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  • First Single From Bj
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    Bj " or first came to prominence as one of the lead vocalists of the avant-pop Icelandic sextet the Sugarcubes, but when she launched a solo career after the group's 1992 demise, she quickly eclipsed her old band's popularity. Instead of following in the Sugarcubes' arty guitar rock pretensions, Bj " or immersed herself in dance and club culture, working with many of the biggest names in the genre, including Nellee Hooper, Underworld, and Tricky. Debut, her first solo effort (except for an Icela...
  • Y 2 K Problems Your Computer
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    Y 2 K: THE MILLENIUM BUG I. What is the Problem The year 2000 problem has resulted from the common practice of using two digits to designate the calendar year instead of using four. When the year 2000 arrives, 2 digit year dates may be interpreted incorrectly causing many problems. Computer hardware and software may not recognize "00 as an actual date and will not run properly or not at all. Credit Card systems may not recognize "00 as a valid year for the expiration date, making transactions fo...
  • Financial Account For The Canadian Economy
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    Canada The Canadian economy and the United States economy tend to move together because of the amount of transactions that take place within the two nations due to their geographical proximity. With the United States recently experiencing a downturn in the economy, analysts estimate that the Canadian economy will not be far behind. However, in the past 10 years the Canadian economy and especially the trade balance have been very healthy. Current Account Since 1992, Canada has increased their amo...
  • 2000 Rollover Date
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    The Millennial sun will first rise over human civilization in the independent republic of Kiribati, a group of some thirty low lying coral islands in the Pacific Ocean that straddle the equator and the International Date Line, halfway between Hawaii and Australia. This long awaited sunrise marks the dawn of the year 2000, and quite possibly, the onset of unheralded disruptions in life as we know it in many parts of the globe. Kiribati's 81,000 Micronesian's may observe nothing different about th...
  • Problem With The Year 2000
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    The year 2000 is practically around the corner, promising a new era of greatness and wonder... as long as you don't own a computer or work with one. The year 2000 is bringing a Pandora's Box of gifts to the computer world, and the latch is slowly coming undone. The year 2000 bug is not really a 'bug' or 'virus,' but is more a computer industry mistake. Many of the PC's, mainframes, and software out there are not designed or programmed to compute a future year ending in double zeros. This is goin...
  • Classical And Software Solutions To The Problem
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    The year 2000 problem could have been completely prevented had some early people envisioned the degree to which the microprocessor would change our lives. Surely, no one would have thought that in the early days of EN IAC that everything from your alarm clock to your car would be computerized. Even the IT managers of the 80's could not be blamed: The disk space savings from dropping the two digits of the date over 100 Million Records would represent almost 200 Megabytes! Space requirements aside...
  • Anti Christ
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    The End of the World Have you ever wondered when the world is going to come to a stop? Have you ever stopped to think about all of those physic predictions that so many have made? I hope to provide an insight to the world of Armageddon. It is almost inevitable that the world and the human race end someday, but just how soon? Millennialist, people who believe that the world is going to end on a set date saying that the date will be May 5, 2000. If their calculations are right, then we only have 6...
  • Meridian Health System
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    Tracking disease by computer: By Susan Page; Date of publication January 11, 2000 Clintons administration will propose spending 65 mill on dollars next year to help establish a nationwide computer system to rapidly track the outbreak of infectious diseases such as influenza and hepatitis C and notify doctors how best to treat them. Diverticulosis vs. diverticulitis: By Doctor on call; Date of publication January 11, 2000 Diverticulosis is more commonly found in women, and incidence i creases as ...
  • 1 Song For The Year
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    The year that was... 2000 Dubbed "The Year of the Dragon" by the Chinese, the first year of the 21st century was packed with too many exciting and interesting occurrences to be easily forgotten. Take a trip down memory lane and revel in the year that was... 2000. NEWS International. Researchers from two competing teams announced in June that they separately had completed a rough blueprint of all the genes of the human body. The accomplishment was hailed as one of the greatest scientific achievem...
  • 100000 2 Feb 2000 6 Nov 2000
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    Civilizations dependence upon computers has grown exponentially in the last thirty years. Businesses use computers to keep their records, write reports, and to converse with colleagues and clients. The average businessperson depends primarily on their computer to complete a days work. Years ago, programmers caused what could have potentially been a major problem with modern computer systems. While attempting to conserve scarce and expensive data bits, they programmed the year using two digits in...
  • Year 2000 Compliant Computer System
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    Argument for the statement "The Year 2000 bug will have such extensive repercussions that families and individuals should begin planning now for the imminent chaos". The Ticking Bomb Introduction A serious problem called the "Millennium Bug", and also known as the "Year 2000 Problem" and "Y 2 K", is bringing a new century celebration into a daunting nightmare. In the 1860's and 1970's, when computer systems were first built, the computer hardware, especially information storage space, was at a p...
  • 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...
  • Year 2000 Computer Bug
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    Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge problem that our world must...
  • Dates With Two Digit Years
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    What is Y 2 K and What Effect Did It Present On Modern Culture Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. Affecting companies worldwide, many pay millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. One of the worlds most detrimental dilemmas, the year 2000 computer bug is an extensive and interesting problem that everyone must face. The definition and implications o...
  • Y 2 K Problem
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    The ending of the millennium could bring many problems to our technological society; we have grown to rely on the most basic computer systems to make our lives convenient. In our attempts to streamline programming computer systems, we created a monster by using only the final 2-digits to represent a 4-digit year. Programmers were excited that they could save a couple of bytes of memory by cutting back the dates to 2-digit numbers. With the turning of the odometer, on December 31st, 1999, we poss...
  • 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. ...
  • Chilean President Ricardo Lagos
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    Victor E spina was euphoric last year when newly inaugurated Chilean President Ricardo Lagos opened the doors of La Moneda, the fortress-like presidential palace, to the public. "I almost cried", says the 50-year-old convenience-store owner, recalling his initial anxiety at ushering his granddaughter past the stern-looking police guards into the bomb-scarred building that is a perennial reminder of Chile's violent clash between military rule and democracy. Many Chileans were moved by their new l...
  • Year 2000 Stuff
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    2 0 0 0. The fact that it contains a 2 followed by three zeros spells out certain doom for us all. All those pesky alarmist computer problems aside, we must focus on the real problems that will be brought about by the year 2000. One of the greatest threats to society is that of UFO's returning to earth. Don? t look at me like that. You believe it too. Remember that one dream? Yeah that one. It's real. Believe it. It's gonna happen. Didn? t you watch The Faculty? Probably the worst effect that wi...

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