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TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) question and answer forum
Y2K NEWS CENTRE page newly-updated...
Y2K NEWS CENTRE: Last two day's Y2K-related stories are now up....
Y2K NEWS CENTRE: Newly-updated with the last three days worth of Y2K stories...
Y2K NEWS CENTRE: January 25th Y2K-related stories now up...
Y2K NEWS CENTRE: The early January 24th Y2K-related news stories are now up, plus a bonus story on RCMP detention plans for 'subversives'...
Woe, woe, woe to the Oil and Petroleum Industry
Y2K NEWS CENTRE: January 22nd and January 23rd Y2K-related news stories now up...
Y2K NEWS CENTRE: January 21st Y2K-related news stories are now up...
Y2K NEWS CENTRE: the January 20th Y2K-related news stories are now up, with an amazing 'bonus' story...
From 1990 to 00
The Oil Curve
Computer Breakdowns still remains low but the breakdowns are affecting oil and gas refineries.
Nearly SEVEN Oil Refineries in one week !!
Y2K News Center: January 19th Y2K-related news stories now up...
Embedded systems and buffer overflow threat
Y2K NEWS CENTRE - the early January 18th Y2K-related stories are now up...
The July 17th early Y2K reports are now up on our 'Y2K News Centre' page..
The January 16th early reports are now up on our Y2K News Centre page...
The Y2K Glitches Keep Appearing...
More Y2K problems coming? Ask these folks just about to cross into Y2K
AP: "German Opera Hit by Y2K Breakdown" - 'Suddenly, the payroll program would treat a person born in 1990 as 90 years old and automatically stop the child allowance, said Heinz-Dieter Sense, the opera's financial manager...'
PRNewswire: "Y2K Doomsayers Smarter Than Most People Think" - FEMA chief congratulates those who prepared for Y2K!
ROUGH ESTIMATE OF BREAKDOWNS SINCE 1 JAN 2000
THE SLOW UNDOING OF THE ECONOMY
Y2K LIKE SLOW ACTING CANCER
VIRGINIA PILOT: "...from a Virginian-Pilot internal memo, the planned response to the worst-case scenario: ``The company will supply a generator for electricity, cots for sleeping, food and portable sanitation facilities. You may not be able to go back and forth between your home and the plant; under martial law, you won't be allowed.'' '
BALTIMORE SUN: "Viruses still a concern" - 'Concern has been heightened because hackers can disguise viruses as Y2K fixes'
ARIZONA STAR: "Y2K no bonanza [for Lawyers]" - 'Those who were doing Y2K work shouldn't give up their day jobs'
MORNING CALL: "Authors nationwide booked on Y2K crisis, But their works are just collecting dust on the shelves...'
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: "Y2K Bug Brought World Closer Together" - 'Y2K' morphs into 'NWO...'
EDMONTON SUN: "Day's Y2K idea bytes, say computer experts" - '...computer suppliers should pay some of [Alberta's] tab for beating the Y2K bug'
THE OKLAHOMAN: "Lawmaker put on spot with clerk" - big Oklahoma Y2K story!
WICHITA EAGLE: "[U.S. Air Force] Y2K flight passes test"
LOS ANGELES TIMES: "At Midnight 2000: Ordinary Living and Extraordinary Life"
MODESTO BEE: "Blue skies and an arid future loom for state" - 'Did the computer wizards play us for chumps...?'
TORONTO SUN: "Don't panic! It's all over" - 'one of the biggest and most costly frauds in history, but (probably due to the huge embarrassment of the experts, political leaders and media) publicized anger has been kept to a minimum'
HUNTSVILLE TIMES [Alabama]: 'We've never gotten a satisfactory explanation. It certainly wasn't Y2 anything'
OTTAWA SUN: "Y2K bugs a lotto people"
BOSTON GLOBE: "[Wall] Street off to wild start, even without Y2K woes"
INDIAN EXPRESS: "Y2K not a closed chapter yet, say experts" - 'experts are not taking any chances and plan to continue monitoring till the beginning of the new financial year'
PLC fails, Tacoma Sheraton evacuates tower, Nothing in news
SUNDAY TIMES [London]: "Doomsday didn't come but the big bill did "
DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS: "Farmers Insurance blushes, Company is mailing thousands of apologies for mistake in billing " - "This was not Y2K-related in any way,"
AUGUSTA CHRONICLES: "Flames destroy house in Merriwether" - 'He said he believed a power surge might have caused the fire...Among the losses were... a cash reserve Mr. Scupin had saved in case of Y2K problems'
TIME Magazine: "Hey, You In That Bunker, You Can Come Out Now!"
VIRGINIA PILOT:"Y2K threat caused only minor woes in region" (details failures)
DID YOUR SYSTEM HAVE A YEAR OF TESTING?
