Nigerian Oil pipeline forced to shutdown - "not y2k related"greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
-- Bruce (It's email@example.com?), January 03, 2000
GLITCHES ARE GLITCHES REGARDLESS OF THE SEVERITY ONE ATTACHES TO THEM. AS FOR DOOMSDAY, ALL WILL BE FORETOLD ONCE YOU PASS FROM THIS PHYSICAL PLAIN TO THE NEXT AND THEN ALL SHALL BE REVEALED AT ONCE.
IN OTHER WORDS, THE ONLY GLITCHES AROUND ARE OF THE HUMAN VARIETY. AND THOSE ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO CORRECT THAN ANY "Y2K BUG."
-- raymond vargas (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2000.
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-- jack mcneary (email@example.com), January 03, 2000.
We can always blame it on the natives.
Seriously though, this region is beset by problems on a consistent basis. That being said, if it WAS a Y2K problem you'd never hear about it.
-- Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2000.
I assure you the problems with the natives are true and have been going on for years......I can remember stuff like this going on at least 5-6 years ago.
Basically, Nigeria, like most African countries, is a mish-mash of tribal groups that don't particularly like each other. And is horribly corrupt to boot. The Nigerian oil-producing area is fairly concentrated in one area. However, the oil $$$$ all ends up in the capital Lagos with one tribe and the tribe where the oil actually comes from gets, basically, nothing.
As you might guess, they aren't too happy about it and sabotage of oil operations has been rampant.
Sorry to keep breaking up the Y2K-disaster fantasy party, but the natives causing trouble thing is plausible, real, and has happened before.
-- John H Krempasky (email@example.com), January 03, 2000.
Say, John, you talk as if you are an expert. Do you mind tell us if you are a computer professional or detevtive or lawyer?
-- Marilyn (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2000.