OT: And let's play my highlight reel from 1999...

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Sorry if I missed anyone... highlights from the past year.

"MOST CLEVER (Polly): Ken Decker. Nobody, but nobody, can mislead and confuse better than he. His view on personal preparation, where he always claims to be all for it, and even somewhat of an expert at it, but always emphasizes that Y2K itself is NOT anything worth preparing for."

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), November 10, 1999.

"As I said Mr. Decker -- you are a hypocrite or blind -- you choose which one."

-- Brooklyn (MSIS@cyberdude.com), November 09, 1999

"As far as Decker, he's a pablum-spewer, a reader of Tom Clancy novels, a bore, a "man who likes a warm fire on a cold night." He's a shill, nothing more. Always divisive, always the gainsayer, desperately trying to maintain credibility while oozing condescension, he struggles to quell his animus, and fulfill his misbegotten mission."

-- Spidey (in@jam.classactionsuit), November 10, 1999.

"You are such a smarmy, deceitful son of a bitch. Game over, Decker. You're trolling again. And, yes, if I have a chance to see you at the picnic in DC, I'll say it to your face."

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), June 16, 1999.

"Hey decker...what would you do if a woman called you a red-faced, puffed up, Son of a Bitch? Just curious "Montana Man". Women in Wyoming shit bigger than you!"

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), June 16, 1999.

"Blow me Decker. Give us one good reason to put all our faith and trust in the fairy tale that the grid won't go down and stay down."

-- Milord (gammorean@guard.net), June 16, 1999.

"You expect an honest reply from Decker? There are reasons that people call him Double-Decker."

-- R. Watt (rkwatt@hotmail.com), May 17, 1999.

"Never read so much codswallop in my life. Rationale? double-decker is an irrational egocentric know-nothing who thinks he knows it all. Two words. Bullshit advice."

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), May 19, 1999.

"I think dDecker is following in the footsteps of most economists in that he is totally incorrect in his analysis."

-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), September 26, 1999.

"What a patronizing bugger he (Decker) is! Let's hope he's through mingling with the wretched peasants."

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), May 06, 1999.

"Decker ... do keep laughing. Perhaps you wont notice the obvious ... youre transparent. Rather like that childrens story about the emperor."

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), May 07, 1999.

"Decker is deaf, blind, and probably dumb to y2k."

-- George (jvilches@sminter.com.ar), July 08, 1999. "February 2000 - Decker's parents ask him to leave the house. Takes a temporary position shoveling pig shit at Milne's farm."

-- a (a@a.a), July 09, 1999.

"Maybe newbies will pick up a few quick lessons on whose opinions to trust around here. If they fall for Flint and Decker's spew, they'll be cooked in the time remaining."

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), July 29, 1999.

"For the first time I detect a hint of fear in you. Maybe your posts indicate a bit of "Denialist" in your mental constructs. Could you be afriad of your world changing? Your ability to adapt and evolve with the uncertianties of the future? Do you ever get this niggling doubt that you will ..... fail."

-- Brian (imager@home.com), May 27, 1999.

"It's okay BigDog. Decker's created the lovely illusion of mannerly hypocrite. Ignore him ... he ain't worth it. He and others, who know who they are, deliberately provoke, to side- track emotions and issues. Quite pointed and obvious. Once they get you in a defensive position, they feel like an "alpha" dog. It's temporary. Stay on target instead."

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), May 07, 1999.

Gosh... it's been swell.

-- Ken Decker (kcdecker@worldnet.att.net), January 01, 2000


ahh now we see the real Mr Decker

-- (.@...), January 01, 2000.

Gosh Ken... if I didn't know better... I'd say you're acting a lot like Y2K Pro. Naw! Don't go there.

So... we take it you'll finally be leaving us? Oh joy!

Have a "nice" life... "Mr." Decker.



-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), January 01, 2000.

We come this far together, and you exclude moi?

"Decker is the biggest egolomaniac on the planet who'd try to take down a 'persian cats' forum if any real men posted there." - lisa lisa@work.now

-- lisa (lisa@work.now), January 01, 2000.

Ahhhh, truly the forum caught at it's best moments!!! Sort of a "Kodak moment with Ken".

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), January 01, 2000.

Hey DEck, enjoy those leeks and garlic!

Bad boy, bad boy, what you gona do when they come for you?

Deo Vindicie!, FSI!,


-- brother rat (rldabney@usa.net), January 01, 2000.

Well Ken, that is stepping down a level in character.

-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), January 01, 2000.


