Lets Summarize Where We Are To Date

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Everyone is working on the Y2K problem.

Important progress has been made.

However, risks still remain.

Much work remains to avoid disruption of critical services.

Remediation must be completed.

End-to-end testing performed.

Business continuity and contingency plans developed.

This concludes my statement. I would be happy to respond to any questions that you or others on this forum may have at this time.

-- Y2K-OK (happy@risperdane.com), August 03, 1999


We (meaning everybody) are screwed up sir.

Adequate for the occasion which you have helped to bring about, is a rather obscure Italian saying which goes something like this:

"Quando i pesci si trovano infarinatti si dicono: siamo fritti"

(Translation: "When fish find out that they are 'floured' they cry out loud "we are fried!!" Yyyiikes !!)

-- George (jvilches@sminter.com ar), August 03, 1999.

Risperdane is bad news! Bad, bad, bad. So is thorazine, although not as debilitating. Using those drugs as sigs is creepy.

-- bad drugs (creepy@messed.mind), August 03, 1999.

Risperidol I'm not schizophrenic, they are.

-- Carlos (riffraff1@cybertime.net), August 03, 1999.

Hate this. See, healthguide.com/english/pharmacy/meds/risperdal.htm

-- Carlos (riffraff1@cybertime.net), August 03, 1999.

Christ! This gets worse. Meant "they are" as "THEY are". Not the above posters. Goin to bed.

-- Carlos (riffraff1@cybertime.net), August 03, 1999.

On a more ON TOPIC note (hint hint)

"end to End Testing performed"



-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), August 04, 1999.

Fact: Everybody is working on the problem. I didn't say when when they got started, how far along they are, just everybody is working on the problem. Maybe alot are just beginning the awareness phase.

Fact: We are told that they have made important progress. note: no definition of the terms "important" or "progress" are given

Fact: Risks remain, we are told

Fact: Much work remains (how much is much?) to avoid disruptions (what kind of disruptions?) critical (how critical?) services (which services?)

Fact: Remediation must be (like soon) completed. Duh!

End-to-end testing performed. I didn't state who, what, where, when, how, just that it needed to be done.

Fact with minor change: Continuity and contingency plans for governments and businesses only, should be developed.

So, what conclusions can we come to, based on the information presented so far?

If you want to be Y2K-OK like me, I suggest 4mg. of risperdane twice daily. It has worked for me.

-- Y2K-OK (happy@risperdane.com), August 04, 1999.

Chuck, communications with banks. You can't get more end to end than that. How 'bout the logistics test; pretty much end-end when you consider 44 systems, 1000 people in 22 locations.

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), August 04, 1999.

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