Coalition of the Confused

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Prevention is better than cure   General Confusion

Started Jan-4 by Harold27Z; 160 views.

From: Harold27Z


The less senile among us will recall the hype about the "Y2K bug" .

Luckily it was a non-event and planes did not fall out of the sky.

I predict a REAL cock-up when 9999-12-31 becomes 10000-01-01.  To prevent it happening, all dates stoed need an storage extra digit.  Now is the time to think about it.

We must think outside the box.   I have sleepless nights worrying about our future descendants hating us for not producing a viable master-plan.

Actually I have a master plan because I am centuries ahead of my time.   It involves phasing-in compulsory conversion of all date structures NOW.  It involves making the format YYYYY-MM-DD because all else result in mass confusion.  it involves phasing out all time zones and just using GMT globally.  The plan involves cancelling Daylight Saving Time and unique time-zones used on redskin reservations. The plan involves enforcing a time-format of 24 hours in every device.  The 12 hour clock on our microwave oven sickenizes me.  Nobody should be allowed to manufacture 12 hour devices.

Wall clocks should show 24 hours, not just 12. Why is common sense so scarce ?

We cannot ignore the problem until the year 9999 because too much data would have accumulated beyond hope of conversion.

No need to thank me profusely for my insight.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
Harold27Z said:

Now is the time to think about it.

Thank you for my daily laugh.

Don't worry - the human race will not survive to the year 10,000.


From: CzoeMC


You do make me laugh sometimes, and then you fall into the pit with "redskin reservations" remarks.

Such a shame. Any idea who you might be expounding to? Any measure of the wideness and breadth of humanity?

You have no idea of the heritage of those whom you speak with (so to speak, as this is all non-vocal), and you would be best served by not painting entire groups with a stroke of sarcasm.

  • Edited January 16, 2020 4:52 am  by  CzoeMC
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From: Harold27Z


I have my reservations and I wish they stayed on theirs.

We cannot even agree on which kind of man kind constitutes "mankind" and/or humanity.

As usual, you have misjudged me and assume I am pig-ignorant of "redskins" for want of a better collective term. 

As a child, I even ate some of their mince which they called "chilli".

I am glad the reskins invented man about town cowboy jackets.  I wear one in winter, not summer.

I am aware some tribes used bow and arrows to kill young women as sacrifices to their rain deities around Cahokia and other places.   They reported endless hassles with giants eventuating about 500 years ago when settlers arrived.

Each tribe is culturally unique and therein lies their ethnic nationality. I would never accuse them of being Americans or Canadians.  A tribe on the Tex-Mex border have free access.  Redskins in Canada score big-time smuggling tax-free tobacco.  Others score with online tax-free gambling schemes.  One reservation even uses its own unique time-zone as if time was important to them.  i cannot recall if they are in Idaho or Nebraska.

  • Edited January 16, 2020 5:33 am  by  Harold27Z