Super DGIs - the Russians - man, we Americans are lucky.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
So I'm installing some new Version Control Software (this prevents programmers from stomping over each other's code revisions; works like a librarian) and my support tech is Russian. From the Ukraine. Very typical one, too: brusque, sharp, blunt, honest.
I ask her about her take on the Russian Y2K situation, I can actually feel her go pale out in LA - she says "don't go there, it's hopeless".
I asked her if she could talk her family into a visit: no, she can't, they don't get it.
-- lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 1999
-- Billy-Boy (Rakkasn@Yahoo.com), September 10, 1999.
Read a bit of Russian history... The place has always been a mess. To give you an idea, things actually improved somewhat for the average guy under Stalin. I'm sure a lot of folks miss him terribly.
I had a Czech friend who did business with the Russians. When I asked him about it he would just shake his head & say "katastrof."
-- too bad (email@example.com), September 10, 1999.
I Took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. -- Woody Allen
One minute Russia loves us and we give them wheat and money...then later they don't love us and give us a hard time. BTW did they ever pay back the "lend-lease" from WW2?
If our SS system has been working on Y2k for 10 years is Russia going to make it in 111 days?
-- x (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 11, 1999.