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2012-12-11 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Tech collapse forecast on 12.12.12
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Posted by tipper 2012-12-11 02:20|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [276 views ]  Top

#1 What next, first it was the election, then my Twinkie and I still have to put up with the dynamic duo Harry Reid and Pelosi. Calgon take me away.
Posted by Dale 2012-12-11 07:22||   2012-12-11 07:22|| Front Page Top

#2 others do not share her pessimism but not about 12/12/12.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-11 09:30||   2012-12-11 09:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Remember all the havoc created by Y2K? Me neither.
Posted by Raj 2012-12-11 10:02||   2012-12-11 10:02|| Front Page Top

#4 It's the concert for Sandy victims. All life as we know it will end on Springsteen's encore
Posted by Frank G 2012-12-11 10:16||   2012-12-11 10:16|| Front Page Top

#5 Is this based on Greenwich Mean Time or Siderial Time?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-12-11 11:36||   2012-12-11 11:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Y2K was a real thing. A lot of us did a lot of work upgrading systems to avoid the potential problems. That's why you don't remember.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-12-11 12:06||   2012-12-11 12:06|| Front Page Top

#7 Remember the 9/9/9 flap?

Yeah that didn't end the tech world either.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-12-11 12:16||   2012-12-11 12:16|| Front Page Top

#8 eu6305 - I was there with you, brother; I had to check on Windows & Web apps correctly reading 'expanded' mainframe dates.

What I should have said was the Y2K hype was exponential; the aftermath, not so much...
Posted by Raj 2012-12-11 14:58||   2012-12-11 14:58|| Front Page Top

#9 Y2K was a real thing

Yes, and there's a big difference between "let's work the problem" and "OMG WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!!"
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-11 15:12||   2012-12-11 15:12|| Front Page Top

#10 the impact of a stressful pattern between Mercury, the planet which rules the media,

I could have sworn the planet that ruled the media was Uranus. Obviously, my grasp of astrology lacks opposable thumbs.
Posted by SteveS 2012-12-11 15:22||   2012-12-11 15:22|| Front Page Top

#11 Where I worked we were long overdue for an upgrade when Y2k came around so it was actually a good thing. Forced our DBA to get up off of his butt.

But I don't think I'm gonna lose any sleep over Uranus.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-12-11 15:57||   2012-12-11 15:57|| Front Page Top

#12 You should, Uranus rules COBOL and lesser flavors of FORTRAN.

Posted by Shipman 2012-12-11 16:40||   2012-12-11 16:40|| Front Page Top

#13 It apparently has struck FREEREPUBLIC.

WE'RE [not] DOOMED, I TELL YA, WE'RE ]not]DOOMED!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-11 19:05||   2012-12-11 19:05|| Front Page Top

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