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Last night (after Halloween night) I had this dream. *Everyone in the World turned back all the clock dates, just like Daylight Savings time. Spring forword, fall back. So the whole World(in my dream) went by the year 1989 after this January 1, 1998 we went back. This gave Earth,10 more years to fix the problem! * Accoums Razor, "All things being equal, the simplest answer is usually the correct one." Anyone think this could work? "Why Not?" TL.
-- zara (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 1998
you need to buy a vowel.
-- a (email@example.com), November 01, 1998.
In very simple situations, with an isolated computer doing work that doesn't require historical records, it would work. In the real world, it simply won't work unless you are willing to trash every historical record. Think about what that means.
-- R. D..Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 1998.
It's a possible solution to some things - but like he points out, it won't solve everything.
City of Orlando Fl found out there traffic computer was failing it y2K tests. If their vender can't replace it in time, they will reset it date back to the same functional year (based on leap year/saturday/Sunday pattern) of 1972.
Some things, it will work, but I wasn't working full time in 1972. How are my tax records going to be adjusted? My checking account didn't exist yet....etc.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), November 02, 1998.
Do we get 8 MORE years of Clinton? I have knicknamed this "solution" the "Groundhog Day" solution. Keep reliving the last __ years until we get it right. Lets move forward folks, the haunted house we are moving through will end someday.
-- Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 1998.
When ppls set their clocks back they don't relive the last hour of their lives. That would take a time-machine, I'm still working on that. It should be up & running soon.
-- Saber (email@example.com), November 02, 1998.
That is so right , gee i wish i had thought of that. wow you will save the world!!!
You use the halcoms razor theory so think about this, We invented a broken program ,and the most logical explanation is that it will fail, get over it . work the problem .
-- Ron (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1998.
It's 'Occam's Razor' of 'Ockham's Razor' after William of Ockham.
-- Ned (email@example.com), November 08, 1998.