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Just want to let everyone know that the San Diego Evening News carried the 2 latest y2k stories on China and Russia. I don't have the links but they have already been mentioned on this forum. They did not sugar coat them or add any spin. They said that in China many companies did not know how to check for a y2k bug. This is the first serious y2k reporting on my local news channel I have seen.


-- Lora Ereshan (, February 03, 1999


Good news! Thanks, Watchful

-- Watchful (, February 03, 1999.

Lora - Which channel: 8, 10, or 7/39? Cox Cable did a nice little half-hour piece which they re-ran over the past few weeks, but I hadn't seen any of the mainstream channels deliver anything but happyface items.

-- Mac (, February 04, 1999.

Sorry, I'm an old git and I can't remember where I read this (but it was on the Internet so it must be true ): Much of China's software is bootlegged so they technical support or advice re Y2K is not available from the manufacturers.

-- Old Git (, February 04, 1999.

I have a different cable company over here in Encinitas, Daniels Cable. The San Diego News Channel is 15. They say that it is "brought to us by Channel 10 News". It is a 24 hour news channel except they often replay news from earlier in the day. I hope this helps.

Thanks for the info on China, Old Git. I think I remember seeing the percentage as 98% pirated. I don't remember where either though. Hard to imagine how all those government agencies and businesses ended up with stolen goods. I am fairly ignorant of Asian events and history. Maybe someone else on the forum knows. In any case, I don't see how they can go to the manufacturer for help!


-- Lora Ereshan (, February 04, 1999.

Article from Nandonews last May re China and Y2K:

China and Y2K

-- Mac (, February 04, 1999.

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