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OK, I am mostly convinced that all is well. If Moscow can go through the rollover unscathed, then every city in the USA can too, right?
And I tried to look closely at the live feed from Moscow. On both FOX and CNN, I saw apartment buildings in the background with lights. I guess that one fact puts an end to all speculation.
Y2K _is_ Yawn2K!
One caveat must be added, however. If this is some sort of media hoax, I personally will lead an attack on my local network affiliate. It doesn't look like this will be necessary, though. Who in the hell started these Y2K-Doomsday-Apocolypse rumors anyway?
-- EarlyBird (earlybird2774@my-Deja.com), December 31, 1999
EarlyBird, my news media did nothing but poke fun at y2k and reassure everyone that all would be well. The only place I've been exposed to "Y2K-Doomsday-Apocolypse rumors" is online.
But don't sell the worm farm too soon, we all can breath a sigh of relief because the rollover could have been much worse by now. But, the long haul remains. I think that my personal deadline in 7/00; then I can maybe give the extra pet food to my local animal shelter:)
-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), December 31, 1999.
These early stories of things not going bump may be analogous to getting the flu. You do not come down with the complete array of symptoms right after becoming exposed to the virus. It takes several days for the virus to work thru the host's defenses and mainfest itself into a full blown case.
-- idunno (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.
LOL -- extra pet food. What about the extra people food? You mean you stockpiled food for your pets but not for yourself?
Anyway, I agree with you except that my Y2K fears will be in the trash much earlier than yours. I am the call-for-help person for 250 computers in a uiversity departemnt (90% of them Macintoshes, thankfully). Microproblems will appear, but will be fixed long before July, 2000 (BTW, you are encouraged to use 4-digit years from now on).
Happy New Year to you and yours, and let's just hope that the mayor of our respective cities has prepared as efficiently as the mayor of Moscow.
-- EarlyBird (earlybird2774@my-Deja.com), December 31, 1999.
All this demonstrates is that embedded systems haven't blown a fuse.
Remember, tho, Moscow and a lot of other 3rd world countries have been running their grids on manual. Won't switch for a few more hours.
-- Gary S. (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.