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  • Trump Orders Government To Stop Work On Y2K Bug

    06/16/2017 8:13:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2017 | Justin Sink from Bloomberg
    Seventeen years after the Year 2000 bug came and went, the federal government will finally stop preparing for it.The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would eliminate dozens of paperwork requirements for federal agencies, including an obscure rule that requires them to continue providing updates on their preparedness for a bug that afflicted some computers at the turn of the century. As another example, the Pentagon will be freed from a requirement that it file a report every time a small business vendor is paid, a task that consumed some 1,200 man-hours every year.“We’re looking for stuff everyone agrees...
  • Trump Admin Orders Federal Agencies to Eliminate Dozens of Paperwork Requirements

    06/15/2017 2:49:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies ^ | 6/15/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    The Trump administration announced on Thursday it would be eliminating an obscure rule requiring federal agencies to provide updates on how they will prepare for a bug that infected computers in 2000. In addition to eliminating the Y2K bug rule, agencies will also be eradicating dozens of other paperwork requirements. For example, the Pentagon will not have to file a report each time a small business vendor is paid, which consumes approximately 1,200 man hours, according to Bloomberg. "We're looking for stuff everyone agrees is a complete waste of time," Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters...
  • Impending Y2K-like chaos neither candidate is addressing

    10/13/2016 3:49:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    Inc. via AOL News ^ | October 12, 2016 | JOHN HEWITT
    The neediest Americans will be short $100 billion in delayed tax refunds at a time when they're really counting on it. Chaos may ensue, an issue neither presidential candidate is addressing. In June, I sounded the alarm on How Congress is About to Screw Up the Economy in an Unprecedented Way. The more we learn about the PATH Act of 2015, however, the louder this alarm needs to be. First, a short primer on what's happening. The PATH Act stands for Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes. As a headline, it sounds commendable and does include legislation for more than $620...
  • The Internet Takeover Is Happening

    09/30/2016 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 112 replies
    Youtube ^ | Stefan Molyneux
    10 minute video from Stefan Molyneux
  • 2015's 'Leap Second' Could Scramble Computers

    01/12/2015 7:45:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | | January 09, 2015 07:38am ET | Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer
    This will be the 26th leap second added to a calendar year since the practice began in 1972. In the past, the extra second has messed with computer systems. The last leap second was added in 2012, and it caused problems for big companies like Reddit, LinkedIn, Gizmodo and FourSquare. The problem is that during the leap second, the computer clock shows 60 seconds instead of simply rolling over to the next minute, or shows the 59th second twice. The computer sees a leap second as time going backward, Matsakis said. The machine registers this as a system error, and...
  • This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A Natural Disaster

    11/29/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 11-29-2014 | Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston November 29, 2014The folks at have put together some crucial data about how safe we all are in one big and wonderful infographic. The first graphic below shows a map of the United States and the disasters most likely to hit certain parts of the country. also poured through the data to look at how each state is prepared for disaster. This is measured by each state's disaster budget per capita according to The results are very telling. Texas is in the worst shape, according to this data. They are ranked as the least safe...
  • Man emerges from bunker 14 years after Y2K scare

    12/17/2013 10:48:36 AM PST · by Daffynition · 81 replies ^ | December 11, 2013 | Peter Oldring
    January 1, 2000 was the day that our computers were meant to fail us and change our lives forever. It was also the day that 44 year old Norman Feller headed into his underground bunker over fears of the fallout from the Y2K virus. Remarkably Mr. Feller spent the next 14 years in isolation only to emerge this past September. In this touching documentary, Peter Oldring visits with Norman to learn more about his unbelievable decision to live underground.
  • Biblical Prophecy - Coast2Coast AM 09.05.10

    09/05/2010 4:46:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Dr. Joye Pugh has been actively researching biblical prophecy for more than 30 years. She'll join George Noory for a discussion on the Mayans, the Holy Grail, King Arthur, Israel, Hitler, the Apocalypse, 2012 and the End Days.
  • Y2K and the Collapse of Modern Civilization

