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Kremlin Computers Fall Victim To Millennium Bug
MOSCOW, Jan 13, 2000 -- (Agence France Presse) The Kremlin press office's computer communication system has been paralyzed by the millennium bug, a spokesman for the Russian presidency revealed Wednesday.
"It is not possible to send E-mails from our press service because of the year 2000 bug problem. The problem should be sorted out by the end of the month," the spokesman told AFP.
On January 1 many foreign observers said that Russia seemed to have escaped without any computer problems following the date changeover on January 1.
-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), January 13, 2000
This could cost billions of rubels, or maybe tens of dollars!
-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), January 13, 2000.
Thanks, Homer. So it trickles out that it isn't 100% glitch free after all ... but now it can be contained, fixed, in the background while the infrastructure is up :-)
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
LOL Kook! Let the bailout begin!!
-- Squirrel Hunter (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
--comrade Kook. this is because of the revisionists who have seized contror of the former grorious peopres starinist state. they shourd go back to the system as envisioned by him. Our chairman says so, and his is bigger than krintunes or putins, so it is so.
-- comrade x-Li (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
I don't consider the Kremlin press office system to be mission critical... (We won't miss them...)
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
Now well, finally there is some good news! heh
-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 13, 2000.