"Don't be lulled to sleep" FROM PASTOR CHRIS EX_Y@K FORUMgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Deleted Thread : One Thread
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Don't be lulled to sleep by all the "positive" news on Y2K.
If you read between the lines, things are not all that rosy. Around half the government agencies missed the March 31st deadline as did half of the White House systems.
What makes things even worse is that the number of "mission critical" systems has recently been mysteriously reduced. Systems designated mission critical a month ago are now not mission critical. This messes with the percentages and makes the overall result look better, but it's a smoke screen.
You will find the same "optimism" in the private sector. No head of any Y2K project wants to look bad. Optimistic estimates are the rage in the computer world. The problem with Y2K is that you can't move the deadline. IT people are not used to this, and they're beginning to get nervous.
Because of the war in Kosovo, the Russians have pulled out of working with the USA on Y2K. This is extremely serious. The USA and the Russians have been working together to make sure any false launch signals (due to computer errors) are not acted upon. We have experts in Russia helping them, and they have people over here, but now the Russians have refused to work with us.
Pay close attention to New York, Canada, Britain, and Japan. They roll over (today and April 6th) into their new fiscal years. Problems may or may not be immediately evident, but over time the "Jo Anne effect" will potentially take its toll. If problems become evident to the general public, you can bet that preparations will begin to escalate.
Even without widespread public concern, supplies are getting scarce. The time to prepare is now. If we have any type of serious "event" you can expect things to get worse quickly.
Remember...God is not surprised by what is happening around the world. Jesus told us that when we see these things we are not to be alarmed because He warned us that they were coming. In fact, He told us to look up!
I might add...don't sulk, buy in bulk!
-- Pastor Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 1999
Answers"don't sulk, buy in bulk!"
tee hee! :-D
Thanks for the post, P.C.
-- Deborah (email@example.com), April 02, 1999.Chris --- good post.
-- Bigdog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 03, 1999.Pastor Chris,
As the Good Lord says...(Isa 26:20 KJV) "Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast."
(Hosea 1:10 KJV) "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God."
(Hosea 1:11 KJV) "Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel."
-- Mark Hillyard (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 03, 1999.I also like the buy in bulk admonition.
The scoffers have already started. "See, toldja it wasn't so bad, nananah." The cumulative data arrors will not even be apparent for a while. An 'asian tigers' stock account with a wierd statement here, a welfare check for $10 million bucks there, the errors will start accumulating all over. The media types may not even make the connection, much less Joe and Jane Sixpack.
There will be a thermal runaway effect soon, too much effort to correct, and it will consume the efforts of all the IT departments. When that point is reached, the real remediation work will stop and the final outcome will be sealed. I'm predicting August-September time, after GPS and before 9/9/99.
May He hold us all in His hand,
Man From Uncle 1999
-- Man From Uncle 1999 (email@example.com), April 04, 1999.Mark, would you stay on topic please!
-- Good grief! (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 04, 1999.I might add...don't sulk, buy in bulk!
But only from ME... I've got dehydrated baloney sandwiches for sale...all in the name of God, of course! Step right up, I'll do some money-changin' for ya, right here in the temple!
-- Pastor Grifter (email@example.com), April 04, 1999.Its 99% fixed. Now if we could just get this ON/OFF switch to work.
-- (Boilerman7@ powerhouse.com), April 04, 1999.I suppose, in a Christain forum, it would be uncharitable of me to suggest that the imminent starvation of polly trolls will be one of the better results of Y2K.
PJ in TX
-- PJ Gaenir (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 21, 1999.
-- Archivist (Watching@nd.waiting), January 14, 2000
DUH. it should read "y2k forum". And don't click on the "contribute an answer" button OR the links and the top of the re-post, they won't work.
-- duh (email@example.com), January 14, 2000.
Another old quote from Mr. Bayer that ties in with this
I am a local pastor. I called my friend who is in charge of Y2K at our local power utility (this is firsthand). He is a techie nerd type; he handles all the computer clitches at his utility. He fixes most of them himself. We're doing lunch this week for an interview for my web page, but I did get some answers to basic questions that might help you. (BTW...this guy is one of the most level headed people I know on planet earth):
1. He is convinced that no matter what anyone says, the nuclear guys won't be ready, therefore...
2. He is convinced that no matter what is done, the grid will go down.
3. He is convinced it will be a while before it goes up again.
4. He is convinced that the problem could be as serious as any scenario you wish to produce, especially overseas.
5. He is convinced that problems will arise that will beyond anyone's ability to even consider. In other words, problems that no one will be able to anticipate. (Without connecting the latest satellite snafu with Y2K, it's a good example.)
He is not a kook or a doomsdayer type. He's just being honest. Brutally honest. And he is storing food and preparing for long, quiet days reading Moby Dick.
Seriously, he's serious. And I would suggest every one else get serious as well. Keep smiling!
-- Pastor Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 21, 1998."
-- Adding (email@example.com), January 14, 2000.