Report Fed. Govt. FY00 Rollover Problems Heregreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Let's use this thread to collect instances of problems with federal government computer systems now that the feds have embarked on a new fiscal year (began today, Oct. 1). Be sure to post links/references when available.
I'll be anxious to see what types of failures you bloodhounds can dig up!
-- Brian E. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 1999
How's things at NASA? (Just to start the Oct. 1st ball rolling). It will take awhile for dot gov things to "surface."
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), October 01, 1999.
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Brian: Should these reports be in English or Metric units?
Regards, Bob Mangus
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-- Robert Mangus (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 1999.
Boy, did we blow it bigtime on the Mars Climate Observer trajectory error. This kind of thing keeps me up nights. Fortunately, my project teams that have folks who attack basic problems like unit analysis right up front.
-- Brian E. Smith (email@example.com), October 01, 1999.
ROTFL Robert! That was a good one...
A serious question Brian. How could such an error go undiscovered in testing? <:)=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 1999.