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How many people on this forum received a millennium countdown clock for Christmas? I got one from my DGI niece. She made a special effor to track one down for me. Did anyone else get one?
-- Pearlie Sweetcake (email@example.com), December 25, 1998
Me too! Mrs. D thought it was a big HA HA. "Here Deedah, this will help to remind you that you're falling a little behind, and need to get real busy in January."
-- Uncle Deedah (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1998.
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Me, too! From my GI wife, along with a screensaver. Assaulted by DWGI brother-in-law at large family get-together while talking ( on the telephone ) to GI brother in San Antonio, TX. ( Go figure!?! )
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-- Robert Mangus (email@example.com), December 26, 1998.
Mine doesn't work.
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), December 26, 1998.
I got one from my husband. Still not a GI, but not quite so stern about it.
-- margie mason (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1998.
Yep, got the clock from a DWGI sister-in-law.
Also got a "01-01-00 It's Coming" sweatshirt.
But I'm especially pleased with my water-filled globe with the exploding PC and all those 1's and 0's floating around!
-- Elbow Grease (Elbow_Grease@AutoShop.com), December 26, 1998.
Mine was a B-day present in October. Works great for now!
-- Bill (email@example.com), December 26, 1998.
Yeah, I got one. It's supposed to work like a regular clock after the magic hour has passed. I wonder if it will.... maybe a non-compliant chip or two inside...? Wouldn't that be a wonderful irony?
Well -- only 370 days until we have an answer to that one. Can't wait...
-- Ben Dair (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1998.
I got one from my daughter. Just hope the battery doesn't go dead before the big day.... wouldn't want it to sneak up on me unexpectedly!!!! Rocky H
-- Rocky H (email@example.com), December 26, 1998.
My adult daughter got a millennium countdown clock for me because of my lectures on preparedness for y2k, and my xmas gifts of survival helps. I love it, but how will it work after 1/1/00?
-- Phyllis Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1998.
We got one from our DGI daughter and her GI husband but we "one-upped" them and gave them Bay Gen radios with lights. actually we gave several of them for gifts this year...seemed appropriate.
-- Judi Grimsley (WPUC@aol.com), December 26, 1998.
I received a millennium clock made by Countdown Clocks Intl. I set it for rollover and it appears that the 2000 countdown display freezes at 2000. At that point, the regular clock mode continues to work. If you then switch away from the 2000 countdown mode, the 2000 countdown display becomes inaccessible, which makes sense, as it is no longer needed.
You can also set the clock to start another countdown for 2001 (what the manufacturer calls the "academic position"). That uses the display mode that currently has all zeros. If you follow the instructions and activate the 2001 mode, you can then see the countdown for both 2000 (370 days) and 2001 (735 days).
-- Nathan (email@example.com), December 26, 1998.
Lets see I got a Millennium 2000 countdown clock a Millenium 01-01-00 time capsule a Millennium screen saver and a 4X4 note pad stack that reads 01-01-00 "It's Coming!" Their all listening though. Mike
-- flierdude (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1998.
My daughter gave one to her dad for christmas.She said dad now you know exactly how long we have.
-- laura (email@example.com), December 26, 1998.
>If you follow the instructions and activate the 2001 mode, you can then see the countdown for both 2000 (370 days) and 2001 (735 days).
If your clock indicates that the countdown to 2001 is only 365 (735-370) days longer than the countdown to 2000, it's not Y2K-compliant!
The year 2000 will be a leap year, with 366 days. So the countdown to 2001 should always be 366 days greater than the countdown to 2000.
-- No Spam Please (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 27, 1998.
Yes, you are correct, sir. The countdown for 2001 is not compliant! Ironic, isn't it? Perfect example of cheesy microcode. You'd think the manufacturers would have nailed this, especially for this particular application.
Y2k + 1 is REAL! :o)
-- Nathan (email@example.com), December 27, 1998.