Brazilian bank(s) experiencing Y2K related problems?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
On tonight's "Nightly Business Report" that is carried on many PBS stations (see NBR's web site at www.nbr.com), a "Y2K update" segment was presented. It was stated that, today, one or more banks in Brazil were issuing incorrect accounting statements due to Y2K related difficulties. (NBR provides a transcript of each program on the next day, so tonight's episode should be on-line tomorrow.)
So far, I can't seem to find any other reference to this. However, I wanted to provide a "first alert" on what might be a big wake-up call to a lot of Don't Get Its.
-- Jack (jsprat@eld.~net), December 15, 1999
Very soon now.
Listen: its coming.
God have mercy on the human race.
-- (@ .), December 15, 1999.
The transcript for today's "Nightly Business Report" show is now available. The segment is entitled "12/15/1999: Where Shouldn't You Be On Y2K?":
The statements in question were made by Joshua Hallford, Y2K Reporter, Bridgenews:
...[Y2K] problems are even beginning to occur even in this country [U.S.A.] and in countries that we thought were ready. For example, Brazilian banks issued incorrect statements just today....
Still no mention of Y2K related banking problems in the on-line news for Brazil, according to a poster on the Gold Forum at www.gold-eagle.com, who could only find a news report of a bank tellers strike that recently cripled two Brazilian banks.
Perhaps more info will be forthcoming....
-- Jack (jsprat@eld.~net), December 15, 1999.
I remember a report on Y2K from that clown Joshua Hallford on the Nightly Business Report about nine months ago. He said everything was A-OK at that time. He mentioned what he thought was a particularly clever fix that the U.S. Army used at Fort Benning. They set all of their computer clocks back 28 year to 1971.
I wonder whether the U.S. military will begin bombing Hanoi again when their computers start telling them that the Vietnam War is still taking place?
-- Mr. Adequate (email@example.com), December 16, 1999.
Hey, Adequate, I thought you were going to say they'd start bombing Cambodia **again**. LOL. I had my answer ready for you: "We never bombed Cambodia the first time around!"
Hardy, har, har, har, and Uncle Ho was just a wimpy commie.
-- paul leblanc (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 16, 1999.