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Offline Ray Proudfoot

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2019, 01:33:42 PM »
What browser(s) are you using?

Worked fine for me on Win10 using Firefox.

Firefox on Windows 10 and also Safari on an iPad. Iíll try IE and see if that helps. I did turn off adblocker so itís not that.

LATER: Just tried with Microsoft Edge and the same happens. Appears briefly then disappears. I suspect it's a location issue. I assume all you are US based.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2019, 08:35:45 PM »
As my popcorn reserves run low, I still have no "badge of honor" since I started this thread. Alas, I resorted to stop sending my "free" data to WU for a few hours in the hopes that should I resume submission (read into that as you wish), my shiny badge of honor would re-appear. But my point is, I no longer receive the 'wake up' notifications from WU that (HEY!) your station is off line. Be that as it may, one would THINK that when a reliable weather station that has maintained 'their level of quality' for a period of several 'years', that they (IBM) has the capability of notifying the station owner that they are missing the mark for ______ (fill in the blank). Clearly, IBM's entrance into the "Cloud" isn't very impressive, considering the US DOD signed a multi-billion dollar contract with Microsoft. Whoops. WU is not what it used to be. Case Closed. Rats...I burned my last batch of popcorn.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2019, 08:53:18 PM »
Well does it make you feel better about IBM's cloud if I tell you that WU uses Amazon's AWS cloud?.... Yep, not kidding.

But it really comes down to software development (along with management and funding), not really cloud platforms.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2019, 10:26:11 PM »
Well does it make you feel better about IBM's cloud if I tell you that WU uses Amazon's AWS cloud?.... Yep, not kidding.

Which is quite the hoot considering this...

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2019, 11:52:23 AM »
You can borrow mine, seldom used.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2019, 11:41:26 AM »
I feel so "special".  This morning, while drinking my coffee, not eating popcorn or Pringles, I noticed I now have the coveted "Gold Star".  I think I'll just bask in the glow today.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2019, 11:59:38 AM »
I to got my Gold star back . Life seems so much better now . The air smell cleaner , food taste better, I feel happier . When I woke up this morning I thought I heard all the birds singing just to me . I'm sure because of this I will win the lottery any day now !! I wish everyone a happy  Gold star day !!

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2019, 06:22:25 PM »
CHOKE, COUGH, GASP (stupid popcorn). I see my badge of courage has suddenly re-appeared as well. I swear...I did nothing.   ](*,)

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2019, 07:19:07 PM »
It's nice to put down the popcorn and pick up the Bon Bon's for a change.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2019, 08:03:33 PM »
It's nice to put down the popcorn and pick up the Bon Bon's for a change.
Popcorn Balls...inhaled the whole thing  :lol:

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2019, 04:17:14 PM »
I don't worry about the star , even though I have one.     I am just glad to be able to share weather conditions here with someone who might use them for good and not evil (cackling in the back ground)
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2019, 04:38:20 PM »
Thank you Aardvark.  I need to know when your weather is clear enough for my Gold Star death ray to be effective.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2019, 06:53:08 PM »
And.............once again I spoke too soon...hrumph.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2019, 09:17:15 AM »
Mine disappeared as of this morning.  So much for basking in the glow.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2019, 04:45:12 PM »
Well it was fun while it lasted  :sad: I must have angered the people at WeatherUnderground or maybe I didn't praise them enough for they took what they gave and sadly my GOLD star has vanished . I woke up this morning and my coffee didn't taste them same , my muffin was a tad bit cold and life just seemed down . After logging on to WU I found the reason for my pain . I will try and stay positive but without my GOLD star it will be hard . Good luck to everyone else .  Written with HEAVY SARCASM   [tup] [tup] [tup]

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2019, 06:37:22 PM »
Don't feel too bad, it's been raining here since mine disappeared on the 7th.  Even my beer is flat now!
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2019, 09:47:29 PM »
I have the vaapas!  I just refreshed my dashbiard and the coveted gold star has reappeared once again.  The rain stopped, the sun came out (and it's 21:30) and my beer isn't flat any more!
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2019, 10:02:15 PM »
I have the vaapas!  I just refreshed my dashbiard and the coveted gold star has reappeared once again.  The rain stopped, the sun came out (and it's 21:30) and my beer isn't flat any more!

Some people have all the luck  [tup] [tup] [tup] :grin: :grin: 

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2019, 11:25:47 AM »
The sun is, once again, behind the clouds, the rain is coming down an my beer went flat yet again.
If it's not a Boerboel it's just a dog.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2019, 01:34:28 PM »
While the board was down a miracle occurred, perhaps related to the Holidays, my treasured "Gold Star" has reappeared even though nothing has changed.

I like spoof comedies and there's an old space spoof, "Galaxina", that uses a gimmick called the Blue Star.  Every time someone mention the Blue Star, and it's always mentioned in reverential tones, in the movie an orchestra and choir play for a few seconds.  Every time I talk about the Gold Star here, I think about that gimmick and laugh.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2019, 02:20:41 PM »
My gold star suddenly reappeared out of nowhere as well, for no reason at all.

I was just wondering if every time my gold star appears if an angel gets his wings?

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2019, 02:56:24 PM »
While Ken was fighting server fires (thank you for your hard work!) I wasted a few minutes to document the Gold Star status in my Ďhoodí. As you can see, there is no rhyme or reason why some stations are gilded with gold, and others coal.


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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2020, 07:40:33 AM »
No rhyme or reason on the damn gold stars. I had one for two days when I started sending my data. Then gone. I know for a fact that a station a few miles away has a bad temp/hum sensor, since the humidity is always at 1% and they ALWAYS have a gold star.  I think they play FAVORITES!!  #-o

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2020, 07:59:02 AM »
The Gold Star comes and goes like the wind.  Who cares any more?
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2020, 01:00:13 PM »
I gave up caring. I look on CWOP or APRS and see my data has been nonstop and all good since I set the station up. Thats all thats impotent to me.
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