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New 'Millennium bug' to hit computers in 2038

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An issue with 32-bit computer systems could result in widespread problems on Tuesday 19 January 2038.

Back at the end of the 20th century, panic about the Year 2000 bug saw thousands of businesses scrambling to upgrade their computers in fear that the allegedly crippling flaw would cause widespread problems at the beginning of the new millennium.

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Sir Smoke aLot

Year 2000 was fantastic to many people but those who managed to sold their softwares related to 'millennium bug' , for them it was very special year. Time to make money again :D

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freetoroam

Oh great, are we going to have another "end of the world" episode agaiiiiin?

Poor your money into a new computer system (which is infact the same as your old one) or give away everything you own to the next man you meet at your local supermarket. Get those sandals out, looks like we have started early.

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bigjim36

What a complete non-story. 24 years in the future a bug may or may not stop some computers working properly. Like those computers won't be long gone!

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Buzz_Light_Year

Yeah 32bit architecture should be long gone by then, but then there are people still using DOS.

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maximusnow

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bigjim36

Doesn't matter anyway, the apes'll have took over by then.

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GollyBuster

"In all likelihood the bug will have even less of an impact than the original Millennium bug did."

Killer story.

Thanks for posting.

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Calibeliever

What a complete non-story. 24 years in the future a bug may or may not stop some computers working properly. Like those computers won't be long gone!

Most likely, but when we were writing code in the 80's we never dreamed our code would still be running in the year 2000. We figured back then that it would all be replaced within 10 years or less. During Y2K I fixed code that had been running since the mid-70's.

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kobolds

not my problem anymore . I long turn to dust by the time it come

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XClashGames

All the more reason for a mass update of hardware in Air Traffic Control towers and in other such important places where 'ancient' hardware is used.

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freetoroam

All the more reason for a mass update of hardware in Air Traffic Control towers and in other such important places where 'ancient' hardware is used.

I though about them, lets hope they sort their hardwares out well before then. Guess they are working on it right now and we should soon see the results within a few months when the fares double.

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ancient astronaut

Here we go again. Let's call this one Y2WTF.

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little_dreamer

On a side note, the UNIVAC, TRS-80, and Apple II computers have ALL been having problems lately. ;)

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Atuke

This is why I still use my trusty commodore 64

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spud the mackem

How can they predict what might happen in 13 years time ,its ludicrous. I predict that in 13 years time we shall be using holographic computers.

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Merc14

People have 13 years to replace their already 10 year old computer. Come on people!

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BiffSplitkins

As long as my wife's Candy Crush is still working everything will be just fine. :-)

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Oxo1

Human civilisation will have destroyed itself by 2038, if there are any survivors left they wont be using computers for sure, it will be a fight for survival instead. :cry:

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qxcontinuum

well , i though John Titor already solved this problem in the future!...

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Gomar

On a side note, the UNIVAC, TRS-80, and Apple II computers have ALL been having problems lately. ;)

Nah. My Commodore64 is still running just fine. I bet by 2038 I'll beat the bug with it.

But, I still do have my cave stocked with canned foods back in 1999. All I need is a woman to repopulate the planet.

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MisterMan

How can they predict what might happen in 13 years time ,its ludicrous.

2038 is a bit farther into the future than that.

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travelnjones

I think this is more a problem with the back end machines we connect to. Apache servers and what not, Running on UNIX. I think its called the end of Time T.

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