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Reno officials deny Y2K problem report Click on our sponsors!

Updated 1:55 PM ET September 1, 1999

RENO, Nev., Sept. 1 (UPI) The man in charge of wastewater in the Reno/Sparks area says he cannot figure out why the Navy would warn area residents the sewer system is in danger of breaking down because of a Y2K glitch.

Randall Gray tells KRNV-TV no one from the Navy ever contacted him. He says Y2K preparedness has been under way for two years and tests show no potential problems.

The most recent Navy report rates the chance of a sewer system failure as zero to 40 percent. That's an improvement from a June report which said the system was likely to experience total failure.

-- Homer Beanfang (, September 02, 1999


Sorry folks, heres the DMV story

Trouble for new DMV computer Click on our sponsors!

Updated 1:55 PM ET September 1, 1999

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 1 (UPI) Some Nevada DMV employees are asking the department to delay implementation of a new computer system scheduled for next week.

The workers tell the Nevada Appeal the $35-million Gensis system has yet to go one day in testing without a failure.

They issued a memo detailing 19 problems which they claim need to be addressed.

The DMV deputy director overseeing the conversion insists there will be no problems.

-- Homer Beanfang (, September 02, 1999.

A two-for one thread - kinda neat!

First one: only a 0-40% precent chance of failure? And he says he's remediated and tested things!!!!

Just what the heck has he been testing? Somebody else's sewage plants? Look, any rel remediation program will ahve some percent chance of missing something, or of finding a problem that isn't really a problem, or of missing a potential failure that really does turn out to be critical. That's life in software and hardware testing.

Everybody recognizes that a few things may get missed, even in the best of programs. But a "few things" is 2-5% chance of failure - provided the rest of the infrastructure stays intact: power, phones, satellites, etc. might be needed, but are out of control of the original entity.

But it is foolish to claim a 40% chance of failure in a remediated system. And he claims no one from the Navy contacted him as the only justification for the headline? A poor ranking in the Navy rating meant the Navy got no answer from the agency - which is evidently true!


The DMV report smells like political pressure to meet the governor's deadline.....I hope they don't do it; or if early relased in a bad software, that no one goes to jail because of the program errors.

Can the illegally jailed person sue the governor?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, September 02, 1999.

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