1st Time this millenium

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We should just about be in the end of month billing cycle for the first time this millennium. We'll see... And then of course the lookup for Feb. will require retrieval of stored data


Anyone giving odds? Guesses on the percentage of failures? Ramifications?

-- Michael (mikeymac@uswest.net), January 26, 2000


RATS --Truncated again

stored data

-- Michael (mikeymac@uswest.net), January 26, 2000.

Minimal (negligible; non-newsworthy; isolated) problems. Buried in the sea of other computer glitches.

-- Imso (lame@prepped.com), January 26, 2000.

A significant monthly activity is the disbursement of funds from the myriad entitlement programs (Social Security, et al) administered by various government agencies. If I remember correctly, January's check were sent late last year. I guess this gives the programmers an extra month to resolve any "issues". (Couldn't solve it in five years but that extra month will just about do it!)

Ramifications? The modern welfare state depends on the ability to skim funds from productive people and redistribute this largesse to others. Turn off the spigot in the 'hood and I dare say we'll see the Rainbow Rebellion Part II.

-- Chris Tisone (c_tisone@hotmail.com), January 26, 2000.

Imso -- "Minimal (negligible; non-newsworthy; isolated) problems."

With 65% (plus or minus) of small to medium sized business unremediated, this should be telling, vis a vis the size of the problem in the first place!

-- Michael (mikeymac@uswest.net), January 26, 2000.

Millennium? Whats the date..did I sleep for a whole year?

-- george (jones@choices.com), January 26, 2000.

George, I think Michael actually meant to say "1st time this YEAR", or possibly the last Jan EOM for this millenium. Everyone knows that the 3rd millenium doesnt start for another 331 days.

-- Malcolm Taylor (taylorm@es.co.nz), January 26, 2000.

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