Histrory isn't over yet.

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The pollies would have you believe that Y2K didn't or won't amount to a hill of beens. They havent taken in to account that there are many more dates left an that has a cumulatave affect. Some sports guys said it correctly -

It ain't over till its over.

-- (Be p@tient it.mightstillhappen), August 01, 2000


Excuse me Ding Bat but


? Jo Anne effect??

? Quarterly/monthly closing of books by major Corps ??

? Embedded sysytems (just name specific cases that **HAVE NOT BEEN FIXED ON FAILURE** because after they are fixed they couldn't be "cumulative" could they) ??

? Supply Chain "interruptions" ??

? 3rd World lack of expertise??

? Italy not addressing the problem in time?? How did they make it??

? OLDIE: not enough "programmers" (seems to have been a non-issue)??

? OLDIE: "too many Lines of Code in the billions"

? The "public" doesn't "GET IT" (GI)??

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), August 01, 2000.

BTW.............cumulative effects of y2k ... should mean one after another causing more and more problems.


ESPECIALLY...SINCE...SO FEW PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER: 1/1/2000. Y2k as a technical business problem was OVER by Summer 1999. As demonstrated by the lead post to this thread, the continuing effect caused by the Formerly Scary Gary and the Rest of the Fear Meisters from YOURDON TO "R.C." to HYATT shows Y2k FEAR PUSHING is not over.

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), August 01, 2000.

Charlie, why do you bother? This guy is talking about "...a hill of beens..." for crying out loud. We're not talking about the brightest star in the sky here.

If he wants to believe Something Really Bad Is Happening (you know, the "cumulatave affect" of nothing on top of nothing), then let him. You can't make people believe that which they simply refuse to believe; just will never happen. (Doesn't the very existence of the GICC pretty much bear out that theory? Doesn't the continued ramblings of one Paula Gordon also prove this?)

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), August 01, 2000.

I think the rollover to 2001 is going to be a lot worse than 2000 and will catch a lot of people off guard. I've already started re-stocking all of my supplies. This is gonna be the big one, look out!

-- (wait@and.see), August 01, 2000.

Many companys had serious interruptions. My moms payroll was down for almost a week after Y2K an it had a bad affect on the business. If you compound that b y hundreds or thousands of companys every time a bug happens over the next 2 years you have a cumulatave affect.

-- (Be p@tient it.mighthappen), August 01, 2000.

"be patient",

Ha, ha, nice trolling. You really got to old knee-jerk cpr.

-- (nemesis@awol.com), August 01, 2000.

My Dear Patient,

While I will admit that it does not take much to get Ceeper's goat (he has only the one; used to have a whole heard of the critters).

The are indeed a several companies "compounding" their Y2K mistakes in their financial quarterly reports (might be one reason why some are either reporting surprising low incomes for this quarter; or else saying out right that the next 1-3 quarters are going to be bad.)

And gov.mil. did have the anti missle, missle trouble so bad. That they, on the Q.T. exchanged all of the missle batteries out in the feild before they would admit that there was a problem. Security you know..

But continue with your observations; no vigulance is wasted. And besides; Y2K is a " trigger" for all the rest that occurs this year. Who knows, may be old ceepr will be at home when TEOTWAWKI hit's! I just bet he'll not rekonize it coing down the street at him. Most realtors can only rekonize a "sell" two out of three times. And judging by the amount of time that ceepy is putting in on this one forum. Business is bad; or else he is a poor salesman one.. Nawwwww! It's both! And his mamma dressed him funny.

"As for me...I shall finsh the Game"!


-- Shakey (in_a_bunker@forty.feet), August 01, 2000.

It's just sleeping. Lovely plummage.

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), August 01, 2000.

Shakey. ME: B.Sc. plus Masters in Math. Founder and owner 2 electronics companies. I "do" real estate to MAKE MONEY.


YOU: high school grad ?? Worker on lawns or garbage truck? Still waiting for Gary to tell you when Y2k will be over? Or are you holed up with him, a@a.a, Ray@toeJam, LubeJob WD-Zero and Andy the Gold Maven?

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), August 01, 2000.

OH NO Shakey the embedded expert is back. And adding to his resume.

Lets see first he knew everything about power plants and embedded systems (except nothing happened that he predicted). Then he knew everything about pipelines and oil wells (except that nothing happened that he predicted). And now he is a missile expert. His resume just keeps growing and growing. Maybe he should hire out as an advisor to Paula.

Much laughter (as Ken would say).

Shakey get a clue. The game is finished. You lost.

-- The Engineer (spcengineer@yahoo.com), August 01, 2000.

"My Dear Patient",

History isn't over yet? Of course it is or it wouldn't be History.

Then again history is only what happened yesterday

Oh no. I am starting to think. I need help. LOL I will seek help.


-- DB (Debunker@nomore.xxx), August 01, 2000.

