Y2K Bug: The Year 2000 in review

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The most under reported story in the year 2000 is
the effect of the Y2K bug on systems in this
country and around the world. Thanks to GICC
and its many posters for providing information
that would only be found in local papers. There
were a lot of stories that had solid Y2K
relationships and maybe 20 times that many that
were only in the probable or possible category.
Here is a partial list of stories that can be stated to
be in the solid category from the last half of this year.

Alaska Airlines maintenance software failure

The big story of this month is that the Alaska Airline
jet that went down in January of 2000 was due to have
its horizontal stabilizer replaced in December of 1999.
The new maintenance software installed failed to notify
the maintenance workers of the need to change the part
until 3 days after the crash. The FAA has been checking
the maintenance software of all the airlines to make sure
that the problem isn't widespread. Here is the possible
Y2K connection to planes falling out of the sky, trains
derailing and other disasters that are caused by parts that
had not been changed expediently.

Here is a link to some graphs on nuclear SCRAMs and
refinery capacity. The oil graphs were done by L. Cassels

Nuclear power SCRAMs graph and Oil capacity graph

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), December 28, 2000


And here are some businesses that had Y2K problems

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), December 28, 2000.

Hey, spider, I'd wondered why you've been so quiet lately. Should have known you'd be busy working! You've done a great job here and deserve many pats on the back.

Thanks so much for all you have compiled. I suspect some of the others are y2k-related, but we may never know, right?

-- Rachel Gibson (rgibson@hotmail.com), December 28, 2000.

Sorry about the spacing. Let's see if this works better:

Nuclear Power Sector: for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003Vyr

Energy Sector - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003VxC

Energy Sector postings - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003Vyf

Brazil Oil Spill: for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003VzX

Railway incidents - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003Vzi

Australian aviation fuel problem - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003Vzp

Y2K Malfunctions in Nuke Plants - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W00

Explosions and Fires Summary - for the archives


Venezuelan and other energy sector problems - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W04

Energy Sector concerns - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W0K

Insurance and legal concerns - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W09

Plant and pipeline explosions - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W0A

Airplane related concerns - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W0G

International glitches - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W0Z

Senate Y2K Committee Report 2/29/2000 for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W2r

Oil accidents and problems - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W2v

Refinery problems contributing to spike in fuel prices - for the archives


Oil sector and railroad derailments - for the archives


Pipeline breaks - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W8b

Oil Refinery Concerns - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003Vze

Airline Sector Postings for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003VzL

Manhole cover explosions - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W9L

Energy sector items - for the archives


Miscellaneous sources of information re Y2K - for the archives http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003W9N

-- Paula Gordon (pgordon@erols.com), December 28, 2000.

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