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This forum is intended for people who are concerned about the impact of the Y2000 problem on their personal lives, and who want to discuss various fallback contingency plans with other like-minded people. It's not intended to provide advice/guidance for solving Y2000 problems within an IT organization.
In the spirit of TB2000's "mission-statement," I've compiled a list of resources, sites and links that you may find useful while researching the Century Date Change.
The Executive Summary of the Senate Y2K Committee's 100 day report:
The Senate Y2K Committee's 100 day report:
[The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 9.19.99]
Be prepared: A list of do's
By Marilyn Geewax
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer
Washington -- Don't panic, but get prepared. While the nation's basic infrastructure will function after Jan. 1, authorities say the Y2K computer bug is sure to cause some problems. The power could go out in one community, while the water system falters in another and traffic lights malfunction in still another. Because no one can say with certainty which systems might fail, "the basic message we are giving people is ... be prepared for an emergency," said Red Cross spokeswoman Leslie Credit. Start your preparations by figuring out who is going to be in your household between Dec. 31 and mid-January, and what each person's special needs will be. Then lay out a strategy for making sure everyone can stay hydrated, healthy and warm for up to two weeks. These are among the recommendations being made by mainstream agencies:
THE POTENTIAL PROBLEM:
Local providers typically keep water flowing by using pumps and valves controlled by microprocessors and chips. Computers also regulate various aspects of water treatment, such as the addition of chlorine. In addition, Y2K-related power outages could cause a loss of heat that would allow pipes to freeze and burst.
------- Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem:
House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology:
------- Family Disaster Supplies Kit (FEMA):
Emergency Food and Water Supplies (FEMA):
Emergency Food and Water Supplies
If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm or other disaster ever strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days, or even weeks. By taking a little time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family.
This brochure was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community and Family Preparedness Programs which provides information to help families prepare for all types of disasters.
WATER: THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY
Stocking water reserves and learning how to purify contaminated water should be among your top priorities in preparing for an emergency. You should store at least a two-week supply of water for each member of your family.
Current articles about Y2K
Newspaper article search:
Infoseek newswire search:
Sanger and Shannon's Review of Y2K News Reports:
Y2K news articles, updated daily (from WorldNetDaily):
The Y2K Middle Ground:
TB 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum (Y2K Prep Only Discussions):
Year 2000 Preparation Archive:
Brian's Y2K research links:
Ed Yourdon's Y2K links and resources:
Video recordings of presentations on the Year 2000 problem:
Contingency and Consequence Management Planning for Year 2000 Conversion - A Guide for State and Local Emergency Managers (FEMA):
Senate Y2K Committee Hearings:
U.S. Department of Commerce report - "THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM AND THE GLOBAL TRADING SYSTEM":
Open letter from The Institute Of Electrical And Electronics Engineers, Inc. to Congress:
The Jo Anne Effect - Fiscal year 2000 rollovers in accounting software:
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=00122f"U.S. showcases $50 million Y2K Center":
-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 23, 1999
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Nicely done, Linkster!!
-- Jay Urban (Jayho99@aol.com), November 23, 1999.