why aren't you computer experts fixing this problem instead of waiting for the world to end?

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I mean really, have any of you thought of how sad and mad you will all be when NOTHING HAPPENS?

-- dontnodontcaredonttell (dontno@notyerbeeswax.com), March 08, 1999


Sad? Mad? Try extatic that things aren't totally in the crapper. Happy as I could possibly be that I won't be watching people I know die of who knows what effects from system failures in any and every facet of life. And pretty stoked about the idea that I won't have to shop nearly as much for goods.

And then there's hurricanes and similar natural disasters I'm now capable of surviving with pretty reasonable comfort, unlike what I saw in Dade county during my stint as a relief worker after Andrew levelled the area.

Pathetic troll, we all want nothing to happen. If Y2K is less than a 2 on the ten-scale we'll all join the new year's parties with comfort.

Life is seldom that kind... Especially with the dual-edged sword of underestimated technology and shortsighted thinking tossed into the mix.

OddOne, who's lurked more than long enough to know a troll when he sees one.

-- OddOne (mocklamer@geocities.com), March 08, 1999.

We're fixing the corners of the world we are responsible for - first our families, then our company's.

And what parts of the world are you fixing - when you aren't interupting other people's efforts at providing solutions?

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 08, 1999.

I posted the original message. I was specifically addressing PROGRAMMERS who post on this forum. Let me ask again: Why were you guys so fucking stoooopid? Fuck ,I could give a shit about fixing the technology. LET IT CRASH AND BURN!

-- don't remember (dontno@notyerbeeswax.com), March 08, 1999.

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-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 08, 1999.

Is some middle school on vacation again? Cluelessness is only skin deep, but stupid goes to the bone.

-- Cash (cash@andcarry.com), March 08, 1999.

Kevin, .......gotttcha....I'll go take my anger out on my old Commodore Amiga...wouldn't want to wreck the schools computer, y'know

-- dontnodontcaredonttell (dontno@notyerbeeswax.com), March 08, 1999.

Granted, a vent path is always useful - don't bottle the outlet of your relief valve through a bent pipe with an orifice plate installed - blow steam through an open pipe and clearly.

Given - vent away - but remember the programmer who is going to restore your paycheck next year may need to vent also. (Until you get fed, don't bite the hand of the programmer that feeds you.)

So, I'd prefer to keep all the programmers very happy until they fix everything perfectly and no program anywhere needs any more improvements - ever. Then, I'd recommend a vote on whether we line up all the IT managers and shoot every third one, then castrate the remainder. However, since they are guaranteed a steady job until all programs are perfect, that vore will never occur.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 08, 1999.

Spent 9 months trying to get ANY tech job last year. But "We only want specialists in Win.97.2.03 or we only want someone who has 5 years experience in nose picking, or we dont hire spics/niggrs/rednecks/homoz whatever"

Was that 5 years experience in hard or soft boogers?

"What's a booger?"

Quite frankly, a lot of those tech jobs go begging because they're not really in a hurry to fill them. Y2k isn't a "fix it yesterday" priority (or at least it wasn't a year ago to the guys who were doing the hiring... the guys in the geek-pen may have had a different outlook)

Scott Adams should show the pointy haired boss doing the interviews. Its lack of leadership that keeps people from putting more time into it. Our shop has 8 guys, of which 1.5 are checking y2k stuff. We probably could have 6 guys on y2k if the folks at the top in$i$ted.

In the case that "Nothing Happens" we will all go back to spying on the russians and keeping tabs on uncle sam, the ATF, and all the three letter agencies.


-- huntchbaakk. (quasimodo@belltower.com), March 08, 1999.

Well dont, as a programmer of 31 years, I'm neck deep in trying to fix this problem. As far as how we'll feel IF nothing happens (fat chance), we have a recent thread on just that topic. Maybe one of the regulars will find it for you. I'm too busy. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 08, 1999.

Spent a year and a half trying to get back into project mgt. NOPE!!!!

Will I have a problem if on July 4, 2000 I can comfortably take my Millennium mill down to Stonewall and BEG for permission to run it out on teh wire and put a couple .40 and a couple 9X19's into it and collect teh tinder and have a small bonfire?? NO!! I'll SELL TICKETS!!!



-- Chuck, night driver (rienzoo@en.com), March 08, 1999.


Here's the recent thread you're talking about...


"What if you're wrong?"

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 08, 1999.

Welcome back to the land of the seeing Chuckles.

MoVe Immediate

-- MVI (MVI@itsreaallycoldhere.com), March 08, 1999.

Huntchbaakk . . . You mean to say businesses actually require that you have a skill before hiring you? Stunning revelation quasi.

For the past few years, we've been searching high and low for skilled programmers. Starting to get desperate. Since you finally found a job, I guess there are others even more desperate than we are.

-- David (David@BankPacman.com), March 08, 1999.

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