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End of the World

CowboyNeal posted more than 14 years ago | from the and-i-feel-fine dept.

Slashdot.org 162

Well, before the world goes awry and leaves us in a state of catastrophe, we recorded one last show. We talk about our own Y2K preparation and the recent DVD-related news. If you can still get to a computer, it might be worth a listen.

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162 comments

Re:first posters are lame (0)

P|-|ant0m (129501) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427530)

anti-first posters are lame to.. no offense personaly =)

Re:first posters are lame (1)

Tamriel (100637) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427531)

please understand: I only did that to piss off the l33+ f1r5+ p05+ k1dd135


-

Slashdot not y2k ready? (3)

TAiNiUM (66843) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427532)

i did some moderating, and the following was the result. notice the sequence of numbers that designate which posts i moderated. december 28?



Moderating 99/12/28/1622239

+1 (Informative) Servers are down where I work. (99/12/28/1622239-22, 3 points left)
+1 (Informative) Site going down for 1.75 days (99/12/28/1622239-25, 2 points left)
+1 (Informative) ebay (99/12/28/1622239-34, 1 points left)
+1 (Informative) kepp it up (99/12/28/1622239-37, 0 points left) You don't have any moderator points.

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Woohoo! (2)

Dextius Alphaeus (101173) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427533)

What a nice last thought, hearing Rob's voice before the world is blown to bits.. (or something)...

Happy New Year everyone, I hope everyone has a safe and very enjoyable time tonight...

-D.Alphaeus

We are running fine here (UTC +1 - local time 0:20 (1)

Le Fol (33484) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427534)

We are running a medium sized ISP, and I'm on guard to{day|night}. Every services are running fine.

What did we to prepare ourself to Y2K? Honestly not much, the more important part of our preparation was to not be dumb (hardware and software). The information available on the net was more than enough to be reasonably informed of what to really avoid (hard & soft).

Do I think that our problems are over? Certainly not, I beg that "real" Y2K problem - real meaning: non obvious either by the symptoms or either by the cause) will emearge in the following days/month et even years.

Nicolas

Re:first posters are lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427535)

lurn too spel, dewd.

Winamp Stream (1)

BMIComp (87596) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427536)

Well, i wanna hear this before the end of the year, so i think i'll use the winamp stream =)

Re:Just for fun... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427537)

Oooh.. Nice work by the mods. This was moderated offtopic about 15 seconds after it was posted.

the REAL y2k problem (4)

True Dork (8000) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427538)

I personally think the real y2k problem for me is going to be the endless number of phone calls, knocks on my office door, and my name being yelled in order to tell me that they have a y2k problem. I predict Excel crashes will be blamed on y2k (even though it did the same thing in 1999), blue screens, slow loading web pages, printers out of paper, dogs that pee in the house, stubbed toes, etc...

I have a solution. I call my fellow BOFH's to follow suit. Tomorrow I am going to a sporting goods store to buy a ping pong paddle that will be boldly marked "THE Y2K SMACK". It will be in my posession at all times. Blame y2k on something dumb, and SMACK!

Any other suggestions of what to do to the users would be appreciated *grin*

Re:Just for fun... (1)

JammmGrrl (131305) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427539)

Just wondering but how does MS-DOS not qualify as an OS? I know how Winblowz 3.x & 9x don't count as OSes, since they are merely GUIs which actually use DOS as their actual OS. If DOS isn't actually an OS then what operating system is running a DOS-based computer??

I knew I secretly had Unix installed on my machine years ago!!

Re:Just for fun... (1)

Serial Spiller (62261) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427540)

Who said MS-DOS wasn't an operating system? Hell I still prefer it over 95 & 98

hold your breath (1)

godlee (100731) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427541)

1 MIN TILL MIDNIGHT GMT!
EVERYONE HOLD YOUR BREATH!!

End of the world (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427542)

Well if anyone is interested I just got up this morning 10:50am Jan 1 2000, Sydney, Australia.

The only unusual events I noticed was the buses were displaying "just married" on the (electronic) information signs instead of the normal "sorry not in service" line, and the strap on my girlfriends show broke. I'm not sure whether these problems were Y2K related or not.

I haven't checked my bank balance yet but obviously power and telecommunications are ok. (pppd connection has been pretty crappy though).

It just went path 11:00am so I guess none of the GMT problems have affected me.

Re:End of the world (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427543)

show=shoe
path=past

I blame it on Y2K.

