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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: July 30, 2020, 12:40:00 PM »
But is the Covid payment to help ensure people have enough money to put food on the table, to pay their bills, to look after their children and other essentials?

I wouldn't have thought it's to pay for people to go on holidays abroad.

No, it's to maintain a basic income for people out of work because of the lockdown and associated scare. Note that some part time workers have from the outset been collecting a lot more from it than they were previously earning in work. There is no requirement to spend it on food etc.

A lot of people would have already booked and paid for the holidays before they were put on the PUP so there should be no reason to stop them going on what they had already paid for.

I think the worst part of it is that they changed the criteria to say people have to be actively looking for work to be eligible for it.  A lot of bar staff are on it because the pubs haven't been allowed to reopen, so are they supposed to look for other work when they technically still have a job they are waiting to go back to?

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General discussion / Re: Twitter
« on: June 28, 2020, 10:28:46 PM »
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o

RTE brought back The Den as part of Comic Relief.

Niall Horan sang a song as part of Talent on the Telly.  They cut the end of the video short and Dustin had a cut off him saying they wanted Harry Styles instead.

Niall Horan fan accounts are now trying to get Ray D'Arcy and Dustin boycotted and cancelled having missed the fact it was a comedy skit for charity as most seem to be American.  They need to get a life

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 06, 2020, 01:06:25 PM »
What's the story with crossing the border when the ban is lifted in July? Do you have to isolate for two weeks after you return?

Wise up, in fact just go an isolate for the next 6 months

Good lad thanks for that. Hardly inconceivable that someone might have to travel across the border in both directions and wonder what the rules are since there isn't an all island response. But sure you keep going with the wise cracks. Whatever gives you a lift I suppose

I’m going to Dublin next week, what is the actual rules? Essential travel only?
Thing this covers it from North to South. Not sure what the story is on the return leg though. And this is due to update on Monday

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:05:32 AM »
What's the story with crossing the border when the ban is lifted in July? Do you have to isolate for two weeks after you return?

Wise up, in fact just go an isolate for the next 6 months

Good lad thanks for that. Hardly inconceivable that someone might have to travel across the border in both directions and wonder what the rules are since there isn't an all island response. But sure you keep going with the wise cracks. Whatever gives you a lift I suppose

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 05, 2020, 08:20:30 PM »
What's the story with crossing the border when the ban is lifted in July? Do you have to isolate for two weeks after you return?

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: May 27, 2020, 09:35:52 AM »

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: May 06, 2020, 11:15:31 AM »
Is there any issue with moving a water tank in the attic from the middle of the attic into the eaves?  Our tank takes up a lot of the usable floor space so I was looking at moving it out of the way.  The plumber says it can be done and I spoke with a joiner who said as long as it is supported off the wall plate, it would be fine.  Just wondering if anyone here has done the same?

Our attic has a standard truss layout as shown in B. 2.5 on page 152 of the following link

https://www.woodspec.ie/docs/Woodspec%20Final%20-%20Section%20B.pdf

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General discussion / Re: Excel Questions
« on: April 23, 2020, 03:02:17 PM »
Problem:

In cell F9 I have a date that I would like to change dependent on the value in another cell.  That cell will be in the range I9:JR9 and will contain the number 1.  In row 6 there are dates in sequential order in cells I6:JR6.  So if the number 1 appears in cell M9, I want the value in M6 to appear in cell F9.  If I drag the cell containing the number 1 to cell P9 then I want the date in F9 to update to P6.

Near solution:

=INDEX(I$6:JR$6,MATCH(1,I$9:JR$9,0))

This works if I manually type in the number but not when I drag it left to right.

Any ideas?

If I understand what you are trying to do right, your formula worked for me... By drag it left to right I assume you mean there is still only one "1" entry in row 9 rather than copying?

Did you try fully fixing the ranges?

=INDEX($I$6:$JR$6, MATCH(1,$J$9:$JR$9,0))

Aye there will only ever be one number 1 in the row.  Even when I add the extra $ signs, as soon as I drag the cell to one side the formula changes in F9.

Think I have a work around with HLOOKUP instead that seems to be doing what I want it to.

