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Well Doomers, It looks like the Pollies Hero has finally emerged. Are the Doomers ready to eat crow? Now who'll get the last laugh?

PNS--(Dec 16, 1999) Washington D.C. The whole world has anxiously been preparing their computers with Y2K solutions but the job hasn't been easy. Some still are not finished in fixing their systems. Others have been waiting for a genius to come out with a magical "silver bullet." A simple solution to the problem. Many people believed or assumed that Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft would announce an 11th hour solution. Bill has not yet come forward with such an announcement. However, 3-Aces Labs has announced that their top researcher has indeed developed a "silver bullet" solution. 3-Aces Labs hails this researcher as the greatest mind in human history. A detailed News Conference is set to be held at Noon EST at the PollyMoron Pavillion in Washington D.C. This computer scientist will be flanked by the President and his chief Y2K czar John Koskinen as the announcement is made. The President will give the highest civilian award possible. The man's identity is being kept secret but PNS has obtained a photograph of this scientist taken just as the final calculations were being finished. See the link to the photograph.


-- Dick Moody (dickmoody@yahoo.com), December 16, 1999


A simple job for simple people.

BTW... PNS= Polly Newswire Service

Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.

Sorry folks, I just couldn't help myself. I figured we could all use a chuckle every once in a while. Guess you could say I'm just a "wise-guy."

-- Dick Moody (dickmoody@yahoo.com), December 16, 1999.


This is like the return of the Prophet Zarquon. Sure, he came back, but it was 30 seconds before the end of the universe. Couldn't even stammer out his final message to creation in the time remaining.

Nice to know we'll be safe from digital were-wolves in the last 2 weeks of the year. :-)

-- Margaret J (janssm@aol.com), December 16, 1999.

One of my customers got the idea from Ross Perot to simply change the date on your computer to 1972 come Dec 31. However he is still wary about his older software systems. But he says, "No big deal, to much money involved for the System to go down permanently.

-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), December 16, 1999.

Thanks, Dick. It's always great to start my day off withg a good chuckle.

-- (4@5.6), December 16, 1999.

Gosh, this thing is so simple. Convert all computer-based numerical representations to Roman numerals, and you're home free. In the Roman system "zero" does not exist. (Arab mathematicians invented that sometime in the latter part of the 9th century A.D.)

But you knew that.

(Note: take this cum grano salis.)

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), December 16, 1999.

Moe always was the thinker in that group.

-- Vic (Rdrunner@internetwork.net), December 16, 1999.


Yup Moe was always the "brains in the outfit".

There used to be a regular here that posted a 3 stooges handle... Moe or something... I guess he's dropped out. I've not seen him post in a month or more.

-- Dick Moody (dickmoody@yahoo.com), December 16, 1999.

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