Vor 20 Jahren war die Panik groß: Der Millenium-Bug, auch als Y2K-Bug oder JahrProblem bekannt, stand kurz bevor. 20 Jahre Millennium-Bug. Sven Venzke-Caprarese und Dennis-Kenji Kipker 0 Kommentare. 20 Jahre sind seit dem vielbeschworenen. Einige Systeme spinnen seit dem Der Grund: Offenbar hatten Programmierer vor der Jahrtausendwende den Millennium-Bug oder.
20 Jahre Millennium-BugMillenium-Bug ist die englische Bezeichnung für Störung zur Jahrtausendwende, die Unfähigkeit mancher Computersysteme, das Jahr als Datum zu. Vor 20 Jahren war die Panik groß: Der Millenium-Bug, auch als Y2K-Bug oder JahrProblem bekannt, stand kurz bevor. 20 Jahre Millennium-Bug. Sven Venzke-Caprarese und Dennis-Kenji Kipker 0 Kommentare. 20 Jahre sind seit dem vielbeschworenen.
Millenium Bug More on this story VideoThe Y2K Millennium Bug 20th Anniversary - Was It a Real Danger? The millennium bug was real and the internationally coordinated effort was a great success. Tens of thousands of failures were prevented. The Y 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. Both stem from the way computers store. The millennium bug was a computer problem that threatened the operations of corporations, utility companies, finance industries, government agencies and even science. On the stroke of midnight between 31 December and 1 January , the fear was that all computers had the potential of shutting down. The millennium bug is also known as the Year problem, Y2K problem, Y2K bug, and most commonly referred to as simply Y2K. The Y2K bug was a computer flaw, or bug, that may have caused problems when dealing with dates beyond December 31, The flaw, faced by computer programmers and users all over the world on January 1, , is also known as the "millennium bug." (The letter K, which stands for kilo (a unit of ), is commonly used to represent the number 1, The Millennium Bug () The Millennium Bug. Not Rated | 1h 28min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 3 June (USA) | Trailer. 1 VIDEO | 29 IMAGES. When the Haskin family seeks refuge from Y2K hysteria in the isolated forests of the Sierra Diablos mountains, madness and terror find them there. Abducted by a vicious hillbilly clan, the.
That is certainly the view of Sir Bernard Jenkin MP who has compared what he believes are exaggerated fears about a no-deal Brexit to the bug.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday: "We will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about - a bit like the millennium bug, remember all the experts on the millennium bug?
On Twitter, I asked people who had been involved in battling the bug for their response to this remark. There followed a tidal wave of tweets, nearly all of them hostile to Sir Bernard's analysis.
Frances Coppola, who was working for an insurance company running teams of analysts and programmers, said: "We found bugs and we fixed them.
It's because we did such a good job that people who weren't involved think there was never a problem.
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History at your fingertips. Sign up here to see what happened On This Day , every day in your inbox! A feature of US government outreach was Y2K websites including Y2K.
GOV, many of which have become inaccessible in the years since Some of these websites have been archived by the National Archives and Records Administration or the Wayback Machine.
Each federal agency had its own Y2K task force which worked with its private sector counterparts; the FCC had the FCC Year Task Force. Most industries had contingency plans that relied upon the internet for backup communications.
However, as no federal agency had clear authority with regard to the internet at this time it had passed from the US Department of Defense to the US National Science Foundation and then to the US Department of Commerce , no agency was assessing the readiness of the internet itself.
Therefore, on 30 July , the White House held the White House Internet Y2K Roundtable. The U. It was a liaison operation designed to mitigate the possibility of false positive readings in each nation's nuclear attack early warning systems.
The International Y2K Cooperation Center IY2KCC was established at the behest of national Y2K coordinators from over countries when they met at the First Global Meeting of National Y2K Coordinators at the United Nations in December IY2KCC established an office in Washington, D.
Funding was provided by the World Bank, and Bruce W. McConnell was appointed as director. IY2KCC's mission was to "promote increased strategic cooperation and action among governments, peoples, and the private sector to minimize adverse Y2K effects on the global society and economy.
IY2KCC closed down in March The Y2K issue was a major topic of discussion in the late s and as such showed up in most popular media.
A number of "Y2K disaster" books were published such as Deadline Y2K by Mark Joseph. Movies such as Y2K: Year to Kill capitalised on the currency of Y2K, as did numerous TV shows, comic strips, and computer games.