Re:hold your breath (1)

godlee (100731) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427544)

ok you can breath again
uh, why is /.'s clock so srewbied up?
i got 7:05 est

GMT and y2k (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427545)

Well, GMT hit midnight a few minutes ago, and nobody is reporting any problems so far. I hate to say it, but I told you so.

Re:hold your breath (1)

godlee (100731) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427546)

Oh GOD its happened!
Russia just accidently launched all of its nukes at Michigan!
Everyone go to http://www.webefucked.com for details

oh well its just Michigan
no big loss

Re:End of the world (1)

True Dork (8000) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427547)

My first victim! SMACK!

(see my above post about my y2k smack. I have a virtual one too! This is gonna be fun! Bwahahahaha)

P.S. I'm not picking on you, I'm just being silly. I blame beer :P

a haiku (4)

mcc (14761) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427548)

midnight GMT
happened ten minutes ago
the lights are still on

486 (1)

Unknown Lamer (78415) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427549)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my 486's died!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the russain presi=dent stepped down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 missles launched from the US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we're all screwed!!!!!!!!!!!!! everything2 crashed again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the fones don't work in antartica!!!!!!!!!!! Geeks in space stopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the rednecks are coming!!!!!!!!!!! oh well, at least my gameboy still works.

OH NO (0)

godlee (100731) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427550)

Oh GOD its happened!
Russia just accidently launched all of its nukes at Michigan!
Everyone go to http://www.webefucked.com for details

oh well its just Michigan
no big loss

Good luck with the deduction (2)

dsplat (73054) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427551)

If the IRS isn't Y2K-compliant they'll be checking all of the returns by hand. And I can see them disallowing all kinds of deductions. If it is bad, but not as bad as you think, you may be stuck with the full cost of the shopping spree.

Re:the REAL y2k problem (1)

Duckie01 (10586) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427552)


While you're there, pick up a baseball bat for the persistant ;)

The Australians waiting to die... (3)

Katydid (80531) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427553)

are in "On The Beach" by Nevil Shute, for anyone who doesn't know. There's also the crew of a US nuclear sub that happens to be deep underwater when the bombs begin to fly. Good book; I had to read it for school about eight years ago and it made quite an impression.

New Years Eve (1)

Zico (14255) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427554)

Hey, I know I'm not the easiest guy to get along with around here, but for those of you whose clocks haven't struck midnight, here's hoping that everyone has a very fun and safe time tonight. Seeya in 2000...

Cheers, and this time I really mean it,
ZicoKnows@hotmail.com

Re:Just for fun... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427555)

Fuck the moderators.

This was the best shit I've seen posted here all day. Beats Katz's fucking god damned piece of shit posts hands down. I laughed at this, whereas I fucking want to light Katz on fire and piss on him every time I read one of his posts.

Moderators: Might I suggest (5, Informative)?

0018UTC (and every thing ok) (1)

Validus (66121) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427556)

Well It is now 0019 UTC and the net seems to be up I have power and my computer is still working. So I think we will be ok. Congradulation to all the people that put is many many hours (and even years) of hard work so that the roll over went as smothly as it did. best of luck to all my fellow nerds in the new "20" prefix :)

More haikuage (1)

A4Joy (54907) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427557)

Y2K for me
Is over four hours away.
I'm bored of this shit.

Novell Netware in German = Guten Abend !

Re:the REAL y2k problem (1)

Woundweavr (37873) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427558)

or a golf club!

Re:Just for fun... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427559)

Well,

some said to me that they regarded DOS only as an interrupt handler, not an os that really provides
services to the user programms. Remind yourself that it was common tactics for many DOS games just
to forget the ugly and complete insufficient DOS services and play on bare metal.

Each program had its display and printer drivers.

Greetings from the next millennium.

0025 UCT and ever thing ok (1)

Validus (66121) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427560)

Well it is 0025 UTC and every thing seem ok. The net is up, power is on, I do not see any ICBMs over head. Well I think that a congradulating is in order to all the people that spent many many houres and ever years working so that this roll over could go as somthly as it did good job.

Well I just wanted to wish all my fellow nerds a good time in the new "20" date prefix :)

Re:0018UTC (and every thing ok) (1)

Validus (66121) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427561)

ok sory I posted this agen I thought this did not go thrue sorry

Y2K problem yea thats it :)

transcripts? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427562)

Any chance of posting a transcript next time for people who have slow connections? Or how about ASF format for those who don't want to use non-WindowsMedia streaming audio? Thanks.

