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Y2K and more

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 14:54
by soumya-8974
Tell me the approximate date of this picture:
Bug_de_l_an_2000.jpg
The answer is 3 January 1900 12:09 Paris Standard Time, right? The actual answer is 3 January 2000 12:09 Paris Standard Time.
So, what happened?
Wikipedia wrote:The Year 2000 problem, also known as the Y2K problem, the Millennium bug, the Y2K bug, or Y2K, is a class of computer bugs related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates beginning in the year 2000. Problems were anticipated, and arose, because many programs represented four-digit years with only the final two digits β€” making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900. The assumption of a twentieth-century date in such programs could cause various errors, such as the incorrect display of dates and the inaccurate ordering of automated dated records or real-time events.
I've found another date bug:
Wikipedia wrote:Even before 1 January 2000 arrived, there were also some worries about 9 September 1999 (albeit less than those generated by Y2K). Because this date could also be written in the numeric format 9/9/99, it could have conflicted with the date value "9999," frequently used to specify an unknown date. It was thus possible that database programs might act on the records containing unknown dates on that day. Data entry operators commonly entered "9999" into required fields for an unknown future date, (e.g., a termination date for cable television or telephone service), in order to process computer forms using CICS software. Somewhat similar to this is the end-of-file code "9999," used in older programming languages. While fears arose that some programs might unexpectedly terminate on that date, the bug was more likely to confuse computer operators than machines.

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 15:59
by Ahmad Nur Aizat
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Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 16:33
by SomeIndianGuy
I seriously think that Mr A.N.Aizat needs to be given the post of a moderator in the forum.
Give the reaction :bc if you agree, reaction :bx if u don't.

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 18:39
by CommanderABab
Seems like an outdated topic. :)

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 19:16
by SomeIndianGuy
CommanderABab wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 18:39
Seems like an outdated topic. :)
Yes it is, at least we won't have this problem for almost 982 years!
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Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 14:59
by DrillPeel
AGhosInd wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 19:16
CommanderABab wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 18:39
Seems like an outdated topic. :)
Yes it is, at least we won't have this problem for almost 982 years!
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Wrong. We won't have this problem until 2038. Same error will happen. It's more dangerous than Y2K, but there are already fixes to computer systens that won't allow for that to happen.
Wikipedia page:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 15:04
by Brody Craft
DrillPeel wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 23, 2019 14:59
AGhosInd wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 19:16
CommanderABab wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 18:39
Seems like an outdated topic. :)
Yes it is, at least we won't have this problem for almost 982 years!
πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
Wrong. We won't have this problem until 2038. Same error will happen. It's more dangerous than Y2K, but there are already fixes to computer systens that won't allow for that to happen.
And that is only for 32-bit architectures.

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 19:10
by soumya-8974
64-bit storages can run even longer than 10,000! But the year 10,000 can make few problems with DDMMYYYY. The year database can fit maximum 4 digits, not 5.
Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y10K

A weird UK calendar of 1752

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 19:03
by soumya-8974
See this calendar:
United Kingdom 1752.pdf
(88.49 KiB) Downloaded 15 times
You may see that it is fine except...ember! 2 September is succeeded by 14 September!! Where are the 11 days?
Actually, they removed 11 days to align the Spring Equinox from 10 March to 21 March. Tell me why?
...I can only give you one hint that the calendar changed the leap-year system.

Re: A weird UK calendar of 1752

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 22:27
by Ahmad Nur Aizat
Nope...
...We are not born to become scientists and theorists

Re: A weird UK calendar of 1752

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 23:03
by CommanderABab
Here's a weblink https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?c ... &year=1752.

Why do you want us to download a pdf?

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:42
by soumya-8974
@CommanderABab, Why do you merge the Y2K with the 1752 UK calendar topic?

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:49
by cesareborgia94
Go steal wikipedia pages somewhere else I think you have the Y2K bug in your brain, stop pretending to be a smart when you are not.

You think you know when you know nothing, fool.

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 13:08
by A guy from Malaysia
i did post this kind of topics before but not anymore
and i agree with cesare, you need to stop pretending to be smart soumya, you always make correction when there typos in mrfrench and brody post

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 14:06
by CommanderABab
soumya-8974 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:42
CommanderABab, Why do you merge the Y2K with the 1752 UK calendar topic?
Y2K is past and the topics both deal with calendars.

Re: Y2K and more

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 15:29
by Ølsken
The only Y2K I know is a balisong trick.. :bt