Missile warning glitch

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

U.S., Russians conduct missile
warning missions: Russian and
American military crews overcame
a minor glitch Thursday as they
wound up their first shift at a
special center designed to ensure
that Y2K computer snafus don't
lead to an accidental launch of a
nuclear missile.

Hot Coco News

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), December 31, 1999


Yep, CNN was there filming, and the curtains got drawn. When the curtains opened, they interviewed one of the officers, who stated there was a missile, I think? he called it a short missile incident?

-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), December 31, 1999.

Hot Coco pulled the article!

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), December 31, 1999.

Gone already spider.

A glitch in time, restored ..sublime.

-- Michael (mikeymac@uswest.net), December 31, 1999.

Why does the word "glitch" and "nuclear-armed missiles" and "launch circuits" not sound so good in the same sentence, much less in the same room?

Good, nothing happened.....

-- Robert A Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), December 31, 1999.

What is hot coco...?? Is it a REAL news outlet...???

Sorry, just have never heard about them before...


-- STFrancis (STFrancis@heaven.com), December 31, 1999.

What time did this happen?

Was up early this A.M. to catch the first rollover...they talked about the Americans/Russians in the center. I think it was CBS [no cable, so I only get the 'Big 3'...] So a reporter asks a U.S. serviceman about the U.S. and safety/probability of accidental launch to shich he replies '"There will be no accidental launch." She asks the same about the Russians, ro which the servicman puases for a good 5 beat...then answers the same. I'm feeling so confident right now.

-- Satanta (satanta@zdnetmail.com), December 31, 1999.

It's a legit Bay area online news source

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), December 31, 1999.

HotCOCO = COntra COsta (county) Times. East SF bay area.

-- CA 4x4 (4x4@my.house), December 31, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