A variety of fringe groups and individuals such as those within some fundamentalist religious organizations, survivalists , cults , anti-social movements, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, communes and those attracted to conspiracy theories , embraced Y2K as a tool to engender fear and provide a form of evidence for their respective theories.
End-of-the-world scenarios and apocalyptic themes were common in their communication. Interest in the survivalist movement peaked in in its second wave for that decade, triggered by Y2K fears.
In the time before extensive efforts were made to rewrite computer programming codes to mitigate the possible impacts, some writers such as Gary North , Ed Yourdon , James Howard Kunstler ,  and Ed Yardeni anticipated widespread power outages, food and gasoline shortages, and other emergencies.
North and others raised the alarm because they thought Y2K code fixes were not being made quickly enough. While a range of authors responded to this wave of concern, two of the most survival-focused texts to emerge were Boston on Y2K by Kenneth W.
Royce , and Mike Oehler's The Hippy Survival Guide to Y2K. Y2K was also exploited by some fundamentalist and charismatic Christian leaders throughout the Western world, particularly in North America and Australia.
The Y2K crisis might incite a worldwide revival that would lead to the rapture of the church. Along with many survivalists, Mr. Falwell advised stocking up on food and guns".
The Chicago Tribune reported that some large fundamentalist churches, motivated by Y2K, were the sites for flea market -like sales of paraphernalia designed to help people survive a social order crisis ranging from gold coins to wood-burning stoves.
She also noted that, "the cold truth is that preaching chaos is profitable and calm doesn't sell many tapes or books"  These types of fears and conspiracies were described dramatically by New Zealand-based Christian prophetic author and preacher Barry Smith in his publication, "I Spy with my Little Eye", where he dedicated a whole chapter to Y2K.
It became clear in the aftermath that leaders of these fringe groups had cleverly used fears of apocalyptic outcomes to manipulate followers into dramatic scenes of mass repentance or renewed commitment to their groups, additional giving of funds and more overt commitment to their respective organizations or churches.
Reputable preachers were advocating food storage and a "head for the caves" mentality. No banks failed, no planes crashed, no wars or civil war started.
And yet not one of these prophets of doom has ever apologised for their scare-mongering tactics. The remedial work was driven by customer demand for solutions.
Software subcontractors were required to certify that their software components were free of date-related problems, which drove further work down the supply chain.
By , many corporations required their suppliers to certify,  often on their own variation of a basic form, that all of their software is Y2K compliant.
Many businesses or even whole countries who spent little effort themselves nonetheless suffered only minor problems.
This view holds that the vast majority of problems had been fixed correctly, and the money was well spent. The situation was essentially one of preemptive alarm.
Those who hold this view claim that the lack of problems at the date change reflects the completeness of the project, and that many computer applications would not have continued to function into the 21st century without correction or remediation.
The contrary view asserts that there were no, or very few, critical problems to begin with. This view also asserts that there would have been only a few minor mistakes and that a "fix on failure" approach would have been the most efficient and cost-effective way to solve these problems as they occurred.
A counterpoint to most of the opposing view points above is that Y2K software updates were often sent to all users regardless of their active participation in the remediation.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Y2K disambiguation. Class of computer bugs related to dates beginning in the year I used to write those programs back in the s and s, and was proud of the fact that I was able to squeeze a few elements of space out of my program by not having to put a 19 before the year.
Back then, it was very important. Radio Announcer voice Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Bill Brinsfield Edit Storyline When the Haskin family seeks refuge from Y2K hysteria in the isolated forests of the Sierra Diablos mountains, madness and terror find them there.
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Edit page. Clear your history. Billa Crawford. Joany Haskin as Jessica Simons. Clarissa Haskin. Byron Haskin. Roger Patterson. The Y2K problem is now seen as a bit of a joke — but only a fool would be complacent about the vulnerability of IT systems.
The radar was actually working perfectly. Around the world, plenty of other people were anxious too. Four years later, Mary Bandar of Winona, Minnesota, was invited to join a kindergarten class because according to a computer she was four.
Aged , she decided against. This made sense when all the dates were in the same century. Such errors caused amusement at first but gradually businesses realised the huge problem they faced.
Time was short and urgent action was needed.