How to find out if Banks are lying about Y2K. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

When you are at a Bank, ask the teller if they have their computers fixed for Y2K. They will always tell you that they were fixed quite a while ago.

Then come back another day and ask any teller if they have programmers working on the Y2K problem right now. They will always tell you yes.

Then ask them how come they still have programmers working on their computers, when they already fixed the problem a long time ago.

They have no answer for that one!!!

-- freddie the freeloader (, August 01, 1999


Ooooh you are a card freddie!

-- Andy (, August 01, 1999.

So you want your bank to stop testing? Why?

-- Flint (, August 01, 1999.

Yes I want my bank to stop testing if they have fixed the problem. Thats what "fixed" usually means. It means they have ALREADY tested and are fixed. If they are testing then the teller should say, "We are in the testing process." Simple, concise and HONEST!!!!!

-- R (, August 01, 1999.


Testing never ends. No matter how many successful tests you have performed, the *next* one might uncover a major error. The number of possible different tests is infinite. Programmers know this. Y2K testing might by now be relegated to a background task if they feel they've achieved sufficient coverage. But discontinuing it would be foolish.

-- Flint (, August 01, 1999.


I have a news flash for you.

THEY'RE NOT TESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



They're just lying to the tellers so that the tellers can "lie" to the customers.

-- nothere nothere (, August 02, 1999.

And they NEVER will test for the simple fact is they cannot AFFORD to use live data - we are talking about dollars here folks and if Joe Schmo x 10,000 suddenly gets credited or debited $10K all hell will break loose - the ONLY real test will come at rollover - and it will be a disaster...


Because only 22% of banks worldwide have self-declared themselves now, with about 85-90 working days left to go, as compliant.

The other 78% are in clown cuckoo land.

Non-compliant banks will without a doubt cause corruption in compliant bank databases - see the banking thread for details.

-- Andy (, August 02, 1999.

Ooops - that should read cloud.

-- Andy (, August 02, 1999.

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