The Greatest Yourdon Thread(s) Of All Time : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I vote for the insanely long one that featured many of us, but especially Hardliner, E Coli and Runway Cat debating the nature of liberty, the NWO and, just generally, most things in the known universe.

TBOTWAWKI was also outstanding.

Andy's banking thread was a personal favorite but probably not everyone's, uh, taste in threads.

Actually, the prep-specific threads are the best, taken as a group, but I'm having a hard time thinking of a specific one (several on gardening and others on weapons purchase/use/care but which ones)?

How about some nominations and some links from the linkmeisters?

-- BigDog (, April 14, 1999


Well, I don't remember the title but I liked the thread with all of the spackling tips. I think it started out with Texas closing its border or something . . . . ?


-- Margaret (, April 14, 1999.

"What if you're wrong?" [about Y2K]

-- Kevin (, April 14, 1999.

Hey Greybear!!!-----

Whre's that thread we bantered about flatulent firepower???

-- INVAR (, April 14, 1999.

Here are five classics (I'll continue to hunt. Diane, I need you to help me find the one containing, but not titled, "Y2K fatigue", please):

In defense of Mr. Milne

Challenger, Thermodynamics & Y2K (PNG)

Let's argue about GN

Andy explains Fractional Reserve Banking

The Herd

-- Lisa (, April 14, 1999.

Oops, forgot

A Few Facts & Opinion about Martial Law

-- Lisa (, April 14, 1999.

BigDog: Thanks for the mention of "TBOTWAWBI" thread - here is the link:

Invar: Thanks for the mention of "Beans and Air Quality (HUMOR)", the thread I started as "Guess Who" - here is the link:

-- Rob Michaels (, April 14, 1999.

It doesn't look like I really need to prime the pump, but this could be a really cool "keeper" reference thread for newbies (heck, I'M going to go re-read all of the ones cited). Thanks to all the regulars!

-- BigDog (, April 14, 1999.

I think some Yourdon long-timer compiled a thread once upon a time, originally designed for newbies, was a collection of threads of note.

If I were voting for my favorite I'd cast one for the Asylum, but then I like wisdom and humor hidden in poetry.

-- Donna Barthuley (, April 14, 1999.

Donna, the Asylum is what hooked me ;-) Agree!

-- Leska (, April 14, 1999.

I thought these were keepers--

Why panic is unnecessary and important to avoid

USPS Going Down Very Hard and There Is NO Fix

Another (and Last) Experience with Jeering "Friends"

Y2K And The Erosion Of The Middle Ground

-- Tom Carey (, April 14, 1999.

I'd nominate some of the very recent threads on embedded systems and internal clocks (Davis, Beach, "David," etc.). Now if I could only understand what was being said. . . .

-- Don Florence (, April 14, 1999.

There are so many it is hard to know where to start. On the fun side we have Donna's recent hilarious Circus threads and the following two oldie but goodies:

The "Brotherhood of Yourdon" thread by Richard Dale

and the "Limericks" thread by Bobbi

Then on a more serious note there are the many threads where we offer one another support - A recent one that comes to mind was started by Arewyn but I do not remember the title.

There is also Hardliner's wonderful thread called "Flying in the Goo"

-- Rob Michaels (, April 14, 1999.

Two of the "Oldies but Goodies." :-)

Look in the mirror

Let's define the terms (Look in the mirror- Part 2)

-- Gayla Dunbar (, April 14, 1999.

Not the best, but a good one I just came across:

"What are the most compelling reports?"

-- Kevin (, April 15, 1999.

Another best of the the best of thread...

"ATTN regulars and lurkers: I need links and references for a speech."

-- Kevin (, April 15, 1999.

I second the vote for "Look in the Mirror- part 2" (a.k.a. "Let's Define the Terms"). My favorite. The link is in Gayla's post above.

For newbies, you should check out this thread just to experience the logic of Will Huett's scale of where people fit in on the "sliding scale" of how great a disruption Y2K will be.

-- Sara Nealy (, April 15, 1999.

I particularly like the threads that are about people. The "Who Are You" threads, the angst threads, the humor threads.

When I first started reading, I focused on the prep threads. After compiling my to do lists, though, I found they have limited usefulness. Now I like to know more about those who, like me, think that "something wicked this way comes".

-- Tricia the Canuck (, April 15, 1999.

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