Things That Make Ya Go Hmmmmmm. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

A.M. drive time radio talk, Quinn, in the warroom. Caller says U of Pittsburgh's campus paper says five elevators stopped in four buildings one day earlier this week trapping people inside. Didn't say for how long or give other info.

Security guard at work twisted his knee last week, was scheduled for an MRI this morning. Last night the hospital cut their power to do a test of the generators and this morning the MRI is kaput. They were waiting for an engineer from the MRI company to come and take a look.


-- Faith Weaver (, October 28, 1999


Yes... and? What has this got to do with the price of Spam in Argentina - or Y2K for that matter? Get a grip!

-- Y2KGardener (, October 28, 1999.

Gardener, surprise me. It has to do with what works and what doesn't and when....may or may not be connected to Y2K....

-- Donna (, October 28, 1999.

Hmmm..... Thousands without power in Pacific Northwest, lazy people on the workforce, dow up 200 points, Guard towers along major interstates.


-- teary eyed macho man (tears@inMy.fro), October 28, 1999.

Hmmmmmmm... Y2K... Year 2000... October 28th, 1999... Hmmmmm..... close enough I guess.... Hmmmmmmmm.....

-- Y2KGardener (, October 28, 1999.

Everything makes a good doomer go hmmmmmmm... and legitimately so, since a failure is a failure, but it's the POSSIBLE date-related CAUSES of failures that make otherwise routine disruptions potential "evidence" for us in further corroborating our unshakable Y2K convictions. Take this for example: I wanted to order a propane appliance out of Arizona; ordered it earlier this month. Dealer called back to say sorry but the appliance made in South Africa, was snaggled in freight cargo difficulties out of ports in SA. He said, maybe you could get it by mid-November. He called back a week later to say nope ... not until December at the earliest. I cancelled the order, since that is too close to D-Day and no doubt leaves me subject to other dealys. Ordered another unit he had in his warehouse, and that too has been subject to delays in transit -- from Arizona to Oregon!! becuase "they're compute is down" and they can;t track the shipment. O K. E V E R Y T H I N G I S N O R M A L .

Or take this example: I have a friend who works for major catalogue retailer -- ver y upscale, pish-posh sort of merchandiser. I check in with her once or twice a week, and the word is always that the computers on which she logs orders and billings are FUBAR too -- they are constantly double-billing, misbilling, and sending out duplicate orders. Hey no big deal, right? Except that it hasn't happened before. It's either Y2K or their Y2K fix. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Well, you hear enough of these stories and you just go hmmmmmmmm.

-- SH (, October 29, 1999.

it's allright to hum. hmmmmmmmmmm. HHHHHmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

-- mrunderhill (, October 29, 1999.

Hey, I like that!

-- Michael (, October 29, 1999.

Bah.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bug

-- Betty Alice (, October 29, 1999.

To me it's more than what works and what doesn't. It's what the people are doing. A lot of people talk about the problems that happen all the time and the way they are dealt with on a routine basis. What we are seeing now is things people do that are not the normal routine and the consequences of these actions. When the end of the year gets here, there will be lots of things happening that are out of the normal and people will also be doing things out of the norm. These events we are seeing now is just evidence that when people step outside their norm (which now is at least partially of their own doing), things misbehave. When forced outside the norm and and people start reacting under pressure, things will get real interesting real fast.

-- BH (, October 29, 1999.

All you have to do is pay attention. Things are beginning to melt down. And it's going to start being more and more noticable as the weeks go by. Pretty soon, hardly anything is going to work correctly for more than 2 hours at a time.

What's this mean for us? That we're all going to have to get used to a world that's a like Microsoft's Windows Program: "IT'S GOOD ENOUGH...and NO BETTER."

-- mar (, October 29, 1999.

Couldn't make an appointment at my Doctor's for February/March of next year. It seems that their appointment system won't work then... Yeah, a lot of stuff is starting to fail. Will it hit critical mass?

-- Mad Monk (, October 30, 1999.

It may not reach "critical mass" in terms of one defining event, but death by a thousand cuts is death, nonetheless.

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), October 30, 1999.

BWAAA Hmm Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm HAW!

-- farmbeet (farmbeet@:).corn), October 30, 1999.

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