Re:transcripts? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427563)

Hmm, Windows Media is better quality than Real but larger file size. Windows Media is smaller file size than MP3 and about same quality. But it isn't open source and there isn't a linux version. So don't ask for it here, okay?

Re:hold your breath (1)

Loath (118409) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427564)

It's not there. Got nothing on the site.

End? (2)

Jonas ÷berg (19456) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427565)

Blah! The world didn't end. It would have been convenient ;)

Hey! Check out 2600 (3)

The Uninformed (107798) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427566)

2600 [2600.com] seems like the Y2K bug has claimed a page... heh...

Re:Hey! Check out 2600 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427567)

I kinda think it is a joke, you know?

How to respond to the Y2K wet firecracker. (5)

Amphigory (2375) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427568)

Yes, all you geeks out there, bored to tears and reading SlashDot for kicks -- you can still have some fun tonight.

Top Ten Ways to make Y2K fun:

10. Play REM's "It's the end of the world as we know it" loudly. Repeatedly. Until the VP comes in and begs you to stop playing that damned song.

9. Point out, as UserFriendly did, that Y2K isn't till 2048, so you're going home.

8. If your boss is a Pagan, at the rollover of each hour, drop to your knees and loudly pray to the Lord God for salvation from the "cursed bug". Make your speech flowery with thee's, thou's, and use the word "abomination" at least three times.

7. Annoy your co-workers by reminding them that it's not really the millenium.

6. Wear a black trenchcoat, especially if you are not in the habit of doing so. Glance nervously at your watch and threaten to leave early.

5. At 11:59, scream loudly into the phone: "What do you mean, you have another Y2K jumbo Patch I need to install!?!?!". Then leave.

4. Rent a rider truck. Drive it to work.

3. Make regular comments about the sudden shortage of high-nitrate fertilizer.

2. Get a 20 camera flashes (the kind that come on poles). Set them up outside your window. Set them off at 12:00 PM, while screaming "Get Down!"

1. And the number one way to enjoy Y2K: Quit this stupid job. After all, you're a UNIX geek, you can find a job tomorrow.

Surgeon general's warning: following these suggestions may be hazardous to your future earnings. This was intended as humour, and is not intended to advocate or condone any illegal activities.

MEEPT!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427569)

MEEPT!!!!!

MEEPT!!!!! will now share a poem, inspired by his years of y2k preparation, thanks to the brilliant individual who penned y2kchaos.com [y2kchaos.com] .

[a poem - to the tune of Pink Floyd's "The Wall"]
I musn't let them
take away

my y2k

i make lots of cash
i'm a consultant
i monger fear

oh no it's gone
i can't monger fear
2000's here
and nothing's wrong

am i too old
is it too late?

[end poem]

This MEEPT!!!!! has been brought to you by the letter Q, and the numbers 5, 8, and 498.2

MEEPT!!!!!

Utterly Despondent! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427570)

Hey, everybody. Yesterday, I was totally despondent over this Y2K thing. But this morning, I got up to hear the news to see whether the world would first end in New Zealand and Australia. As my fellower slashdotters from down under can attest. The world is quite a safe place after all. I am so glad I didn't go out and stock up on a lot of stuff. Now, I can really stick to my New Year's resolution of spending less and making more money.

I'm so happy. Here are my plans for tonight! I'm going to hear the honorable Bishop Desmond Tutu give a prayer at the National Cathedral, then I'm going to see some fireworks!

Life is grand. I kiss you all!

Re:Hey! Check out 2600 (1)

Anonymous Cowpoop (128906) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427571)

I think its a joke. The line "If you have forced this error condition, you may be in violation of state, federal, and/or civil laws. Those outside the United States should check with their respective governments concerning their country's extradition treaty. Dissemination of this error is also strictly prohibited." is the tip off.

Haha, funny... (1)

Anonymous Cowpoop (128906) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427572)

If you download the MP3 and look at the ID3 tag under Genre it says "Pop". Very funny Rob and Neal and whoever else.

Lucky, lucky, me. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427573)

Here in my cozy town in the hills the power just went out. No lights but cars in any direction. The battery on my laptop is dying, so these may be the last words I write. Is anyone else out there? Is anyone left? Really. No, really! I feel priveledged beyond any computer geek on the planet to have actually lost power on New Year's Eve 2000. Can you beat that? I should win an award or something.

