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The Senate report will be release in print form Tuesday. It will not be posted on the Web until next Monday. Tomorrow will be called Y2K Day in the Senate.
Anyway, so I am told from DC. I will have a copy of the report tomorrow. Will post the fun stuff on our site as I get the chance.
-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (email@example.com), March 01, 1999
THANK YOU, Drew! Am curious. Y2K Day in the Senate? March 2, 1999? Will mark it on calendar ... LOL! Every day has been Y2K Day here for many months. Hope you have a scanner, Drew ;-)
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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
It would have been a lot better (at least funnier) if they had chosen March 15 as Y2K day.
-- Greybear, beware
- Et Tu?
-- Greybear (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
Instead, they chose Texas' independence day?
Can't they wait one more day?
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org!), March 01, 1999.
Texas Independence Day? I thought that was April 21st (San Jacinto Day). I'm assuming this is a reference to the Battle of the Alamo. My memories of childhood classes in Texas history are fading rapidly. Maybe my lack of knowledge of all things Texan is why they finally asked me to leave. (But hey, Dad's a native of San Antonio, so I can't be all bad.)
Drowning in the Pacific Northwest...
-- Don (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
Hi Don! Two other waterlogged nutria soaked in Cascadia ;-)
The latest on the Senate Report has us belly-laughing uncontrollably.
Get this ... D I A B O L I C A L !!
US News Online
" ... Bennett and Dodd characterize the Y2K glitch as "diabolical." "
This'll really get some commentary. Feel like starting a thread called Diabolical ;-O
But there's too much news to look at, so off we go ...
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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
Y2K day? Will this become a national holiday? As with all great efforts, we need a rallying-cry: how about 'Remember the Milne!'
-- Spidey (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
What are we to make of the story right below about the guy who has supposedly invented something to identify problem embedded chips. Is the Delta-T Probe the real thing? My first question was what's a guy whose book on solving the Rubik's Cube sold 1.5 million copies doing working as technical director for some company.
-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), March 01, 1999.
What is interesting, (assuming the Delta Probe works), is that they are finding 1 in every 500 embedded chips is date-sensitive. With 25 billion e-chips in systems throughout the world, this means that we could have 50 million chips that are date sensitive. If only half of these cause problems we are in for one hell of a ride.
-- Jim P.E. (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
See my post on this forum:
"Where is the Senate Report due out Monday, March 1st?"
-- sweetolebob (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
The Ides of March...great point. Betrayal at the highest levels....
-- Scarlett (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
Pentagon budget for Y2K creeps higher
Monday March 1, 6:34 PM (EST)
WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI S) _ On the eve of a congressional inquiry into the year 2000 problem at the Pentagon, a new report (Monday) shows the Defense Department expects it will spend $2.65 billion to rid its most vital weapons and computer systems of the Y2K ``bug.''
But the Pentagon official in charge of the project says the department is on track to finish the work by October. So far, 83 percent of the Pentagon's mission critical systems have been fixed.
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-- Leska (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
To bad we couldn't wait till April 15th for y2k day!
-- Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
A leading GA state rep (who has considerable influence locally in state-level Y2K legislation) reported tonight that Mr. K has openly been saying "minor" bump - and privately telling Congress (apparently Rep Horn, Sen Bennett, etc.) and "various cities" that they should get ready for 3 weeks of utilities being lost. This is possibly what the "closed Senate session" is going to be about.
Also, as of now, he reported that 38 of 50 states have formally setup (called up ?) their National Guard units for "indefinite" active duty beginning next Jan.
The three week rolling blackout-intermittent service period "feels" about right to me technically. Can't quantify it for you, can't tell you why, but it feels about right for that much time to get service back so you can reasonably expect to get power when you turn on a switch. Then expect irregular service after that for up to 6 months. Just a bump is 'wrong" - 72 hours is optimistic for most areas, but power will be irregularly on and off after 72 hours in most places. (Hint: leave your electric razor plugged in - when it comes on, you can get a short charge until it trips off again.
Economic disruption, if so, would be severe: industry can't run on hopes and guesses about when power and water are restored..
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), March 02, 1999.
Hey my birthday is 03/02 and they are calling it y2k day. I think I am feeling sick. Thats just great! Tman... :(
-- Tman (Tman@IBAgeek.com), March 02, 1999.
>Hey my birthday is 03/02 and they are calling it y2k day. I think I am feeling sick. Thats just great! Tman... :( <
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!!!
And may you have, and enjoy, many more.
-- sweetolebob (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 1999.
At the end of this article, in a yellow box, is some info on the Senate's Y2K plans for this week:
Y2K Hits the Hill
The full Senate takes up a measure today to set aside about $500 million in Small Business Administration loans for businesses trying to repair their computer systems.
The Senate will also release a major report on the effects of the computer bug within the United States and abroad. A special Senate panel on the Y2K problem chaired by Sens. Robert Bennett, R- Utah, and Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., concludes that Americans could face widespread, if generally minimal, disruptions in health care, financial services and food and energy supplies.
Both senators say the economic and social effects could be more serious in many foreign countries that havent made the effort or dont have the money to fix the problem.
Between 30 and 50 percent of all companies worldwide will have at least one mission-critical failure, Bennett said, citing a study by the Gartner Group. That figure drops down to 15 percent for companies here at home.
Bennett warns that even a relatively small number of Y2K problems could be disruptive, leading to an economic downturn. No business operates in a vacuum, he noted. Our economic sectors are inextricably bound together.
Also this week, House and Senate committees will conduct hearings on how well the food industry and the Pentagon are prepared for Y2K. President Clinton has given federal agencies until March 31 to make their computer systems Y2K-ready, and the Defense Department is struggling to meet that deadline.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), March 02, 1999.
Thanks Bob it has been a good day! y2k or not. Tman
-- Tman (Tman@IBAgeek.com), March 03, 1999.