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Life, LinkedIn, and Mood: 69% 23:30 K- create revenue growth | Sales Strategy | Behaviour Change. 13h I was attacked! A random attack in a bar, several years ago. It left me unconscious and in the hands of a neuroscience specialist. That moment changed my life forever, For the GOOD! While being tested the consultant discovered something which has been a blessing. Up until that moment, I knew I was good at Maths, and my IQ was above average, but that was it I had a rare Brain type was being told that my brain wasn't normal. How does anyone know their version of normal is, well, normal? I soon gave up traditional work, knowing that I have always done well in my career as I took the 'traditional process' and added the perspective of behaviours to it... but what if my theories and idea were truly unique? I needed to explore that. l wanted to know how humans make decisions and how that changes based on the product service, time of day, mood and emotions l explored the conscious and unconscious mind looking at eave your thoughts here... 69% 23:30 K- marketing, sales, culture, strategy and complicated stuff like addiction, trauma and abuse Here l am 3.5 years later with 22 case studies under my belt, results ranging between 60-700% above industry average benchmarks Everyone is a little bit weird. We just have to give ourselves permission to follow our dreams Now to do the same for an employer! #ONO 39 likes 6 comments Like Comment Share Likes Comments Sort by Top C LATAM Account Manager now I'll take Things That Didn't Happen' for $1000 please, Alex Leave your thoughts here... Neuroscientist discovers LinkedIn user's rare brain type.
Life, LinkedIn, and Mood: 69% 23:30
 K-
 create revenue growth | Sales Strategy | Behaviour Change.
 13h
 I was attacked!
 A random attack in a bar, several years ago. It left me
 unconscious and in the hands of a neuroscience specialist.
 That moment changed my life forever, For the GOOD!
 While being tested the consultant discovered something
 which has been a blessing. Up until that moment, I knew I was
 good at Maths, and my IQ was above average, but that was it
 I had a rare Brain type
 was being told that my brain wasn't normal. How does
 anyone know their version of normal is, well, normal?
 I soon gave up traditional work, knowing that I have always
 done well in my career as I took the 'traditional process' and
 added the perspective of behaviours to it... but what if my
 theories and idea were truly unique? I needed to explore that.
 l wanted to know how humans make decisions and how
 that changes based on the product service, time of day,
 mood and emotions
 l explored the conscious and unconscious mind looking at
 eave your thoughts here...

 69% 23:30
 K-
 marketing, sales, culture, strategy and complicated stuff like
 addiction, trauma and abuse
 Here l am 3.5 years later with 22 case studies under my
 belt, results ranging between 60-700% above industry
 average benchmarks
 Everyone is a little bit weird. We just have to give ourselves
 permission to follow our dreams
 Now to do the same for an employer!
 #ONO
 39 likes 6 comments
 Like
 Comment
 Share
 Likes
 Comments
 Sort by Top C
 LATAM Account Manager
 now
 I'll take Things That Didn't Happen' for $1000
 please, Alex
 Leave your thoughts here...
Neuroscientist discovers LinkedIn user's rare brain type.

Neuroscientist discovers LinkedIn user's rare brain type.