Gloat if you will...though I'm sure it's a bit premature to do so. Why some people relish the idea of "twisting the knife" is beyond me. Maybe you were hurt by some juvenile remarks made in the heat of the argument. Guess I thought a man of your intelligence was above all this "I told you so!" prattle. I guess not.

-- TM (mercier7@pdnt.com), January 01, 2000.

These are your HIGHLIGHTS? I feel sorry for you, you poor man.

-- Jenny (hard@work.here), January 01, 2000.

What a pathetic, petty, little man.

-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), January 01, 2000.

I've think you've hit a sore spot Ken......wish I'd saved just a portion of the crap insults that I got here the last year or two...

The truth hurts 'em I guess so they don't like to see it in black and white.....

Funny thing.....I haven't noticed Jack spewing out the only phrase he is capable of uttering so far today....."Y2K cannot be fixed!"

-- Craig (craig@ccinet.ab.ca), January 01, 2000.

"The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved."

Russell Lynes (b. 1910), U.S. editor, critic.

-- Nathan (nospam@all.com), January 01, 2000.

My goodness. Do you mean you have carefully Copied and saved each insult you received in this ridiculous forum? Surely you have something better to do?

-- Dumdfounded (Incredulous@prozac.com), January 01, 2000.

Ken, that's a pretty impressive accomplishment. I don't think I can top you in quantity, but I think I can beat you in quality:

This has got to win the award for the most asinine thread in the history of the forum and there have been many. . .

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), October 15, 1999

So Nya Nya Nya Nya Nya! You haven't written anything as asinine as I have. And you've got that from no less an authority than the BigDog himself.

But don't feel too bad. If you keep on trying, maybe you can top me this year.

-- Robin S. Messing (rsm7@cornell.edu), January 01, 2000.

Is this what they mean by "rubbing your face in it"? How childish.

How typical for a coward like Decker to leave, just as evidence will start to appear that he was wrong. Don't get me wrong, I am overjoyed that you are finally getting your pompous ass off this forum, though as we've seen so may times before, it is doubtful that you will keep your word. Hasta la vista, jerkoff.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), January 01, 2000.

Ken...a coward. LOL, Hawk....I'd say that he has been a consistent voice in the wilderness, with the Flints, the Hoffs....and on a larger scale, the Mitch Radcliffes.

Ken, you da' man.

Yeah, I know. It's still too premature and we're all gonna die....yadda,yadda,yadda...

-- Bad Company (deal@thepreacher.com), January 01, 2000.

Thanks Ken!! What a delightful gift. Nothing like a stroll down memory lane.

EWWWWW....this is FUN. Can we do Flint next? Hmmmm?

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), January 01, 2000.

Actually, I just searched on threads that invoked my last name... I'd forgotten nearly all of the insults, but not those who scorned me. Some of the folks on this forum were civil, concerned and reasonable. There are a few, however, who behaved poorly. It's not that they produced a better argument about Y2K, or better data, or better theories. With a few exceptions, the forum bullies never cared about discussing the "if" of Y2K... just the "when." And they tried to run off anyone who didn't toe the party line.

Russ Lipton aka Big Dog has been rather reasonable of late, but I remember his petty tantrums. Andy continues to spout nonsense. "a" was militantly wrong and so was his idol, Paul Milne. Will Continue was a veritable harpy. Well, it's a long list.

This little collection was not for the vast majority of forum participants... but for a select few. Actually, I did bury the hatchet with Diane, but I could not resist adding a few jibes from her, lest anyone think we have neutral sysops.

-- Ken Decker (kcdecker@worldnet.att.net), January 01, 2000.

Ken?, What are ya gonna do, when THEY come for you?



-- brother rat (rldabney@usa.net), January 01, 2000.

"Mr." Decker:

You have a lot of class - too bad it's all LOW.

-- Scarlett (creolady@aol.com), January 01, 2000.


I see your object lesson is totally lost on your objects. When you hold a mirror up to people, they use the feedback constructively. When you hold it up to pigs, they just keep grunting. But it *is* kinda funny.

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), January 02, 2000.

Hey Flint, since you obviously have your head stuck up Decker's butt, it would seem that when he leaves he's going to have to pull you along with him. I sure hope you don't become unstuck. Happy trails!

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), January 02, 2000.


Perhaps one shouldn't take it upon himself to go showing pigs that they're pigs without carefully studying one's own snout first.

-- Nathan (nospam@all.com), January 02, 2000.

NoNO NO! Everybody...it is excellent that the Polly jerks can spend these days scoring points off us. Remember what the other option was? I feel happy for them in their happiness at our expense.

(ps, call me a tinfoil, but I still think that many things are going wrong as we speak, I still expect a snowball - it's just off to a leisurely, low-volume start. yay!)

