Y2K all over again



  • just found a reddit that suggested to check out this nntp thread:

    <font face="arial,sans-serif" size="-1">Computer bugs in the year 2000</font>

    http://groups.google.com/group/net.bugs/browse_frm/thread/64696a1b035aab72/9d78b6a94111c70e?tvc=1#9d78b6a94111c70e 

    Pretty entertaining.

    <font class="fixed_width" face="Courier, Monospaced">She pointed out that fixing it would require expanding the demand
    deposit master record format, a mammoth undertaking.  About a billion
    COBOL programs would have to be recompiled.</font>

    <font class="fixed_width" face="Courier, Monospaced">First, I modified the daily demand deposit program with code that
    checked for the date and about mid-1979 started printed warnings on the
    console of what would happen come new year.  Then the systems analyst
    and I got new jobs.  This is known as stepwise interactive development.</font>

    hahahaha. heres another good one:

    <font class="fixed_width" face="Courier, Monospaced">Forecasting programs are already encountering this sort of problem.
    1975 was a bad year for 25-year forecasts...  </font>

     hahaha... hahah... ha.. ehrm.

     



  •  Ahh, how I would like to send an e-mail to all those people just to see how many people still have the same e-mail address nearly 25 years later...



  • TRWTF is Google Groups changing their URL format so often. I guess this forum will live longer than the URL pattern they currenty use.

    Just for reference: the starting message ID (which can be searched from Advanced Search) is
    820@reed.UUCP (omg the message-ids were really short at that time...), currently resulting in this link when you search for it:

    (I guess this link will also live longer than the "new" link scheme...)



  • @Evo said:

     Ahh, how I would like to send an e-mail to all those people just to see how many people still have the same e-mail address nearly 25 years later...

    None, probably. Every message I checked used the .uucp pseudo-domain, indicating the user is on the UUCP network, and their real email address is a bang path.


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