Cory Hamasaki's DC Y2k Weather Report WRP108 : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Posted @ Kiyo Inc. on 01/15/1999

Weather Report #108

-- Nathan (, January 16, 1999


Anyone else seeing this happen?

"I know pros who don't want anything to do with Y2K now. They've watched the handwavers take the easy money, scramble the code, and now that "Times up", the pros don't want to get stuck picking up the pieces. It's one thing to earn a good rate doing a job with a chance of success but no one wants to start a job that has no hope."

-- Nathan (, January 16, 1999.

Cheez, only 120 rounds of .223 ? What a piker !

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), January 16, 1999.


Cory isn't a piker. The 120 rds. is just for his "bugout" to D.R. for his *safe spot*.

Also from Cory:

BAD NEWS. I just received email from a'er that Rex Widmer was killed in an automobile accident. As I get details and confirmation, I will add Rex to my death notices page.

This is very bad news for Y2K remediation. Rex Widmer was the "Software Archeologist" and knew more about recovering information from old binaries than anyone else. Rex ran a P/390 with MVS and VM in his home and had a collection of compilers that is unmatched.

For those of you who have been on the fence on Y2K. Remediation just took a big step back.

Rex was the author of the Edge Portfolio Analyzer and was active in Y2K work, especially source reconstruction.

cory hamasaki 350 Days, 8,403 Hours. 


-- c (c@c.c), January 16, 1999.

That's horrible. Since 11/p we've had buckets of bad news. Our condolences.

-- Leska (, January 16, 1999.


-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), January 16, 1999.

We are going to pick up another load of red wheat next week. 1700 pounds to be exact. Sometimes I wonder if I will be left with a lot of chum bait for my favorite catfish hole. But, this type of insurance is cheap at $10 a fifty pound bag. Cheaper than my homeowners insurance.

I am buying to "forcibly" resell or give to my friends and neighbors. The average American consumer spends $800 per Christmas for stupid things. Why not Invest into the gift of life for others, like a gift, you get it whether you deserve it or not.

And like the old clique saying, give to the poor in March 2000 if nothing happens.

PS< I find "snakemans" opinion offensive. I hope that Cory intended this statement as a warning shot only. Hawkman

-- hawkman (, January 16, 1999.

>>PS< I find "snakemans" opinion offensive. I hope that Cory intended this statement as a warning shot only. Hawkman

-- hawkman (, January 16, 1999.


Cory was, without question, giving us a warning shot, because that was not "snakeman's" opinion, it was his "mind set". This clearly illustrates how severe disruptions could generate the potential for a very rapidly accelerating devolutionary spiral. It is also indicative of a society whose best achievers, producers and visionaries, can and will adapt themselves to the base position of man in the animal kingdom... that of "chief" predator.


-- c (c@c.c), January 16, 1999.

I think my outlook just reached a new low

-- (, January 16, 1999.

When did Cory get the AR-15? He used to say his friends were gun "nuts", now he has a $1000. semi-auto battle rifle? 120 rounds is a little light, even for a bug out bag. Hope he dosen't have to go to far to get to the "Dragon" farm.

-- Bill (, January 16, 1999.

If you read historic WRP's, you'll find his stock at home is VERY extensive. Runs to several thou if we are to believe the deponent.


-- Chuck, night driver (, January 16, 1999.

120 rounds is a little light, even for a bug out bag

Hey, one shot, one kill, one captured weapon and ammo, right ?


-- Runway Cat (, January 16, 1999.

True, if the guy you shoot is also shooting .223. It is a NATO round and is used by most SWAT teams. Having shot AR 15 some, it is an acurate weapon. Cory should invest in somemore ammo for his gun and cache it somewhere near the DragonRanch, just in case. 1000 rounds of .223 can be had in battle packs for less than $200. I would also suggest a pistol for up close defense.

-- Bill (, January 17, 1999.

Has anyone ever thought of how those Y2K WRPs are great snipets of history? Starting in 2000, ofcourse.

-- Chris (, January 17, 1999.

Even though Cory is generally a generous guy, to me the scariest thing about the most recent report is that he gave away the store on how to fix Y2K stuff. It is his business and stock in trade after all. It's like saying, "hey, it don't matter much anymore. I'll make some bucks this year but if you want to take my expertise for free and run with it, here ......". Just my interpretation, of course, but scarier to me than ammunition.

-- BigDog (, January 17, 1999.


'Tis true! That is the epitome of "putting your money where your mouth is".


-- c (c@c.c), January 19, 1999.

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