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    Just chatting to some student placements. They covered the Millenium Bug in their History of Computing course. One of the students commented she'd had to do a presentation on it - but she'd never met anyone who'd worked through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Just chatting to some student placements. They covered the Millenium Bug in their History of Computing course. One of the students commented she'd had to do a presentation on it - but she'd never met anyone who'd worked through it.
    You lot milked the tulip out of that one, respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    You lot milked the tulip out of that one, respect.
    Indeed I got paid a lot of money (at the time) for going into the office and making sure the photocopier still made photocopies?

    And the phones still rang....

    I think a lot of people had no ******* idea what the problem was and therefore what could be affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    You lot milked the tulip out of that one, respect.
    Oh yes. So many upgrades and new installations, rates were sky high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    You lot milked the tulip out of that one, respect.
    Too right we did ;-) i bought a new bike (on the company) on the proceeds of the weekend overtime and oncall


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    D'oh - thought this was going to be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2BC_Music_Factory sort of topic....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Just chatting to some student placements. They covered the Millenium Bug in their History of Computing course. One of the students commented she'd had to do a presentation on it - but she'd never met anyone who'd worked through it.
    Ouch!

    (*thinks* - hmm, is there a second gravy train pulling in; warning the new generation of the dangers...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Just chatting to some student placements. They covered the Millenium Bug in their History of Computing course. One of the students commented she'd had to do a presentation on it - but she'd never met anyone who'd worked through it.
    Thanks mate, you just made me feel a bit of an as well...
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    You lot milked the tulip out of that one, respect.
    Oh yes, best part of 3 years at far better rates than now. Happy days...
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    Makes you feel old when you curl your hands up and yell 'Joeeey' at someone that's just said something stupid. You instantly realise...

    1) No one probably remember who Joey was and why you are doing that.
    2) They world has moved on far enough for this to be incredibly offensive even if they remembered
    3) Even back in the day it was immature and childish.

    There you are feeling old, incredibly stupid and totally ignorant in one fell swoop.
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