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    20 years ago today was Y2K.

    Remember 20 years ago the world was coming to an end because of the Y2K computer problem?

    How time flies. 20 years gone.

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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Joker View Post
    Remember 20 years ago the world was coming to an end because of the Y2K computer problem?
    A lot of people made a lot of money off of that fear. Selling books, talk shows, making the rounds. I recall they pulled fellows out of retirement who knew how to program in COBOL to get into the systems to deal with an old date system that stopped at 1999.

    Something to keep in mind with the modern fears. $$$$
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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    <shudder>
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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    2020.

    I remember in the '80s wondering what life would be like in the 21st century. We were being promised all types of new tech like flying cars and personal robot servants. Life was going to be wonderful in the year 2000. While at the same time The Cold War was still going on and the world was about to end. AAAAAH

    Then came the Y2K bug and everyone in the media (and many 'ordinary' people) were in a state of panic. The world was going to end in disaster AAAAAH.

    Now it's climate change and disappearing eco-systems. The world is going to end - again, AAAAAH.

    I'm beginning to wonder if we humans just enjoy having the shit scared out of us.

    With regards the link, Sinatra and My Way, what a great track.
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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    2020.

    I remember in the '80s wondering what life would be like in the 21st century. We were being promised all types of new tech like flying cars and personal robot servants. Life was going to be wonderful in the year 2000. While at the same time The Cold War was still going on and the world was about to end. AAAAAH

    Then came the Y2K bug and everyone in the media (and many 'ordinary' people) were in a state of panic. The world was going to end in disaster AAAAAH.

    Now it's climate change and disappearing eco-systems. The world is going to end - again, AAAAAH.

    I'm beginning to wonder if we humans just enjoy having the shit scared out of us.

    With regards the link, Sinatra and My Way, what a great track.
    I don't know about anyone else, but I still have my eye on the sky for atomic fallout, with DPRK and Iran being the loose cannons to start an atomic exchange, I have no doubt whatsoever the U.S. will retaliate with brutal force. I have my iodine pills and bug-out motorcycle to flee the effects of limited exchange and the fallout trails that inevitably follow, I'm close to several Ground Zero zones, so sticking around is not a good option!

    There's a global warming threat, but not the kind that scoldilocks so animatedly presses! It takes 2 weeks and most the really hot stuff with short half life decays. That and all our outdated old reactors place me in a down wind position, I'm ready to flee the next Fukushima, Chernobyl, or doomsday in a moments notice! But first I'll cover my garden with rolls of plastic in case I can return someday.

    Full scale exchange? I'll be the first to bend over backwards and kiss my ass goodbye! Real global warming starts at 100 million Fahrenheit!

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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    I remember Y2K. Everyone thought the world was coming to an end. I laughed so hard. Deep down I knew nothing was going to happen because other time zones were already in the new year before we even started preparing.

    Speaking of Y2K.......If I ever hear that song 1999 by Prince , ever again then my head is going to explode
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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    Quote Originally Posted by MGTOWFOREVER View Post
    I remember Y2K. Everyone thought the world was coming to an end.
    I don't...….I just remember a load of sensationalized garbage being screamed at us by our tabloid newspapers.

    There's a world of difference between saying the world is going to end and actually acting on it. Think about how many long term life choices that people make, such as investing into a pension, quitting smoking losing weight etc. People would obviously abandon plans like this if the world or their own individual lives were imminently going to end.

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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    I remember the Y2K scare. Everybody thought their computers were going to crash at the stroke of midnight. Companies started making their departments get certified as Y2K compatible. One of my customers called me after a sale I'd made to them wanting to know of their new scales were Y2K compatible. They were portable beam mechanical scales! Thy were Y1K compatible, too! LOL!
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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    If the rich people scolding us about global warning were sincere, they would not be buying, but selling, their expensive ocean front properties.
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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    If the rich people scolding us about global warning were sincere, they would not be buying, but selling, their expensive ocean front properties.
    Those ocean front properties are covered by Federal Disaster Relief, meaning, they'll never loose a dime, that's what we're for via the tax code, I don't see any political disaster relief for the mismanaged slum communities without the amenities and basic services others take for granted, no, we're a two tear system, the haves and the take away from so the haves can have more.
    America isn't great from where I stand, it's dead for all intents and purposes, even a hindrance to safety, security, and good public order, it's an established tyranny to which there's no end in sight.
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    Re: 20 years ago today was Y2K.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joetech View Post
    I remember the Y2K scare. Everybody thought their computers were going to crash at the stroke of midnight. Companies started making their departments get certified as Y2K compatible. One of my customers called me after a sale I'd made to them wanting to know of their new scales were Y2K compatible. They were portable beam mechanical scales! Thy were Y1K compatible, too! LOL!
    LMFAO that sounds like customers I deal with at my job.


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