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Re: Y2K clearance sale
Anyone who thinks that Y2K passed without much trouble because there was
never an issue is brain dead. There were a lot of major businesses and
Infrastructure that would have failed (as many did in testing) and been out
of business for a long time had they not reviewed their systems and alter
them to alleviate the problem.
Yes there was a lot of hype. Yes there was a lot of profiteering. But there
was still an enormous problem.
Anyone who says that there was never a problem; either never did any work
to correct it, or are lying through there teeth.
At 03:47 PM 1/9/00 +0100, Eivind Eklund wrote:
>On Sun, Jan 09, 2000 at 02:54:41AM -0000, Anonymous wrote:
> > OK, how many are left once all cypherpunks that did anything
> > to "prepare for Y2K" are written off as cretins with miserable
> > cognitive abilities, zero perception and inability to correctly
> > extrapolate more than 5 seconds into the future ?
> > I think that this was a good test. And many failed. I will certainly
> > not take seriously anything from someone I know was "preparing for
> > Y2K" *.
>Heh. And I, unfortunately, will not have a chance to not ever take
>you seriously, due to remailer tech working.
>You may, some day, learn about *chances*. These are something that
>one use when estimating things where one does not have perfect
>I estimated it as less than 5% chance of societal collapse, and ~80%
>chance at passing with minimal problems (like it did) - does this make
>me a "cretins with miserable cognitive abilities, zero perception and
>inability to correctly extrapolate more than 5 seconds into the