Denver Decides to go to fix on failuregreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Don't look now folks, but except for "items deemed critical to public safety" it looks like Denver isn't planning to fix much of anything until *after* 01/01/00.
never mind that they never directly address what they're doing about their water supply, the thing I found interesting was the fact that they put 'thermostats' (i.e. building environmental controls) in the third and lowest tier...in Denver...in January...
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), December 13, 1998
Looks like Ellis Wyatt is torching the oil fields and the John Galt Line won't be running in Colorada come 2000.
-- MVI (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1998.
Wow, Denver hereby nominated DGI City. Here's a new one:
"The best thing we can do as a community is to just get an attitude adjustment, to lower our expectations. People need to anticipate that things will break.
"The moral of the story: Expect inconvenience.''
*Guffaw!* Great motto! The problem is those damn people! Lower those expectations! Forget your tax dollars!~ It ain't gonna work! You gotta problem with that? ! ?
TeeHeeHee. Noticed it said Portland was leading in best-prepared. Nice, except their power company was just sold to Scotland. Big foreign takeover. Oh well, Cascadia is not as cold as Denver ...
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-- Leska (email@example.com), December 14, 1998.
OK Denver. That's it then. If this news doesn't mobilize you to action, then you must already be dead. Get your collective butts in gear! The hour is very, very late and you've been sleeping far, far too long.
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), December 14, 1998.
This is just a roundabout way to cut down on the smog, so everybody can see the mountains again.
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 1998.
...So they're concentrating on repairing things deemed critical to public safety - and rolling the dice on the rest.
Theres a comforting thought. Wonder if theyre paying attention to power?
Wow, sure dont want to be anywhere near Denver next New Years. There is a hidden value to this article. They admit its so massive, they cant fix it. Wonder if other cities will listen and get going on Emergency Services and encouraging community and individual preparation. Or are they going to roll the dice on that one too?
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), December 14, 1998.
Aw, come on folks, as if any city is going to be ready!?!! At least Denver will go out without a lot of huffing/puffing/wheel- spinning beforehand. (By the way, "fix on failure" is a myth for Y2K, as has been well discussed on mucho previous threads.) Y2K cannot be fixed.
-- Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 1998.
I'm going Infomagicly insane lately. Little by little...
-- Chris (email@example.com), December 14, 1998.
This past summer had a lot of articles that said, "Y2K could cause problems in areas such as..."
Now there's open talk about many systems failing, and it's taken so casually. At the same time, people like my barber still know next to nothing about Y2K, and think 1999 is going to be just like 1998...
These contradictions will definitely make 1999 "interesting times."
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 1998.
At least the Mayor of St. Paul, MN is instructing residents to build a lifeboat that he hopes won't have to be used. I applaud cities who are working to educate citizens. I work at an office of a political official and today we got our first official call from someone asking what the truth about Y2K was. They were concerned about having medication available into the year 2000. I was so glad that she was concerned and calling that I could have hugged her through the phone... did I hear *shift* anyone?
-- Diane (DDEsq2002@juno.com), December 14, 1998.
Shoot, I was just about to accept a y2k remediation job with a major airline in Denver - maybe it's not such a good idea after all:)
To be honest I'd just do nine or ten months work anyway - don't want to be in a cold climate on rollover - why add to my problems?
For those into conspiracies etc. think about the new Denver International Airport (NWO/FM connections), UK Royalty buying up vast tracts of land in and around Denver, Denver being the main FEMA hub, and now this fix on failure (burnt toast) crap. Somethings up.
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), December 14, 1998.