Being Alone, Club, and Dinosaur: Best Careers for Your Personality Type ESTJ ESTP Danger Barons ISTP Practical Supervisors Lizard trainer Dutiful Subordinates Creative Thinkers -Professional gambler -Evil clone -Fanny pack bedazzler Satan's minion The person who gets beat up at self-defense training courses -Butter churner -Grave robber -Blood salesman -Hair comber -Horse cop (the horse not the human) Trader of fine spices -Smash Mouth fan club president -Steven Seagal's personal assistant ESFJ ESFP ISFP Dark Artisans Outgoing Entertainers -Competitive eater Caring Providers -Squirrel wrangler -Art theft coordinator -Unpaid intern -Paranormal detective who wanders from town to town solving mysteries Sensible Helpers Shed consultant Seat filler at an award -Insurance fraud claimant -Screaming at people in public until they pay you to go away -Forest witch -Ghost therapist -Crafter of fine talismans -Soul reaper ceremony ENTJ NTJ ENTP INTP Rugged Loners Useless Creators -Sad clown -Donkey breeder -Email scammer -Pickle artisan Strategic Masterminds -Penguin salesman Noble Leaders -Human scarecrow Bed tester Weed dealer -Scorpion king/queen -Lead singer for a Korn cover band Sonic the Hedgehog fan fiction writer -A job where you can be alone because no one likes you ENFJ ENFP The Unemployable -Failed artist The town mooch -Cackling old sea hag -Going to construction sites and stealing copper wiring Resourceful Thinkers -Werewolf Compassionate Weirdos -Taco historian -Snake groomer -Fortune cookie writer -Spokesperson for adult diaper cream Social Helpers -Voodoo priestess -Sandwich artist -Professional failure An actual walrus -Time wizard -Dinosaur impersonator obvious obviousplant:What’s your next career?
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 Your Personality Type
 ESTJ
 ESTP
 Danger Barons
 ISTP
 Practical Supervisors
 Lizard trainer
 Dutiful Subordinates
 Creative Thinkers
 -Professional gambler
 -Evil clone
 -Fanny pack bedazzler
 Satan's minion
 The person who gets
 beat up at self-defense
 training courses
 -Butter churner
 -Grave robber
 -Blood salesman
 -Hair comber
 -Horse cop (the horse
 not the human)
 Trader of fine spices
 -Smash Mouth fan
 club president
 -Steven Seagal's
 personal assistant
 ESFJ
 ESFP
 ISFP
 Dark Artisans
 Outgoing Entertainers
 -Competitive eater
 Caring Providers
 -Squirrel wrangler
 -Art theft coordinator
 -Unpaid intern
 -Paranormal detective
 who wanders from
 town to town solving
 mysteries
 Sensible Helpers
 Shed consultant
 Seat filler at an award
 -Insurance fraud
 claimant
 -Screaming at people
 in public until they pay
 you to go away
 -Forest witch
 -Ghost therapist
 -Crafter of fine
 talismans
 -Soul reaper
 ceremony
 ENTJ
 NTJ
 ENTP
 INTP
 Rugged Loners
 Useless Creators
 -Sad clown
 -Donkey breeder
 -Email scammer
 -Pickle artisan
 Strategic Masterminds
 -Penguin salesman
 Noble Leaders
 -Human scarecrow
 Bed tester
 Weed dealer
 -Scorpion king/queen
 -Lead singer for a
 Korn cover band
 Sonic the Hedgehog
 fan fiction writer
 -A job where you can
 be alone because
 no one likes you
 ENFJ
 ENFP
 The Unemployable
 -Failed artist
 The town mooch
 -Cackling old sea hag
 -Going to construction
 sites and stealing
 copper wiring
 Resourceful Thinkers
 -Werewolf
 Compassionate Weirdos
 -Taco historian
 -Snake groomer
 -Fortune cookie writer
 -Spokesperson for
 adult diaper cream
 Social Helpers
 -Voodoo priestess
 -Sandwich artist
 -Professional failure
 An actual walrus
 -Time wizard
 -Dinosaur impersonator
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College, Donald Trump, and Empire: Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Unfit" 9 @balleralert LARRY FLYNT AND HUSTLER MAGAZINE ANNOUNCE A CASH OFFER OF UP TO 5 $10 MILLION FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF DONALD J. TRUMP strike many as tion, and obstruction of jusoice in the firing of FBI Director tion, and obstruction The atlempt to impeach Donald Trump wil te with his racial dog-whistiing and unconscionable defense of the KKK and neo-Nazis after election But thore is a stroing case to be made that the last 2. Inciting violent clv stri election was egitimate in many ways-and that after nine tunultluous months in office, Trump has proven he's dan- the Charlotesville rlots. perounty unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our 3 Compromising new "unitary executive. massive conticts-of-interest global business empire. After losing the