2,000 Texans get false overdraft notes in Y2K test

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-- Arnie Rimmer (arnie_rimmer@usa.net), December 17, 1998


Posted to demonstrate that human mistakes are just as important, if not more so, than computer mistakes....

-- Arnie Rimmer (arnie_rimmer@usa.net), December 17, 1998.

Just great, and here I was relying on the fact that you could completely trust people, but had to watch out next year for programming errors. 8<)

Makes you really feel good about next year's tax reporting doesn't it?

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), December 17, 1998.

can we all say OOOOOOOOOPS all at once?

-- a.b.c (A@b.c), December 17, 1998.

And this kind of serves as an example of what Infomagic has said -- that there is no way to escape the "residual" bugs that occur as a result of "fixing" the Y2K problem. And, specifically, that if every single computer were "fixed" for Y2K, this "residual" problem alone will be enough to bring everything down.

-- Jack (jsprat@eld.net), December 17, 1998.

Did some updates on a COBOL payroll printing program once. Boss took it and ran it to test. Forgot to remove test from print queue. Payroll runs program for payroll. Operator comes in and prints checks. Next morning we had an extra half million or so in checks - had to take them out of circulation and contact the bank and a whole bunch of other stuff. Would have been simpler to split the money and buy a ranch in Argentina.

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), December 17, 1998.


sorry Arnie, I went and posted this story after you already had...

ok, my eyes are open now and my humble apologies are offered to all!

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

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), December 17, 1998.

hey Paul,

Don't you live on a ranch in Argentina? lol

It's great to get the inside scoop on management mistakes : )

but, it's kinda scary too.

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

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), December 17, 1998.

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