Leap Day arrives with few computer glitches worldwide

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At Japan's Meteorological Agency, weather
monitoring stations reported double-digit
rainfall even though no rain fell outside

seismographs at more than 20 sites considered
today March 1

postal service had problems with receipt
printers for registered mail and display
screens for interest rates

1,200 automated teller machines at post
offices shut down

the bug caused a screen displaying data on
water leakage to stop functioning

In New Zealand, merchants had trouble verifying
banking transaction

San Jose Mercury News

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), February 29, 2000


Leap year bug fails to bite in Europe

In the Netherlands, there were some small,
temporary interruptions to internal communications
at the Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
on this morning but they were over by 10.00 a.m.
Irish time.

Irish Times

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), February 29, 2000.

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