Two new theories about why no Y2K major failures at rollovergreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Idea #1 - We have all died and gone to heaven and are maintaining the group dream that all is well
Idea #2 - Aliens came and hovered and are still hovering over the earth beaming the silver bullet into each system, keeping it all together.
-- Sheri (email@example.com), January 02, 2000
Gee, very enlightening. I wish I had thought of that.
-- Mello1 (Mello1@ix.netcom .com), January 02, 2000.
Silly Idea: Time now is really: 69:10 12/31/99 - 69 hours 10 minutes December 31, 1999.
-- Bill P (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.
Umm...according to my sources it's #2. But there is going to be a trade off, of course. Sigh...I'm sure gonna miss all those cows...glad I'm a vegetarian...
-- Ludi (email@example.com), January 02, 2000.
(***Alert*** The following is humor)
Someone discovered my Pet Alien Theory!
Actually, since their technology is so much more advanced than ours, an alien computer the size of a dime could store every single bit of data ever created by the human race, as well as run all of our current computer programs. In return for a supply of "volunteers" from our citizenry, our collective governments have struck the Faustian deal with the Visitors to keep things running. "Just make sure there are a few glitches, to make 'em think human error is still working, and we're in business."
This computer is located in the body of one of their agents, who claims it is an "implant." By doing this publicly, this agent is able to "hide in plain sight" as it were, making the circuit of talk shows, radio programs, and other areas of high technology where his "implant" broadcasts are needed to keep things running. To insure smooth operation of this on a global scale(and to provide a backup if their primary agent loses his ear), other agents are wandering throughout the world, with copy "implants" in their "vessels," broadcasting the much needed Y2K compliant data.
Once the Visitors are done with their programs involving human bodies, the "juice will be cut off," plunging us into year 1 A.V.I(After Visitor Intervention).
Keep those preps, and watch the skys!
-- Shimoda (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.
No, no. You've got it ALL wrong. We're high on CHEMTRAILS! The computers have all actually crashed, but we won't notice it until the chemicals wear off, about ten minutes after the last bowl game...
-- (email@example.com), January 02, 2000.
Let's compile a list! My additions:
Idea#3 - Someone from the future (Bruce Willis) travelled back to 1979 and the decision by DoD to use two digit years was never made. Idea#4 - We live in a concensus reality. Since the concensus was that nothing would happen during roll over, it didn't. Idea#5 - There never was a Y2k bug. It was dreamed up by consultants and computer salespeople (this is not a new theory, but it's the least plausible, IMHO) Idea#6 - There was a rip in the fabric of reality (discontinuity). We have fallen through and are living in an alternative reality. Idea#7 - There really is a God, and he really does love us.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.
When Alabama loses thats a very bad sign. Could get ugly.
-- Infidel (Barbarians@thegate.net), January 02, 2000.
Two more ideas, Sherri.
1. Will the Y2K fizzle spell the end of your radio show? 2. Will you ever say something of substance?
-- Bad Company (email@example.com), January 02, 2000.
I know this, Bad Company, I'd rather have my life than yours.
-- Sheri (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.
Hey Don .... NO FAIR giving away my secrets .... :-)
-- hiding in plain (sight@edge of.nowhere), January 02, 2000.
Must be #2:
China UFO Sightings Reported
.c The Associated Press
By CHARLES HUTZLER
PUSALU VILLAGE, China (AP) - Poor farmers in Beijing's barren hills saw it: an object swathed in colored light arcing heavenward that some say must have been a UFO.
They're not alone. People in 12 other Chinese cities reported possible UFO sightings last month. UFO researchers, meanwhile, were busy looking into claims of an alien abduction in Beijing.
At the beginning of the new millennium, China is astir with sightings of otherworldly visitors. Such sightings are treated with unexpected seriousness in this country usually straightjacketed by its communist rulers.
China has a bimonthly magazine - circulation 400,000 - devoted to UFO research. The conservative state-run media report UFO sightings. UFO buffs claim support from eminent scientists and liaisons with the secretive military, giving their work a scientific sheen of respectability.
``Some of these sightings are real, some are fake and with others its unclear,'' said Shen Shituan, a real rocket scientist, president of Beijing Aerospace University and honorary director of the China UFO Research Association. ``All these phenomena are worth researching.''
-- Duke1983 (Duke1983@aol.com), January 02, 2000.