Getting Busy??????? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Awhile back, 2 or 3 days ago, someone mentioned that this site was getting a little "busy" as regards to the amount of questions being asked (# of threads) so I just ran a quick count of it just for giggles.

As of 6:56 P.M. CST 18 Nov 1998 we had 44 "threads" hit just today, new questions/answers, total.

Y'all were wondering about when more and more folks were going to get curious? We are a LONG way from "mainstream" America but we are getting several new people every day who are waking up (or coming out of the bushes).

From the amount of traffic now I'd have to say it can't be very much longer until John Q. will be up and running. I just hope that most of them "stay on the reservation" and don't really panic.

To all you new people: Welcome to "Wunderland" and feel free to dive in with your Q&A. HEAVY on the A part.

I will warn you one and all - These people take no prisoners so put on a nice thick suit of fur and dive on in.

Sometimes they commence to waving their mouse around, and shaking their keyboards at one another, sometimes they even have foam dripping from the corners of their monitors, but all in all they are harmless.

Like you, NOBODY knows for sure what to expect from this particular bear, but that doesn't stop us from ranting and raving. Feel free to pounce.

So, in case you're new to the lurking game, you might as well come out from behind that bush right now, while you still have time for the general stuff to float by, because it will only move faster and faster, and altogether too soon your questions will go "Poof" before they even get answered.


-- sweetolebob (La) (, November 18, 1998


This is just so it will still be semi useful to anyone, and not take the full circle to float up.

The oldest question now posted is 11 Nov. So in 8 days it's history. And, since no one stays focused, for the most part the data gets shredded out.

Have fun


-- sweetolebob (La) (, November 18, 1998.

Dear S.O.B: I love your name.

-- Bardou (, November 18, 1998.

I dunno SOBob - I think awareness and this list for sure will speed up - but - there's still only 100 million people on the internet in the whole world. We have +-280 mill population in the USA alone, most of whom will accept the Readers Digest/Oprah version of things. Hell, look what they did at the last elections giving Clinstone and Co. a vote of confidence..., look what happened at the OJ verdict, doesn't say much for Mr. and Mrs. Joe Q. Public does it? Most people are so busy surviving and keeping their head above water from day to day that y2k is not an issue for them. And those MF's that have all the money, they're so fixated on the markets (most of them) that they don't see the bigger picture either. Make hay while the sun shines:-)

-- Andy (, November 19, 1998.

Andy wrote: "there's still only 100 million people on the internet in the whole world"...

Let's consider that only a small percentage of this number is aware of y2k. There is also reporting in mainstream media, the church and through other sources. So, the percentage of y2k aware people could be substantial.

It would take only a very, very small percentage, maybe a million people, to cause a run on banks. Think "herd".

Mike ===============================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, November 19, 1998.

Yep - you're right Michael - herd it will be.

-- Andy (, November 19, 1998.

Andy said: And those MF's that have all the money, they're so fixated on the markets (most of them) that they don't see the bigger picture either.

Hey, watch it buddy- those "MFs with all the money" are my target customers!! ;)


-- Leo (, November 19, 1998.

Leo - ROTFLMAO - sorry, I hope a few of 'em bite for ya!

-- Andy (, November 19, 1998.

Hi. I'm a "lurker", tell me Leo., whatch selling? And what does IMHO mean anyhow? oh thanks

-- closet (, November 19, 1998.

IMHO, IMHO stands for Imaginary Mahogany Hatrack Orrifice. Of course, at times I can be anachronistically challenged At other times, however, I use the classics such as TAAUMLN very cleverly. TAAUMLN is well known in these circles as "There's An Aardvark Up My Left Nostril.


-- Craig (, November 19, 1998.

Closet, ignore Craig. His evil twin "Omer" has taken over his brain. It's a Jeckyl (sp?) and Hyde thing. :-)

IMHO is an abbreviation for "In My Humble Opinion"

ROFLMAO- "Rolling On Floor Laughing My A** Off"

BTW- "By The Way"

TPTB- "The Powers That Be"

LOL- "Laughing Out Loud"

TEOTWAWKI- "The End Of The World As We Know It"

-- Gayla Dunbar (, November 19, 1998.


-- test (33@2.2), November 25, 1998.

What was that? What does "TEST" stand for?

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, November 25, 1998.

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