BUSINESS WEEK: "Why Ed Yardeni Is an MVP in the Victory over Y2K Bugs, His early and extremely dire warnings most likely helped head off a disaster"
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: "Y2K fallout: New computer slows building permit office" - "In the construction industry, everything is a schedule," Griffin said. "When you flex that schedule, you throw everything off."
KANSAS CITY STAR:"Things went well because people worked hard"
MODESTO BEE: "Livingston juggles Y2K woe" - 'MCS Spectrum, the company that supplied the city with its accounting software and subsequent Y2K update, has stopped returning telephone calls'
SLATE.COM: "Were the Y2K Preparations in Vain?"
WASHINGTON POST: "Y2K Glitches Affect Financial Software, Chevy Chase, Others Have a Few Snags" - 'The bank and Intuit Inc., the maker of Quicken, are blaming each other for the problems'
NEWSBYTES.COM: "FAA Y2K Report Withheld"
FIRECRACKERS & Y2K
GARY NORTH: "Was It Worth Protecting Your Children and Warning Your Friends?"
SEATTLE TIMES - "Mayday 2000? This warning may be all wet" - 'It turns out that in the survival business, Y2K was just a practice run.'
SACRAMENTO BEE: " 'Useless government' is a near-perfect foil for Y2K"
THE NAMIBIAN (Windhoek): "Not 'Y2K OK' at Home Affairs" - "It is not a Y2K failure," Dave Hill, head of Government's Year 2000 Project said yesterday. "It is a Y2K contingency action," he said in reference to the shutting down of the system...
AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS: "Y2K bug bites cellular phone company"
THE GUARDIAN: "Dealing with the end of the world time after time"
THE OREGONIAN [online]: "Computer program delays some checks"
FIX IT, INSTALL IT & FORGET IT
WASHINGTON POST: "Y2K: Profits From Doom" - 'The writer Gary North predicted "a disaster greater than anything the world has experienced since the bubonic plague of the mid-14th century." ', but The Artist (formerly known as Prince) doesn't even get a mention ...
THE NEW YORK TIMES: "The Spirit of Y2K" - Or, 'Kofi Annabn Makes Me Nervous All Over Again'
THE Year 2000 Hoax
Paging Brent Nichols: Re All's not well in Pollyland
Update on the Translations of the Bible
Translation error update
There are a few translation errors in bible but other than that the book is compliant.
NOW ABOUT THAT BIBLE
Y2K GLITCH REPORT PAGE
BOSTON GLOBE: "No Y2K meltdown, just a Y2K letdown, thanks to Mainers' efforts "
IT ANALYSIS.COM: "Y2K: Lies, Damned lies and village idiots"
VNUNET.COM: "Debug Watch - Y2K plague or gnat bite?"
WIN DOWS NT Magazine [online exclusive story]:
NUA SURVEYS: "Nearly All Companies Escape Y2K Unharmed"
WESTERGAARD.COM: "A Framework to Answer the Y2K Aftermath Question: How Could It Have Gone So Smooth Abroad in Core Infrastructure Facilities?"
COMPUTERWORLD AUSTRALIA: "Millennium glitch hits Dutch home banking software"
BOSTON GLOBE: "So much for the hype - Y2K is old hat already " - 'Those who were waiting for the other shoe/bomb/economy to drop can start sharing the cans of tuna and sacks of rice that Ed Yourdon, the author of ''Time Bomb 2000,'' stored in his New Mexico retreat.', and other deep and reflective analysis...
NEW YORK TIMES: "Market Analyst Concedes Recession Forecast Wrong" [Ed Yardeni: 'Still to be proven right now he says he was wrong, and wrong now that he says he's...well, you get the picture :)!]
NEW YORK TIMES: "For Doomsday Hoarders, What Now?" - 'the most dedicated hoarders (they prefer the word "storers") are holding on to their 200 cans of tuna fish, 100 freeze-dried M.R.E.'s (or meals ready to eat) and 55-gallon water tanks as tightly as their convictions'
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: "Yam maintains caution on Y2K risk " - 'The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has warned the banking sector of a possible continuing danger from Y2K bugs'
I WILL POST A BIT MORE BEFORE I LEAVE: ALL IS NOT WELL IN POLLY LAND
Revelation chapter 18 looks very much like the effects of Y2k
COMPUTER WEEKLY: "Y2K - Experts issue new warnings" - 'most of the "business as usual" information on Y2K had so far come from governments "with a vested social and political interest in saying there's been no Y2K problem" '
Computer Weekly News: "Sainsbury free-for-all as server goes down" - very juicy!
