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10 Years Later!

Did you believe that the world would shut down when Y2K hit?
Do you remember what you were doing, or what you did to prepare?
Hype, media or do you think there was some merit to all the hysteria?

Share your stories and bring back some memories.
 

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76.31. 10 Years Later!

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#51 | 1720 days ago

(Edited by HouTxFan)
janet011685 wrote:
Thanks.    I've always been a quick learner.
Hey...don't be !  I get a kick out of you, Ashlie the Kobe Lover, and Leigh the Hippie Queen.  Only wish I was still as "quick" as you guys.

I'd tell you about some things from my heyday, but (perhaps not so) unfortunately, my memory fails me.     (Just between you and me...with us both being in the Houston area, the blonde hair, and the drunken ramblings, I sometimes think Leigh is the long lost daughter I never knew I had, and I wonder who I might have gotten pregnant.  What's up with that?!?!)   Anyway, you should always remember..."When life gives you s**t, give it right back!"
  
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#1 | 1722 days ago

Didn't get into that hype. Sat aroung and laughed at everyone that did.
#2 | 1722 days ago

I didn't believe the world was going to end. Does anyone want to buy an underground bunker with  2 years of supplies to go with it? I'll sell it cheap....
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#3 | 1722 days ago

woody050681 wrote:
I didn't believe the world was going to end. Does anyone want to buy an underground bunker with  2 years of supplies to go with it? I'll sell it cheap....
Nope, but thanks just the same  
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#4 | 1722 days ago

I just slept thru it. 
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#5 | 1722 days ago
BlondeKitten (+)

Nope.
Didnt do a damn thing about it.
Never got excited...
Just partied right on through!
#6 | 1722 days ago
BlondeKitten (+)

woody050681 wrote:
I didn't believe the world was going to end. Does anyone want to buy an underground bunker with  2 years of supplies to go with it? I'll sell it cheap....
You better keep that bunker..The end is near.....2012 will be here before you know it!.. I'll join you!
#7 | 1722 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
There could be some bugs in '10 and a weirder 2038 Unix one.
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#8 | 1722 days ago

BlondeKitten wrote:
Nope.
Didnt do a damn thing about it.
Never got excited...
Just partied right on through!
WOW!!! you started partying at that age!
#9 | 1722 days ago

I had nothing to worry about then and I have nothing to worry about today or tomorrow, so...
#10 | 1722 days ago
BlondeKitten (+)

hockey54 wrote:
WOW!!! you started partying at that age!
yeah.....of course we had nothing stronger the kitty cocktails. And bedtime was about 9PM...But we sure as hell made the most of it!
#11 | 1722 days ago

BlondeKitten wrote:
You better keep that bunker..The end is near.....2012 will be here before you know it!.. I'll join you!
I'll save you a spot..
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#12 | 1722 days ago

BlondeKitten wrote:
yeah.....of course we had nothing stronger the kitty cocktails. And bedtime was about 9PM...But we sure as hell made the most of it!
 Good to hear you had a fun time.
#13 | 1722 days ago

the details are a little blurry, but I'm pretty sure bringing in Y2K involved beer pong, vodka, a trampoline, a hot tub, ski goggles, a jock strap, a bruised nipple, and a bathroom floor
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#14 | 1722 days ago

The World is same as 10 years ago, and will be same 10 years later.
Only thing will change will be my hair, it will grow more grey.
#15 | 1722 days ago

I was in a Tuxedo, partying all over Southern California, we seem to have constant idiots predicting the end of the world, if someone ever gets it right, we won't have time to congratulate him or her.
#16 | 1722 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

I was just glad to hear "Party Like It's 1999" stop being played on the radio over and over.
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#17 | 1722 days ago
BlondeKitten (+)

woody050681 wrote:
I'll save you a spot..
Thanks! What should I bring?
#18 | 1722 days ago

BlondeKitten wrote:
Thanks! What should I bring?
Just yourself would be sufficient!
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#19 | 1721 days ago
BlondeKitten (+)

woody050681 wrote:
Just yourself would be sufficient!
Im on my way....You don't mind if I come early do you?
#20 | 1721 days ago

The only thing I worried about then was finishing up my credential classes and getting ready to start student teaching. I do remember the party my cousin threw which included a whole lot of awesomeness.
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#21 | 1721 days ago

When Y2K was supposed to hit I was 11. Much too young to give a s**t about anything.
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#22 | 1721 days ago

nyrangers wrote:
When Y2K was supposed to hit I was 11. Much too young to give a s**t about anything.

