Pretty Light Show..Not Much Else : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Well I did not see as many fireballs as I had hoped for, but from all evidence I can find, (i.e. I have turned my satellite dish to every one I can get) and they are all there. AP has a news story out already saying it appears none were hit and so on.

One problem down.


-- Rick Tansun (, November 18, 1998


Yep, let's hope for a repeat performance just like this one next year. Same bat time. Same bat channel.


-- Arnie Rimmer (, November 18, 1998.

CNN had an interview with a satelite expert explaining what would be done to minimize any incident or damage to them. He said the satelite 's panels directions would be positioned so that the thin edge would be "slicing" through the uncoming tail's storm thereby minimizing exposure; that they would put the satelite in minimal funtioning mode and not do any changes or give them commands during that period. The way he explained it with graphics etc. I was left with a pretty good feeling that not much would happen. Their efforts worked :)

-- Chris (, November 18, 1998.

The 17th was night 1 of 2. The show may not be over yet.

-- jd (, November 18, 1998.

No, the 17th was the peak. It's pretty much over with.

BTW, one death has been attributed to the meteor shower. A woman in Japan fell off of a bridge when the wind blew her shawl away and she reached out to grab it.

-- Buddy (DC) (, November 18, 1998.

Buddy, I think what jd meant was the potential for problems next year. -Arnie

-- Arnie Rimmer (, November 18, 1998.

There is still a chance next year, but it is not as great as the danger from this year. This was supposed to be the worst one for the next 32.9 years


-- Rick Tansun (, November 18, 1998.

No, I think jd meant there might be trouble tonight.

-- Buddy (DC) (, November 18, 1998.

Duck!!! (I mean "Geeseeee.") 8<)

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, November 18, 1998.

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