My Dear Engineer;

LOL...You must have your (my) professions mixed up (as per usual). Mine; before Asbestosis took me out of the game. WAS the construction of power plants; both in the US and the rest of the world. And the dificulties I refer to are the ones that came across my desk..Looking for answears!

Countries like Nigeria, Kuwait. Both oil producers and exporters. Both having to import fuels because their refineries have went dowm.

The missle (anti) batteries problems where even on the media news. Get a life? Young man! You should get your collective head out of the sand. This whole thing took years to build up to this "coin" word called Y2K. It will take several more months to play out the game. I never stated that there would be an "heart attack" occurance! But I have; and do still state. That the embedd systems have a way to go yet.

As for the natural gas refineries and the pipe lines...Man you are one dense Dude! look at all the failures and oil, gasoline spills (and they are still occuring). Ask yourself why is it that TPTB in the oil feilds are trying to put a 50 year old pipe line back into service here in Texas! Could it be because all it's controls are analogue? Why is everyone being told to expect natural gas to be in short supply this winter?

No my little engineer. The game is not finished just yet. And it can still "trigger" an event which just might lead to the one that I expect.

"As for me...I shall finish the Game"!


-- Shakey (in_a_bunker@forty.feet), August 01, 2000.


The anti-missile batteries you are referring to are purely hypothetical at this point. They are being discussed to determine if the U.S. should invest in such a system. Which system, incidentally, would violate various treaties that we signed in the past.

You don't sound like the former insider you claim to be.

-- Buddy (buddydc@go.com), August 01, 2000.


This is just for the record. I work in missle technology. My response was subtle sarcasm. I guess it was to subtle for you


-- DB (Debunker@nomore.xxx), August 01, 2000.

Young man? Dont I wish!

Sorry Shakey but Ive been in the business almost as long as you have. (Assuming you werent lying about your age.) Though I didnt remain clueless like you.

I see you are now adding international experience to your resume. It just keeps growing and growing.

Oh, and for the record Ive worked in Construction before moving over to Design and then Maintenance.

And there is no defined link between any plant, pipeline, or any other failures and embedded chips being the reason. (Yes I know its all just one big cover up isnt it).

Im sure if you got a flat tire or tripped over your own shoe laces youd blame it on an embedded chip.

-- The Engineer (spcengineer@yahoo.com), August 01, 2000.

Shakey, Please explain; 1.---The dynamics of how embedded chips with no date function would cause problems. 2.---Why would anybody design a "system" that had no reason to put in a date function,put in a date function? 3.---Several posts back you tried to explain how you could take a soldering pencil and a capacitor and wire it into a circuit and make that circuit into a timing ckt. Without further data from you,you are simply making an RC ckt.I'm sure you're familiar with the formula for it, T = R x C. This is hardly outside the domain of standard electrical knowledge and or knowhow. I'll leave it up to you to explain how this formula works in an electrical circuit. Awaitng your answer.

-- truth searcher (q@home.com), August 01, 2000.

patient, you fucking cunt. Are you gay or do you just act that way? Must be a troll-probably Creeper or Andy Gay or that cunt cin.

The REAL Hawk

-- Hawk (flyin@hi.again), August 01, 2000.

You're a CROCK of SHit "Shakey". You claim you "built plants"? Try the TRUTH. You were a laborer on a construction crew according to your own post on SlimeBomb I. Thats a step up from a chain gang laborer. Your lack of tech ability is clear from your posts over time.

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), August 01, 2000.

Poor Shakey is just an old West Texas winehead thats been bitten too often. He cant remember from post to post what the hell hes babbling about. Back in your bunker dummy.

-- Ra (tion@l.1), August 01, 2000.

Well if it isn't the kalifornia state bird; Brother Ra! Let it not be said that you will not drag your sorry carcass into another's dirt throwing contest...LOL (You know people. As I face what may the the most serious time in my life (health wise). I marvel! Here we all are; none of us knowing the other. None of us ever; for the most part. Ever meeting each other in this, the real world. Yet! And this mystifies me to no end. There is dislike of each other. Even I have scumbed to it in the past. And for dong so; scumbing, as I did. Please acept mmy apology. Each one of us view the world we live in differently. I most certainly saw a major part of it in my professional travels. And I shall miss it. Those exciting days (for me) of bringing a new job out of the ground.

Folks! If you are in a profession that you truely love. Feel fortunate; for there are few who are so lucky to have the profession that they wanted.

My father was a Journeyman Wireman; I am a Journey man Wireman. I started out with my tools. True! I loved the planning of the jobs better than physical labor. But what I wouldn't give right now...To walk inside a union hall throw my ticket on the dispatcher's desk. And ask him what he's got and how much O/T does the job have. But from their tests..And what the Quacks tell me; I would be committing suiside(sp) to do it. That I would not last out the first day. But there are times; oddly like now. Where it would be worth it to me; to just be one more job..Even if it where for just the one day....

