Remembering Y2K

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Coming across a lot of blog posts lately harking back to all the cynicism
    and hype that was flowing in about equal measure a decade ago.

    Remember folks, it wasn’t a millennium bug, it was a century bug. Those who
    forget history are condemned to repeat it—90 years from now.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 31, 2009
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Matty F Guest

    On Dec 31, 3:20 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
    central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
    > Coming across a lot of blog posts lately harking back to all the cynicism
    > and hype that was flowing in about equal measure a decade ago.
    >
    > Remember folks, it wasn’t a millennium bug, it was a century bug. Those who
    > forget history are condemned to repeat it—90 years from now.


    What about the 2038 date overflow? :)
     
    Matty F, Dec 31, 2009
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  3. In message <1422bfd3-bc01-45b1-b63c-
    >, Matty F wrote:

    > On Dec 31, 3:20 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
    > central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
    >> Coming across a lot of blog posts lately harking back to all the cynicism
    >> and hype that was flowing in about equal measure a decade ago.
    >>
    >> Remember folks, it wasn’t a millennium bug, it was a century bug. Those
    >> who forget history are condemned to repeat it—90 years from now.

    >
    > What about the 2038 date overflow? :)


    ldo@theon:~> date -d +"30 years"
    Sat Dec 31 23:56:36 NZDT 2039

    What 2038 date overflow? :)
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 31, 2009
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