de Jager's mailing list announces FAA ready for Y2Kgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I got the following email today from Peter de Jager's list server. For those in doubt of this man's bias, this should clear things up for you:
Year2000.com Announcement List, Apr. 13, 1999
FAA PASSES THE TEST Newswires are reporting on the successful FAA Y2K test performed at Denver International Airport over the weekend. Looks like we can all fly without fear at the end of the year!
[snip story about conceiving millennium baby, and rest of drivel]
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 1999
Those who are in the most trouble, lie the most vehemently.
-- Lisa (email@example.com), April 14, 1999.
For me to repeat this news would be pure conjecture.
-- Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 1999.
Hey, FAA is making progress but huge WOW. Thanks (I suppose), "a". Anyone who thinks this is defensible is really out of it. Sadly, it confirms what many of us have speculated about De Jager for quite a while.
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 14, 1999.
Yeah, and if that Denver test was anything like the one that NERC did it was designed to be a success before they even started. Wait until they get a few thousand planes up in the air and the system crashes!
-- @ (@@@.@), April 14, 1999.
The author of the quotation is, I believe, Angela somebody-or-other; she puts out the Year2000.com notices. de Jager himself may or may not see the editorial content before it hits the press, but Year2000.com is as guilty of faulty extrapolation (1 FAA test in Denver is reported as a success - therefore everything will be tickety-boo come 1 Jan 2000) as the hard-core doomers who extrapolate TEOTWAWKI from something GN posts on his web site.
-- (email@example.com), April 14, 1999.
There's more about the FAA on this thread:
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 1999.