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General discussion / Re: Excel Questions
« on: April 23, 2020, 12:14:42 PM »
Problem:

In cell F9 I have a date that I would like to change dependent on the value in another cell.  That cell will be in the range I9:JR9 and will contain the number 1.  In row 6 there are dates in sequential order in cells I6:JR6.  So if the number 1 appears in cell M9, I want the value in M6 to appear in cell F9.  If I drag the cell containing the number 1 to cell P9 then I want the date in F9 to update to P6.

Near solution:

=INDEX(I$6:JR$6,MATCH(1,I$9:JR$9,0))

This works if I manually type in the number but not when I drag it left to right.

Any ideas?

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General discussion / Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
« on: April 09, 2020, 05:57:37 PM »
No not a Fine Gaeler! Just I've been working the last 2/3/4 weeks. Meanwhile my neighbours have been chilling, binge watching Netflix, sleeping in, resting, keeping comfortably up with Kids homework, tidying around the house.

Meanwhile I've been facing the public every day. Getting the same money and probably getting extra duties to my work.

Have you ever been out of work? Ever claimed the dole? Ever been sick? Ever used a hospital?

They've been "chilling, binge watching Netflix, sleeping in, resting, keeping comfortably up with Kids homework, tidying around the house." because they have been told to do so by their government to best protect public health which, you may not have realised, impacts you. Many of them will not have jobs to go back to when this is all over.

Yes, I've been out of work! Yes, I've claimed the dole! Yes I have been sick and in Hospital. And understand that there has to be a 'down on you luck' and it's great to have backup from the state.

I understand many will not go back to jobs. But a vast majority will. Most Shop assistants are on little more than €350 a week already when they take into a/c costs and taxes for doing a days work. Most would have been far better off if they had the choice to sit and chill and collect their €350. Not to mention the risks they take going to work and can bring back to their family!

Is that 350 take home?

Yes!

Heard on the radio today that this is taxable but that employers aren't putting it through properly so people are likely to have a tax bill at the end of this

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: February 18, 2020, 10:00:09 PM »
Notre Dame will play Navy on August 29th 2020 at the Aviva.

Game will have a 7pm kickoff - Dublin time.

Anyone ever been to this? Tickets on ticket master are ~€560. Would that be right?

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:29:21 PM »
Sinn Fein need to be on these debates so they can be asked about their populist policies. I specifically want to know how they will fund these 100,000 social houses. At say 100 grand a house, that’s an astronomical cost to taxpayer. They signed off on the social housing for O’Devanney Gardens without any plan for how they would be funded and then washed their hands of the fiasco when this emerged. We have seen enough Fianna Fáil populist policies bankrupt the country to go down that road again. The solution to housing for young people is staring us in face. Young people want to live in urban areas, near culture and city life. That’s a worldwide trend. We have to be like New York and start allowing high rise rental units, with a law requiring x amount be for families on lower income at lower prices. Let private developers build, let them make money. Government has no business being property developers, building shit, and fleecing the taxpayer, the minority paying for everything.
Problem is developers are back fleecing people on the housing market. Way to approach this is by making planning consents conditional on 20% affordable housing.

How much does a developer make per house or a site they develop?

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General discussion / Re: Blank and Tans Commemoration
« on: January 06, 2020, 10:03:34 PM »
Where has the push for this commemoration come from? Is there a veteran society or something like that or is it just a brain fart from FG trying to be mature about history?

The same lads will be falling over themselves at Easter to commemorate the very lads the RIC were trying to stop.

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: November 10, 2019, 03:50:57 AM »
To the two lads recently with work posts and not being capable. If you aren't the top boss you are only working to make someone else rich while they give you as little as they can get away with. If this job isn't working for YOU then there will always be other jobs. I've been there with the pressure from higher ups and thinking I'm not able but every time has worked out the same. When I went to a different place with different conditions I found I was well able for the same work and even tougher stuff. Sometimes it is the place you work that is the problem and not you. And because we spend so much time at work these days it has a knock on effect on home life and relationships. My wife noticed a massive difference in me for the better when I changed to my current job. Hope you both can find a way to sort the issues

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:15:42 PM »
Fitting a new kitchen in a house and the extractor hood is too far from the existing duct to put in new ducting to join into it. Can't punch a new hole in the wall so having to use a charcoal filter.  Anyone any experience of these?

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