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 No.1334

Hey guys, anyone remember the Y2K bug? Shit was crazy. Good times.

 No.1335

Yes but I didn;'tunderstand shit :(

 No.1336

>>1335
I think the idea was that computers wouldn't be able to calculate making their clocks switch from 1999 to 2000, so all the unmanned systems would crash and power plants would explode or some such.

But they didn't.

 No.1337

Basically there was almost no software written at the time that would handle a year greater than 1999, due to lack of foresight. (Years were counted with two digits in most software, meaning "00" would look like 1900.)

Everything had to be be updated really fast because just like with IPv6 everyone waited until the last minute. A lot of things did get hit by the Y2K bug, but nothing as big as what the scare stories were selling.

The next such thing we have to worry about is the 2038 bug.

 No.1338

In retrospect, the idea of trains being derailed and planes falling from the sky was silly.

 No.1339

>>1338
That was mostly the loonies saying that, but I know other people filled their bathtubs with water and prepared for the apocalypse anyways.

 No.1340

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>>1339
You mean to tell me that there are people that filled their bathtubs with straight water instead of filling it with jello and enjoying what was potentially the last moments of their lives?



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