Urgent: First Y2.1K Embedded System Problem Identified (humor)

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As you know, I frequently ask for manufacturer/model numbers when claims are made concering embedded device "hard failures" (failure to function).

In fairness therefore, I will supply this information and even a link to my extraordinary claim of being the first World Reknowned Embedded System Y2.1K Expert to identify a Year 2100 problem:

Litton-Marine has reported that their Model MK 37 VT Gyrocompass has a leap year problem - in the year 2100.

Fortunately, this will not cause the device to malfunction, but the date will have to be manually set. You are hereby forewarned.


-- FactFinder (FactFinder@bzn.com), August 17, 1999


I think I'll wait till 2098 to start preps for that rollover.

-- Bill (y2khippo@yahoo.com), August 17, 1999.

Good one FactFinder,

I'm going to leave paperwork in my packet with my will and other inheritance items, warning my grandchilden to be ready for this. What a company. Wish we had more like them. High quality product, built to last, and management that is concerned about customer satisfaction. I wonder why their programmer thought 2100 was a leap year? Oh heck, they'll probably come up with a silver bullet fix sometime during the next 100 years.

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), August 18, 1999.

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