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An Overview and History of The Y2K Bug


an Overview and History of The Y2K Bug

and the cascading effect of these system failures was likely to cause, severe economic dislocation, at least. Early core memory cost one dollar per bit. Hence, on the 11th of December 1998, delegates from over 120 countries met at the Global Meeting of National Y2K Coordinators at the United Nations to discuss and avert the crisis. There were exceptions, of course. In addition, some computer software did not take into account that the year 2000 was a leap year. "Millennium bug hits retailers" BBC News, December 29, 1999.

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An Overview and History of The Y2K Bug
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Some caused erroneous results, some caused machines to stop working, some caused date errors, and two caused malfunctions. But these problems were enough to make everyone realise that the Y2K bug was there for real and could have brought life to a standstill if preventive measures were not taken in advance). 13 Saving space on stored dates persisted into the Unix era, with most systems representing dates to a single 32-bit word, typically representing dates as elapsed seconds from some fixed date, which causes the similar Y2K38 problem. It identifies two problems that may exist in many computer programs. Christian journalist, Rob Boston, has documented this 51 in his article "False Prophets, Real Profits Religious Right Leaders' Wild Predictions of Y2K Disaster Didn't Come True, But They Made Money Anyway". Bill Clinton in October 1998 signed the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act. Year 2000 solutions for dummies, Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, (2nd.) c1998. As space on disc and tape was also expensive, this also saved money by reducing the size of stored data files and data bases. 3, contents, background edit, y2K is a numeronym and was the common abbreviation for the year 2000 software problem. In the C programming language, the standard library function to extract the year from a timestamp returns the year minus 1900. While there was no one comprehensive internet Y2K effort, multiple internet trade associations and organisations banded together to form the Internet Year 2000 Campaign.

An Overview and History of The Y2K Bug
an Overview and History of The Y2K Bug

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