(Incidently) My middle son just called me; saying that he'd just got into St. Louis; the scale is 25.00 and change an hour and the job is on "open call" and on 7/10's (or in the neighborhood of 2,700.00 gross per week). He tried to get me to come up there to "tool up" with him.(And no; I have not told him about myself). But enough of my personal life; I am learning that the world ends every day for some one.

Hey DB! If you are so D...M on the inside! Tell me why the Pentagon quietly pulled their Patriot missle batteries off line; world wide! And QUIETLY replaced them with missle batteries that would fire! Man! The news was all over the net! How could you miss it? Go back to Feb/Mar and look it up for your self.

Engineer, sorry! I will not give out my position(s) past or present-I wished) nor my company(s) name. Not on this forum! Remember the kid, just before roll over who came in and told about how mad his pop was at the nuke plant he worked at...Then remember the speed in which some woman rang in; telling the kid to has his Pop call in to his boss. And them telling everyone else in here to not pay attention to "the man behind the screen".

Nope! there's a real Troll in this forum. And LOL

"As for me...I shall finish the Game"!


-- Shakey (in_a_bunke@forty.feet), August 01, 2000.

I, without ever meeting Mr Shakey, shall stand up for him, and his belief. I may be deemed a fool for doing so, but I can state, he/she has been the most consistent. Along with a snapshot of personal grief, along the way. Gotta read the whole story, folks. Have to research and go into the archives. It is a long journey, for those who seek the truth.

-- Truth Seeker (for@llofus.com), August 02, 2000.

Gosh. I don't know what I did to deserve such a verbal atack. Your right cpr and Patricia. I don't have your education. I only graduated from 8th grade. But I haven't done so bad. I own my own contracting company and you couldn't sell houses without people like me who do the plumbing in them. You can call me ding bat and the dimist star in the sky, but that doesn't mean Im not a human being with opinions and Im allowed to state them. Im not the only one who thinks Y2K is bad either. I guess everything Ive read about you 2 is true. You are both internet bullys and you think you are superior to every one.

-- (Be p@tient it.mightstillhappen), August 02, 2000.

Be p@tient and Shakey,

As made-up things, you two are awfully sensitive. With few exceptions, most everyone on this forum is a non-person, hiding behind make-believe handles and without responsibility for their actions. This is entertainment dont cha know. To take this seriously is foolish for none of us know for sure what is truth and what is BS. Shakey, I have no clue who you really are but the persona Shakey is laughable at best.

-- Ra (tion@l.1), August 02, 2000.

OK, "Patient", I'm not an "Internet bully". It's apparent I owe you an apology. I'm sorry I referred to you as "not the brightest star in the sky".

But please explain several things for me, if you will. You obviously *know* that Bad Things Are Happening...which would explain your "cumulative" remark.

So tell us what "dates" are "left"? What has been happening to start the "cumulative effects"? How does the "cumulative effect" in your scenario work? Please to me how a rollover problem (e.g., one that should have happened during the time frame of 12/31/1999 into 1/1/2000) will not show up until after today, August 2, 2000. And please don't refer us to EZ Board; that is NOT a verifiable source of information. If you know of a specific company that has been having problems, please cite the company name and where you found the information.

Explain to me how the facts are staring you in the face (e.g., nothing earth-shattering has happened and it's now August 2), yet you refuse to see them.

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), August 02, 2000.

(grumble.....darn stupid fingers.....grrrrrr)

That should read "Please explain to me how a rollover problem..."

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), August 02, 2000.

The **NET BULLIES** were: North, Hyatt, YOURDON and EY"s crew of MANIPULATORS. They thought they could intimidate the de-bunkers and non-pessimists with their CRAP about "nay sayers"(Hyatt) or "GI/DGI"(EY CREW) or "Pollies" (YOURDON) or whatever but the world knew better.

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), August 02, 2000.

Ra, who are you to say we are phantoms? Some are not. Some of us are real, blinded by the truth, accepting blindness, and still seeking the truth. I am not a non person. I am not, nor will ever be in your circle of "Friends" posting trivia on the Internet. As some may, cute Cin as in "don't cha know". I have responsibility, for my soul first, after my soul, then I try to help those after me. I am not, and have never been, a loyal kool-aid drinker. Heaven and Ancestors gave me more sense than that, to quote Cin, "don't cha know".

-- Common Sense (cometo@play.com), August 02, 2000.


-- Ra (tion@l.1), August 02, 2000.

Ram what you mean "Huh?". Take a look up about three or four postings above. Handle was your name. I answered.

-- Common Sense (cometo@play.com), August 03, 2000.

Ra, not Ram

-- Common Sense (comtto@play.com), August 03, 2000.

Common Sense, what I was attempting to convey in the nicest way possible is that I could not understand what the fuck you were talking about. Dont bother splainin, Im over it.

-- Ra (tion@l.1), August 03, 2000.

cpr...my my aren't we cocky

let's not forget about those waiter/Iced tea days {grin}

and btw Ra, are you seeing a doctor for those mood swings? Or has someone stolen your handle?

-- cin (cin@cinn.cin), August 03, 2000.

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