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The glitches appear to be getting more serious degree by degree after reading the latest posts. Any more mainframe problems yet? Those are the real critical ones, the old systems and the mainframes, how will the It team cope if 'things' do happen to come unstuck around them or the mainframes they work with start to come unstuck themselves. When reports come in of banks starting to crash then their mainframes could be in trouble.

-- Brent Nichols (b-nichol@ihug.co.nz), January 03, 2000


Brent, do yourself a favor and get your information outside of this forum. The quality of data here is suspect at best and should be validated always.

-- Look (at@the.facts), January 03, 2000.

Brent - you have a handle on this, as does Cory and the latest Infomagic post.

Keep up the good work!

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

Is this what it's like in the asylum's???

"No, you're not crazy. Do you think I'm crazy?"

"No, of course not. What do you think?"

-- Hoffmeister (hoff_meister@my-deja.com), January 03, 2000.

Hoffy you're talking to yourself again.

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

Cory is correct about the old systems and I hear that mainframes are some of the most difficult, stubborn machines to remediate and repair of y2k issues and the most time-consuming. I go by Cory's outlook on the situation as well. I am sure over time the system is going to start slowly falling apart, the system we all take for granted to run our lives and gov is now in a very weakened touchy sensitive state after the y2k operations and now we've got to run the economy with it under full load and pressure.

-- Brent Nichols (b-nichol@ihug.co.nz), January 03, 2000.

Yeah, Andy, it seems I have been talking to myself here, for quite some time.

Have fun, Andy.

-- Hoffmeister (hoff_meister@my-deja.com), January 03, 2000.

Andy: LOL!

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), January 03, 2000.

Oh, don't be silly.

The lights stayed on, therefore we know that *everything* is okey- dokey!

It's just plain ol' simple logic. Here's an example you non- perfehshunals might be able to understand. Let's say you're driving to work one morning, and you don't have a collision with another car. See? Get it? You've just *proven* that you'll *never* have a collision with *any* other car!

And anyone who says different is a teotwaki-sucking doomer-faced baby- killing mugwump.

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), January 03, 2000.

"Brent, do yourself a favor and get your information outside of this forum."

Why should we do that? We're getting firsthand reports of people experiencing power outages, and the media refuses to acknowledge that they even exist.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), January 03, 2000.

People in this forum spouted all sorts of garbage about martial law, grid blackouts, nuclear meltdown/missile launches, none of which can be hidden by press releases ("I overheard my uncle, who's a marine sargeant. . . ") and yet you still tend to believe them (anonymous nobodies with an internet connection) over the sources that have been overwhelmingly correct so far.

At least use a little common sense. Ask for proof.

When will the doubt cease? What's the magic date?


-- Mike (mike@noemail.net), January 03, 2000.

Hawk, Ive always had the impression that you have the intellect to sift through all of the BS surrounding Y2K issues. On any given day we could find power outages and computer glitches..part of our high- tech world. I would like to think you are smart enough to realize that the Y2K scam has run its course. Now it is time for all of us to get on with our lives. I spent some serious bucks on preps early last year and have no regrets. To allow the fear mongers to escape without scorn would be to sanction their next scam. Time for an honest reality check. Keep flying!

-- Look (at@the.facts), January 03, 2000.

Hey Brent, are you crazy....is that what your problem is? Do you have any idea what the truth smells like...because whatever it is you are cooking has an aroma that smells suspiciously like fertilizer.

Get over it, Brent. It's apparent that you don't know jack and you are HOPING for problems.

There'll be something else to have anxiety attacks over. Gary'll see to it.

What a moron.

-- Bad Company (johnny@shootingstar.com), January 03, 2000.

Mike, I'm no longer a y2k doomer (obviously), but I do think rational doubt is a good thing, in fact, rational doubt is the source of the material prosperity we (still) enjoy. Please see Cartesian Systematic Doubt. Of course, you may question whether the doubt exhibited here is rational any longer, but the general principles holds.

-- Count Vronsky (vronsky@anna.lit), January 03, 2000.

Actually Count,

I am advocating doubt about some of these little first person tidbits we're experiencing. My favorite: British Petrolium to close down on Monday due to serious y2k bug. the responses were overwhelmingly positive: "Thanks for the truth man.", "this is the stuff the press won't tell us." It was of course total hogwash.

I think this board will continue to see reports of "real" power outages and near nuclear meltdowns and major business system crashes, all from "insiders". This will for the most part be a reflection of the "my uncle works for the pentagon and I hear him talking to the head of the electric company on the phone and he said he was heading to Nothern Canada to escape the horrors," and stuff like that that appeared in the time before the turnover.

Actually we just made the news: http://www.vny.com/cf/News/upidetail.cfm?QID=55833

-- Mike (mike@noemail.net), January 03, 2000.

BC & Hoffy at the same time...DePukie must be boring this morning.

-- snooze button (alarmclock_2000@yahoo.com), January 03, 2000.

"Depukey" is boring recently. nothing left to "depuke". and the most excitable fellow is on vacation.

Occasionally it'll liven up with a repost of some of the sillier stuff from here and elsewhere. Then roll over and go back to sleep.

I moved here because it has more action, though of a paranoid, conspiracy minded, fear-mongering vein. But action is action.

-- Mike (mike@noemail.net), January 03, 2000.

DePukie, eh, snoozie? How quaint and insipid. The fact that debunking and Stephen Poole, in particular, consistently debunked all of your anxietal fears counts for nothing, eh? Makes sense, really.

That individuals like you and Brent haven't given it a rest yet are signs of psychoses in both you. Seek help, and fast.

-- Bad Company (johnny@shootingstar.com), January 03, 2000.

The only glitch I've personally witnessed is the one with the weather machine over the mid-west U.S. It's January and 60 degrees outside. I hope they get it fixed soon, mainly because I'm afraid of what's in store for us this summer. Will it be 130 degrees? Or -50 degrees? Either way, I'm enjoying the current warm January with a grain of salt.

--Uncle Grampa

-- Uncle Grampa (dm10901@yahoo.com), January 03, 2000.

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