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Federal agencies may miss Y2K deadline By Erich Luening
Staff Writer, CNET News.com March 18, 1999, 1:15 p.m. PT
Three federal agencies are likely to miss a rapidly approaching White House deadline for all "mission critical" government systems to be Year 2000 compliant, a report released today shows.
It is now about the END of first quarter 1999.
They were supposed to have a full year for testing. Testing is at least half the job. Now they have less than 200 working days.... to do more than HALF the job.
The cost estimate has gone up yet again and they claim it is clear that it will continue to go higher. Perhaps none of you remember John Koskinen's remark in march of last year when he laughed at the notion of the budget going higher than five billion when it was then, currently at 4.5 Billion. And do not forget the additional three billion in 'emergency funds that have also been allocated and spent which are NOT being mentioned in this new 6.8 billion number. That brings the total up to just about 9.8 billion.
And remember this is only for 3994 mission critical systems, not all 75,000=/- systems. In December of 1997, I wrote that it would exceed ten billion easily.
Paul Milne If you live within five miles of a 7-11, you're toast.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999
-- Jack (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
Paul has gone AWOL on this board. Why? He hardly ever posts on csy2k. Is he another exhausted boxer?
-- tired too (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
If we accept the hypothesis that the Federal govt is useless anyway, this situation should not be cause for concern.
-- Blue Himalayan (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
This doesn't prove anything about Milne's total meltdown scenario.
If you live within 5 miles of Paul Milne, you're as crazy as he is.
-- So what? (BigGulp@7.11), March 22, 1999.
Well So What?,
Anyone living within 50 miles or a gas tank's worth from idiot fools like you that don't want to see the train coming -- are not crazy....just dead.
A wise and prudent man sees danger afar off, and prepares. The fool rushes headlong into disaster and is destroyed. -Proverbs
-- INVAR (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
Umm- I guess i must be dense or maybe I missed something?? But- who is Paul Milne and what's this stuff about how close you live to a 7-11?? We don't have them here. Are they going to blow up or something??
-- anita (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
Paul Milne has frequently expressed views that Y2K problems will be very, very severe, especially in relatively more densely populated areas. 7-11 is the name of a chain of "convenience" stores. They will more often be located in larger towns than in smaller or rural towns. Paul would often end his posts with a phrase such as: If you live within five miles of a 7-11 you're toast. The suggestion being that if you live in an area with sufficient population density to suport such a store, you may be subject to victimization by bands of people in search of food, etc.
On the commonly used 1-10 Y2K scale, I think Paul Milne is about 100+.
-- Jerry B (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
the question isn't whether it's useless - of course it is! the question is how deadly it's death throes might be to the rest of us.
Arlin [who is personally a 7.5 on the 1-10 scale, and sees Paul Milne as about an 8.]
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
"the question isn't whether it's useless - of course it is! the question is how deadly it's death throes might be to the rest of us."
-- Hardliner (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
There's Paul, and then there's Infomagic. Doomgloom measurement standards.
Paul used to post here often. He has a unique hard-hitting way of getting his points across. We enjoy his posts because it makes us energetic about preparing, to say the least. However, he uses certain, uh, crude words frequently, which distract from the message. Unless someone is really thick-headed, in which case they may need the 2X4 words; but don't see evidence those terms have converted any DWGIs ;-)
Anita, if you go into the archives, around December, you'll see some eye-popping Paul Milne posts. Also, sometimes he'll still post on csy2k:
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
-- Debbie (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
Paul Milne has posted some excellent threads on this BB and I miss his posts because "he is the voice of reason."
-- bardou (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
[Paul Milne has posted some excellent threads on this BB and I miss his posts because "he is the voice of reason." ]
Thanks for making my day! HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa
If he is the voice of reason then you must really be crazy!
-- The voice of reason??? (ROFL@Milne.lovers), March 23, 1999.