What happened to Hamasaki?

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What happened to Cory Hamasaki. I havn't seen a new weather report for almost a month now. I'm looking on his page with all the other reports, but nothing new since #91. Am I looking in the wrong place? I assume he's makeing money in buckets with y2k fixes, but just thought he might have taken up farming. I miss his info and his humor, the later of which is in very short supply.

-- Lon Frank (postit@here.com), September 13, 1998


# 92 appeared Sept. 3rd. at www.sonnet.co.uk/muse/dcwrp.html.


-- Jeff C. (jcdc@rockisland.com), September 13, 1998.

Thanks, Jeff. It was good to read Cory again, I think! When it comes to his weather reports, I unfortunately fall into the "geezer" category. I like the idea that he seem to think we can still survive it, if communities, neighborhoods and families pull together. I think he's getting a little "geezerly" himself. I personally can't imagine urban survival without electricity.

Anyway, after reading his latest, I would love to stay and chat, but you know I got to make a Sam's run, call my gold dealer, plow another half-acre for the garden.....


-- Lon Frank (postit@here.com), September 13, 1998.

I was thinking of writing a mathematical model to show the various effects of Year 2k disruptions, allowing the user to manipulate the inputs to form different scenarios. Then I realized, all you have to do is play SIMCITY without adding any power hookups and see how many people you get living in your city - none!

-- Amy Leone (aleone@amp.com), September 14, 1998.

Amy, I am long past my computer modeling days, but I think my kids have SIMCITY. I'll have to check it out. But the old, tired, rusty, out-of-date computer between my ears can figure - no power = no municipal water systems = no urban population. I think this is a terminal fact overlooked by those thinking tose and then relatively rapid recovery.

-- Lon Frank (postit@here.com), September 14, 1998.

"tose"??? Make that last line read -those thinking total collapse-

It seems my typing is no better than my thinking!

-- Lon Frank (postit@here.com), September 14, 1998.

I got FILE NOT FOUND on that address for Cory. someone gotta better one?

-- Roberta Blackard (roblackard@juno.com), September 18, 1998.

Roberta, be carefull you don't copy the last dot in the address; it's a period for the sentence only.

-- Lon Frank (postit@here.com), September 18, 1998.

No, no, no.

Amy, the SIMCITY simulation is perfect, but your scenario should be:

Create and populate a city. (With lots of people and "little" crime.)

Then "turn off" the power. See what happens.

For more fun, "turn off" water and police protection.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 18, 1998.

Gary North has the latest Hamasaki link posted.

-- Dave (dave22@concentric.net), September 18, 1998.

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