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Old Jan 20th, 2009, 10:55 PM       
That's because many people worked day and night to recode software so that shit wouldn't fuck up. Watch office space.
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Old Jan 20th, 2009, 10:59 PM       
Depends on who you ask. I've heard it argued on both sides. My dad's an engineer and he didn't think there was cause for concern.

On an unrelated note, I loved Office Space! Especially the printer.
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My dad's an engineer and he didn't think there was cause for concern.
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That's because many people worked day and night to recode software so that shit wouldn't fuck up.
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Old Jan 20th, 2009, 11:03 PM       
That wasn't what I meant.

Oh, never mind. The point is that nothing happened while people were busy building bomb shelters. I remember reading about a girl who worried that they'd be stuck indoors and have to drink her water bed.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:17 AM       
"t was speculated that computer programs could stop working or produce erroneous results because they stored years with only two digits and that the year 2000 would be represented by 00 and would be interpreted by software as the year 1900" - wikipedia

If the system can recognize 1900... I don't know where to start with this.
If 1900 exists in the system, that would mean that they were dumb enough to have had an 8 digit dating system software that only saved info in 6 digit format, or that depended upon inferior programming of whatever OS.

I can't even come up with a good analogy for this. all I know is some programmers should still be serving time.
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1900 didn't exist. 00 existed.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 04:26 AM       
I just want to see what will happen when one of these computers hit's the same date over again. somebody should play around and see what happens if they got an Amiga or an early Packard Bell. BTW as a side note, some highway weigh stations still operate on commodore 64's and Amigas.
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