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[aprssig] Re: Windows US Daylight Time Change Screwup Looming

Charles E. LaMonte charlien3vuo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 16:51:28 UTC 2007


Salutations and Greetings to all,

                 First I want to thank Stephen for alerting us to the
referenced problem.  I am very much a novice in computer science. I
believed, or at least I think I did, I downloaded the patch for the
referenced problem. How do I know for sure that I have downloaded, for
a dial up, the patch correctly and completely ?

                 Thank you again for letting us know about the
referenced problem.

                  Charlie, n3vuo

On 2/5/07, J. Gary Bender, WS5N <ws5n at hughes.net> wrote:
>
> Thank you Rich.  I worked on Y2K in the 1998-2000 period for two large city
> governments in the mid-west and mountain west.  We found defilbrillators
> that would have reverted to calibration mode during their first use in 2000
> -- nasty for the first patient.  Hundreds of buildings that would have put
> the doors and elevators into weekend mode on the wrong days, stuff like
> that.  I found the problem with Y2K was that *many* managers used it as an
> excuse to spend lots of bucks for goodies they wanted that were not Y2K
> problems.  I saw a lot of new computers where a software patch was all they
> needed for the old ones, for example.
> --
> J. Gary Bender, WS5N
> Fence Lake, New Mexico  USA
>
>
> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 06:40:04 -0500, Rich Mulvey wrote:
> > Mark Fellhauer wrote:
> >> At 04:40 PM 2/3/2007, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> >>
> >>> Ever since Windows 95,  Microsoft Windows has been able to
> >>> automatically adjust the computer system clock for daylight
> >>> time each spring and fall.
> >>>
> >>> Effective this year, U.S. Daylight Time will start 3 weeks
> >>> earlier (1st week of March instead of beginning of April), . As
> >>> a result, the automatic time change feature in Windows won't
> >>> happen until 3 weeks after the fact.  As a result, files will
> >>> be time-stamped with an error of one hour for three weeks or
> >>> more.
> >>
> >>
> >> Let us not forget about all the embedded devices that
> >> automatically adjust for DST.  I predict that when this change
> >> happens elevators will plunge passengers to their deaths,
> >> airplanes will fall from the sky, supertankers will run aground
> >> and explode, phone, TV, and banking networks will collapse, and
> >> people will riot.  On the morning of Sunday, March 11, 2007 The
> >> worlds largest cities will be in flames and humanity as we know
> >> it will end.
> >>
> >> At least that's what the "experts" told us about the Y2K bug.   I
> >> wonder if those are the same experts who are now warning us about
> >> global warming?
> >>
> >>
> > Not to rain on your parade too much, but the reason why Y2K turned
> > out to be a non-event was because the experts were right, and
> > millions of man-hours were expended on fixing the problems.  If
> > they hadn't, I can guarantee with personal knowledge that a few
> > million customers of some rather large financial institutions would
> > have had some extraordinarily unpleasant surprises in the weeks and
> > months coming up to Y2K.  Afterwards, they would *really* have had
> > some bad days, unless they had large sums of money hidden in their
> > mattresses.
> >
> > It always astounds me how many people point to Y2K as an example of
> > "experts blowing things out of proportion because nothing happened"
> > - when the reason that nothing  significant happened was because a
> > huge legitimate problem was recognized, identified, and fixed in
> > time.  I can't speak to the effect on other industries, but I can
> > guarantee that people would have noticed when all of their
> > retirement plan money and other savings magically disappeared.
> >
> > - Rich
> >
> >
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