What happened to my brain?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I am sure that just a few months ago I read that some DOD systems would not be ready until 2023.
Enter time warp:
Pentagon Confident On Y2k, Worries About Russia By Sue Pleming
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is 100 percent ready to fight any Year 2000 computer problems that may arise but fears nuclear power Russia is not as well prepared, a top Pentagon official said on Thursday.
In an upbeat briefing about the Pentagon's preparedness for any Y2K computer glitches, Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre was also confident other crucial U.S. sectors, such as banking, telecommunications and power grids would be ready.
-- fly . (.@...), January 15, 1999
Uh oh. Your brain absorbed and read the many articles and facts seriously portraying Y2K concerns at the beginning of the year.
The Govt noticed. Can't have *that* happening. Control timing! Corral the sheeple! Blitz articles with cartoons, ridicule, sudden good news: We're almost done! We're great! We're the Can-Do nation! Y2K no problem. How funny that people gave it a thought! Problem solved. Now forget about it.
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-- Leska (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 15, 1999.
Fly, it's okay.
Your brain, and most of ours, was just spin-zapped.
We'll recover before they will ... maybe.
Diane, suffering from brain brown-outs, not like Koskinen suffering from brain blackouts
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), January 16, 1999.
Just consider 3 of the most advanced weapon systems:
- Trident ballistic missile submarines
- Aegis class cruisers
- B2 bombers
These systems are completely computer controlled. Just evaluating the myriad of software systems on these platforms is a major task. Multiple languages, a "gazillion" embedded processors and a function which places the people on these things at high risk in the event of failure. The DoD will not get it done.
-- RD. ->H (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.
Sorry, R.D., but the Aegis combat system is compliant.
-- -- (email@example.com), January 16, 1999.
"Sorry, R.D., but the Aegis combat system is compliant"
yes and monkeys are jumping out of my ass.
y2k Compliant = assessed+remediated+tested+installed (includes entire infrastructure that system depends on)
y2k Ready = "fix on failure" or, who the hell knows.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.
Its like Clinton logic. When in doubt, lie about...
-- Sue (email@example.com), January 16, 1999.