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This is a pretty comprehensive page for glitches(in case you don't already have this one). There is a graph toward the bottom of the page that I found somewhat interesting.

Just thought I would share =0)

-- Cin (, January 11, 2000


Looks kind of clunky.

Who are these people? Anyone we know?

-- Not going there (again@this.time), January 11, 2000.

Thanks for the link Cin. =)

-- Dee (, January 11, 2000.

* * * 20000110 Tuesday Thanks, too, for the link! I submitted an e-mail not ( below ) to Nathan for consideration. Regards, Bob Mangus P.S.: I hope the HTML turns out alright. * * *

20000111 Tuesday

Subject: Re: "Glitch Central Graph" [ graph007.jpg (59,244 bytes) @ URL < > @ 01/11/00 09:05:49 PM]

Greetings, Nathan,

Kudos to CIAO for undertaking this effort!

However: re: "Glitch Central Graph" [ graph007.jpg (59,244 bytes) @ URL < > @ 01/11/00 09:05:49 PM], I (gently!) comment as follows:


These figures are calculated by a unit I call "Glitch Weight" this is simply a scale of 1-5 with one being an incorrect date on a webpage and 5 being a power outage affecting over 10000 people. As the Days go by, the weight will accrue with past weights. So it will either rise or level off. Lets hope it levels! :)

graph007.jpg (59244 bytes)


There should probably be some weighted accounting for "fixes" (i.e., how long they took). The important aspect of Y2K is the impact (socially and economically) it has on societies.

Example: If a power outage and/or brown-out was remedied in a couple of days, the harm and impact is insignificant. However, if "repairs" to such events were to require weeks or months, the ramifications and repercussions to the affected region (i.e., citizens, industry, etc.) would probably warrant a weighting schema of exponential(!) factors.

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-- Robert Mangus (, January 11, 2000.

* * * 20000111 Tuesday

Well, almost. ;-)

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (, January 11, 2000.

Hiya LL !

Thank you very much for the URL, I'd love to. See ya there soon. =0)

-- Cin (, January 11, 2000.

Thanks Cin! Thanks Robert. I bookmarked the page.



-- Mike Taylor (, January 12, 2000.

I have talked with a couple of you guys over the last few days via email. I didn't know you all were over here bon-firing without me :)

We really appreciate your interest in our site. It began simply as a more clarifying approach of sharing and documenting events we are interested in. But is turning into a more clarifying way to relate to others.

We have decided against posting a forum @Glitch Central mainly because we do not want to waste time defending ourselves. Or lose time dedicated to research deleting ThESe kINd of MEsSAgEs. This is why I decided to post to you guys here.

We feel the site's evident lack of personality... or I guess I should say "clunky" personality :) says enough of our goal to post what we think is worth your time and ours.

I dont have much time to chat. But i will try to answer any emails. I just wanted to stop by and offer a little e-handshake and say thank you for your comments and suggestions. They are appreciated, and taken seriously.

Sincerely, with warmest regards,

Nathan Bowling - Glitch Central

-- Nathan Bowling (, January 13, 2000.

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