Re:hold your breath (1)

godlee (100731) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427574)

sorry it moved
here's the new site
http://www.banjotime.com/FarrahsFan.htm

Yay (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427575)

Its only 5 PM here, can't wait to get piss drunk in a few hours though :)

Re:Haha, funny... (1)

Anonymous Cowpoop (128906) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427576)

I meant Rob and Nate.

Re:MEEPT!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427577)

hmm, i didn't realize 'the wall' was a song

Re:transcripts? (1)

mephit (51800) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427578)

Or maybe for those of us who are hard of hearing, too?

Egg, finally de-lelurking

strap on? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427579)

your girlfriend wears a strap-on?!?!

Your Y2K Preparations? How about MINE?!!!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427580)

Well, I know I won't be going to the grocery story for any of the basics for the next month. (Contact lense solution and cleaner, toilet paper, paper towels, alcohol, rubbing alcohol, toothpaste, soap, caffiene, soda, green beans, corn, vitamins, baking soda, cerial, and who knows what else.)

So, while Katz has decided to opt out of Y2K, I've decided to opt-out of the month of January. In retrospect, I do feel a bit silly for paying my rent in cash. :)

Of course, a good terrorist even could change all that... (that's my easy out).

91:00 ??? (2)

Serial Spiller (62261) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427581)

Wow, The clocks in my Datacenter have been reporting 1/1/80 91:00 since the GMT rollover. If I was hourly I'd be racking up the OT! Wow, I've never stayed up untll 91:00 hours before, yet I am suprisingly not tired. Must be all the coffie.

MY y2k preparations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427582)

involve me, my friend's p3|450 running unreal tourney... 2 cases o beer and assorted large joints. And my friend and some girls. and a nuclear bomb.

42

You can still get into the 2600 page (2)

The Uninformed (107798) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427583)

Yes the site is still up, just can't get to it from www.2600.com, click here [2600.com] if you want to goto the normal site

Re:MEEPT!!!!! (1)

Russ Steffen (263) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427584)

I think Sir MEEPT!!!! meant "Outside the Wall", which is the little song that plays at the very beginning and very end of "The Wall".

Re:the REAL y2k problem (1)

lordhades (1091) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427585)

Personally, I'm sitting here with a 2x4 giggling wildly. Of course, I do this all the time, but it has more of an effect tonight... At least my boss reimbursed me for the beer I brought into the office...Maybe I'll go downstairs and laugh at people (I'm in the middle of downtown Austin.)

Re:Hey! Check out 2600 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427586)

It's not an error because the web return code is 200 instead of 500... for server error.

BMG Purchase (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427587)

Where do they get the money to purchase 120+ CD's?

Lara Croft pr0n (1)

Chemical Serenity (1324) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427588)

Hemos, with all respect 'n such...

You need a girlfriend. Or a boyfriend. Or something. Badly. =)

*BUT*... if you're that hard up (so to speak) for Lara's pixelized nipples, there are hidden goodies in the games where you can get your fill o' Croft pr0n. I can dig up the hidden moves and send 'em to ya in an email if you like =)

--
rickf@transpect.SPAM-B-GONE.net (remove the SPAM-B-GONE bit)

Y2K (0)

KlomDark (6370) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427589)

Oh fuck man! We're all gonna die! Muahaha!

See ya on the other side! :)

first posts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427590)

i'd just like to point out something ont the subject of first posts, counterculture, evolution and memes:

blah.

if you figgered that out, good on youe.

Re:End of the world (2)

tooth (111958) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427591)

Went in this morning (.au time) to check everything. All okay until we tried to pass some store orders to the sorter (I work in a warehouse) hrmm...Not getting passed up to merge? strange, not pinging either.

...(5 mins later) Okay, who's the clown that unpluged the Hub???

Took us a while to find :)

9 out of 10 prophets agree... (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427592)

...that the reason the world didn't end today was because the geeks were right all along, and the turn of the millenium is still a whole year away.

Don't mortgage off those bunkers just yet, ye loonies.
--
It's October 6th. Where's W2K? Over the horizon again, eh?

the weather? (1)

semiriot (99245) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427593)

I plan to blame any problems I have with my servers at work on EL Nino.

