Can you fool the software by turning back to 1/1/99? : 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 (, January 13, 2000



-- justwondering (, 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 (, January 13, 2000.

Oh nooooooooooooooooo! I am Scared! ;p

-- Servant (, January 13, 2000.

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