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The Y2K Bug, also known as the Millenium Bug, was a theorized problem involving computers that would affect computers which displayed dates using only the last two digits of the year. When the year 2000 was approaching, it was theorized that the computer would register the year as 1900 as opposed to 2000, and thus cause problems throughout the world as a result. The cost of preparing for and fixing the glitch was over 300 billion American dollars.

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1 I remember this bullshit. Everyone where I live was frantically going apeshit about how they would date the next day. Computers would suddenly forget how to keep track of time! Oh no! Then the next day came and went, people were all "ohhurrrrr....derrrr i date it 1/1/00" -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on September 27, 2014, 1:55 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I agree. The Y2K scare was the "Mayan Calendar" of its time. It's right up there with "SARS" ("South Park" nailed that one) and "The Montauk Monster". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 5, 2012, 3:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 And now, we've got the 2012 issue. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on January 3, 2011, 2:27 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I loved how stupid we all became after this hoax scared us all for nothing. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on January 2, 2011, 7:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 All that panic for nothing. I knew from the start people were making a mountain out of a molehill. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 12, 2010, 8:34 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 We had a local business owner here sell his entire stake of his business and he spent all the money on moving to worthless desert land and buying survival supplies. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 11, 2010, 9:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 A total farce if you ask me. All that hysteria and panic over absolutely nothing was laughable. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:46 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I was 13 during the Y2K hysteria I questioned it then and I never met anyone who believed and yes I am counting children. I have lived in a town where a lot of people believe the 2012 theory and apparently the local Superstore a chain of grocery stores in my country was empty during Y2K so that's why I believe and it doesn't look like they learned from it I have my former dumbass co workers send me Nostradamus videos or anything related to the 2012 thing quite a bit. -- Submitted By: (Lillith) on March 22, 2010, 12:58 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I liked how the Media televised all the New Years Eve Celebrations around the World on December 31, 1999. They couldn't bring you the World's Biggest Disaster, so they brought us the next best thing, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PARTY!!! (I actually experienced a "Y2K" Related Incident, I got a Credit card Bill that was due in 1900! (The "19" part of it was Preprinted, I Crossed it out, replaced the "19" with a "20" inserted the Payment, and sent it on its way!) -- Submitted By: (Regulus) on March 5, 2010, 4:03 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I was working in a large industrial concern at the time of Y2K. At some point in advance of January 1st, 2000, they did a survey of various programmable logic controllers out in the plant, and found out that several of them had had their date programmed incorrectly, and had already run over into Y2K without difficulty. The only actual problem I ever heard about was a state in the Northeast (Maine?) where the first run of license documents printed for cars in the 2000 model year described the model as "Horseless carriage", a term used in place of the manufacturer name on license documents for historical, pre-1910 cars. -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on December 24, 2009, 3:06 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 The Y2K issue was real, but ridiculously overhyped with the "Millenium Bug" angle. That's ludicrous for two reasons: 1) Because the calendar started with Year 1 (not zero), the third millenium didn't begin until Jan. 1, 2001 -- NOT Jan. 1, 2000. 2) The issue with the last two digits of the year would have occurred at the end of ANY century, not just at the end of the 1900s. If computers had been around in the 1800s, the same problem would have existed as 1900 approached; similarly, if they hadn't been invented until the 21st century, the same problem would have existed as 2100 approached. So, strictly speaking, it was a Century Bug, not a "Millenium Bug." People just got uppity because four numbers were changing! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on December 24, 2009, 1:05 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 The timer record function on my VCR stopped working once we entered the year 2000. To my knowledge, that's the BIGGEST failure attributable to the Y2K bug. -- Submitted By: (Nature_Boy) on December 24, 2009, 12:05 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Anybody want to believe that many of the people who believed in Y2K are the same people who believe in 2012 Doomsday? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 22, 2009, 11:18 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 omg that was so stupid i was to young to remember it but still its just as much crap as the 2012 theory is! -- Submitted By: (NanaOsakifan200) on December 21, 2009, 7:17 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 there was even a Y2K movie on ABC. talk about really capitalizing on the fear. i still remember seeing a scene in which a woman was pregnant in the hospital and the monitor that was attached to her stopped working. so it's based on the current date -- really? -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 8, 2009, 6:15 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Yeah, the world CLEARLY ended nine years ago. You can tell by the fact that WE'RE STILL HERE. The arrival of January 1, 2000 brought nothing more than good times, wicked hangovers, and a whole lot of people spending their New Year's Eve sitting underground in bomb shelters when they could have been out having fun. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on October 7, 2009, 8:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 I'm picturing the guy sitting in his basement at 8AM January 1, 2000 sitting next to his $10000 pallet of survival gear and freeze dried food, quietly crying. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 11:38 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Remember this fiasco? Everything that was controlled by a computer was supposed to break down at once, which was supposed to trigger mass hysteria and the collapse of humanity as we know it. The media was ADAMANT about this. I personally never did understand how a simple date change would cause every other function of a computer to suddenly crash, but maybe that was just me. And then Jan 1, 2000 came and went, and...NOTHING HAPPENED. And you KNOW it wasn't because the problem was magically fixed, because people these days don't have the ability to fix ANY problem other than the most trivial ones. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 27, 2009, 6:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 One of the most annoying panics to ever hit the world. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on June 9, 2009, 3:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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