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  • Y 2 K Bug And Computer Experts
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    Y 2 K Bug People may not be celebrating the turn of the New Year come the Year 2000 due to the Millennium Bug. This bug has become the biggest problem facing governments, businesses, and other organizations who depend on computers (Hestnes, 1997). Many questions underlie the Y 2 K bug problem. These questions include what is the problem, what caused the problem, what types of systems will be affected, can the problem be fixed, what can the people do to prepare, what is the estimated cost to fix ...
  • Y 2 K Computer Bug
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    Y 2 K Computer Virus: Disaster Waiting to Happen Back in the 1950's and 1960's, when computers were just begging to emerge, data storage space was expensive and in short supply. By today's standards even the largest of the mainframe computers had insignificant hard memory storage abilities. Computer programmers adopted a habit of using two digits (55, 56, 57, .) in their programming codes to indicate the year, this is called COBOL. Programmers knew this practice might cause problems with the dat...
  • Dependent On Computers
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    Computers seem to control our lives. It is hard to live without a computer, and no matter how hard you try to remove yourself from computers, they always affect your life. Many people think it is good that computers make things simple. "The Jetsons" was a cartoon where computers controlled the world; their maid was a robot while a computer guided the family to do simple tasks, such as showering and styling hair. It seems that the Jetsons world would be an ideal world to live in, so looking at wh...
  • Y 2 K Bug
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    Was the Y 2 K Bug a Hoax Keith Best Perhaps the biggest news story of the 1999 was the Y 2 K bug. Many believers in the Y 2 K bug panicked and took many precautions, such as stocking up food and water before the New Year. While their non-believer counterparts just look at it as a regular New Year and planned to do what they would normally do on New Year's eve. There was a lot of hoopla regarding the change of millennium. Just as there was when the year changed from 999 to 1000. Many people were ...
  • Bug On A Computer
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    One of my biggest concerns about the turning of the new millennium is one that's been getting a lot of press as of late. That is the Year 2000 (Y 2 k) Bug. The Y 2 k bug has to do with how a particular computer will deal with the year 2000. No Macintosh product will have any problems with the so called "bug" because when the Mac was developed, they used four digits to represent the year, allowing 2000 to be read as "2000 and not just "00". As a matter of fact, the Macintosh can read up to the ye...
  • Their Computer Systems To Year 2000 Standards
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    Computers have become the backbone of the world today. Is there a time bomb slowly ticking down inside of the computers that run everything from your laundry machine to Wall Street? 'The year 2000 bug is a flaw in the programming of embedded chips in most electronic devices' (Outsmarting 2). These chips only calculate the date in the ending 2 digits of the year. For instance, the date 1-1-1999 in the computer comes out 1-1-99. 'When the year 2000 comes around, the computers will think that it is...
  • Y 2 K Bug
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    The Year 2000 Bug As the millennium approaches we come closer and closer to what some say could mean the end of civilization as we know it. What is this great event that would have such an impact on the world that it could end civilization The problem is a simple computer bug refereed to as the Y 2 K bug but its ramifications could be immense. This computer bug has been predicted to impact the world anywhere from a minor problem to the end of a civilization. Whichever view you take on the subjec...
  • Year 2000 Computer Bug
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    THE YEAR 2000 COMPUTER BUG Beginning foremost with an introduction to illustrate precisely what is Y 2 K Y 2 K is an abbreviated name for Year 2000. K is short for "kilo", meaning "thousand". Year 2000 computer bug refers to the possible, and the probable, glitch that computers will have on midnight, January 1, 2000. First, we need to explain the definitions of what the "millennium" and "bug" are. The millennium means a 1000-year. The bug is an unforeseen blip in software and other development. ...
  • Result The Millennium Bug
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    What Effect will the Millennium Bug have on Society People talk about the Millennium Bug, but few actually know what it is and how big an effect is could have. Virtually everything is our society is vulnerable, from water and electricity to our phone bills and savings accounts. The Millennium Bug is a design fault dating back to the early days of computers and the way they store time and date. When you turn on your computer it knows the time and date thanks to a built in clock which memories the...
  • Y 2 K Computer Bug
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    Nobody actually knows what is going to happen when the clock strikes midnight for the year 2000. All around the world, people are concerned with what is being referred to as the Y 2 K computer bug. Some people are worried that the world as we know it is going to end. Others believe that everything is going to be just fine. Though the world probably is not going to end, there will inevitably be some problems caused by the bug. Many of the world's computers contain a programming oversight, which m...

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