keep ignoring the problem and it will soon arrive to your door.

Ps remember what I said in August 2017 ....... "Lessons are not being learned at the top .... the gap between the haves and have nots is getting wider with increased homelessness, poor health service, rising rents, water charges, education costs and privatisation. I suspect we are on the road to civil unrest and nobody is willing to call it .... look at America, look at England's UKIP brexiteers .... only a fool would think that everyone is happy here and that the Government have everything under control."


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... -1.3414315

The destruction of one supermarket may be unrelated to economic reasons noted above. Criminal action ignores all weather events and community wishes. We are yet to understand the facts which surround this event. Speculation such as this is unhelpful when considering the effect on public thought. Comment on cases currently before the courts may be prejudicial and should be only related to reporting of fact.
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Re: The Weather

Postby keeper » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:21 pm

I have to agree with Toss on this, not only these events in the area, there was also the burning of 6 cars close by as well. In my locality there's a group of teenagers causing havoc, stoning buses and houses and of course snowballing people and cars and specifically older people, they have all been photographed, videoed and identified and still no action from authorities and still they carry on, no wonder people are unhappy and fed up with this lawlessness in the country. Contrary to what you say Gingertom and I'm aware of your stance on the matter of law but people are fed up with these people getting free legal, little or no sentence and reoffending while one bail and numerous convictions as well. They see the "rich" getter richer and even the middle class, hard pressed as they are, beyond their reach in wealth,so the only way they can acquire material goods are to take them illegally. I believe it's a growing problem because there is no real deterrent. I don't know the answer no more than our politicians do.
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Re: The Weather

Postby Toss » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:31 pm

gingertom wrote:https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/nine-men-charged-in-connection-with-looting-in-tallaght-1.3414315

The destruction of one supermarket may be unrelated to economic reasons noted above. Criminal action ignores all weather events and community wishes. We are yet to understand the facts which surround this event. Speculation such as this is unhelpful when considering the effect on public thought. Comment on cases currently before the courts may be prejudicial and should be only related to reporting of fact.


Is it not a fact that two stores were broken into and looted ?

Are the public to be shielded from opinions ?

How do you stop comment on cases before the courts ?

in the current world of facebook / snapchat / Whatsapp etc etc, the reality is that 'everyone' has an opinion and millions are voicing theirs everyday. Establishing the kind of censorship you imply is impossible to control, the numbers are too high.

Keeper is also saying it as it is ..... people on the ground know whats going on and are living amongst it in some cases. Expecting an out of date, slow legal system to deal with modern society is wishful at best. The system is too easy to beat according to those who are its customers... what is the % of court decisions that are followed through to full term ? what is the latest figures on the level of recidivism ? What is the average lenght of time between being arrested and the start of a sentence ?

None of what we discuss here is going to change the world nor is it going to be brought before a court. If it was, then thousands of other internet contributers would also have to be chased up ... the system cannot cope. Perhapos you see all of this as a process, but as Keeper says, people are fed up and it is not getting any better. Maybe its time the legal process was looked at because I can assure you that those on the front line Garda/Ambulance/Fire Brigade all feel they are fighting a losing battle, they just cant say it out loud.

I know where you are coming from Keeper, stay safe.
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Re: The Weather

Postby keeper » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:39 am

Thank you Toss, I've had an attempted burglary and an actual burglary in which my home was ransacked and substantial damage done by scroats like these. The Law was the last thing on my mind more like getting savage revenge. The Gardaí came, were very nice and helpful and left, no chance of apprehending any of these lads, a letter came a month later stating no progress, a standard letter for everyone in the audience. A Ban Garda called to give some advice about security, so I told her I had a alarm ( which was on ) two outside security lights, two dogs who bark at the slightest movement, and special security locks, so I asked was anything more I could have done besides leaving a land mine inside each door. These guys need punishment to fit the crime and until the judiciary back up the Garda with proper sentences this problem will not go away.
Toss you are absolutely correct the do gooders and the politically correct lobby are totally used by these scumbags and laughed at by them.
PS I was away from my house for only 35 minutes, so each of us need to understand that we are being " watched " and followed at some stage of our lives, so, be vigilant.
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Re: The Weather

Postby keeper » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:47 pm

Nature is wonderful ! All my snow flattened Daffs, Tulips and Crocuses are all standing tall again ! Thought it was the end of them.
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Re: The Weather

Postby jabra » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:51 pm

Glad to hear that Keeper but I was told today that the snow may return around easter.
I hope I was misinformed as I'd hate to rain on your (Easter Parade) awwave
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Re: The Weather

Postby keeper » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:11 pm

Oh ye of little Faith Jabra , it's only going to be the "Grandson of that Easterly Beast " nothing to worry about :roll: :roll:
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Re: The Weather

Postby jabra » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:13 pm

Heard all that before Keeper
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Re: The Weather

Postby keeper » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:32 pm

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Re: The Weather

Postby Strum » Wed May 30, 2018 11:37 pm

Hi folks, about the glitches on the site, I'm hiding this post here hopefully so our "webmaster" won't see it. The site is all over the place and we need to replace the current said individual. I put money I didn't have into the site originally just to keep it going but after the coding changed I needed to pay somebody to help set up the site as it is now but I don't think he has any interest it until I email him about any problems. Fair enough in the past he has but not anymore. There lies the problem.
I have no idea how much members here have paid through the paypal donation link so I'd like if you'd let me know by PM how much you contribute so I can an idea of costs to run the site.
The reason being is the registration process was so difficult for new members to sign up for the last YEAR and I didn't know and I'm a bit pi$$ed off about that.
Let me know what you think by PM. I have no idea where to look for a replacement and I have no idea what entails approaching current webmaster to replace him as he has all the server accounts and paypal etc? I'm in a quandary.
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Re: The Weather

Postby Toss » Wed May 30, 2018 11:57 pm

I have no clue as to the workings of a website behind the scenes, but I know there are plenty of free options out there. Many of the forums I visit are run / powered by https://www.boardhost.com/ and they seem to have no issues. Can you access all our email addresses ? if so, I suggest you copy them all asap and that way you can keep in contact with us.