$hafted? (1)

Daltorak (122403) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427594)

So I boot up the ole' Windows machine here... everything's working fine (10pm EST, dec.31st), until that "Critical Update Notification" message comes up. Okay, sure... coulda sworn this wasn't here the other day.

So I check in with Windows Update... and what's the critical update? It's a Y2K patch for Microsoft Outlook... one of the most often-used Microsoft applications in the business environment! I have to say, considering MS has been fairly good about getting Y2K updates out for their software (in some cases, multiple patches cause they didn't -quite- catch everything), I think releasing a patch just a couple of days before "the day" is horrific.

Perhaps I should be staying tuned, just in case they discover something 'at the last minute'. After all, you gotta consider that, even though nothing major in terms of computer failures have been reported thus far, that probably just indicates that computers of any real value to society aren't running Windows... ;-) Daltorak

My machined died from Y2k - No, windows crashed! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427595)

OOooop, that was a mistake. That machine was preloaded with Windows. Where is my Linux install disks?

Injured worker wins against Mattel, Mattel still retaliates! [sorehands.com]

sick puppies! (1)

Fooknut (73366) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427596)

All I can say about that last show is that you guys are some sick puppies! but i9t was great, very interesting, and full of gibberish!
Since we are the most technologically advanced country, (and based on Linux, I think we'll be safe and sound, so we can listen to more of these great shows...

aye.. this Gin and OJ is getting to me head.. am I still typing right?

Fook

yafy2kh (2)

Dast (10275) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427597)

yet another fucking yy2k haiku

made friends with jack d.
hes such a grood friend to me
i can''t see the screen

At least something happens... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427598)

in Japan that is. http://www.cnn.com/1999/TECH/computing/12/31/japan .nukes.idg/

a big ass meepty MEEPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (0)

MEEPT!!!!!! (124467) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427599)

MEEPT!!!!!!

The ever-scraping-his-butt-on-the-driveway Meept would like tto make an annoucement to his simillarly drunken slapdash friends:

Meept is officialy running for president of Slapdashg.

When Meept is elected,

many

  • cHanges

will

  • be
  • made.

MEEPT!!!!!!

no more unsubstantiated rumor stories

no more stories to inflate stock prices

No more editorial stink

MEEPT!!!!!!

[ a poem ]

im calling my attorney

MEEPT!!!!!!

this Message was brought to you by the friends of Meept for president of slapdash.

No Y2K glitches does not mean this was a h0ax... (2)

Microlith (54737) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427600)

I don't know if anyone pointed out to the general public yet, but the fact that no y2k bugs are actually taking place might be taken by some people that it was a h0ax. But in fact, that means that everyone did what they were supposed to do, and squashed 90% of those out there. I say good job to all of you y2k exterminators.

Now we all must brace for the impact of new years into California, where most will probably occur...

Y2K bug on the Eiffel tower (3)

Nicolas MONNET (4727) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427601)

There used to be a counter counting down hours / minutes towards year 2000 ... it stopped working at about 18:00 CET ... displaying weird shit. Wonder if it's some hacker ... Imagine that, the panel starts displaying "I'm 3r77t I 0wn y0u!" Whoups, quickly pull out the plug!

Re:Hey! Check out 2600 (1)

seoman70 (69627) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427602)

It's a joke. This is what my junk proxy filter returns:

GET / HTTP/1.0
Accept: */*
Referer: http://www.2600.com/
Accept-Language: en-us
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
If-None-Match: "7bcce-250-386d3c91"
Host: www.2600.com
Pragma: no-cache

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2000 04:04:00 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.6 (Unix)
ETag: "7bcce-250-386d3c91"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 592
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html

It would have returned an HTTP Error of 500 for an internal server eror.

FNORD! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427603)

Counter culture is that fuzzy thing by the sink. The one that ate the wood spoon.

MEEPT has been reborn as a gift of the Lords of Ethanol.

"Y2k" as a raging virulent social craze is undeniably almost over.

All is right with the world. Eat a mint, take a pint, and be at peace.

Re:No Y2K glitches does not mean this was a h0ax.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427604)

It nothing happened it was a fraud.

Plenty of emerging countries had sever shortages of resources when dealing with Y2K problems. If nothing went wrong in these countries then the whole thing was a hoax.

Y2K++ (1)

TDR-X (47001) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427605)

Why not party when it's supposed to be :)
HIC...up.

Re:Utterly Despondent! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427606)

The end is comming soon, you just don't know it. Neither does Desmond! Good luck!

