Beach's response to Davis on Rick Cowles' Forum : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

In an active discussion on embedded systems on Rick Cowles' Electric Utilities and Y2K Q&A Forum, More infornation from Webpal on embedded chips, one contributor posted a communication Bruce Beach had sent him in reply to Paul Davis. Another contributor there reformatted this reply (for easier reading only) as Beach's response to comments by Paul Davis.

Both the original thread and Beach's response may be of interest to those following earlier threads here on potential problems with embedded systems, the last being Paul Davis' post My FINAL reply to Beach and his clocks.

-- Tom Carey (, April 13, 1999


Thank you Jeff Sullivan. My attempt at posting this, well, sucked. I was, ahh... busy at work. You do know about work? Thanks again Jeff! <:)=

-- Sysman (, April 14, 1999.

I've seen some confusing comments in my life but that takes it. Tom maybe you could explain the 'jeff' stuff in the post above?

PJ in TX

-- PJ Gaenir (, April 14, 1999.


Hey thanks for posting the link. It is helpful to read Bruce's response.

-- Deborah (, April 14, 1999.

This, though reformatted and cleaned up quite a bit, was the answer that irritated me enough to cause me to post the 'My Final Reply' thread. Beach does not even seem to realize the necessity for keeping power on an advanced RTC clock to keep it in that state.

-- Paul Davis (, April 14, 1999.

Have to agree with Paul here...this is old news.

-- a (a@a.a), April 14, 1999.

PJ -- "Jeff" is the person who posted Beach's msg to him on the Cowles forum thread cited in my initial post here. That's the extent of my information.

As for Who's on first, or What's on second, or even who's keeping score, I'm not the one to ask. I'm reasonably intelligent but the subleties of microprocessor design are way beyond me.

The most recent post on the Cowles forum thread supplies this link, an article entitled Millennial fears drive survivalists underground, featuring Bruce Beach's preparations and bunker, with illustrations.

"Life is complex: there is a real part, and there is an imaginary part." (Anon.)

-- Tom Carey (, April 14, 1999.

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