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Y10K Problem

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Sometimes I love other computer-y people.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2550

As we approach the end of the millennium, much attention has been
paid to the so-called “Y2K” problem. Nearly everyone now regrets the
short-sightedness of the programmers of yore who wrote programs
designed to fail in the year 2000. Unfortunately, the current fixes
for Y2K lead inevitably to a crisis in the year 10,000 when the
programs are again designed to fail.

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Mandatory link to my favorite chronological list of Y2K esque bugs and other possible notable date based glitches. JRS - Critical and Significant Dates - J R Stockton

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  • AIUI , the first version of Windows 95 ( cf. ibid. 13,14/19) sets the clock back whenever it thinks that the clock has reached 2 a.m. on the day in question, not just on the first occasion.

hahahahahahah these are all gems

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It’s a REALLY great collection, I have a hard time articulating to a lot of people who dont get it why these are so hilarious.