Should I worry about Russia's Nukes?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The following news story was passed on to me.
MOSCOW - Russia's Atomic Energy Ministry will wait until 2000 to fix any computer glitches arising from the Millennium Bug, a spokesman said Friday. "We don't have any problems yet," spokesman Vladislav Petrov told The Associated Press. "We'll deal with the problem in the year 2000." The Millennium Bug is a worldwide threat because many computers - originally programmed to recognize only the last two digits of a year - may be unable to distinguish between the years 2000 and 1900 - since their codes represent those years as simply 00.========
Does this sound like they will be ready in time? Would you go on a tour of a Russian nuclear power plant on January 1, 2000?
-- Bran (email@example.com), June 22, 1998
Don't think I'd like to live in Poland or other down-wind countries, either. Getting out of there is REALLY relocation.
-- Rocky Knolls (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 22, 1998.