What a coincidence...I was 39, and already too old to give a s**t about anything.

#23 | 1721 days ago

I recall watching australia hit midnight first (10:00) am central.  Inever believed in the y 2 k crap.
  The ensueing years I was not ready for 9/11 , a bitter divorce and loosing my job after 16 years .
  I jumped up and down with joy as we entered a new decade . This one will be magicl
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#24 | 1721 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)

BlondeKitten wrote:
Im on my way....You don't mind if I come early do you?

Are you going to answer that...or can i?

#25 | 1721 days ago

not at all
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#26 | 1721 days ago

NO, I DONT THINK 2012 ITHE END,BUT THE ONLY GOOD NOTICE IS IF IS THE END, I NOT GOING TO BE MORE OLDER , JA
 FOR EVER THIS  









#27 | 1721 days ago
18packabs (+)

I use to drink heavy in those days.....
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#28 | 1721 days ago

21-12-2012 will be a date for all of us to "see" the change in our lives, please do not be alarmed, it is good that will prevail over evils in the world, good of humanity, ruling the good, evils under total domination by good. World remains the same, but lifestyles do change for all of us, the organised religions will get replaced by faiths, individuals will have confidence in themselves, not in preachers, who do not practice what they talk about. Religious "armies" will be washed out by logical, rational thoughts with spirituality, faith in humanity will be world religion, where good of all faiths will be in practice by all individuals, as the concept of GOD is felt, not seen in any symbolism, individuals who dominate the society with the religion will find no place in society, but those who have faith in themselves, to lead, to be good to society, to govern with good , just and equitable rules will be the society. Good of the society will be GOD in society, whatever name one would call it, it is LOVE that transcends all in society in practise, not the lust which rules now.
Love and regards,rajen.
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#29 | 1721 days ago

woody050681 wrote:
I didn't believe the world was going to end. Does anyone want to buy an underground bunker with  2 years of supplies to go with it? I'll sell it cheap....
 Here comes a sales executive who finds opportunity in any situation, calling it a calamity........................................................
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#30 | 1721 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

We had the obligatory y2k party and went to bed.
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#31 | 1721 days ago

I was too drunk to even think about Y2K! 
#32 | 1721 days ago

i'd been working at a grocery store and noticed that in the weeks before Y2K we kept running out of duct tape, bottled water and brown sugar of all things. the world ending was pretty low on my thought list compared to the incredible urge to kiss at midnight the older boy who'd been living at my house at the time.
#33 | 1721 days ago

I do remember coming home one day with a case of bottled water and as I was stashing it away in the laundry room, I was reminded that I had a 14' by 28' in ground pool in my backyard... 
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#34 | 1721 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
There could be some bugs in '10 and a weirder 2038 Unix one.
I just love it when a man talks nerdy.   
#35 | 1721 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
the details are a little blurry, but I'm pretty sure bringing in Y2K involved beer pong, vodka, a trampoline, a hot tub, ski goggles, a jock strap, a bruised nipple, and a bathroom floor
No ... that's just how we bring in Thursdays around here. 
Like any self-respecting person would have involved ski goggles to ring in Y2K.    How lame.
#36 | 1721 days ago

HouTxFan wrote:

What a coincidence...I was 39, and already too old to give a s**t about anything.

My last Respect has been well spent!
#37 | 1721 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I just love it when a man talks nerdy.   
Really?!  Try this- Notes from an old job-
Spring and Autumn Time Transitions

On the days of daylight savings (summer) time transition (in time zones and countries where daylight savings time applies), cron schedules commands differently from normal. In the following description, an ambiguous time refers to an hour and minute that occurs twice in the same day because of a daylight savings time transition (usually on a day during the Autumn season). A nonexistent time refers to an hour and minute that does not occur because of a daylight savings time transition (usually on a day during the Spring season). DST-shift refers to the offset that is applied to standard time to result in daylight savings time. This is normally one hour, but can be any combination of hours and minutes up to 23 hours and 59 minutes (see tztab(4)). When a command is specified to run at an ambiguous time, the command is executed only once at the first occurrence of the ambiguous time. When a command is specified to run at a nonexistent time, the command is executed after the specified time by an amount of time equal to the DST-shift. When such an adjustment would conflict with another time specified to run the command, the command is run only once rather than running the command twice at the same time. Commands that are scheduled to run during all hours (there is a * is in the hour field of the crontab entry) are scheduled without any adjustment.
This is taken from the Linux cron manpage though:
Note that this means that non-existant times, such as "missing hours" during daylight savings conversion, will never match, causing jobs scheduled during the "missing times" not to be run. Similarly, times that occur more than once (again, during daylight savings conversion) will cause matching jobs to be run twice.
So, if you want things to work, use HP-Unix.
#38 | 1721 days ago

