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    Who believed the Millenium Bug?

    Was going through an old box of ledger books the other day and I saw a sticker on the front of one "millenium bug free" - some kind of genius marketing ploy from 1999

    I remembered back , my brother filled the bath with water and bought a few hundred cans of beans

    As far as I know , no jets fell out of the sky and no countries power stations shut down... I just had a roaring hangover and my brother and his wife ended up having beans every other day for most of 2000

    chub

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    I got a whopping TWO boxes of rice back then. Didn't really expect anything to happen. I heard one tale, maybe an urban legend. Anyway, this lady was prepping for Y2K (2000), and had really gone overboard. Stockpiled everything imaginable.

    At the stroke of midnight, sure enough, the power went off! (Her husband went downstairs and threw off the main switch.) Hope she didn't do him in when she found out.

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    A bunch of my SCUBA dive friends were having an end of the world NYE party. About 2 minutes past midnight, some drunk clipped a light pole (guessing) and sent the whole neighborhood dark. Most were in good enough party condition to not care. It was pretty funny for a while...

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    I was working telecommunications then. Had to stay at the fiber optic pop for 48 hours incase there were any issues. I was the only tech for the company with in 90 miles in any direction, I had 2 fiber regens and a small local pop that fed fiberoptic circuits to The local phone office. What sucked is the office had no physical address. It was a building in a field in the country in Missouri and that is when I found out Dominos want deliver with out a physical address. I had to drive down dirt road about a mile to a farmer's house ask them if I could use their address to deliver food to.

    In the 48 hours I worked, there were only a couple issues and I was able to fix them by logging in. After that I made sure I kept small stock of food on hand in all 3 buildings plus I added a a cot to the pop. Sleeping on the cold concrete floor sucked.
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    I was A Headend tech for the local Cable company here. I'm still with the company but no longer in the headend. Anyway, we had to have technicians man each of our major Headends to make sure the cable stayed on. It did and we all got small Leatherman knives to commemorate the day.

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    I worked for a software development company at the time - sure got a whole lot of overtime back then
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    I never believed it but a hard reset on todays world would be nice...I'd love to go back to the days before cell phones and internet. I might miss my Amazon and online maps tho.

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    I had to work that night in a very large industrial facility with a lot of automation. I was in the union then. All the techs with any seniority took the night off in case something crazy happened. Nobody was around except the newer people. I sat in a loadout and IT came around a couple of times. Very few trucks came in that night as nobody wanted to risk needing materials and not processing them so everything was loaded early that day They were on full alert. The hour came and went. I drank a cup of coffee. It was very quiet and peaceful. A good night and a memorable one. I think the only impact was that at 12:05 they reloaded the desktops.

    A nice crisp January 1st to remember

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    Stocking up 100's of cans of beans just doesn't sound right. I think he just likes beans. Somebody open a window.
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    Never believed it.
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    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." Friedrich Nietzsche

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    same here, thought it was a scam
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    I had a case of empty millennium Budweiser cans, it was full new years eave not sure what happened their
    I'll sleep when I'm dead

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    I didn't believe in it but I seized the opportunity to stock rum. I just have one question, why is the rum all gone?

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    Made a fortune as a consultant back then as the dreaded "year 2000" hit. I suggested we fix at least until "10,000" just to give us some room to play!
    chub likes this.

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    I was stationed in DC that year and not a big believer but decided to play it safe and not go down to the National Mall for the Fireworks on the off chance that I was wrong, the thought of being stuck in a crowd of 100,000 plus people in the dark while the world was crashing around my shoulders didn't seem prudent. Stayed at home and celebrated with Guinness and the fam!
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