    12/28/2009 8:09:37 PM PST · by myknowledge · 24 replies · 818+ views
    The Progress Report ^ | c. 1999 | Fred E. Foldvary
    We now know how civilization could end, and exactly when. Not with a nuclear war, not with famine, and not with pestilence. No, the collapse of civilization might be caused by a ridiculous computer error. Something bad will happen on January 1, 2000. The problem is called the "millennium bug" or "year 2000" or Y2K, K meaning 1000. The problem began back in the 1950s when computers first came into use. Back then, believe it or not, computer users did not have TV- like monitors. The input medium was punched cards which held 80 characters. Those 80 characters were called...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth's 'modern survivalists' are ready for layoffs - or war

    04/06/2009 10:24:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies · 2,348+ views
    Dallas Star-Telegram ^ | 4/5/09 | MELODY McDONALD
    "I refer to myself as a modern survivalist, which means I don’t do without," Spirko explained. "I have a nice TV; I have nice furniture. We are not living in the sticks, but I take all of these things very seriously."
  • Urgent Help Needed 4 Freeper Kids 2,5,6,&9 What webs 2 rely on to know when to go 2 high alert?

    02/24/2009 8:56:11 AM PST · by steve0 · 46 replies · 1,344+ views
    Hey, I have 4 kids and I need to provide and protect them, as much as I can, from harm and hardship. There is too much conflicting information for one man to sort out. I have read that I should: 1. Watch news on the US. Treasury Auctions, as if less buyers or China doesn’t buy then I am justified in resorting to panic? 2. Panic when intrade World Crisis Index hits 75? 3. Panic when US service on debt gets close to or exceeds US revenue receipts? 4. Just before Obama nationalizes(which is imminent) the banks? Isn’t that...
  • Secret "closed door" meeting with Congress (3/14/08)

    03/31/2008 3:40:27 PM PDT · by RobRoy · 270 replies · 22,259+ views ^ | March 14th, 2008 | Liveleak
    Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 4:20 PM Subject: CLOSED Congress Session Last Night: Only 4th Time In 176 Years ! SPECIAL "CLOSED SESSION" OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSSED A LOT MORE THAN THE PENDING SECURITY SURVEILLANCE PROVISIONS! This was only the fourth time in 176 years that Congress has closed its doors to the public. What was it that they were discussing that they do NOT want us to know about? Word has begun leaking from last nights special, closed-door session of the United States House of Representatives. Not only did members discuss new surveillance provisions as was the...
  • Apocalypse Then - Remembering the Y2K Hysteria

    01/07/2009 11:27:20 AM PST · by XR7 · 60 replies · 2,203+ views
    Pyromaniacs ^ | 1/7/09 | Phil Johnson
    xactly ten years ago this week I preached in our church's morning service...It being the first Sunday of 1999, I decided to preach an appropriately forward-looking message on Matthew 6:34 and its context: "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself." In those days, the evangelical world was at the peak of the Y2K insanity, so I made reference to that issue in my message. At the time, Gary North was operating a heavily-trafficked website that included this: We've got a problem. It may be the biggest problem that the...
  • Microsoft's Zune players freeze on New Year's Eve

    12/31/2008 4:01:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies · 1,286+ views
    AP Technology ^ | Wednesday December 31, 6:15 pm ET | Jordan Robertson,
    Happy New Year from Microsoft Corp.: Your Zune is dead. Thousands of Microsoft's Zune media players -- the software company's answer to Apple Inc.'s iPod -- unexpectedly conked out Wednesday and showed users an error message, prompting references to "Y2K for Zunes." The problems appeared when people tried to start up their devices. Frustrated users lit up Microsoft's online support forum for Zunes with more than 2,500 messages by Wednesday afternoon. Late Wednesday, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said the outage affected only the 30-gigabyte Zune models and was caused by a problem with their internal clock. Microsoft expected the problem...
  • History's 10 biggest disappointments: from Y2K to Jar-Jar, don't believe the hype

