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we will begin to see more and more of these occurances as the days of our lives unfold toward the end of the year

-- gotitlongago@garynorth. (vacajohn@(nospam), March 24, 1999

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-- gotitlongago@garynorth. (vacajohn@(nospam), March 24, 1999.

the center will not hold...


-- a (a@a.a), March 24, 1999. tcl?refers_to=000e7r

Compare what is stated in the hospital article with the article that was released today stating the incident that released millions of dollars in food stamps early was NOT y2k related. Interesting comparison!

In a Dec. 28, 1998, memo, Gale told hospital officials that problems with D.C. General's computers were increasing. "The disk drives are too full," he wrote. "This condition is creating an environment that is producing data errors. Such errors are erratic and totally unpredictable. Errors are showing up as missing data and incorrect data. Critical patient results are disappearing."

In an interview, the consultant said that some senior hospital officials  including Chief Executive Officer John Fairman  do not appear to understand the severity of the situation and are moving too slowly to prevent a crisis from occurring later this year. "I don't think that [Fairman] recognizes that the system is dying," Gale said. "Their system can't survive this year."

Now, compare that statement, noting the bold sections, with the following statement in an attempt to disguise the Y2K incident

Article from FOX NEWS

New Jersey officials said the error occurred when an automated file transfer failed because of disk capacity and the transfer had to be performed manually. A state employee keyed in the wrong effective date while transferring files, and the error went unnoticed until Monday.

[small section snipped]

"We've been flying by the seat of our pants for the past 24 hours,'' explained Carol Tencza, a Human Services spokeswoman. ''This is not a Y2K story. We had a disk-capacity problem.''

Looks like a y2koverup to me....IMHO.

Mr. K
***looking at the parallels***

-- Mr. Kennedy (, March 24, 1999.

You know, this sounds like Asimov's Foundation series. Rot at the center. I wonder what will happen to all of those wonderful museums, and if they survive, will anybody dare to visit them in future years?

I am really going to miss the Library of Congress.

-- Margaret (, March 24, 1999.

-- Middle Ground (, March 24, 1999.

Thanks for this one gotitlongago - I am including it on the next failures list (part 3).

Mr. K: Interesting.

-- Rob Michaels (, March 24, 1999.

Ow. I wish you hadn't brought up the Foundation series. Now I'm feeling really pessimistic.

-- Shimrod (, March 24, 1999.

Wonder if Flint saw this, after I tried to explain the basics of why Hospitals won't be nice places last night. Everything is automated. BTW, say there's 14 floors, no ramps, just elevators, electricity goes out -- how are all those very ill ppl who are bedbound connected to all sorts of noncompliant apparatus going to be moved?

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-- Leska (, March 24, 1999.

They will be moved the same way we evacuated 23 transport incubators and 53 babies (dang incubators weigh about 245 lbs). Down 14 flights of stairs and around to the ER for loading on ambulances. This happened in 1980 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa Fl as a result of an extremely smoky and toxic fire on the 5th floor. Not fun.

-- Lobo (, March 25, 1999.

Lobo, don't you think intelligent hospital design would include a smooth wide-circular ramp gently spiralling & winding around the whole hospital, accessible from many exits on many floors? Duh! Why can't they ever imagine the electricity going off!

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-- Leska (, March 25, 1999.

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