WESTERGAARD.COM: "Pressing On, Thankfully"
THE TIMES: "The bug that never was"
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST : "Companies hit by Y2K bug and virus"
WASHINGTON POST: "Some Abroad Say the Y2K Fix Was In" - >"You Americans were too paranoid about this from the beginning...It's just like when you all jog around with your natural, purified, filtered spring water for your good health."
"Y2K 'Chicken Littles' have egg on their faces" - at least according to AP, who seem to have forgotten that they ran a warning article themselves, "Still Possibility For Y2K Trouble", just a day or so ago. So does AP now have egg on its face, too...?
AP: "Computer glitch delays East Coast flights"; THE ROANOKE TIMES: "More railroad retirees' checks are missing "
CANADIAN PRESS: "Police Y2K bug leaves seniors accused of crimes; Include pot possession and assault"
AN UNFINISHED DATE STANDARD = UNFINISHED DATA
A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION: CORRUPT DATA
Y2K IS NOT A ONCE A STRIKE EVENT
Free Republic's updated, comprehensive Y2K Rollover Incidents list
MODESTO BEE: "Nothing but dust ahead for Y2K survival books"
WESTERGAARD.COM: "The Final Chapter?"
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: "FAILED POWER SOURCE BACK IN OPERATION"
GLOBE AND MAIL [Toronto]: "Y2K bug continues to annoy with minor glitches"
GLOBE AND MAIL [Toronto]: "Explaining the great Y2K bust"
AN OVEFLOWED BUFER COULD MAKE A 9 ON THE Y2K RICTOR SCALE
RECOVERY ALWAYS TAKES LONGER
DEATH BY 1,000 CUTS.
CORY HAMASAKI'S SYSTEM FAILURE LAW .....AFRAID IT MIGHT BE TRUE
REUTERS: "Pentagon Says Never Lied About Y2K Status" - "I'm much more interested in making sure we could protect the country than I am in -- in you getting to be able to file a story.''
REUTERS: "High-Tech Professions Call Y2K 'Hype' - Survey"
REUTERS: "Poor South American Nations Outfox Y2K Critics" - 'they fell victim to Y2K hype and forgot their big advantage -- not having many computers.'
THE TIMES - editorial: "THE BUG NEXT TIME: Those little monsters still lurking to strike" - 'the worst is still to come' and 'what other insurance allows you to eat your own premium afterwards'
LOS ANGELES TIMES: It's For Real - "Nearly '00' Problems Reported by PC Users"
NEW YORK TIMES: "Overkilling Y2K"
Y2K - NEW YORK TIMES: "Dents in the Software"
TORONTO STAR: "Y2K experts are flushed with pride"
WASHINGTON POST: "3 Most-Used Fixes to Beat the Bug"
WASHINGTON POST column: "Costly Cure For Y2K Myopia"
WASHINGTON POST: "Italy Swatted the Y2K Bug, Despite Late Start on Glitch, Nation Defied Widespread Skepticism" - "we were very nervous at midnight"..."I'm so sorry, but Italy works sometimes"
WASHINGTON POST: "'Y Go 2 Waste' Drive Seeks Stockpiles for Food Banks"
THE Y2K FLOODWATERS ARE SLOWLY RISING
TORONTO STAR: "Power failure hits 90,000 in York, Hydro blames freezing rain, not Y2K bug"
Did any countries revert to computing dates 1996 or 1972?
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER: "When is a Y2K bug not a Y2K bug?"
Two Trains Collide in Norway
AP: "Still Possibility for Y2K Trouble" - excellent overview!
IF YOU REPORT A Y2K GLITCH - QUOTE THE SOURCE
CANADIAN PRESS: "Y2K survivalists shrug and dig into stockpiles, but some say it's too early to abandon precautions" - 'It is very, very premature at this point in time," said Peter de Jager'
HOW MANY OF THESE BREAKDOWNS ARE WITH THOSE COMPLIANT SYSTEMS?
AP: "Americans find it's `business as usual' in Y2K"
REUTERS: "U.S. Says Y2K Computer Bug 'Squashed'" - the one day flu is over, folks [meanwhile, cancer is slowing spreading, unseen and unfelt as yet...]
TOO MUCH PRIDE IN TECHNOLOGY
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: "Y2K expert says IT problems will drag down GDP" - interview with John Westergaard.
2 quick questions
GARTNER GROUP WARNING: this deserves a re-post,,,
UN Says Y2K is History
CONCERNS FOR THE COMPUTERS
BLOOMBERG: "Y2K Oddities: A World of Strange Tales and People as the Millennium Turns"
THE REGISTER: "Cap Gemini cautions against Y2K over-optimism"
LOOKS LIKE Y2K HUMPTY IS SLOWLY COMING UNSTUCK
WHA OH.... CAN BANKING handle more than 1% of failure in is overall system?