    12/07/2008 3:18:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 45 replies · 1,739+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2008 | Reed Tucker
    When was the last time you waited 15 years for something? Besides the N train, that is? It's been a decade and a half since Guns N' Roses released its last album, but last week (no doubt in a bid to win himself a free bottle of Dr Pepper) mercurial Axl Rose finally unleashed "Chinese Democracy," and the result was . . . general indifference. Sorry, Axl. Maybe America was too busy watching that crazy person Britney Spears. Which is not to say "Chinese Democracy" doesn't have some decent songs. It does. But it is far from the world-devouring success...
  • Thousands Expect Apocalypse in 2012 (imspired partly by Mayan Calander)

    07/06/2008 2:33:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 119 replies · 426+ views
    AOL News ^ | July 6, 2008
    - Survival groups around the world are gearing up and counting down to a mysterious date that has been anticipated for thousands of years: Dec. 21, 2012. Across the United States, Canada and throughout Europe, apocalyptic sects and individuals say that is the day that the world as we know it will end, reports. Ancient Mayan societies, known for their advanced mathematics and astronomy, followed a "long count" calendar that lasted 5,126 years. When their charts are translated to the Gregorian calendar, the international standard used today, time runs out on Dec. 21, 2012. Believers say there are other...
  • Energy fears looming, new survivalists prepare

    05/24/2008 11:30:31 AM PDT · by decimon · 105 replies · 191+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2008 | Samantha Gross
    BUSKIRK — A few years ago, Kathleen Breault was just another suburban grandma, driving countless hours every week, stopping for lunch at McDonald's, buying clothes at the mall, watching TV in the evenings. That was before Breault heard an author talk about the bleak future of the world's oil supply. Now, she's preparing for the world as we know it to disappear. Breault cut her driving time in half. She switched to a diet of locally grown foods near her upstate New York home and lost 70 pounds. She sliced up her credit cards, banished her television and swore...
  • The Two Things To Know Before Your City is Nuked By Terrorists

    08/15/2007 4:41:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 253 replies · 7,277+ views ^ | August 15, 2007 | Douglas MacKinnon
    1.) Tragically, horrifyingly, but quite predictably, it’s going to happen. The only question being which American city or cities? In a recent conversation with a former high level intelligence operative of our government, I raised the possibility of terrorists successfully detonating a nuclear weapon within the United States. His response was sobering in its hopelessness. First, he stressed how grateful he was that he did not work in Washington, DC, and that his family lived far enough out to survive the coming nuclear blast. When I pressed him as to why he was so sure that Islamic terrorists – with...
  • Weak dollar prompts record foreign buyouts of U.S. companies

    10/02/2007 1:16:48 PM PDT · by LM_Guy · 42 replies · 218+ views ^ | 10/02/2007 | Robert Weisman
    European, Asian and Canadian companies are taking advantage of the weaker dollar to buy their U.S. counterparts at a record pace, increasing investment in the United States but also raising fears about a potential loss of jobs and autonomy. "We could be looking at the world's largest tag sale if we continue to see declines in the dollar," said Donald Klepper-Smith, chief economist at DataCore Partners. In the latest large deal aided by a weak dollar, Commerce Bancorp, which is based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, agreed Tuesday to be acquired by Toronto-Dominion Bank of Canada in a cash-and-shares deal...
  • Stop the US daylight saving madness!

    02/06/2007 11:44:25 AM PST · by snarkpup · 254 replies · 4,118+ views
    The Register ^ | Feb. 6, 2007 | (Pinsent Masons)
    US plans to change daylight saving hours this spring could wreak havoc on computer systems, Gartner claims. The analyst firm said utomated systems could run haywire this March. Disruptions could affect calendars, billing programs and security systems as well as undermining automated trading systems.