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Planes..automatic teller machines..the usual. Also excited fed because the billing systems at the phone companies actually work. A couple of stories..

-- Mike Lang (, January 12, 1999


Did anyone alert the National Guard to this story. I guess if they don't have a problem with the phone system then we can save alot of money on those w2k preparations the Guard is making. hehehe

-- lulu (, January 12, 1999.

Under the heading of "urban legends" is the following:

"Only 8% of potential computer failures will happen at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2000. The rest could occur over the following two years."

This is stated as fact. I find this statement ludicrous. Yet it is presented (rather arrogantly) as the "truth".

"You want the truth? You can't handle the truth." -Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men"

-- Steve Hartsman (, January 13, 1999.

... as if 8% of the potential computer failures were a small number!

-- No Spam Please (, January 14, 1999.

Only 8% of media reports seem to get their facts half way straight.

-- Andy (, January 14, 1999.

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