Interesting argument on c.s.y2k about lack of early failuresgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
POLLYANNA: Something that a lot of people seem to be overlooking is that Y2k started in earnest the first of this year as a number of significant milestones began to pass. Several of them have already passed. Y2k is no longer "next year". It's now. It's happening around us. Why do we see no major failures? DOOMER: Pick a country that has expended almost nothing on y2k, say, for example, Russia. Since Russia has not evidenced any significant y2k failures, by your reasoning, it will not evidence any significant y2k failures near, on or after Jan. 1, 2000. By your reasoning, not only will there be no serious problems in the U.S., but there will be no serious problems anywhere in the world. If this is the case, then y2k was a hoax all along. Billions have been wasted, because what is called 'remediation' doesn't really matter at all.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 19, 1999
DOOMER: I wonder what the sky would look like if it were green?
-- Dum Dum (D@um.dum), April 19, 1999.
Pollyanna: About that sky color; there are shades of green, and some are very light. But it depends on what the meaning/relevence of "color" is ( to almost quote our great bleeder ). A. Wise
-- A. Wise (Wiseman@proginy.com), April 20, 1999.
When the sun sets, sometimes the last bit of light from the disk itself is an emerald green. AKA the emerald flash.
-- Wiseguy (email@example.com), April 20, 1999.
I have seen the emerald flash, but the whole sky doesn't turn green. I've only seen a green sky once. It was a strange grey/green, about 10 minutes before the tornado hit. <:(=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 1999.