popular vote, Trump was installed only by Telling hundreds of bald-faced lies, and complete igno- the quirks of our antiquated Electoral College, enacted as rance of world aftairs count slaves as three-firths of a citizen, even though they sons to high office. a concession to lower-population slove states allowed to 5. Gross nepotizm and appointment of unqualified per- couldnT vote-a real anachronism today in a mutiutual . Sabotaging the 19G-nation Paris accords to save the society t struggling for racial equity and tolarance. The planet from future climate cataclysm. If that is not at least principle, amisdemoanos, the term is meaningless. apocalypse strikes, Trump might trigger a nuclear world Electoral Colege violates the "one man, one vote valuing Wyoming voters, for instance, at 3.6 times more But most worrisome is that, long betore clirnate-change than Calitornia voters. It was also designed as a frewall against an unstable wac His foreign policy decisions have been marked not by demagogue. Alexander Hamilton hoped that electors would sober reflection, but thin-skinned emotion and erratic, il prevent a Prealdent "with talents for low intrigue, and the edvised tweets, often at odds with established policy. In a ittle arts of popularity a man "not in an eminent degree meeting with a foreign policy consultant before his election, endowed with the requisite quaifications, or one who al Trump inquired three times as to why the U.S. can't use nu- lowed "Toreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in clear weapons. Given his impulsive blustering and megalo- our councils-in other words, a man exactly like Donald mania (actually equating himselt to Lincoln), this is truly Trump, Ironically, the Electoral College backfired in 2016, horrifying Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Unfit" - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hustler Magazine founder LarryFlynt is willing to spend a pretty penny on the impeachment of Donald Trump. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, tweeted a photo of an ad that offered $10 million for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald Trump. Although, the headline named Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine as the financiers, it wasn’t confirmed until Flynt retweeted the photo on his own account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the ad, Flynt said that “after nine tumultuous month in office, Trump has proven that he’s dangerously unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our new ‘unitary executive,” adding that the presidency is “illegitimate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He then goes on to detail the long list of Trump's questionable acts from the firing of James Comey to his failure to denounce white supremacist, and his “hundreds of bald-faced lies.” In the ad, he also says Trump’s “worrisome” ability to “trigger a nuclear world war” is one of the more “horrifying” reasons that he needs to get the boot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative –three more years of destabilizing dysfunction – is worse,” he wrote. “Both good Democrats and good Republicans who put country over party did it before with Watergate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, he says he still needs “unimpeachable evidence,” adding that “we need to flush everything out into the open,” to get Trump out of office. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this is not the first time Flynt has offered up his own money to bring things to the light. In October of 2016, he offered $1 million for evidence of Trump “engaging in illegal activity or acting in a sexually demeaning or derogatory manner.” Back in 1998, he offered $1 million and again in 2007 for “documented evidence of illicit sexual liaisons with a prominent member of public office,” against BillClinton.
College, Donald Trump, and Empire: Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million
 For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump,
 Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously
 Unfit"
 9
 @balleralert
 LARRY FLYNT AND HUSTLER MAGAZINE
 ANNOUNCE A CASH OFFER OF UP TO
 5
 $10 MILLION
 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO
 THE IMPEACHMENT
 AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF
 DONALD J. TRUMP
 strike many as tion, and obstruction of jusoice in the firing of FBI Director
 tion, and obstruction
