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Two missing digits? How about two missing employees in today's story of Y2K

Alan Brown Silver badge

real issues

not quite y2k - but 9/9/99 was significant for alarm systems (commonly used as a test date)

As was (iirc) about 5 Jan 1997 (Some SNTP date representations rolled over into 1s complement for implementations which were using signed numbers - this broke a LOT of Allied Telesyn routers worldwide - I spotted what'd happened and saved them about $80million in lost contracts - did they give me any credit for it? Noooooo)

At least one UNIX[tm] implementation simply can't handle booting up beyond 31 December 1999 and requires the clock be manually set at each start

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