History Main / MillenniumBug

30th Apr '17 2:30:52 PM faunas
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* For those interested, you can still buy Y2K survival guides from [[http://www.regnery.com/books/the-y2k-personal-survival-guide/ Regnery Publishing]].

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* For those interested, you as of 2017 one can still buy Y2K survival guides from [[http://www.regnery.com/books/the-y2k-personal-survival-guide/ Regnery Publishing]].
30th Apr '17 2:28:24 PM faunas
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* For those interested, you can still buy Y2K survival guides from [[http://www.regnery.com/books/the-y2k-personal-survival-guide/ Regnery Publishing]].
5th Mar '17 9:08:02 AM Ookamikun
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* It is actually a plot point of all things in ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''. [[spoiler:The Bugster Virus are born from a malfunctioning computer seemingly caused by this.]]

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* It is actually a plot point of all things in ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''. [[spoiler:The Bugster Virus are born from a malfunctioning computer seemingly caused by this.that malfunctioned on that year.]]
5th Mar '17 9:07:29 AM Ookamikun
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* It is actually a plot point of all things in ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''. [[spoiler:The Bugster Virus are born from a malfunctioning computer seemingly caused by this.]]
31st Dec '16 11:00:19 PM legoking831
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** The original ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]'' also contains a [=Y2K=] bug. Upon beating the game, your name will be entered into the Hall of Fame with a date on the achievement as well, with the date written in a MM/DD/YY format. If an award is obtained and your computer's internal clock is any day past 1999, it will instead read as MM/DD/1YY. So, if you won it on, say, January 15 2003, it would read as 1/15/103. Curiously, the team photo doesn't suffer from any such bug, correctly displaying the year as "[=20XX=] Team Photo".

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** The original ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]'' also contains a [=Y2K=] bug. Upon beating the game, your name will be entered into the Hall of Fame with a date on the achievement as well, with the date written in a MM/DD/YY format. If an award is obtained and your computer's internal clock is any day past 1999, it will instead read as MM/DD/1YY. So, if you won it on, say, January 15 2003, it would read as 1/15/103. Curiously, the team photo doesn't suffer from any such bug, correctly displaying the year as "[=20XX=] Team Photo". Even more oddly, the record book ''also'' doesn't have this problem, despite using the ''exact same date format'' as the Hall of Fame!
31st Dec '16 10:58:06 PM legoking831
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** The original ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]'' also contains a [=Y2K=] bug. Upon beating the game, your name will be entered into the Hall of Fame with a date on the achievement as well, with the date written in a MM/DD/YY format. If an award is obtained and your computer's internal clock is any day past 1999, it will instead read as MM/DD/1YY. So, if you won it on, say, January 15 2003, it would read as 1/15/103. Curiously, the team photo doesn't suffer from any such bug, correctly displaying the year as "[=20XX=] Team Photo".
6th Nov '16 3:35:06 AM LB7979
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* God calls Bill Gates, Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton for an urgent message. He informs them the world will end next week and they are to relay a message to their people. Yeltsin goes back to Russia and says there is [[GoodNewsBadNews bad news and terrible news]] -- the bad news is there really is a God, and the terrible news is the world will end next week. Clinton holds a press conference in Washington and says there is good news and bad news -- the good news is there really is a God, and the bad news is the world will end next week. Bill Gates returns to Microsoft and holds an full employee conference, saying he has good news and great news. The good news is God knows what a wonderful, important person he is, and the great news is they don't have to worry about fixing the millennium bug!

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* God calls [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Bill Gates, Boris Yeltsin Gates]], UsefulNotes/BorisYeltsin and Bill Clinton UsefulNotes/BillClinton for an urgent message. He informs them the world will end next week and they are to relay a message to their people. Yeltsin goes back to Russia and says there is [[GoodNewsBadNews bad news and terrible news]] -- the bad news is there really is a God, and the terrible news is the world will end next week. Clinton holds a press conference in Washington and says there is good news and bad news -- the good news is there really is a God, and the bad news is the world will end next week. Bill Gates returns to Microsoft and holds an full employee conference, saying he has good news and great news. The good news is God knows what a wonderful, important person he is, and the great news is they don't have to worry about fixing the millennium bug!
28th Oct '16 3:27:30 PM WillKeaton
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Supposedly, on the first of January, 2000, the world was going to be destroyed by a computer glitch named the 'Millennium Bug' ([[IHaveManyNames also referred to as '[=Y2K=]' or the 'Year 2000 problem']]) whereby numerous computer systems would think the year was 1900 instead of 2000, resulting in planes falling out of the sky, satellites going wrong and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking all the]] [[Series/RedDwarf calculators going to silicon heaven]]. (Most of the actual problems were just cosmetic, such as programs displaying the year after "1999" as [[http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/20.72.html "19100"]], or desktop internal clocks resetting to 1981 as a crash-preventing exception).

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Supposedly, on the first of January, 2000, the world was going to be destroyed by a computer glitch named the 'Millennium Bug' ([[IHaveManyNames also referred to as '[=Y2K=]' or the 'Year 2000 problem']]) whereby numerous computer systems would think the year was 1900 instead of 2000, resulting in planes falling out of the sky, satellites going wrong and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking all the]] [[Series/RedDwarf calculators going to silicon heaven]]. (Most of the actual problems were just cosmetic, such as programs displaying the year after "1999" as [[http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/20.72.html "19100"]], "19100,"]] or desktop internal clocks resetting to 1981 as a crash-preventing exception).
28th Oct '16 3:26:31 PM WillKeaton
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* The first generation Zune, Microsoft's competitor to the [=iPod=], was hit by a Y2K-esque bug when the date rolled over to December 31, 2008[[note]]the 366th day of a leap year[[/note]], causing the music player to instantly lock up and crash, and remain unusable till the device was hard restarted, the batteries drained, or the date rolled over again.

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* The first generation Zune, Microsoft's competitor to the [=iPod=], was hit by a Y2K-esque bug when the date rolled over to December 31, 2008[[note]]the 2008,[[note]]the 366th day of a leap year[[/note]], year,[[/note]] causing the music player to instantly lock up and crash, and remain unusable till the device was hard restarted, the batteries drained, or the date rolled over again.
28th Oct '16 3:23:50 PM WillKeaton
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* There was also ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0776740/ [=Y2K=] Year to Kill]]'', an AfterTheEnd movie that goes back and forth between SoBadItsGood and utterly awful.

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* There was also ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0776740/ [=Y2K=] Year to Kill]]'', Kill,]]'' an AfterTheEnd movie that goes back and forth between SoBadItsGood and utterly awful.
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