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Back in '99 I was pretty concerned if computers would really crash/error on the so called millennium bug of the year 2000; it could heavily damage our administrations (imagine getting wrong dates for everything). However, I did not know whether it was true or how it would work exactly, just that computers might go haywire: so I was placing my bets 'n hopes on some kind of urban legend. I wasn't really scared of anything, went out as I normally would (didn't party like it was 1999 at that time yet ;]) - but I was actually quite relieved when nothing seemed to happen; it was very nice to be sure the big scare was bogus.
Since then I've been checking on the theory and indeed the 'big scare' doesn't make a lot of sense. The problem would only arise for programs using just the last 2 digits to indicate a year, but in most cases it was no problem - although some were affected. The millennium bug was just based on bad programming design! Even the early Macs from 1984 had an internal clock of 32 bits, allowing them to run up to 2038. By that time, we should really have switched to 64 bits clocks (sufficient for more than 4,000,000,000,000 years), otherwise we could be facing some real trouble.
You can read more about the real 2038 bug on this site.
Originally posted by andy1033
Total control grid will happen whether you know it or not, lol. Thats why they call you and everyone else profane.
Change always happens so your wrong there.
Do not cast us all together saying we say this and that, we are all individuals, who think for ourselves.
Originally posted by MR BOB
Campaign to make a real change, and become president.