A werewolf that can't be killed by silver bullets (Y2K)

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At a consulting company that is working on the Y2K problem for big Fortune 100, I noticed that some equipment was shipped back from a pharmaceutical company. This equipment which I am proud to say I didn't work on, was certified for the big Y2K problem. The owner of the consulting company told me that the Y2K is more or less a few days programming even though he has 5 software engineers working at the Fortune 100 company. The equipment that came back failed to work past 12:00 midnight!! any day of the week!!!! It took 4 engineers one month to fix this bug. Can't wait for the Y2K.

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[In defense of this particular problem it was probably a lot more complex than changing all the date fields. But it's funny how a supposedly simple problem (Y2K) can cause so much trouble! Oh well, I guess it's back to the drawing boards to redesign a new drawing board]

-- (Lancelot @ tavern link.com), February 27, 1999

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