New ATM card issued with expiration date of 12/49 : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


Just received in the mail a new ATM card from Compass Bank. Expiration date 12/49. Can't wait to try it out tomorrow!

Best regards,

-- William in Dallas (, October 13, 1999


good old windowing!

-- peek a boo (back@to.future), October 13, 1999. can't be..."they" said this could not happen.



-- Michael Taylor (, October 13, 1999.

Perhaps they need some "WINDEX"

-- simon (, October 13, 1999.

But...which 49 is it? Gold rush time? Or Mars exploration time?

-- Mara (, October 13, 1999.

Don't they ever look at the dang things BEFORE they send them out?

-- R (, October 13, 1999.

Be sure to tell us if it works, OK?

-- Flint (, October 13, 1999.

My 11/00 Bank One card still crashes at Circuit City. Has for over a year. I like to try it now and then just too see what happens and watch the salespeople squirm.

-- (, October 13, 1999.


You're so bad.

Rest assured will post results of attempted usage tomorrow on this thread. Hope the durn thing doesn't mess up my account.


-- William in Dallas (, October 14, 1999.


-- troll detector (@@@.@@@), October 14, 1999.

alleged troll detector,......

Nope, not a troll and I have have several years of troll detection experience. Read the threads on DMV on east coast issuing registration for 'horseless carriages'........get a clue.

-- Donna (, October 14, 1999.


Have not been able to try the card since they have just replaced the old ATM with a new system which will be activated on Monday....however, customer service assures me that the 12/49 date was intentional and is part of the Y2K remediation program/process.

I'm not sure how I feel about that.

She's sending me all the information they have on their compliance project...might be interesting reading.

Have a nice weekend,

-- William in Dallas (, October 15, 1999.


It's a feature!

-- Flint (, October 15, 1999.

Final Update:

Tried my 12/49 card today and it worked just fine. But I want to tell you, showing that rascal around has certainly shocked the shorts of some of my Polly friends. Hmmm, to tell them the truth or not....?

Have a nice day,

-- William in Dallas (, October 16, 1999.

* * * 19991016 Saturday

Hmmm... Do those Compass Bank computer systems systems use proprietary "True Y2K" of "Magnetic Y2K" windowing routines? It must be interesting handling and reconciling External Data Intechange (EDI)? ;-)

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (, October 16, 1999.

systems systems = systems

of = or

... Sheesh ... The fingers aren't connected to the brain today ... LOL ...

-- Robert Mangus (, October 16, 1999.

Intechange = Interchange

... Time for a break ...

-- Robert Mangus (, October 16, 1999.

"customer service assures me that the 12/49 date was intentional and is part of the Y2K remediation program/process."

The 12/49 date is correct (intentional), and is a result of a successful y2k remediation program? This doesn't make sense to me...does it mean that the expiry date is 12/2049???

-- (, October 16, 1999.

Ooops. Italics off!

-- (, October 16, 1999.

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