Whoa Bob, I say,
On Mon, 10 May 1999 04:25:36, "Bob
Brock" <email@example.com> wrote:
> For the complete article:
> Begin quoted text:
> Robert Haverkamp's first take on the year 2000 problem at the
> nuclear power plant
Lemme get this straight, they're talking n-n-nu-cu-ler
> After four months of
work by 45 people, they discovered that only about
of the 356 types were date-sensitive, and just 38 types,
> to a few hundred devices, needed
And the "GOOD NEWS" is that it took 4*45 = 180
man-months, 15 man-years to find the date flaws.
"GOOD NEWS" is that there were a few hundred devices that
I make this May 1999. They still
have to procure replacement parts. Maybe these exist, maybe the
vendor went out of business, maybe the parts don't
May 1999, find or re-engineer
SCRAM the reactor? Replace the
Test the parts.
Test the integrated
Write a bunch of documentation. Get a
letter from the NRC. Push the big green ON button.
> But as more power
utilities have moved deeper into their repairs of the
glitch, they have discovered that the problems have been easier
> fix than expected.
December 19, 1999
writing to tell you that we're relighting the pilot light at the San
Onofre nuclear power plant. The chief nuclear engineer is doing
it right now.
We found a few hundred defective parts in
our n-n-nu-cu-ler power plant. We slammed a bunch of new parts
in. The vendors, when we could find them, claim the new parts
work exactly like the old but unlike the old, they don't have the date
We're not worried and don't expect any
probl... NO CARRIER
DECEMBER 20, 1999.
IMAGE FEED FROM LANDSAT-1 SHOWS A LARGE EXPLOSION, POSSIBLY
NUCLEAR. TELEMETRY FROM UCLA GAMMA RAY SENSORS MONITORING THE
GALATIC CORE INDICATES A 70% INCREASE IN BACKGROUND RADIATION LEVELS.
BOTH EVENTS ARE CENTERED ON THE SAN ONOFE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.
LANDLINE AND CELL PHONE SERVICE TO THE AREA HAVE BEEN
INTERRUPTED. THE BLACKOUT IS SPREADING THOUGH THE WESTERN
December 22, 1999
of Tom Brokaw in a Hazmat suit, massive traffic jam in
"The evacuation continues as survivors
flee the area.
cory hamasaki 5,656 Hours, http://www.kiyoinc.co