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... a time to complete your preps. Q3 1999 begins July 1. IMO, you should be out of the stock market by July 15 and done with all critical preps by August 31, 1999. Even though we're personally > 90% there, the last bit will take a disproportionate amount of will and energy to complete (not unlike programming projects, come to think of it).
From a citizen's point of view, pre-Y2K is nearly over. We are not going to have reliable information on Y2K remediation. We are not going to have reliable information on government plans for Y2K responses. Let that soak in once and for all. You will not receive MORE accurate data than you already have with respect to decisions you must make for your family. Don't let this render you a deer frozen in the headlights. Finish up.
IMO, most of the recent threads on censorship have been largely a tempest in a teapot. For those concerned, I would wager, though it's not my decision, there will sufficient, though perhaps not unlimited, opportunity on TB2K over the next six months to talk dirty and attack everybody. Who cares, ultimately?
Those of us who are GIs need to keep cool during June, July, August and September and finish preparing. TB2K DOES need to focus on preps over the next three months (including, broadly, scenarios related to types of preps) because after three years of Y2K alarms about supplies being raised, we are now truly entering the end game.
We will have plenty of time in Q4 1999 and Q1 2000 to analyze Y2K itself as it finally unfolds for real. -- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), June 08, 1999
Ah, yes.... the ever present doomer "logic".
They were oh so confident that they were right.
Where are they now?
-- Andrew Raymond (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 08, 2000
oh gawd, now there are two of them.
Can we at least get a new category for this dribble? how about "look how wrong everyone was on y2k, but I guessed right! - AR, two-headed monster"
-- confident doomer (email@example.com), July 08, 2000.
Is that you Gilda?
-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), July 08, 2000.
...there will be sufficient time, though perhaps not unlimited opportunity on TB2K (or here) over the next six months to talk dirty and attack everybody. Who cares ultimately?"
A prophet and a question.
-- Carlos (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 08, 2000.
"A False prophet and
ahis sanity is in question."
-- Karlos (email@example.com), July 09, 2000.
NEWSFLASH!! YOU NEED TO GET A TRADE-IN FOR YOUR LIFE, THIS ONE IS OLD AND TIRED.
-- (BIG@TEXT.MAN), July 10, 2000.
([sweep, sweep, sweep] Don't mind me. [sweep, sweep, sweep] Just passing through. [sweep, sweep, sweep] Can I keep this $20 bill I found on the floor? [sweep, sweep, sweep...])
-- (Assistant.Janitor@Second.Shift), July 10, 2000.
It's all your-uhn, AJ!
Truthful regards,(firstname.lastname@example.org), July 10, 2000.
-- Andrew Raymond
You know...the bit of prepping that I did...it WAS kind of exciting. Sort of like packing for a long vacation. And the thought of not having to go back to that job was actually pleasant.
-- cin (email@example.com), July 17, 2000.