"Black Day" on Amsterdam stock exchange

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The AEX stock exchange in The Netherlands shut down completely on Friday after a computer glitch. There was a lot of commotion and chaos, particularly because Philips was about to announce and present positive 1999 profits. Trading resumed at 2.30 PM for 2 hours. Cause of the problem was unknown, and a thorough investigation was announced.

-- flierefluiter (parsec@cyberlink.bc.ca), February 19, 2000


link: http://www.eindhovensdagblad.nl/

-- flierefluiter (parsec@cyberlink.bc.ca), February 19, 2000.

Lets see now - Nasdaq, Charles Schwab, and AEX have computer glitches on friday. Coincidence, Y2K glitches, or market manipulation - hummm?

-- K Taylor (KTaylorOre@webtv.net), February 19, 2000.

Basically, I believe that the Internet is about to undergo its greatest ever DOWNTIME CRUNCH, a period in which major financial markets will be left hanging, stone cold in e-commerce. This will be a MAJOR DISASTER, which will cause world markets to falter and fall. Whether by ingenious hacking or solar interference or power grid failure, many millions will be severely affected.

After the *dark lapse*, major infrastructure will align the globe with SUPERIOR BANDWIDTH. This will not be an easy course, but future hardships will mandate necessary remediation.

-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), February 19, 2000.

You failed to mention the security chips which will be installed in each user's right hand (or embedded in their foreheads...). That will ensure security and usher in a new era...

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), February 19, 2000.

Mad Monk, that's part of the New Global Paradigm.

Step right up and get your mark. First come, first served...

-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), February 19, 2000.

Anyone wanna read up on this security stuff, here is a good place to start:


-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), February 19, 2000.

Mad Monl --

I don't disagree with your scenario. I have this vision of a CME impact frying critical phone lines or power connections at the same time the market takes a davie and the e-commerce internet freezes ....

-- squirrel hunter (nuts@upina.cellrelaytower), February 20, 2000.

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