Re:486 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427607)

I am sorry to hear about that 486. I hope you backed up your data years ago!

this is a test (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427608)

this is a test

Bill Clinton just bit the dust (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427609)

His brodcast at the Lincon memorial failed. He got out about 2 of his infamously nebulous pronouncemts with really bad bacground music when his PBS feed went to rainbow test patern and peep tone.

I'm sure he'd like to blame Y2K, but I just think that the father of the internet was relying on Microsoft to help out his boss. They do hae about 25 minutes left in Washington.

This is strange (1)

Redundant() (89068) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427610)

My server namelookup doesn't seem to be working had to use http://209.207.224.40/ to get here? Must be a local host problem.

Star Trek not y2k ready! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427611)

Check out the Star Trek [startrekcontinuum.com] site. It seems that they're doing another time travel episode. It's ("Fair Haven") airing on 1/1/1900! ROFL.

Re:More haikuage (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427612)

>Y2K for me
>Is over four hours away.
>I'm bored of this shit.

It's ten-forty-three
Midwestern central time
Have another drink

Re:Utterly Despondent! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427613)

Wait a minute! The digital clock controlling
the earth's crust hasn't turned over yet!

I too, kiss you all!

how can you help (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427614)

but go the first post of 2000? I be trolling but I dont care!!

first (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427615)

first millenium post!!!

Re:first posters are lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427616)

Happy New Year (eastern standard time).

Re:first (1)

Yhcrana (88366) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427617)

Aw, no... here is the first millenium post for the East Coast I believe

2000 (1)

The Future Sound of (60863) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427618)

It's here

First Post OF 2000 (1)

Count Fragula (67767) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427619)

the one and only time this will ever be a *good* post..

Happy New Year All!

FIRST POST OF THE MILLENNIUM!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427620)

I hope, anyway. WOOHOO!!! I WIN!

FIRST POST (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427621)

This is the first post from post-Y2K! Happy new year!!!

Re:Bill Clinton just bit the dust (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427622)

His CBS feed worked just fine. There everyone got to see America's first broken family as Bill lit up a very second rate fire works show. Paris kicked it's ass! PBS carried Times Square for the EST roll over, lots of trash in the air.

We must be living in the end times.

I'm still alive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427623)

And so is the rest of the world except for the usual drain on the population.

I'm in +1 GMT and it's now 6 pm and nothing happened except for some fire downtown.

If you are one of the usual doomsayers or loonies waiting for armageddon or whatnot, I could use the situation to mock you, laugh at you or recommend a sanity check etc.

But that would be cheap. Instead I'll drop my pants and shake my derrier at you with style!

( \ ) ( | ) ( / )

12:10 AM EST (1)

TeChYMaN (48097) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427624)

And all is well.. well the cell tower is out but it isnt very reliable

First post 2000 ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427625)

first

Re:Just for fun... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1427626)

DOS=disk operating system
it gives you access to your files and a few basic services. other than that, programs are on their own. it's not a complete.. um.. operating evironment.

win9x are operating systems. ask someone who did CS what an OS is. it's the software that provides resource management - eg. memory and CPU allocation. Win9x does all that without calling DOS, so they're OS'.

IIRC, Win9x uses DOS for around 10 functions, like getting the BIOS date, Novell ID. something like that anyway.

The Y2K Problem (1)

csprague (129578) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427627)

Well, to put it bluntly, Y2K came around and after all the talk about how it would screw up the world as we know it, Jack Squat occurred. No power outage, no missle launches, nothing. I hate to think how this going to be remembered by future generations. "And now class, we discuss 'The Panic of 1999' ". P.S. What happens to the cartoon "After Y2K" now? It's going to sort of end up like Star Trek, which has Earth breaking out into WWIII in the early 1990's (the origin of Khan I think).

The Y2K Problem (2)

csprague (129578) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427628)

Well, to put it bluntly, Y2K came around and after all the talk about how it would screw up the world as we know it, Jack Squat occurred. No power outage, no missle launches, nothing. I hate to think how this going to be remembered by future generations. "And now class, we discuss 'The Panic of 1999' ".

P.S. What happens to the cartoon "After Y2K" now? It's going to sort of end up like Star Trek, which has Earth breaking out into WWIII in the early 1990's (the origin of Khan I think).

first y2k est post (1)

DAVEO (61670) | more than 14 years ago | (#1427631)

posting from the afterlife..... sorry ;0)
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