A sampling of Y2K glitches since Jan. 1:greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
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The Associated Press
A sampling of Y2K glitches since Jan. 1:
-The Oregon Statewide Year 2000 Project Office relied on an electronic device that stamped Jan. 1, 2000, as Dec. 32, 1999. A glitch also delayed processing of food stamps and other benefits for one day.
-A video store in upstate New York tried to charge a customer $91,250 after computers showed a rented movie was being returned 100 years late.
-Web sites for Vice President Al Gore's campaign and the U.S. Naval Observatory, the nation's timekeeper, showed the year as 19100.
-Computers at 33 airport weather stations in Iowa briefly stopped sending reports.
-At the Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee, Y2K disrupted a computer that tracks weight and type of nuclear material. Plant operations were unaffected.
-Merchants who failed to upgrade software from CyberCash posted some credit charges multiple times.
-In Sweden, Y2K shut down equipment used to interpret electrocardiogram data at some hospitals, though the EKG machines were not affected.
-France's defense satellite system lost its ability to detect equipment failure but continued to operate. -Heat failed in apartments for about 900 families in Pyongchon, South Korea.
-Data banks in Venice and Naples, Italy, listed prisoners due to be released Jan. 10 as having completed their terms Jan. 10, 1900.
-Eight computerized traffic lights failed in Jamaica.
-Up to 30,000 older cash registers in Greece printed receipts showing the year 1900.
-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), February 27, 2000
Thanks Carl, I printed this one for posterity.
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I must confess I'm absolutely stunned by this list. Terms like "rare", "trivial" and "inconsequential" hardly begin to describe it. I almost refuse to believe it -- it could (and I believe should) be a thousand times longer, and it would still describe "rare" and "trivial".
If this is at all representative of the type, frequency and magnitude of y2k bugs, every one of us on TB2K (emphatically including myself) are all dipshits and dumber than sand. My God, LEPRECHAUNS do more damage than this!
-- Flint (email@example.com), February 27, 2000.