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Beijing preparing for a blackout Christmas
I went to a cash dispenser and withdrew bank notes, something which I shall repeat every day from now until December 31st.
-- hamster (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999
Something I find hugely ironic: It used to be that people who were truly clueless about y2k would invariably point out that the Chinese use a different calendar than we do, that it's not really 1999 over there anyway, & so they won't have any problems at all in 2000.
Haven't heard that one recently, though.
-- one less idiotic statement (email@example.com), December 25, 1999.
Yeah, I heard the Japanese Minister of Finance say the same thing about the Japanese Calendar about a year ago. That's how I knew they were in big trouble.
-- Sandwich (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999.
"Yeah, I heard the Japanese Minister of Finance say the same thing about the Japanese Calendar about a year ago. That's how I knew they were in big trouble."
Perhaps. The Japanese go on to point out that a few years back, they had their own mini-Y2K problem with the Japanese calander, and at that time, they corrected the 2-digit date problem with the Western calendar in the same computers. Mind-you, I wasn't there...
-- Anonymous999 (Anonymous999@Anonymous999.xxx), December 26, 1999.