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Re: [at-l] Thru-hiking in 2000 AD: Survival?
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Thru-hiking in 2000 AD: Survival?
- From: Jennifer Delia Sawyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 00:29:41 -0500
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:
>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?
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