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Really?!  Try this- Notes from an old job-
Spring and Autumn Time Transitions

On the days of daylight savings (summer) time transition (in time zones and countries where daylight savings time applies), cron schedules commands differently from normal. In the following description, an ambiguous time refers to an hour and minute that occurs twice in the same day because of a daylight savings time transition (usually on a day during the Autumn season). A nonexistent time refers to an hour and minute that does not occur because of a daylight savings time transition (usually on a day during the Spring season). DST-shift refers to the offset that is applied to standard time to result in daylight savings time. This is normally one hour, but can be any combination of hours and minutes up to 23 hours and 59 minutes (see tztab(4)). When a command is specified to run at an ambiguous time, the command is executed only once at the first occurrence of the ambiguous time. When a command is specified to run at a nonexistent time, the command is executed after the specified time by an amount of time equal to the DST-shift. When such an adjustment would conflict with another time specified to run the command, the command is run only once rather than running the command twice at the same time. Commands that are scheduled to run during all hours (there is a * is in the hour field of the crontab entry) are scheduled without any adjustment.
This is taken from the Linux cron manpage though:
Note that this means that non-existant times, such as "missing hours" during daylight savings conversion, will never match, causing jobs scheduled during the "missing times" not to be run. Similarly, times that occur more than once (again, during daylight savings conversion) will cause matching jobs to be run twice.
So, if you want things to work, use HP-Unix.
Is it warm in here?  Whew. 




#39 | 1721 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
No ... that's just how we bring in Thursdays around here. 
Like any self-respecting person would have involved ski goggles to ring in Y2K.    How lame.
uh huh, is that before or after Grey's?
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#40 | 1721 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
uh huh, is that before or after Grey's?

Either or both ... just not during. 
#41 | 1721 days ago

janet011685 wrote:

Either or both ... just not during. 
understandably
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#42 | 1721 days ago
Sporz_Freek (+)

HouTxFan wrote:

What a coincidence...I was 39, and already too old to give a s**t about anything.

Do we give a chit now? I don't. I've been taunting all the "important people" on the Q and they haven't figured out that it's all an act! I really don't care what they do here. BTW...I gave you a respect for comment.
#43 | 1721 days ago

Sporz_Freek wrote:
Do we give a chit now? I don't. I've been taunting all the "important people" on the Q and they haven't figured out that it's all an act! I really don't care what they do here. BTW...I gave you a respect for comment.
I'm 49 now.  I run out of giving a s**t each day quicker than I run out of "respects". 
#44 | 1721 days ago

HouTxFan wrote:
I'm 49 now.  I run out of giving a s**t each day quicker than I run out of "respects". 
Me too ... but I'm 24.    That's probably a bad thing, isn't it?
#45 | 1721 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Me too ... but I'm 24.    That's probably a bad thing, isn't it?
That's exactly what we would expect from you Janet
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#46 | 1721 days ago

BlondeKitten wrote:
Im on my way....You don't mind if I come early do you?
Write when you find work....
#47 | 1720 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Me too ... but I'm 24.    That's probably a bad thing, isn't it?
Well, technically, yes...however, if you don't give a s**t, what difference does it make? 
#48 | 1720 days ago

HouTxFan wrote:
Well, technically, yes...however, if you don't give a s**t, what difference does it make? 
Point well-taken.    F**k 'em.  lol
#49 | 1720 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Point well-taken.    F**k 'em.  lol
I was a late-bloomer...didn't start honing my skill at not giving a s**t until I was like almost 29 or something.  Just consider yourself precocious, and realize you're well on your way to not giving a s**t throughout life.  You go girl...I'm proud of you!   
#50 | 1720 days ago

HouTxFan wrote:
I was a late-bloomer...didn't start honing my skill at not giving a s**t until I was like almost 29 or something.  Just consider yourself precocious, and realize you're well on your way to not giving a s**t throughout life.  You go girl...I'm proud of you!   
Thanks.    I've always been a quick learner.
#51 | 1720 days ago

(Edited by HouTxFan)
janet011685 wrote:
Thanks.    I've always been a quick learner.
Hey...don't be !  I get a kick out of you, Ashlie the Kobe Lover, and Leigh the Hippie Queen.  Only wish I was still as "quick" as you guys.

