Any Y2K leap year problems out there?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Ive been scanning the Internet, TV, and the paper this morning and other than the minor problems reported in Japan, no leap year glitches seem to be reported. Anyone have any info on this? Real, reliable info that is.
-- Ra (email@example.com), February 29, 2000
This is all I have so far. This just came out within the last 2 hrs. Japan update. I will keep checking for verifiable stories.
-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 29, 2000.
We had a 25/02/00 date glitch, took a bit of fixing but ok now, wrong date set from server on transactions.
-- Sir Richard (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 29, 2000.
Bought gas this morning at ARCO at Brookhurst and Trask in Garden Grove, California. Somtimes, "Pay at the Pump" machines will not accept cash, only debit cards, but this never happened before:
Put $20.00 bill in "Pay at the Pump" for gas on pump No. 15. Filled tank. Went inside, got cup of coffee, went to counter for change. Asked for change on No. 15. Clerk punched buttons, looked puzzled, punched buttons, looked puzzled. Asked me "which pump did you use?". I said, "15". Clerk punched buttons, shook his head. Asked, "How much gas did you get?" I said "$13." Clerk punched buttons, shook head again. Clerk asked, "Did you give me $20?" "No, I put in the machine on the island" Clerk punched buttons, shook head again. Clerk said, "Let me scan items for next customer, and then I will open cash drawer." He did this and gave me change for $20 less cost of coffee.
I was late for work.
-- PHO (email@example.com), February 29, 2000.
Thanks Dee. This is the same article that I ran across earlier this morning. If I recall Japan had more than their share of similar minor hiccups at the rollover. You would think they would have their act together. Still, these problems were corrected with no lasting aftereffects. Should this trend continue I will be 99% convinced that our Y2K computer crash worries are over.
-- Ra (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 29, 2000.
Some warned about the long haul, as well as the short. I stood sentry for either, No money, but do remember a cold house, cold showers in the middle of winter, for lack of funds to pay for for such. I apologize to No One, for my actions. Thank God the heat and air still comes on at the flick of a switch. Thank You Jesus! Never mind some Yahoo I.T. person when the same kind of folks can't get their acts together. I have visited, site after site, before the roll over. I witnessed you buncha yahoos. I have pounds of print. The "experts" were running scared. Well, maybe some of you aren't exactly "experts". Shall I take another glance at the Economy, to point out that things aren't exactly rosy? Well, this is my story for today.
-- My story (email@example.com), April 20, 2001.