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Re: [at-l] Thru-hiking in 2000 AD: Survival?

But really, who cares, so long as we can get our daily fix of the at-l.

Sad, I know.  See what law school has done to me?  (hey, it could be worse,
I could be calculating all the money I'm going to make off the companies who
sold computer software that doesn't work on Jan. 1st ... talk about
settlements ... ugh!)

:) Pooh "Habeus Gorpus" Bear

At 05:30 AM 12/9/98 -0500, Jeff Walters wrote:
>Y2K Problem:
>Let me clear up some of the confusion which most people have about the year
>2000 problem.  First it's a software bug which may or may not have effects
>on our physical world.  In most cases, you will not be effected.  Reason --
>"most" major companies have already upgraded their software.  The media just
>loves to talk about it for show ratings.
>Here's part of the problem... for some time now people have been using dates
>in the following format mm/dd/yy (notice the 2 digit year).  The better way
>to handle this would have been mm/dd/yyyy (notice 4 digit year).  But, for
>some programs there is a VERY EASY way to solve this problem.
>For the mm/dd/yy format:
>     if yy > 50 then assume 1900's
>     if yy < or = 50 then assume 2000's
>This simple little bit of code will usually work for most simple programs
>including some of the CGI/Perl Web scripts I am currently writing for the
>Web.  But what happens in 2050?  Personally, I don't care because by that
>time my programs will have been out-dated and upgraded to new and better
>But, then again, maybe the AT will cease to function!?!?!  At worst your
>billing from some companies may get messed up.  I SERIOUSLY dough you'll
>lose any major utilities.  I just wonder how the stock market will react?
>Happy Hiking,
>Jeff Walters
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