Isn't it ironic?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
What's so funny?
Isn't it ironic that a popular Y2K online forum has to be shut down two days before the Big Event simply because a handful of folks are running desktop web robots? I mean it's really doubtful that these folks could even download the 300,000 plus database-backed messages before the new year, let alone read them.
Technology in the hands of idiots.
You think so?
Every day we get on the freeway, Mulder.
I mean, the people who really, really want to talk about this have been shut out of their own forum because a few of their compatriots spoiled the party. If you were only interested in macrame or model trains, you'd still be chatting away happily on your favorite online forum. Don't you think that's ironic?
It is ironic, but right now I'm starved. Let's go get something to eat.
Okay, but you're buying. There's a great Chinese place around the corner.
Okay, I'll buy, as long as you promise me one thing.
That we agree to stop talking about Y2K until the second of January.
-- Dana Scully (email@example.com), December 30, 1999
Now these are funny!
-- Andy Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 1999.
I was one of the idiots who did not realize there were that many messages on this site...and your right, there is not enough time to read all the messages anyway. My intention was to read the last couple of days worth of messages. I sure am glad that there are some smart web geeks like you out there to set us idiots straight. Thanks!
-- Mikel Johnson (email@example.com), December 30, 1999.
Thanks, Buddy. you give me faith in humanity that all is not lost.
Have a happy NEW YEAR!
-- Tommy Rogers (Been there@Just a Thought.com), December 30, 1999.
Scully and Mulder,
Funny post but isn't it weird how these threads keep getting juxtaposed? Doo doo doo doo.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.