We oughta just find a Mayan, and have him add a few thousand more years to it.
Swadius said:You can read more about human bad-assery in the face of humans here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HumansAreWarriors
King of Scotland said:Didn't the whole "world ends at 2012" thing started after the movie "2012"...?
Majhudeen said:Y2K was about all the computers in the world not having any dates past the year 2000, Which is utterly ridiclous, and resetting to 1900. Which means all the computers in the world, including governmental ones where it controls nukes airplanes and other things vital to sicety would crap out and glitch causing the basic end of the world catastrophe. That sounds as stupid as 2012 as well. Both are screw ups in a Calander, both will not happen.
Bolkonsky said:We oughta just find a Mayan, and have him add a few thousand more years to it.
It's not even that, it is to the Mayan calendar what the change from 1999 - 2000 is for us.Majhudeen said:That does not mean the endo f the world, by actual archaelogical findings and the few preserved Mayan codexes still left, the end of the Calander symbolizes an end of a era, and a birth of a new one.
It's nothing to do with the microchips. Even if it were, since they don't store the date in a decimal format the chip itself doesn't actually care what the number is. It would only be significant if you were adding or removing a digit (so we'll get problems in the 9999 - 10000 rollover).Urlik said:the Y2K bug had a real basis because, either to save money or lack of foresight, the early microchips didn't have enough bits to store the full date and only used the last 2 digits of the year.
It didn't, but it didn't stop us charging exorbitant fees to basically change the system clock to the year 2000 and see everything working fine ...it was blown out of all proportion, and a lot of consultancies made a lot of money over it, but the basic problem did exist