Results of Wall Street Testing ???? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Wall Street has been running a series of tests with a number of Brokerage Houses and other involved parties. Were the final results of these tests published or is the jury still out?


-- Ray (, April 04, 1999



There is a press release with the headlines:


Industrywide Test Simulates New Year's Eve Full Report To Be Released Thursday, April 29

-- Jerry B (, April 04, 1999.

Jerry, thanks for the input. Looks like they have one more weekend of testing.


-- Ray (, April 04, 1999.

Doesn't really matter what the results are Ray, if they are bad everyone here will nod sagely. If they are good, they will be dismissed as further examples of Klinton's evil-doers keeping the TRUTH from us.

-- Y2K Pro (, April 04, 1999.

Y2K Pro,

Wouldn't you agree that what matters more is whether they'll publish the _results_ of the tests, good or bad, or a happy-face report without the results?

-- No Spam Please (, April 04, 1999.

No Spam: Sure, I for one would love to see the results.

How should these results be best presented, do you think? A detailed description of each test and a list of any problems found, along with the rate of incidence of each? Should results be broken down by individual institution? Should the report explain the purpose, limits, and assumptions behind each test? How detailed a description of the test environment iself would you consider appropriate?

Should the report be separated into a public-consumption summary and a geeks-only appendix?

If the tests were being limited, for example, to just those things that were known to pass or do well, how would I know? Hell, I don't even know what questions to ask.

-- Flint (, April 04, 1999.

Well I'd sure like to see something more open than the muzzle-job we got last summer.

-- Shimrod (, April 04, 1999.

Ray - Last summer there was a complete description of each of the testing periods, very detailed about what/how was being tested. Haven't checked since, but the pages are probably still there. Biggest acknowledged problem as the testing moves into more comprehensive systems has been integrated end to end testing - the PhoneCo's aren't ready, some till summer.

-- Mitchell Barnes (, April 04, 1999.

Y2K Pro,

I sincerely believe that the only thing the majority of folks around here want are HONEST answers. The government has been caught in a number of LIES. When this happens people begin to mistrust the sources that have lied. This is the state we are curently in. Can the government change this? It would take a true LEADER to turn it around. Will it happen? I doubt it.


-- Ray (, April 04, 1999.

i read someware that it was a success, no failures but it only included 40-50 brokerage houses it was aloop test but was not rolled over to 2000

-- bob (, April 04, 1999.

Ray, you make a really good point here. It's quite likely that some of the answers we're getting *are* honest. Maybe most of them. But who knows? We can't tell which ones they are.

-- Flint (, April 04, 1999.

Perhaps there will be some positive news. These associations that are run by the industries they are reporting on leave me with no faith whatsoever in the conclusions that are reported. I will not, under any circumstances, trust information from such sources.

-- Mike Lang (, April 04, 1999.

Perhaps you'd better get a better microscope with which to see "everyone here" y2kpro. If it were not for the ?sagely, how would we have arrived at any meaningful compliance? I'm a new GI and have taken the possible future(s) very seriously. I am planning for the protection and safety of my family, in a deadly serious manner. Yet.... I was thrilled to wake up 4/2/99 to relative calm on the Y2K front. And was again uplifted that day by the progress announced at Bonneville Power Authority. Links available this and other sites re; testing and results... I get a joy telling family and friends GOOD NEWS. I feel great about empowering myself through buying groceries etc. (in-case-of) and continuing to prepare for the possible/probable downturn. On any scale! Even if all efforts are not successful, the glass is still filling, while the sand is still falling. Why don't you GAG (Get A Grip) Read today's newspapers from a couple dozen major cities in a dozen or so countries and then tell us all "it's going to be okidoki".

Take a good look, and see yourself there at the border of Macedonia, the sign says "CLOSED" and tell all around you "there's nothing to worry about"

Let me,and a couple billion other people on this planet, hear your case, your evidence please, of your knowledge of what the REAL FUTURE has in store and why we're being soo foolish. I am listening but it had better be good. Here's your chance.

I suppose that if the Y2K problem gets worked out by some as-yet-unforseen miracle, you won't nod your head in a sagely "I told you so"??? But if it doesn't work out , you should consider starving before begging!. I hope you will have to spend a few minutes ,before you pass on, to feel any pain or misery of those you manage to convince to trust your prophetic vision of the future.

OK..... I'll tell you what. I've got a deck of cards, and 50 of them have been played. TELL ME, exactly, without a doubt, 100%, what the next card is! Well can you?, If you can't guarantee me , even with those perfect binary odds, then how can you tell us what will or won't happen in the next minute, much less what won't happen in the coming year.

Since you cannot tell us, I will continue to empower myself in those ways which I can, let go of those things over which I am powerless, and pray.

-- spun@lright (, April 04, 1999.


From what you say and how you say it I have to presume that you will spend the rest of your life going through the same exercises you are going through right now. The one thing that you forget, along with many others, is that you are demanding "100%" guarantees that 100% of everything will work 100% of the time. The reallity is that you did not have that guarantee in the past and you do not have it now so why are you making it a condition for the future and if it is not reached it will be TEOTWAWKI?

-- ???? (????@?.?), April 05, 1999.


My comment was peevish and unjustified. I apologize.

-- No Spam Please (, April 05, 1999.

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