y2K Cured

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Wouldn't we all like to see that headline? The government is telling us it is very close to being done. I really whish some insiders working on y2k would get on this forum and tell us the truth. It isn't going to happen here! Then why did I spend $13,000.00 in prep. Some truth PlEASE!

Beam me up!!!!!!!

-- Scotty (BLehman202@aol.com), March 03, 1999


Cheer up, Scotty, maybe there'll be a nuclear war instead.

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), March 03, 1999.

Scotty, read Cory Hamasaki's reports. Also, look thru this Forum's Archives by going to New Questions page, scrolling down, and exploring Older Messages. Many gems & anecdotes in older threads. Way back when, you will see the old timers debating technical points with substance and concentrated thought.

The Forum right now is somewhat scattered as the large # of denizens grapples with their skittering thoughts and vascillating moods in the Y2K Schizofrenetica Teeter-Totter. The quickening approach of New Year's Evil and the heinous dismisinfo spin is making us a bit dizzy. Hang in here with us -- the moral reinforcement helps get those preps in place!

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), March 03, 1999.

Sorry - no can do.

The information now is mixed, messed up, and being distorted both deliberately and accidently - and in any case, is all conjecture and guesses.

One of three things will happen -

Nothing but a "bump in the road". Nothing will fail, and we will continue next year exactly as we are right now.

Complete failure of everything, and nothing will recover ever. We will be reduced to a 1860's - 1920's existance.

Random, unpredictable and intermittent failure of most distribution and production of goods and utilities and government services for random and irregular period of times whose impact and duration will vary nation by nation and region by region and from town to town. Recovery will be piecemeal and uncertain, beginning when power, food, water, heat and lights are recovered in each area, and lasting until things return to some equilibrium again.

Take your pick. You have the same three choices as everyone else on this planet. Or you can leave the planet, but the Soviets are planning on restocking Mir.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 03, 1999.

Darn it - "not planning on restocking...."

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 03, 1999.


I think the only objective "truth" that there is in our secular world is that which you decide. It doesn't matter what will happen in Montana or Georgia or any place where you are not. (Discounting, of course, nikes).

I am now and will in the future deal with whatever "truth" I can see from where I am. Just as there is no magic bullet to fix the Y2K computer problem, there is no magic bullet of truth to let us know what will happen.

Hang in there. Steel yourself against the future whatever it holds. I am afraid we are in for a rough ride. Your family and friends will need you.

-- Greybear

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), March 03, 1999.

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