The only reason why Y2K wasn't a huge disaster was that the 
governments and businesses spent billions of dollars preparing for it.

--- In, off_world_beings 
>  This is not the chicken little
> > yk2 shit.  The agreement amongst scientist that this is the 
> greatest danger
> > humanity has ever faced is universal>>>
> Not true. This is typical mis-quoting. Scientists have said that it 
> COULD pose the greatest threat, IF it mutates,and then only IF it is
> a strain that is effortlessly and easily spread from human to 
> and IF it is deadly in such a scenario. IF all these 4 hurdles are 
> met, THEN it COULD pose a big threat to society.
> I bet your friend there WAS a true believer in Y2K disaster. I bet 
> he still has stocks of steamed rice and tinned garbonzo beans left 
> over from the stockpile he made before Y2k.
> At worst the bird flu will make it faster to get through shopping 
> lines in the supermarket due to there being a few less old ladies 
> who will have moved on to better dimensions and higher worlds of 
> bliss.
> OffWorld

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