I'd tell you about some things from my heyday, but (perhaps not so) unfortunately, my memory fails me.     (Just between you and me...with us both being in the Houston area, the blonde hair, and the drunken ramblings, I sometimes think Leigh is the long lost daughter I never knew I had, and I wonder who I might have gotten pregnant.  What's up with that?!?!)   Anyway, you should always remember..."When life gives you s**t, give it right back!"
#52 | 1720 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
i'd been working at a grocery store and noticed that in the weeks before Y2K we kept running out of duct tape, bottled water and brown sugar of all things. the world ending was pretty low on my thought list compared to the incredible urge to kiss at midnight the older boy who'd been living at my house at the time.
Brown sugar?  Did you ever figure out why?  Did you get to kiss the older boy at midnight?  Inquiring minds want to know.
#53 | 1720 days ago

HouTxFan wrote:
Hey...don't be !  I get a kick out of you, Ashlie the Kobe Lover, and Leigh the Hippie Queen.  Only wish I was still as "quick" as you guys.

I'd tell you about some things from my heyday, but (perhaps not so) unfortunately, my memory fails me.     (Just between you and me...with us both being in the Houston area, the blonde hair, and the drunken ramblings, I sometimes think Leigh is the long lost daughter I never knew I had, and I wonder who I might have gotten pregnant.  What's up with that?!?!)   Anyway, you should always remember..."When life gives you s**t, give it right back!"
she's actually a little slow. I've been not giving a sh*t since 1997. It's an artform and we should teach a class.

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#54 | 1720 days ago

HouTxFan wrote:
Hey...don't be !  I get a kick out of you, Ashlie the Kobe Lover, and Leigh the Hippie Queen.  Only wish I was still as "quick" as you guys.

I'd tell you about some things from my heyday, but (perhaps not so) unfortunately, my memory fails me.     (Just between you and me...with us both being in the Houston area, the blonde hair, and the drunken ramblings, I sometimes think Leigh is the long lost daughter I never knew I had, and I wonder who I might have gotten pregnant.  What's up with that?!?!)   Anyway, you should always remember..."When life gives you s**t, give it right back!"
"Leigh is the long lost daughter I never knew I had, and I wonder who I might have gotten pregnant"...is the coolest way i have ever started a day on the Q. now, can i assume you have an open-door policy for your long lost daughter or do i have to call before imposing on you and your galveston home? is every weekend too much? and can you make sure there's always fresca in the fridge? thanks!
#55 | 1720 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
she's actually a little slow. I've been not giving a sh*t since 1997. It's an artform and we should teach a class.

Ahhh...the Proud to Be Give-a-Sh*t-Free Institute! 
#56 | 1720 days ago

HouTxFan wrote:
Ahhh...the Proud to Be Give-a-Sh*t-Free Institute! 
Is that like DeVry?   
#57 | 1720 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
"Leigh is the long lost daughter I never knew I had, and I wonder who I might have gotten pregnant"...is the coolest way i have ever started a day on the Q. now, can i assume you have an open-door policy for your long lost daughter or do i have to call before imposing on you and your galveston home? is every weekend too much? and can you make sure there's always fresca in the fridge? thanks!
You are welcome any time, but be forewarned that it's a very humble little abode on the west end of the island, and still has Hurricane Ike repairs ongoing.  Of course, since it's been determined that none of us give a sh*t, I guess that's not really a problem, huh? 

I have one shelf in the refrigerator that is dedicated to my beer and Sprite, but I'll certainly give you a couple of rows of Fresca...that's what family is for!

See you soon - love,
"Mom" 
#58 | 1720 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I just love it when a man talks nerdy.   
Apparently you are the only one. LOL
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#59 | 1720 days ago
BlondeKitten (+)

(Edited by BlondeKitten)
mjc613 wrote:
Write when you find work....
Gonna be hard...
#60 | 1720 days ago
Sporz_Freek (+)

HouTxFan wrote:
I'm 49 now.  I run out of giving a s**t each day quicker than I run out of "respects". 
That'sa good one and I gave you resect for that.

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