-- number six (!@!.com), January 02, 2000.

number six,

they are surprised as "us"... :o)

time will tell - watch banking and the markets next week...

hope you're MEX's work out!!

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 02, 2000.

Even though 10% of the world is experiencing minor glitches randomly in the basic infrastructure now, it should be noted carefully by all IT professionals and computer experts that the other 90% of the system hasn't yet been fired up in real-time testing. As people will go back to work on Monday fire up those systems and then we will soon see what kind of interconnectivity problems surface as the whole system is then put into full operation. If we start seeing snowball effects happening over the next few weeks we wil soon know how far the system can cope without collasping on itself.

The small glitches that we think are 'minor problems' now can easily at any time start escalating through the infrastructure, so its a waiting game to see how many of these glitches will surface. If there is enough of those little tiny glitches or outages happening all at once this can clog up or collaspe the infrastructure and grind it to a halt, but only time will tell if the glitches start increasing in their accelerations or remain at a stable level that the system and the programmers are able to cope with, for this is the big hidden danger of the y2k issue now.

I am sure there will be an increase in the amount of glitching when the other 90% of the code is put into operation when people go back to business as usual and with those systems that couldn't get their embeds upgraded because not enough time, in the meantime last minute fixing is probably being done during the holidays to try to turn back the glitch bomb before people go to work. We must also take into account that this is where the "non-compliant or incompleted systems" around the world start to play the part in provoking a interconnecting glitch snowball effect for nearly half the world's computer systems did not make it to the deadline of 31st Dec 1999 and so technicians hope to try to fix things in 2000 after the glitching starts for the danger is far from over, if the glitches snowball, it may outdo the number of technicians and programmers to fix it, it's just the beginning, wait and see.

Now it all depends if there is enough glitching to outdo the number of programmers patching the systems up, this will be quie interesting. The bomb has gone off, but it hasn't quite detonated fully yet, its a Year 2000 Timebomb, not a Day 2000 Timebomb. So many think that because everything in the basic infrastructure is still operational so far with only minor glitches that this y2k bomb is only a fizzler.

We will know if the infrastructure stands once it starts going into full real-time testing, we can't know if the system is going to pass the test until the whole thing is tested. Before we celebrate thining the y2k bug has been beaten, not everything was put in full operation on New Year's celebrations, because we see the power and phones still working or basic utils, this don't mean that the whole system has jumped the hurdle over y2k.

TO SUM UP =========

The immediate effects of y2k are not really immediate but over time, its a timebomb, not a daybomb. Not until the whole system is put into full real-time operation will be begin to know of the ramifications of y2k over the next few weeks. y2k is not a day event, its a year event, possibly even longer. Pollies can gloat all they like about the rollover event, for it dosen't matter to the billions of glitches and unfixed systems around the world, they don't take day events. If there are problems with embeds, they might take a while to show up. The non comp ones though would probably crash as soon as they are fired up. But the y2k in the software code plus the billions of glitches will prob slowly detonate over time.

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 02, 2000.

I am just catching up on forum news and saw this thread. Although I do not have an extensive file like Decker and cannot search the archives (old posts have been unavailable since December 30), I did keep one of Decker's old posts.

Ah, our jackboots come into the light. Big Dodger and Dianne Squire, MBA. Who else is on the "home team?" No "heretics," I presume. (laughter)

Not too much of a stretch, is it, BD? I imagine the robes of SysOp fit nicely on you. Perhaps Dianne can tell you about your past lives? I can imagine you have worn the robes before... extracting confessions during the Inquisition perhaps? Keeping the common folk from the Scriptures while peddling indulgences? Playing the politics of imperialism, all in the name of the Holy Church?

I recognize you now, Brother Russell, with your sincere eyes and soft hands. Enjoy your church, BD... I just hope Dante was right.

On to lighter work... Lisa. Rattled? Hardly. I just hope you take a moment to thank the men and women who served so you could prattle on about how terrible America is. Like a spoiled child, you treat poorly the freedoms you never had to earn.

Of course, here I am talking about freedom in a private club. Close the windows, folks, and keep out the light.


-- Mr. Decker (kcdecker@worldnet.att.net), June 28, 1999.

I know he has been very insulting to many others but this was one of the worst.

-- pot (kettle@black.too), January 02, 2000.

"Thanks Andy,

Fuck you, "appreciative" [triple x, huh?] I have had enough of Decker's bullshit. This ends now!

No more entertaining his banal posts, no more "gentleman's" debate.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), May 06, 1999.

-- better bigdog (he@is.a sly one), January 03, 2000.

Big Dog never said "fuck you"...

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 03, 2000.

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