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That is one of the most important questions left to be asked. I think the clocks may have been deliberately turned back on some systems so they would not fail on rollover, now how many of these systems are running on generators. Have they have all of 99 for testing or was that filled up with still remedating the systems? If the systems didn't have proper testing time, we are going to see some strange things going on with these systems.

-- Brent Nichols (b-nichol@ihug.co.nz), January 08, 2000


My brother is an engineer at a major NY City hospital. On 12/23/99 they discovered that the heating and cooling system was not compliant. They had a contractor come in and set the clock back to 12/1/99 to give them a month to put in the fix.

-- Fitbone (happy@home.com), January 08, 2000.

aT THE 200 PERSONS Factory i WORK,THE SYSTEM HAS not been TESTED one year.GONE TO WORK,ASKED TO THE Chief Accountant IF WE HAD any problems rolling over: NO PROBLEM!!!!!! As usual We will see if the beast has biten us

-- Alex The Italian (alexcapr@yours.com), January 09, 2000.

Hi Brent!

Still waiting for the sky to fall? Still think remediation and testing didn't happen concurrently? Have a nice day.

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), January 09, 2000.

It's possible some are running with clock turned back, but I don't know of any. This was a fallback position that was discussed in the event remediation had not been done in time by my own shop and others I know. It was never necessary because the Y2K generated errors were not that difficult to correct.

As for testing:

My site and those I have had contact with tested very extensively. We tested and re-re-tested. More than one date in 2000 was tested.

-- Chris Josephson (chrisj62954@aol.com), January 09, 2000.

Brent, All of our systems were tested, but not for a whole year. Can you please explain why a whole year of testing is required, and give ONE example of what could happen to NZs power system and why as result of not testing for a whole year.

From this can you then extrapolate what might happen to similar systems in other parts of the world.

Can you give ONE example of what may happen (and why) to communications, or banking or anything else that has been remediated and tested, but the testing has not been for a full year.

-- Malcolm Taylor (taylorm@es.co.nz), January 09, 2000.

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