TO POLLIES: TAKE A LESSON FROM THE WEATHER AND PREPARE
AP: "Biggest test of Y2K readiness to unfold as people get back to work"
BOSTON GLOBE: "News analysis: Specialists say preparation killed potential Y2K 'bug' "- worst we have to deal with is 'Inaccurate bills. Wrong orders. Late deliveries.'
BOSTON GLOBE: "In Las Vegas: Many hold onto fears of Y2K bug - just in case " - 'They say this Y2K stuff could go on for six months. I'm not paranoid about it, but I am concerned'
"Lock Time" by Infomagic on csy2k
NEW YORK TIMES - De Jager gets two $10 million offers for his Y2K Web site [Peter - if they were submitted by Mr, D, Duck or Mr, N, Bonaparte, they're not for real...:)]
NEW YORK TIMES interviews Ed Yourdon: "A Cassandra With No Regrets, and Besides, It Is Not Over Yet"
NEW YORK TIMES: "Vast Effort to Fix Computers Defended (and It's Not Over)"
HEADS UP: Major Brown Out in my area of L.A.
WASHINGTON POST: "Pentagon Withheld News of Major New Year's Computer Failure" - 'Pentagon officials told members of the news media that the change to the year 2000 was proceeding without a hitch throughout the defense establishment...the Pentagon denied that it was having any problems with computers...officials continued to insist that all systems were operating flawlessly'
WASHINGTON POST: "How Did It All Go Right?: Officials, Experts Happily Seek Answers to Y2K Riddle" - even the Washington Post is puzzled...:)
WASHINGTON POST: "Companies Await Back-to-Work Y2K Test" - 'A computer at a video rental store in Colonie, N.Y., charged a customer $91,250 for returning a tape 100 years late'
RUSSIA TODAY - "Soviet-era Nuclear Plants Pass 2000 Bug Test"
RUSSIA TODAY: "Azerbaijan's Aioc Oil Production Unaffected By Y2K" - 'Everything is normal, production, transport and export operations are normal'
'RUSSIA TODAY': "Russia Says Avoids Y2K Energy Problems" - 'All systems of communications, remote controls and energy supply in every different time zone are functioning normally'
911 in sunny tucson az
Some musings on the quality of Y2K testing
WHAT TERMITES DO TO WOOD THIS Y2K THING COULD DO THE SAME THING TO OUR COMPUTERS
Where did Zone 2000 go?
SYSTEM COULD STILL BE UNSTABLE
THE DANGER OF Y2K SNOWBALL EFFECT.
It scarcely needs saying again, but how can 'it' be over after one day?
Please donate all that Y2K unused stuff too.........
Shots Fired - WOW in LA area
*SHEESH* Be Still My Heart! Was Just About To Hit The Submit Button And The Power Went Out... Silicon Valley, CA
New Category Request...
biggest hoax in history?
What a spectacular fireworks display in England!
**GMT** I'm online, watching London fireworks, and all is GOLDEN!!!
Hey sysops, IMHO we all need to lighten up a bit - that post about Japan being destroyed by Godzilla - posted by Mozilla was the first thing this mornign to make me LAUGH OUT LOUD! Sorry to see it go - (no txt.)
Any News Out of Korea?
A Happy Doomer
Just under 2 hours
I Will Be Broadcasting Live Friday/Saturday over KVMR FM and over internet
International Y2K Status Repost
Seatle Cancels New Year's Celibrations due to fears of y2k and terrorism
CNN Live Coverage Begins in less than 64 hours
TODAY'S TOURBUS TOPIC: Y2K NEWS AND PREP
Online Links During Rollover Please!
ICAO and IATA to monitor world aviation during Y2k rollover, from centres in Montreal
Y2k chief says he will report regularly to Gore
Please timestamp future facts
100 Hours until the UTC rollover
24 Time Zones - December 31st
OT/Link to NRC Incident Reports
U.N. Web Site to Provide Info on Y2K Global Impacts
Utility Industry Expert Joins MSNBC As Technology Analyst For The Network's Millennium Coverage
Thanks for making your QUESTION HEADINGS SPECIFIC so I know what I want to click on in the week ahead! NM
12/23 story, incase you missed it: Fed, U.S. Treasury set up special Y2K monitoring posts
Y2K alert from www.CSIS.org important review
New Year's Eve: Suggested "Roll-Over" Coverage from Long-time Members of This Forum. A Proposal. What Say You?
Y2K-Rollover-Watch (Live links)
Link to chat room
When is this site to be shut down, and where should we meet to find info of what is happining durring roll-over?
What the networks are airing during the rollover
"Emergency Net News" -- well known to some, perhaps
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