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Friday, January 10, 2020

Y2020 Bug? Still happening.

I remember discussing this particular 'fix' back then.   And have seen code in software that still makes assumptions about how long code will be around. Whats a really reasonable assumption about code life?

A lazy fix 20 years ago means the Y2K bug is taking down computers now  By Chris Stokel-Walker in NewScientist

 Parking meters, cash registers and a professional wrestling video game have fallen foul of a computer glitch related to the Y2K bug.

The Y2020 bug, which has taken many payment and computer systems offline, is a long-lingering side effect of attempts to fix the Y2K, or millennium bug. .... " 

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