Can you fool the software by turning back to 1/1/99?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I ran across this statement in the Orlando Sentinel dated Jan 5th.
The fix: rolling the date on the computer to Jan. 1, 1999.
"We fooled the software, basically," said Dick Hamann, SCC director of computing and telecommunications service
Maybe this was a common practice? Any comments from the experts out there.
-- Martin Thompson (Martin@aol.com), January 13, 2000
-- justwondering (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
Assuming this turning the clock back is purely a temporaty thing until they have an upgrade there shouldn't be a problem. If the date is important, things aren't going to work on Feb 29 since there wasn't a Feb 29 in 1999.
-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), January 13, 2000.
Oh nooooooooooooooooo! I am Scared! ;p
-- Servant (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.