Please: A Simple Yes or No : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The time has come for the moment of truth: Is the computer you're using now (and all installed applications)y2k compliant? Let's see how prepared we are. After I tally the numbers, I think we'll have some interesting information about the human tendancy to procrastinate. Will you help me? Be honest! Your response will be anonymously registered and a link will return you to this forum. I've set it up so the deck can't be stacked by multiple responses (not that anyone here would try it...). Let's give this about a week and I'll let you know the results. Thanks in advance for participating. If you have completed all testing and your PC is 100% y2k compliant, please click:

Yes, my computer is y2k compliant.

----------------------- If you have not finished testing, please click:

No, Ihave not finished testing.

-- PNG (, May 08, 1999



Problem is there is a big difference between a PC at the office and a home PC. Most businesses are attempting to repair and test their computers at their expense, where I doubt that most people with bother with their home computers. They don't have the time, money, or know-how to do a thourough test on all applications. I'd bet that most of the input on this forum is coming from home PCs. Mine has all the latest NT service packs installed and the newest software upgrades, but from what I've been hearing about Windows NT, that doesn't guarantee anything. Just have to wait and see.

-- @ (@@@.@), May 08, 1999.

why bother with the home pc anyway? I have much more preparation to see too. Hopefully people are not putting that off till the end...

-- shellie (, May 08, 1999.


Despite the fact that I'm a longtime programmer I haven't fixed the 5 PC's in my home (including the ones I use to earn a living). Why? Because I learned to never install version 1.0 of anything, including patches. I figure that by July Microsoft and other vendors will have stable patches available and I'll take care of it all then. Not procrastination, just common sense. I've been burned by the patch it oops here's another patch oops here's another patch cycle too many times to waste my days being some vendors test bed. Now if I had 200 PCs to upgrade I might not have any choice but to go with what was offered.


-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), May 08, 1999.


Please disregard this thread. It's just too hard.

-- PNG (, May 08, 1999.

I haven't tested and I'm not going to. It isn't that important to me whether my computer works properly next year. I can live fine without it if I have to. The computers that matter don't belong to me.

-- Steve Hartzler (, May 08, 1999.

iMac heaven ;^) Haven't installed MicroShaft Office 98 yet. Someday ... maybe. Have weeded out most everything but After Dark & MS Word 5.1 on our old MacLC. Am waiting until MicroShaft admits and/or verifies more about its software. La tee da.

PNG, Paul Milne posted some doozies:

Intel, Compaq having Y2K troubles, lagging. Glad we don't have PCs. Still will not take anything for granted and frequently check Apple's Y2K web page.

Know several businesses that feel they GI but haven't done a thing about remediation yet. Know for sure of a hospital that will tank. Watch ppl who should know better making plans to move their whole biz to Web-based e-commerce and other web-based services. They "know" but that knowledge has not sunk in or changed behavior or connected to their day-to-day OR long-term planning reality. Surreal.

Y2K will be the most massive, consequential PROCRASTINATION event in History.

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-- Leska (, May 08, 1999.

"Why? Because I learned to never install version 1.0 of anything, including patches."

Tee he he, I hear dat! The big question is how many .com .gov .org are going to be at v0.99 come 2000? <:)=

-- Sysman (, May 09, 1999.

Good point. I've never released any new code with less than (nominal) version 2.3 for this very reason [g].

-- Flint (, May 09, 1999.

PNG - Thanks for trying! I think this thread proves though some people here tend to OVERTHINK things

If it helps anything....everything is tested, but I am also waiting for the later patches. I do know what needs to be patched though

-- Noen Of Anyone's Business (, May 09, 1999.

PNG..I would love make sure my PC is compatible. But I am "eaten up with dumb" when it comes to 'puters. I can screw up my pc without even trying, let alone trying to test or fix. I will no doubt fix on failure after the dust settles, by buying a new PC. Honest, I am a lot smarter on how to survive TEOWAKI than I am this PC. Oh well...I can't eat the pc and I can eat the garden.


-- Taz (Tassie, May 09, 1999.

I bought my PC secondhand from a 20-something guy who's in the desktop repair dept. of a national computer company. I'll call him Monday and ask him if it is y2k ready or not. Thanks for reminding me to do the obvious!

One thing I haven't done much about yet is storing water. I have a little eyedropper bottle full of plain bleach next to my kitchen sink, but when my family finishes a 2-liter bottle of soda pop, we toss it in the recycling bin. Another area where I'm not doing the obvious.

-- Wallflower (, May 09, 1999.

Tested it. Some Microsoft issues that I can work around. The 'puter itself must be rolled over manually. No problems on that score! Leap year is not an issue. So one manual date change and a surfin' I will go. Provided there is somewhere to surf to? And power....

Main concern is life in the future right now.

-- J (, May 09, 1999.

nope- not a chance they are compliant. can't be either. will just muddle on if they function at all. and as for the Internet- if it's still up? Web TV anyone??

-- anita (, May 09, 1999.

Can't answer such a simple question. There is no difference between my comp. at home and the ones at work. They are connected. All of my Macs and Unix machines are ready. In theory, the Windows machines are too. We will see. The network is said to be super.


-- Z1X4Y7 (, May 09, 1999.


Very clever. Get us to visit your site and record our IP addresses. No thanks.

-- Prometheus (, May 10, 1999.

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