Okay in Scotland

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23.5 hours past rollover here in Scotland and absolutely no problems. Well done to the peole who made this possible.

I'll admit my embedded chips debate with R.C. and others is not over yet until all systems are back and up running but if the success of the water and electrical utilities is anything to go by then human ingenuity and hard work has been underestimated again.

Utility clocks set back to 1972? Simple but effective I am sure and 28 years to fix them all over again.

I am still convinced the current embedded system success is purely down to them not using dates at all but time elapsed clock ticks!

I drove past Moss Moran oil cracking plant near Dunfermline, Fife at 4pm today and it was fully lit and spewing smoke from its stacks as usual.

As we say in Scotland, "Lang may its lum reek!".



-- Shuggy (shimei123@yahoo.co.uk), January 01, 2000



Thnks for the update.


-- Wave (eades1@flashcom.net), January 01, 2000.

Hey, from Wisconsin! Can you come out from your plaidie and tell me what "Lang may its lum reek!" means? LOL

-- Jess (alisaunde@aol.com), January 01, 2000.

Long may it's chimney smoke.

I'll confirm, Scotland looks A-OK right now. The usual caveats about "If they went to manual, how long can they sustain it" apply, and incidentally, Monday 3rd is a public holiday here, so we probably won't get the Big Load until Tuesday. Woo hoo! For once we get to look West to see problem indicators.

All the best to everyone, and remember: preps are for the mid term, not just for rollover.

-- Servant (public_service@yahoo.com), January 02, 2000.


Thanks for providing the "lum" translation.


P.S. Even my creaky 486 PC has survived!

-- Shuggy (shimei123@yahoo.co.uk), January 02, 2000.

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