homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

Forum Home Post A Reply

my profile | directory login | | search | faq | forum home


» The Geek Culture Forums! » News, Reviews, Views! » Your News! » To all on the East Coast... » Post A Reply


Post A Reply
Login Name:
Password (max 13 characters):
Message Icon: Icon 1     Icon 2     Icon 3     Icon 4     Icon 5     Icon 6     Icon 7    
Icon 8     Icon 9     Icon 10     Icon 11     Icon 12     Icon 13     Icon 14    
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

 

Instant Graemlins Instant UBB Code™
Smile   Frown   Embarrassed   Big Grin   Wink   Razz  
Cool   Roll Eyes   Mad   Eek!   Confused   Happytears  
blush   Beard of Peter Gabriel!   crazy   tired   ohwell   evil  
shake head   cry baby   hearts   weep   devil wand   thumbsup  
thumbsdown   Geek   Applause   Angel   Envy    
Insert URL Hyperlink - UBB Code™   Insert Email Address - UBB Code™
Bold - UBB Code™   Italics - UBB Code™
Quote - UBB Code™   Code Tag - UBB Code™
List Start - UBB Code™   List Item - UBB Code™
List End - UBB Code™   Image - UBB Code™

What is UBB Code™?
Options


Disable Graemlins in this post.


 


T O P I C     R E V I E W
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted August 27, 2011 00:04
good luck tomorrow. Hopefully those of you who need to run have done that by now.

And isn't it amusing that the name Irene means peace?
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 27, 2011 01:01
Thanks...it's been an /interesting/ day attempting to prepare for the expectation of a power failure @ work.

As to Irene and peace...I have trouble believing that after one Irene I've dealt with, let alone the one holding steady over the Atlantic right now.

I'm looking at this map (below), and making miserable mental extrapolations of that friggin' /huge/ tropical storm circle (and the smaller hurricane circle).
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/hurricanes/#!/2011/Irene

Hang title, angryjungman!

(I'm not sure how many other folks around here are going to be in the path of landfall for the hurricane. With any luck, we'll be getting it as a tropical storm, though it's going to be...damp and probably a little breezy.)
 
spungo
Member # 1089
 - posted August 27, 2011 10:47
Good luck, Dman... and Jess... and whoever else... including me, sorta. :-)
 
Aditu
Member # 2340
 - posted August 27, 2011 11:52
My cousin got off Long Island yesterday. My niece has health problems and doesn't need to be without power.
Hope everyone else is safe and sound with a stockpile of batteries.
 
Snaggy
Member # 123
 - posted August 27, 2011 12:40
Stay safe Dman, Jessycat, and so many others!

Wow, this could get [crazy]
 
Jessycat
Member # 1171
 - posted August 27, 2011 13:05
Thanks guys. I'm not in an evacuation zone, and I'm not in a high rise, so I should be ok. They cancelled all Broadway shows for the weekend, so I'm basically planning to enjoy the time off! I've got lots of food (fresh and dried/canned), water, wine, flashlights, candles, wind-up radio... and a bag packed right next to the cat carrier in case we need to leave... but I'm hoping to stay put and have a fine old time. [Cool]
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 27, 2011 13:13
Oh yeah...things should be fine in your neck of the woods.

Wet to be sure, but safe no doubt.

Here it's simply a matter of trees. Trees and power lines. [Frown] [Frown]
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted August 27, 2011 19:05
Hope everyone is ok.

I've gotta say, this is weird.

Here in oz we're used to cyclones (as hurricanes are called in these parts) flattening banana plantations in the far north, I'd have thought New York was a good 10 degrees north of the danger zone.
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted August 27, 2011 19:58
It is rare for a hurricane to make it that far north. That doesn't mean it never happens. List.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 28, 2011 21:04
So...this is feeling more true than it should:
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/weather

Mind you, Bloomberg & the MTA were right in shutting down mass transit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtaphotos
 
spungo
Member # 1089
 - posted August 29, 2011 07:37
For me, Irene was an utter disaster -- my power went off at 5am -- which means I had to wait until I got to work before I could have my morning coffee. [cry baby] (I should do one of them First World problems posters or something... )
 
Ashitaka
Member # 4924
 - posted August 29, 2011 07:41
spungo

invest in emergency equipment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moka_pot
 
GrumpySteen
Member # 170
 - posted August 29, 2011 09:51
Hurricane Irene leads to at least 25 deaths

Some of those aren't really hurricane-related, though, like the two SUV's colliding because a red light was out.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 29, 2011 14:44
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
For me, Irene was an utter disaster -- my power went off at 5am -- which means I had to wait until I got to work before I could have my morning coffee. [cry baby] (I should do one of them First World problems posters or something... )

Huh...I thought it would have left you alone - it was much slower, I thought it was going to be way northwest of you. :/
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted August 29, 2011 17:00
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
spungo

invest in emergency equipment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moka_pot

A former co-worker of mine had one of those. We called it the crack pot.
 
spungo
Member # 1089
 - posted August 30, 2011 08:10
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
For me, Irene was an utter disaster -- my power went off at 5am -- which means I had to wait until I got to work before I could have my morning coffee. [cry baby] (I should do one of them First World problems posters or something... )

Huh...I thought it would have left you alone - it was much slower, I thought it was going to be way northwest of you. :/
Yeah, it didn't amount to much around here -- some noisy wind during the night, a bit of rain -- but NS Power don't need much of an excuse to lose power lines -- a mouse sneezes in New Zealand and 300 homes in the Valley are out of juice -- that kind of thing.
 




Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

© 2018 Geek Culture

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.4.0



homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam