Y2K



  • What if Y2K and the alleged glitch was a cover for the bug where shareware could be outwitted in terms of the trial period before purchase, by changing the clock backwards?

    In that case, why not just change the merchandised software implement for shareware clock timing, sold by some nefarious organization as a utility packet?

    They'd logically do it for free, and in public.



  • Um. What?


  • Pitcrew

    Why do people think the Y2K issues weren't real? The reason we didn't see anything seriously fuck up is because of how much work people did to prepare and update systems so they didn't break.


  • Tutorialist

    @Roz said in Y2K:

    Why do people think the Y2K issues weren't real? The reason we didn't see anything seriously fuck up is because of how much work people did to prepare and update systems so they didn't break.

    I was literally just talking to someone about this yesterday. It's weird when something from 20 years ago that's super niche now and largely forgotten comes up twice in 24 hours.



  • @Derp said in Y2K:

    It's weird when something from 20 years ago that's super niche now and largely forgotten

    I'm literally right here, dude.



  • @Roz said in Y2K:

    Why do people think the Y2K issues weren't real? The reason we didn't see anything seriously fuck up is because of how much work people did to prepare and update systems so they didn't break.

    tin foil


  • Pitcrew

    @Auspice

    I really wish that wasn't accurate.



  • @Chet said in Y2K:

    What if Y2K and the alleged glitch was a cover for the bug where shareware could be outwitted in terms of the trial period before purchase, by changing the clock backwards?

    In that case, why not just change the merchandised software implement for shareware clock timing, sold by some nefarious organization as a utility packet?

    They'd logically do it for free, and in public.

    I have read this like ten times and I still don't understand what you're getting at.

    The big scare over Y2k was really about preventing people from pirating Winzip???? Or........?????????

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