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Is the Y2k really going to make all computers crash

-- Vijay Kumar Patel (vk_100@hotmail.com), April 24, 1999


You take this one Norm.

-- KoFE (Your@town.USA), April 24, 1999.


-- Charles R. (chuck_roast@trans.net), April 24, 1999.

No. Not all of them. How many? Stay tuned.


-- Mr. Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), April 24, 1999.

the main question is not will "all"computers crash but rather will there be so many failures in systems (hardware or software) in either power,telecomunnications,or banking to the level that failures cascade due to ubiquitous interconnection.if any of the above three industrys crash they take the other two with them.compliant banks have no means to shut themseves off from compliant banks.if the banks crash international banking crashes how do you get paid or the vendors and so on...if the powercrashes people will be looting at the same time the water crashes so no fire hoses...Y2K presents a heartofore unprecedanted potential for chaos...like you read about in any mainstream dogmatic relegion,or see on FOX

-- zoobie (zoob@aol.com), April 24, 1999.

there is no confirable information about remediation progress for SCADA systems if they don't function reliably the power companies (magicly compliant according to their own corporat spending schedules) might misread the power going down the line and fry the lines or blow large capacitors add domino effect,also there is no way to roll the date foward on embedded chips for testing purposes they must be replaced or wait to fix on failure(not an option for mission critical systems)only a very small percentage of these chips (1%-4%)could cause problems but there are millions to replace by hands and we don't seem to have the techs or the manpower to do the job.also this is the largest managerial task in human history,the largest computer task in human history,and computer projects ALMOST always come in late and behind budget with additional unforseen problems it's very believable that there COULD be severe interupptions the national guard is being paid a month in advanced.the media spin to matain calm is almost overwhemingly soothing and distracting....sleep...sleep....everything is fine....prepair for a 3 day storm...research the matter MUCH deeper post board like this are the most unreliable and subject to the freakiest ranting internet nutbag(my brothers!)look for the desparate spin from government,banks,and corporations.s.e.c. Q10 tax filings list how much money corporations have budgeted to fix MISSION CRITICAL systems,these numbers show overwhelmingly that we're not going to be ready.What problems WILL occor is a mystery to EVERYONE,NO-ONE knows.as to what COULD go wrong?anything/everything....make up your own mind

-- zoobie (zoob@aol.com), April 24, 1999.

Read through the extensive archives on this forum. Follow the links to other sites. This will take you quite a while. In the end you will have found a great diversity of opinion, out of which you will have to make decisions for yourself, based on your circumstances.

Another forum worth study is Electric Utilities and Y2K

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), April 24, 1999.

Nicely done, fellas. No obscene comments or anything. No troll alert. And that's good, because 50-50 chance this is a child or yound adult. We should remember as we post that they are here, too. Is there a kids' Y2K bulletin board anywhere? Interesting thought...

-- Sara Nealy (keithn@aloha.net), April 24, 1999.

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