Y2k bug, also called year 2000 bug or millennium bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000 (in metric measurements k stands for thousand) after more than a year of. Year 2000 :the millennium rollover 12 how can we prepare and adapt to this problem examine your source code and look for date usage within the code , 24-hour system) the second mm is the minute (number) cc is the century and is the first two digits of the year (this is optional), yy is the last two digits of the year and is. 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. A software factory for the canadian government year 2000 conversion program claude y laporte, nicola r papiccio, sylvie trudel to solve the y2k problem for any level (system of systems, system, sub-system, or components of a phase 2, executes the solution proposed as the result of the assessment phase up to the point where the. The year 2000, or “y2k” problem affects electronic equipment containing computers that record the year using only the last two digits (eg, “97” rather than “1997”) this problem can affect elevator controls, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, traffic signals.
This report outlines the basic issues of the so-called year 2000 (y2k) problem and discusses some of its implications publisher: this report describes what one team did to successfully install a software testing process in an organization. This is the year 2000 or y2k problem, a computer glitch that will cause mainframe computers to see the year 2000 as 1900 and either stop functioning or start spewing some very bad data. Two-digit years that are distributed over more than a 100-year period for dates covering more than a 100-year span, you must either use four digit years in the data, or use conditional logic in a data step to interpret them correctly.
The us social security administration, for example, has estimated that it will need to review about 50 million lines of code to correct this problem in its own system the year 2000 problem is sometimes referred to as the millennium bug or y2k problem. Year 2000 problem y2k flyer1-web edition 22/4/99 12:57 pm page 5 the key to minimizing the impact of the year 2000 problem, whether at the level of a smallholding farmer, a large food industry enterprise or a national # contingency planning and preparation to adapt to problems for which solutions may be impossible or unaffordable. Over the last year, the media have been full of articles warning of the impending disaster that may be caused by the year 2000 (y2k) computer problem and, in fact, the turn of the century can pose major problems for most computer systems unless they have been carefully reviewed and modified to accommodate dates of jan 1, 2000, and beyond. The 2-digit year format creates a problem for most programs when 00 is entered for the year the software does not know whether to interpret 00 as 1900 or 2000 most programs therefore default to 1900. By contrast, the year 2000 problem is built into computer program codes and older microchips which use only the last two digits to define the year - 00 in the case of 2000.
I think y2k stands for year 2 thousand k as in kilo which means thousand originally, kilo was just a prefix for gramme in kilogramme meaing a thousand grammes. The year 2000 problem (y2k) was a problematic situation faced by digital (and some non-digital) files and systems due to the practice of using the last two digits instead of four digits when indicating the year in a date. The possible problems are related to the way computer programs were coded to accept only two digits as a year indicator and how they process a leap year if the system only examines the last two digits of the year, the change to year 2000 may look like 01/01/00, and cause some unpredictable results.
Year 2000 problem simplified in perticular of indian senario what is y2k y2k is the synonym of year 2000 and now a day it is known to be one of the greatest problems for the whole world. The year 2000 -- or y2k -- problem involves older software that uses only two digits for date fields the software can't tell the difference between the dates 1901 and 2001 related coverage. Y2k humor this is a page in progress and will continue to grow keep checking back for new additions year two thousanda year to shut down fact or fiction news flash mcd 100gig bug vacation pay records the blonde solution y zero k problem y2k solution song y2k solution y2k day 1 what it could be alpha solution twas the. The y2k fuss began years ahead of the date in question back in 1998, the phrase “y2k” (that’s for “year two thousand,” for those of you who have repressed the memory) first appeared in.
Y2k can test the bios of your pc to see if it's compliant and, if you decide to purchase a license, will automatically install itself as a patch program to overcome the problem if necessary the testing process also checks to see if your bios recognises that 2000 is actually a leap year. The y2k part of the work is costing about $450,000 this year he says the air force customer directed y2k costs to be tracked even though there's no additional funding for y2k problems the year 2000 is a problem when a two-digit field has been used in a computer to represent a year, such as 4/10/98. Year 2000 problem, y2k problem, or millennium bug, in computer science, a design flaw in the hardware or software of a computer that caused erroneous results when working with dates beyond dec 31, 1999. As i-t people across the country geared up for potential y2k problems at the end of the year, we reviewed several consumer approaches to being prepared for.