US West suffers outage, brings down Wyominggreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Direct quote from the y2knewswire site: "US West suffers outage, brings down Wyoming Y2KNEWSWIRE.COM and Y2KSUPPLY.COM have been off-line for three hours today thanks to an equipment failure at US West, one of the nation's largest telecommunications providers. Remember, this is a company that promises everything will work on 1/1/2000. It seems they should begin by making things work in 1999.
Oh, also check out the lead story for today:
3/17/1999 - Sen. Schumer works to ban an entire industry from using the Internet (just in time for Y2K restrictions) JUST IN TIME FOR Y2K... SEN. SCHUMER ATTACKS INTERNET FREE SPEECH; WANTS TO DENY GUN OWNERS FROM USING THE INTERNET TO DESCRIBE LEGAL FIREARMS FOR SALE
-- Mr. Kennedy (email@example.com), March 17, 1999
Why is there an outage? Equipment failure? Ice Storm? You are pretty fast to jump all over a company because of an outage. Equipment fails occasionally and outages happen. Perhaps you could put some perspective on this story before trashing an entire company. That would be the "GI" way, would it not?
-- Helen Wheels (helen@***.com), March 17, 1999.
An easy fast trip to the Y2knewswire hot-link, provided in Mr. K's post, provides your answer, Helen:
"If you ever wanted proof that telecommunications is fragile, here it is. What are the odds, you think, this will all work on 1/1/2000? If we're on-line in January, we'll be surprised.
TIP: If this happens again, don't worry. Just keep trying the site the next day. We are here all year long. For the "go to manual" theorists, by the way, we're very curious how the Internet is supposed to go back to manual after the routing equipment fails. As US West revealed today, there is not some simple switch sitting around that somebody can flip and make everything work again."
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 17, 1999.
A full three hours! If it is this fragile, then why should it work all work now. This isolated outage is no more an indication of the effects of Y2K than is my car not starting this morning. Making reaches like this damages the credibility of this forum.
-- decloaked, for a moment (email@example.com), March 17, 1999.
The quote today from y2knewswire reads "We suffered an all day Internet outage on Tuesday thanks to equipment problems at U.S. West...A large portion (vague) of the internet access for the state of Wyoming was out of commission.
So phones were not out over the entire state of Wyoming as you would be led to believe. However, the claim is now a full day's outage as opposed to just three hours.
What should I believe?
Of course, y2k newswire would never put a biased spin on things, would they? It still has absolutely zero to do with Y2K.
-- decloaked for even longer (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 17, 1999.
I don't know if this has anything to do with the power outage but the Y2k Weatherman email, to which I subscribe,went bonkers and is sending all subscribers his messages. I had 22 messages from irate subscribers begging for it to stop. I think the weatherman is based in Texas or Arizona.
-- Linda A. (email@example.com), March 17, 1999.
Helen and DeCloaked:
Ice Storm? You are pretty fast to jump all over a company because of an outage. Equipment fails occasionally and outages happen. Perhaps you could put some perspective on this story before trashing an entire company. That would be the "GI" way, would it not?
Uh, Helen..... if you had read the LINK PROVIDED, you would see that the exact post above is a direct quote from the Y2KNewsWire.com site, not MY statements.
You may chew on your foot a little now.
If it is this fragile, then why should it work all work now. This isolated outage is no more an indication of the effects of Y2K yada, yada.
That is not what the statement was about. The author of that statement was making it clear that if disruptions of some magnitude are possible now in "regular times", it is not a good indication of how things will operate in times of widespread disruptions that affect all industries in some capacity.
Read and study carefully before publicly showing what you don't comprehend. We are all searching for answers. Use the LINKS provided to evaluate ALL of the information or topic of discussion.
-- Mr. Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 17, 1999.