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Doesn't know where to put his free Y2k fix CD, apparently...

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Israeli lawyer Yehuda Ressler has started a class action suit against Microsoft over a Y2K issue, and is seeking 500 million shekels (about $120 million). Ressler's claim is that he had to upgrade his hardware to be able to become Y2K compliant, and that Microsoft hadn't warned him about this. The local Microsoft chief, Arieh Skup, pointed out that Microsoft's Y2K fixes were free. A CD with the fixes in Hebrew was available, said Skup, but this wasn't good enough for Ressler. "Do I know what to do with a CD? Do I know where to put it?" Ressler said, according to an AP report. Skup apparently replied that there would always be lawyers chasing riches, and that it couldn't be stopped. We find all this rather strange, because we had always thought that the Jewish calendar would make the current year 5760 (based on the creation being in 3761BC). Perhaps Skup should point this out. ®

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