A Conversation for June Create: The End was Nigh.

Talk about mountains out of molehills.

Post 1

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

I think that this was a big disappointment to geeks, the rest of us were relieved not to be hit by crashing airliners. I wish 9/11 was as big of a bust.


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Post 2

Fwr

If wishes were fishes we'd never starve!


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Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Thank you for chronicling this amazing moment in non-history. smiley - biggrin

Future generations would never believe it otherwise.


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Post 4

Fwr

Sounds daft now but the state of alert we were at in England was bloody scary at the time!


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Post 5

SiliconDioxide

There are, of course, two theories about the millenium bug.

The first is that the vast amount of money spent on the problem was well spent and that catastrophy was averted. The second is that all the money was wasted and that we would have got away with it anyway.

Speaking as a geek, I remember writing code for embedded systems in the 80's that was millenium aware. As soon as the code was complex enough to need to understand leapyears it seemed obvious that other potential date anomalies were potentially important (interesting). I know very few geeks who wouldn't take the same approach.

I always thought that in the worst case a few billing systems would mis-charge over the period. I don't think I would have taken the risk of flying over the change though.


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