I usually transferred €5/€10 any time funds were running low, but that's a while back. One thing I will say is that time moves on and things change .... moving to a new forum / site is commonplace these days.
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Re: The Weather

Postby Dancer » Thu May 31, 2018 12:11 am

Like Toss I have donated 10/20 euro to maintain the site . I thought it was strange that no has registered since last year .
I will have a chat with a friend who is an IT specialist and pm you Strum .
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Re: The Weather

Postby bugrock » Thu May 31, 2018 12:36 am

I too have put a tiny amount in a while ago, Quite happy to do a bit more with a revamped site.Excellent work, Strum.
Perhaps we could all contribute a little to Strum, to help in the pursuit of a new format. hellllo
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Re: The Weather

Postby Rocker » Thu May 31, 2018 11:22 am

Strum it would be a pity to see this go. Whatever you need just say. It is ages since I sent anything to webmaster. I hate pay pal.
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Re: The Weather

Postby Micheál » Thu May 31, 2018 8:45 pm

Most important Strum. Can you backup the site? I.e export its contents to your local computer?
This is an essential step before you do anything.

There are gazillions of "bulletin board" tool kits out there but many rely on ads for funding and its often difficult or impossible to control content.

For a diy solution, it's really boils down to these three components
A) Domain name - this costs up to 20 p.a. depending on who it's resistered with. And you'll need the co-operation of whoever owns it now.
But you could decide to rename it I.e start a new forum, say eg. theoldborough.ie and upload the backed up data into the new "domain".
B) hosting supplier - 100 pa max. For a cheap and cheerful solution, something like godaddy
C) bulletin board software. The current one and most others are "open source" and are available for free download from every hosting company. There are many alternative to the current toolkit. But a hosting company will typically offer 10-20 alternatives.

But I fear migrating from phpBB to non phpBB might be messy.

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Re: The Weather

Postby Snowhite » Thu May 31, 2018 11:30 pm

I always gave Grammer my few bob and he would put it in for me, like Rocker I hate Paypal aawhip so lets know what going to happen to the site, would be such a pity to let it go after all these years. :(
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Re: The Weather

Postby Jemser » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 am

bugrock wrote:I too have put a tiny amount in a while ago, Quite happy to do a bit more with a revamped site.Excellent work, Strum.
Perhaps we could all contribute a little to Strum, to help in the pursuit of a new format. hellllo


I'm somewhat similar to this post Strum, however this leaves all the onus on you, I am not a techie and couldn't offer you any help on this side of things. How do you feel about trying to continue the site, are you willing to continue to put in the time and effort it takes. I would also hate to see it finish up and am more than willing to contribute more financially, but I'm afraid that is all I can help with.
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Re: The Weather

Postby Rocker » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:02 am

Jemser wrote:
bugrock wrote:I too have put a tiny amount in a while ago, Quite happy to do a bit more with a revamped site.Excellent work, Strum.
Perhaps we could all contribute a little to Strum, to help in the pursuit of a new format. hellllo


I'm somewhat similar to this post Strum, however this leaves all the onus on you, I am not a techie and couldn't offer you any help on this side of things. How do you feel about trying to continue the site, are you willing to continue to put in the time and effort it takes. I would also hate to see it finish up and am more than willing to contribute more financially, but I'm afraid that is all I can help with.



That's me too. I have found so much info. Met such great people through this great little site. If you can get the expertise I can help financially.
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Re: The Weather

Postby Strum » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:00 pm

Thank you all for the PM's and feedback and sorry for not getting back sooner. There is so much personal info on this site you won't find in many sites. All your contributions over the years have to be saved. The amount of research you have put in is astounding, not a word I use much, but I've learned so much from this community and met amazing people.

This is where I stand now. I contacted the webmaster about a month ago regarding Harjoe's problem logging in, he had a look, fiddled about with a few things in the registry process and said all should be ok now. Well it's obviously not alright now because he opened the floodgates for spammers again, approx 40 - 60 per day and hasn't logged in since so obviously he's little or no interest in the site, time to go.

Thanks for letting me know the costs which surprised me, I thought it was a lot more to run the site but it's very reasonable so with that in mind I'd rather keep the server we use now so all I need is the password I think, a lot less hassle than moving the entire board.

Yes I have a constant backup of the database.

So right now first I need to take the bull by the horn so to speak and ask him to give me access to the site account and then look for somebody new, preferably a local from the County, even a student studying web authoring.

I'll keep you posted. ;)
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Re: The Weather

Postby bugrock » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:00 am

I would like to state my fullest confidence in you, Strum. I've never met any of you, except schooldays, and I feel I belong to a tight family. Keep going! dnc1
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Re: The Weather

Postby gingertom » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:19 am

I am surprised to read the above posts. Obviously a lot going on behind the scenes, that I for one am not aware of.I have made a donation recently following same. Strum, I would say that your management of the site is very good and it would be a shame for you to stop. This kind of works very time consuming and in light of what's happened with FB and other social media publications, which could be legally troublesome. There is information and opinions given by many members on the site which should be saved for sure. I hope this happens. Keep the flag flying Strum. wuu
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