Antivirus software companies reported an increase in virus hoaxes, as opposed to real viruses, during the y2k rollover period according to abingdon, uk-based sophos, its help desk received more calls about virus hoaxes than about real viruses. Y2k hoax: a simple explanation millennium bug is a misnomer millennium the year 2000 is not the start of the next millennium even if it was, this date-field issue has nothing to do with thousand year cycles if computers existed in 1899, we'd have called it the year 1900 problem. I only caught a smidgen of radio 4's latest attempt to make stephen fry's name synonymous with technology - an archive hour special last saturday that looked back on the millennium bug (called in. Best answer: the fact is, there are people controlling the mainsteam media and scheming to control every aspect of the lives of most people but it is not some mystical conspiracy it's just the greedy super-rich trampling the poor and trying to squeeze the middle class out of existence, as usual. Could the meltdown be a hoax share tweet reddit flipboard turns out that yardeni was a key proponent of the theory that impending y2k disasters would mean the end of the world as we know it.
You’ll hear one report say 75 percent of a company’s equipment is not y2k compliant while another report puts the number at 10 percentsome of the testing methods used for checking computers for y2k compliancy are so stringent, they would fail the same computers if they were checking for y1k (1000 ad) compliancy. Agreed the whole y2k thing was a perfect example of people actually putting in a concerted international effort to solve a major problem the fact that nothing major happened should be celebrated. John titor is a name used on several bulletin boards during 2000 and 2001 by a poster claiming to be an american military time traveler from 2036   titor made numerous vague and specific predictions regarding calamitous events in 2004 and beyond, including a nuclear war, none of which came true. No y2k is no a hoax the y2k is a bug resulting from the old computer dating system used that only really used 2 digits ie 1990 is recorded as 90 to save space note this bug is due to both software and hardware why because the designers never ex.
Five years after the hoopla and warnings about y2k, many dismiss it as a hoax, scam, or non-event not only was y2k a real threat narrowly averted, but it is still having major effects on the economy. Since the internet has made instant communication possible between the furthest reaches of the globe, rumours and innuendo have spread faster than a sneeze on a crowded bus. Year 2000 computer bug hoax: viewer feedback postscript : this website was frozen on december 31, 1999, as a permanent document on how all of us acted and reacted to the y2k myth from 1997 to 1999 there will be no updates.
The year 2038 problem is caused by 32-bit processors and the limitations of the 32-bit systems they power the processor is the central component that drives all computers and computing devices. Y2k was never a 'hoax' it was a very real danger, so get the hoax nonsense out of your head now the difference is, we in it were preparing and dealt with it well before anything bad could happen, up to four years in advance. You saying there was a “y2k virus scare” is the hoax there was no y2k virus scare y2k was a serious concern and massive amounts of money was spent to eliminate the problem in general, all the y2k efforts were a success y2k was a programming bug that was present in all sorts of heavily used code.
Allnighterking writes y2k -- remember the fear it generated cartoons were written about it the dried food industry saw a boom doomsayers abounded but in the end, no planes fell, no one died and the electric grid stayed up for three more years was it all a hoax or was it the result of ca. Was the y2k bug a hoax apr 21, 2010 kosmo - see all 776 of my articles 7 comments in 1999, corporate america was gripped by a fear – that the flipping of the calendar to 2000 would cause significant problems then 2000 came not with a bang, but with a whimper. A short documentary on the event which turned out to be fake even though many people were very freaked out about it.
The year 2000 problem, also known as the y2k problem, the millennium bug, the y2k bug, or y2k, is a class of computer bugs related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates beginning in the year 2000 problems were anticipated, and arose, because many programs represented four-digit years with only the final two digits — making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900. What if it were all a hoax just as there are the minority clinging to theories of flat earths and fake moon landings, there is the group of y2k naysayers who point to the non-collapse of civilization as we know it as evidence that there was never really a problem at all.
The y2k bug was a computer flaw, or bug, that may have caused problems when dealing with dates beyond december 31, 1999 the flaw, faced by computer programmers and users all over the world on january 1, 2000, is also known as the millennium bug (the letter k, which stands for kilo (a unit of. For our second assignment i’ve decided to discuss the effects of the y2k hoax and how it successfully many going into the 21st century i’ve decided to keep a very laid back and informal tone, similar to that in the sawbones podcast. Us government will stop battling the y2k bug at last the y2k bug is regarded to have been nothing more than a big fat hoax. From time to time i see someone express the idea that y2k is nothing but a hoax when you ask these people why they think y2k is a hoax, they brightly respond that y2k was cooked up by a bunch of consultants who thought they could pocket millions of dollars in fees for fixing something that didn't exist.