 The atlempt to impeach Donald Trump wil
 te with his racial dog-whistiing
 and unconscionable defense of the KKK and neo-Nazis after
 election But thore is a stroing case to be made that the last 2. Inciting violent clv stri
 election was egitimate in many ways-and that after nine
 tunultluous months in office, Trump has proven he's dan- the Charlotesville rlots.
 perounty unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our 3 Compromising
 new "unitary executive.
 massive conticts-of-interest global business empire.
 After losing the popular vote, Trump was installed only by Telling hundreds of bald-faced lies, and complete igno-
 the quirks of our antiquated Electoral College, enacted as rance of world aftairs
 count slaves as three-firths of a citizen, even though they sons to high office.
 a concession to lower-population slove states allowed to 5. Gross nepotizm and appointment of unqualified per-
 couldnT vote-a real anachronism today in a mutiutual . Sabotaging the 19G-nation Paris accords to save the
 society t struggling for racial equity and tolarance. The planet from future climate cataclysm. If that is not at least
 principle,
 amisdemoanos, the term is meaningless.
 apocalypse strikes, Trump might trigger a nuclear world
 Electoral Colege violates the "one man, one vote
 valuing Wyoming voters, for instance, at 3.6 times more But most worrisome is that, long betore clirnate-change
 than Calitornia voters.
 It was also designed as a frewall against an unstable wac His foreign policy decisions have been marked not by
 demagogue. Alexander Hamilton hoped that electors would sober reflection, but thin-skinned emotion and erratic, il
 prevent a Prealdent "with talents for low intrigue, and the edvised tweets, often at odds with established policy. In a
 ittle arts of popularity a man "not in an eminent degree meeting with a foreign policy consultant before his election,
 endowed with the requisite quaifications, or one who al Trump inquired three times as to why the U.S. can't use nu-
 lowed "Toreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in clear weapons. Given his impulsive blustering and megalo-
 our councils-in other words, a man exactly like Donald mania (actually equating himselt to Lincoln), this is truly
 Trump, Ironically, the Electoral College backfired in 2016,
 horrifying
Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Unfit" - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hustler Magazine founder LarryFlynt is willing to spend a pretty penny on the impeachment of Donald Trump. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, tweeted a photo of an ad that offered $10 million for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald Trump. Although, the headline named Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine as the financiers, it wasn’t confirmed until Flynt retweeted the photo on his own account. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the ad, Flynt said that “after nine tumultuous month in office, Trump has proven that he’s dangerously unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our new ‘unitary executive,” adding that the presidency is “illegitimate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He then goes on to detail the long list of Trump's questionable acts from the firing of James Comey to his failure to denounce white supremacist, and his “hundreds of bald-faced lies.” In the ad, he also says Trump’s “worrisome” ability to “trigger a nuclear world war” is one of the more “horrifying” reasons that he needs to get the boot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative –three more years of destabilizing dysfunction – is worse,” he wrote. “Both good Democrats and good Republicans who put country over party did it before with Watergate.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, he says he still needs “unimpeachable evidence,” adding that “we need to flush everything out into the open,” to get Trump out of office. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this is not the first time Flynt has offered up his own money to bring things to the light. In October of 2016, he offered $1 million for evidence of Trump “engaging in illegal activity or acting in a sexually demeaning or derogatory manner.” Back in 1998, he offered $1 million and again in 2007 for “documented evidence of illicit sexual liaisons with a prominent member of public office,” against BillClinton.

Founder of Hustler Magazine Offers $10 Million For Information to Help Impeach Donald Trump, Says "Trump Has Proven That He's Dangerously Un...

Anaconda, Bad, and Books: REMEMBER Turn your computer off before midnight orn 12/31/99. BUY theangrymunchkin: musicalluna: cumaeansibyl: all-things-olicity: forloveofreason: shananaomi: jaybushman: spytap: ralfmaximus: faisdm: the-most-calamitous: jibini: top-lotad-breeder: chocogoat: what. why? someone pls explain to me pls i wasnt born yet in 1999 why turn computer off before midnight? what happen if u dont? y2k lol everyone was like “the supervirus is gonna take over the world and ruin everything and end the world!!!” This is the oldest I’ve ever felt. Right now. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN YOU WEREN’T BORN YET IN 1999. Ahh the Millenium bug. It wasn’t a virus, it was an issue with how some old computers at the time were programmed to deal with dates. Basically some computers with older operating systems didn’t have anything in place to deal with the year reaching 99 and looping around to 00. It was believed that this inability to sync with the correct date would cause issues, and even crash entire systems the moment the date changed. People flipped out about it, convinced that the date discrepancy between netwoked systems would bring down computers everywhere and shut down the internet and so all systems relying on computers, including plane navigation etc. would go down causing worldwide chaos. It was genuinely believed that people should all switch off computers to avoid this. One or two smart people spoke up and said “um hey, this actually will only effect a few very outdated computers and they’ll just display the wrong date, so it probably won’t be harmful” but were largely ignored because people selling books about the end of the world were talking louder. In the end, absolutely nothing happened. Oh gosh. I’ve been a programmer working for various government agencies since the early 1990s and I can say with some confidence: NOTHING HAPPENED BECAUSE WE WORKED VERY HARD FIXING SHIT THAT MOST DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE BROKEN ON 1-JAN-2000. One example I personally worked on: vaccination databases. My contract was with the CDC to coordinate immunization registries — you know, kids’ vaccine histories. What they got, when they got it, and (most importantly) which vaccines they were due to get next and when. These were state-wide registries, containing millions of records each. Most of these systems were designed in the 1970s and 1980s, and stored the child’s DOB year as only two digits. This means that — had we not fixed it — just about every child in all the databases I worked on would have SUDDENLY AGED OUT OF THE PROGRAM 1-JAN-2000. In other words: these kids would suddenly be “too old” to receive critical vaccines. Okay, so that’s not a nuke plant exploding or airplanes dropping from the sky. In fact, nothing obvious would have occurred come Jan 1st. BUT Without the software advising doctors when to give vaccinations, an entire generation’s immunity to things like measles, mumps, smallpox (etc) would have been compromised. And nobody would even know there was a problem for months — possibly years — after. You think the fun games caused by a few anti-vaxers is bad? Imagine whole populations going unvaccinated by accident… one case of measles and the death toll might be measured in millions. This is one example I KNOW to be true, because I was there. I also know that in the years leading up to 2000 there were ad-hoc discussion groups (particularly alt.risk) of amazed programmers and project managers that uncovered year-2000 traps… and fixed them. Quietly, without fanfare.  In many cases because admitting there was a problem would have resulted in a lawsuit by angry customers. But mostly because it was our job to fix those design flaws before anyone was inconvenienced or hurt. So, yeah… all that Y2K hysteria was for nothing, because programmers worked their asses off to make sure it was for nothing. Bolding mine. Absolutely true.  My Mom worked like crazy all throughout 1998 and 1999 on dozens of systems to avoid Y2K crashes. Nothing major happened because people worked to made sure it didn’t. Now if we could just harness that concept for some of the other major issues facing us today.   this meme came so far since i saw it this morning. god i love tumblr teaching tumblr about history. As a young Sys Admin during Y2K, I can confirm that it was SRS BZNS.  I worked for a major pharmaceutical company at the time.  They spent millions of dollars on consultant and programmer hours, not to mention their own employees’ time, to fix all their in-house software as well as replace it with new systems.  Sys Admins like myself were continually deploying patches, updating firmware, and deploying new systems in the months leading up to Y2K.  Once that was done, though, the programmers went home and cashed their checks. When the FATEFUL HOUR came along, it wasn’t just one hour.  For a global company with offices in dozens of countries, it was 24 hours of being alert and on-call.  I imagine that other large organizations had similar setups with entire IT departments working in shifts to monitor everything.  Everyone was on a hair trigger, too, so the slightest problem caused ALL HANDS ON DECK pages to go out. Yes, we had pagers. For hard numbers IDC’s 2006 calculation put the total US cost of remediation, before and after, at $147 billion - that’s in 1999 dollars.  That paid for an army of programmers, including calling up retired grandparents from the senior center because COBOL and FORTRAN apps from the ‘60s needed fixing. Also note that there were some problems, including $13 billion in remediation included in the figure above.  Some of these involved nuclear power plants, medical equipment, and “a customer at a New York State video rental store had a bill for $91,250, the cost of renting the movie ‘The General’s Daughter’ for 100 years.” Y2K was anything but nothing. @figure-forever tfw you do your job so fucking well that everyone thinks you weren’t necessary in the first place :( salute our COBOL cowpokes and other Y2K wranglers, they saved all our asses another important lesson we learned: a shitload of stuff in the ‘90s was still running programs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. it’s hard to justify the expense and trouble of a massive upgrade when things are working “fine” – easier to say “well, I suppose we’ll need to change at some point, but not now” and if things really are working “fine” you can let them go on for a while but every so often you run into something like Y2K where the software simply wasn’t designed to handle certain eventualities. can’t really blame the programmers, either. if you were writing shit in the ‘60s, would you expect people to still be using it in the science-fiction year of 2000? that’s not a real year! you might be dead by then! so, y’know, you don’t always need the latest and greatest for everything you’re doing – how much power do you really need for an inventory system? – but regular upgrades are a Good Idea nerds quietly saving the world. this is superhero nonsense i love it Y2K is a large reason behind the tech boom of the 2000’s. Think about it, tons of programmers and such suddenly in demand? That “oh it’s ok for now, we don’t need to update” attitude thrown out the window? You get a turn from the let’s keep updating what we have to let’s get something new we have to update less, except that doesn’t stop with a single new thing. It becomes a trend, oh you’re having that issue well buy this new one it will never have that issue, oh you’re having issue x buy this new version we fixed issue x as well as that issue, and so on. Not saying it’s a bad thing at all, just saying it really kick-started the hastened technological path we’re on now.
Anaconda, Bad, and Books: REMEMBER
 Turn your computer off
 before midnight orn
 12/31/99.
 BUY
theangrymunchkin:

musicalluna:

cumaeansibyl:

all-things-olicity:

forloveofreason:

shananaomi:

jaybushman:

spytap:

ralfmaximus:

faisdm:

the-most-calamitous:

jibini:

top-lotad-breeder:

chocogoat:

what. why? someone pls explain to me pls i wasnt born yet in 1999 why turn computer off before midnight? what happen if u dont?

y2k lol everyone was like “the supervirus is gonna take over the world and ruin everything and end the world!!!”

This is the oldest I’ve ever felt. Right now.

WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN YOU WEREN’T BORN YET IN 1999.

Ahh the Millenium bug.
It wasn’t a virus, it was an issue with how some old computers at the time were programmed to deal with dates. Basically some computers with older operating systems didn’t have anything in place to deal with the year reaching 99 and looping around to 00. It was believed that this inability to sync with the correct date would cause issues, and even crash entire systems the moment the date changed.
People flipped out about it, convinced that the date discrepancy between netwoked systems would bring down computers everywhere and shut down the internet and so all systems relying on computers, including plane navigation etc. would go down causing worldwide chaos. It was genuinely believed that people should all switch off computers to avoid this. One or two smart people spoke up and said “um hey, this actually will only effect a few very outdated computers and they’ll just display the wrong date, so it probably won’t be harmful” but were largely ignored because people selling books about the end of the world were talking louder.
In the end, absolutely nothing happened.

Oh gosh.
I’ve been a programmer working for various government agencies since the early 1990s and I can say with some confidence:
NOTHING HAPPENED BECAUSE WE WORKED VERY HARD FIXING SHIT THAT MOST DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE BROKEN ON 1-JAN-2000.
One example I personally worked on: vaccination databases.
My contract was with the CDC to coordinate immunization registries — you know, kids’ vaccine histories. What they got, when they got it, and (most importantly) which vaccines they were due to get next and when. These were state-wide registries, containing millions of records each.
Most of these systems were designed in the 1970s and 1980s, and stored the child’s DOB year as only two digits. This means that — had we not fixed it — just about every child in all the databases I worked on would have SUDDENLY AGED OUT OF THE PROGRAM 1-JAN-2000.
In other words: these kids would suddenly be “too old” to receive critical vaccines.
Okay, so that’s not a nuke plant exploding or airplanes dropping from the sky. In fact, nothing obvious would have occurred come Jan 1st.
BUT
Without the software advising doctors when to give vaccinations, an entire generation’s immunity to things like measles, mumps, smallpox (etc) would have been compromised. And nobody would even know there was a problem for months — possibly years — after.
You think the fun  games caused by a few anti-vaxers is bad?
Imagine whole populations going unvaccinated by accident… one case of measles and the death toll might be measured in millions.
This is one example I KNOW to be true, because I was there.
I also know that in the years leading up to 2000 there were ad-hoc discussion groups (particularly alt.risk) of amazed programmers and project managers that uncovered year-2000 traps… and fixed them.
Quietly, without fanfare. 
In many cases because admitting there was a problem would have resulted in a lawsuit by angry customers. But mostly because it was our job to fix those design flaws before anyone was inconvenienced or hurt.
So, yeah… all that Y2K hysteria was for nothing, because programmers worked their asses off to make sure it was for nothing.

Bolding mine.

Absolutely true.  My Mom worked like crazy all throughout 1998 and 1999 on dozens of systems to avoid Y2K crashes. Nothing major happened because people worked to made sure it didn’t.
Now if we could just harness that concept for some of the other major issues facing us today.  

this meme came so far since i saw it this morning. god i love tumblr teaching tumblr about history.


As a young Sys Admin during Y2K, I can confirm that it was SRS BZNS.  I worked for a major pharmaceutical company at the time.  They spent millions of dollars on consultant and programmer hours, not to mention their own employees’ time, to fix all their in-house software as well as replace it with new systems.  Sys Admins like myself were continually deploying patches, updating firmware, and deploying new systems in the months leading up to Y2K.  Once that was done, though, the programmers went home and cashed their checks.
When the FATEFUL HOUR came along, it wasn’t just one hour.  For a global company with offices in dozens of countries, it was 24 hours of being alert and on-call.  I imagine that other large organizations had similar setups with entire IT departments working in shifts to monitor everything.  Everyone was on a hair trigger, too, so the slightest problem caused ALL HANDS ON DECK pages to go out.
Yes, we had pagers.
For hard numbers IDC’s 2006 calculation put the total US cost of remediation, before and after, at $147 billion - that’s in 1999 dollars.  That paid for an army of programmers, including calling up retired grandparents from the senior center because COBOL and FORTRAN apps from the ‘60s needed fixing.
Also note that there were some problems, including $13 billion in remediation included in the figure above.  Some of these involved nuclear power plants, medical equipment, and “a customer at a New York State video rental store had a bill for $91,250, the cost of renting the movie ‘The General’s Daughter’ for 100 years.”


Y2K was anything but nothing.


@figure-forever

tfw you do your job so fucking well that everyone thinks you weren’t necessary in the first place :(
salute our COBOL cowpokes and other Y2K wranglers, they saved all our asses
another important lesson we learned: a shitload of stuff in the ‘90s was still running programs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. it’s hard to justify the expense and trouble of a massive upgrade when things are working “fine” – easier to say “well, I suppose we’ll need to change at some point, but not now”
and if things really are working “fine” you can let them go on for a while but every so often you run into something like Y2K where the software simply wasn’t designed to handle certain eventualities. can’t really blame the programmers, either. if you were writing shit in the ‘60s, would you expect people to still be using it in the science-fiction year of 2000? that’s not a real year! you might be dead by then!
so, y’know, you don’t always need the latest and greatest for everything you’re doing – how much power do you really need for an inventory system? – but regular upgrades are a Good Idea

nerds quietly saving the world. this is superhero nonsense i love it


Y2K is a large reason behind the tech boom of the 2000’s. Think about it, tons of programmers and such suddenly in demand? That “oh it’s ok for now, we don’t need to update” attitude thrown out the window? You get a turn from the let’s keep updating what we have to let’s get something new we have to update less, except that doesn’t stop with a single new thing. It becomes a trend, oh you’re having that issue well buy this new one it will never have that issue, oh you’re having issue x buy this new version we fixed issue x as well as that issue, and so on. Not saying it’s a bad thing at all, just saying it really kick-started the hastened technological path we’re on now.

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Bad, Jail, and Madonna: Madonna Blocks Sale Of Tupac Prison Letter @balleralert 1 Madonna Blocks Sale Of Tupac Prison Letter - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you remember the letter Tupac wrote in prison, revealing that he had broken up with Madonna because she was white and bad for his image? Well, it appears it won’t be going up for auction after all. A judge has blocked the sale of 22 items that Madonna has deemed as “extremely private and personally sensitive.” Of those items are previously worn satin underwear and the letter TupacShakur wrote to her from jail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photos, a checkbook, a hairbrush, unreleased recordings and other items were also placed up for auction. They are listed as having been put on sale by Darlene Lutz, Madonna’s “art consultant” and “a longtime personal friend of Madonna’s from her innermost circle, knowing her for over 20 years,” according to the description she provided. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Madonna says that Lutz had regular access to her home at one point. She says that Lutz helped her move, but she never gifted or sold any of her belongings to her. In her court filing, Madonna says she is “suffering irreparable harm” due to the “unauthorized display, disclosure and dissemination of highly personal information, including her, her friend’s and former boyfriends’ confidential mental thoughts and impressions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 56 of the 128 items from Madonna’s personal collection still remain up for auction.
Bad, Jail, and Madonna: Madonna Blocks Sale Of
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Madonna Blocks Sale Of Tupac Prison Letter - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you remember the letter Tupac wrote in prison, revealing that he had broken up with Madonna because she was white and bad for his image? Well, it appears it won’t be going up for auction after all. A judge has blocked the sale of 22 items that Madonna has deemed as “extremely private and personally sensitive.” Of those items are previously worn satin underwear and the letter TupacShakur wrote to her from jail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photos, a checkbook, a hairbrush, unreleased recordings and other items were also placed up for auction. They are listed as having been put on sale by Darlene Lutz, Madonna’s “art consultant” and “a longtime personal friend of Madonna’s from her innermost circle, knowing her for over 20 years,” according to the description she provided. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Madonna says that Lutz had regular access to her home at one point. She says that Lutz helped her move, but she never gifted or sold any of her belongings to her. In her court filing, Madonna says she is “suffering irreparable harm” due to the “unauthorized display, disclosure and dissemination of highly personal information, including her, her friend’s and former boyfriends’ confidential mental thoughts and impressions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 56 of the 128 items from Madonna’s personal collection still remain up for auction.

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 WE DISSOLVED TO THIS
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An inexperienced nurse, injected filler so poorly into this patient's lips, that we had to reverse it entirely by dissolving it all and allowing it to settle. Never compromise on your own face and the identity you present to the world? It's far more expensive and upsetting to have to correct the face than get the treatment administered properly the first time around? You can see the bluish tinge in the top photo, through the skin of the upper lip. This is when the filler has been injected badly and is too superficial - known as the "Tyndall effect". So, we worked over several sittings to give her the most gorgeous pair of lips. The practitioner had overfilled the top lip and placed the injections in the wrong depth and unevenly and as you can see - the results were relatively disastrous. She had odd pockets of lumpy filler all over her lips and creating not only an ugly ridge above her mouth, but an uncomfortable one within it. Some of the injections were so superficial within the upper lip, that the skin appears translucent and unnatural. The end result detracts from her beauty, rather than enhance her as intended. So how did we do it? 👀We dissolved her filler carefully💉💉💉 using several painless injections of a dissolving enzyme. We waited a little time⏰⏰ for this to leave the body and set about refilling the lips. This time using considerable skill, and patience.... sculpting the lips prettily to smooth them out and create a natural but glamorous look we think she looks stunning, and she was genuinely thrilled with the results, and brimming with newfound confidence. To book into one of our clinics in London's Harley Street, Newcastle's Osborne Avenue, Greater Manchester, Liverpool's Rodney Street, Dublin in Ireland or Birmingham - email us at info@consultantclinic.com but please be aware that there is a small waiting list owing to demand. perfectlips perfectha lipaugmentation lipfiller dermalfillers juvedermsmile doctorsonlyclinic consultantclinic London harleystreet Liverpool rodneystreet lancashire lipfillers lipaugmentation lipcorrection manchester correction lipcorrection aestheticscorrections botched botchedlips

An inexperienced nurse, injected filler so poorly into this patient's lips, that we had to reverse it entirely by dissolving it all and allo...