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Officials Take Final Steps for Y2K
"Hoping to ease the transition, officials are mailing out benefit checks to veterans and Social Security beneficiaries early. They're advising citizens to keep emergency numbers and battery-operated radios handy. And they are shutting down some public Internet sites to safeguard against hackers. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it has decided to mail January benefit checks to more than 2.5 million veterans on Dec. 30, a day early, to avoid potential delays related to the Y2K computer bug. The early mailings ``will mitigate unexpected year 2000 interruptions of benefit payments arising from anything outside our control,'' VA spokesman Terry Jemison said.
-- hamster (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 29, 1999
I wonder if one of the last official acts was to make back-ups of the TB2K archives? If so, are they gonna be used for historical purposes or for sinister purposes?
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), December 29, 1999.