Originally Posted by Morbert
Again, I find this strange. First you say wikipedia is wrong, then you say it supports what you have been saying. Is this an admission that you are wrong?
I do not remember Wordstar. I did not exist when such programs were released, but anyway: Of course it is a case of programmers screwing up.
(An example of Y2K+10 bug)
and of course it is not a world-stopping problem. I never made such sensational comments. I said it was an issue that (most but not all) companies avoided by taking action.
I find it strange too: I think that you are clever Morbet but that doesn't mean that I am stupid. Wikipedia is not a convincing argument for anything but it can set you off on a journey toward truth. I would merely point out that Wikipedia often contradicts other accepted works or references; it not not immune to error any more than you are.
All that I have suggested, in a nutshell, is that CERN or those under the umbrella of CERN have a vested interst in how funding is allocated. By opening up the question of FTL, CERN have guaranteed that research will be carried out into the implications of FTL travel. Others will try to reproduce the experiment and CERN know
that they will come to different conclusions: They have to put their hands up to getting this wrong because it will come out when no-one else can achieve FTL travel and BANG goes CERN's credibility.
This is a valid argument and so far in this thread, no-one has shown that this is not the situation. In fact, most posters here support my view judging by the comments that have been thanked.
Remember, there is a lot of money in science and where you find money you will find corruption. It's a human thing.
Wordstar was one of the first word-processors available to the general public; I had a copy for my Spectrum but it was also available for the BBC model B, the Commodore 64, etc. It went through a number of updates and each one dealt with 'bugs' or, as they actually were, a lack of functionality. The date was never a problem for Wordstar.
I will go and look at the links you posted.
I must point out; I love the difference between discussions here and on the Christian forum; it kind of makes me glad to have an open mind.