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Technology What 2020 is bringing back: The Y2K bug?

14:00  10 january  2020
14:00  10 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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What 2020 is bringing back : The Y 2 K bug ? Jazmin Goodwin. So, to keep the global network of computers from bringing all of plugged-in humanity to a screeching halt – or as the most doomsayers suggested – developers had two options: either rewrite the code to use four-digit years or use a

Search results from 1 to 2 of 2 for story. ' What 2020 is bringing back : The Y 2 K bug ? Y 2 K bug fix is causing glitches in computers and software in 2020 because some window systems are outmoded.

Sure, it's 2020, but it seems the bug is back: Y2K. In fact, you might just be able to chalk up that inexplicable credit card rejection or parking meter fail to something that's so 2000.

Twenty years ago, you may recall, there was a race against the calendar to update computer systems to correct what was deemed the Y2K or millennium bug. During the advent of computers, they were coded to store dates counting the years by the last two digits instead of all four, so when the year 2000 arrived requiring a full four-number shift, many systems would have jumped back to the year 1900, which many feared would wreak havoc across industries that had become dependent on the burgeoning network of interconnected computers.

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The Year 2038 problem (also called Y2038 or Unix Y 2 K ) relates to representing time in many digital systems as the number of seconds passed since 00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970 and storing it as

So, to keep the global network of computers from bringing all of plugged-in humanity to a screeching halt – or as the most doomsayers suggested – developers had two options: either rewrite the code to use four-digit years or use a temporary fix coined "windowing," according to New Scientist,

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Windowing allowed programmers to refer to dates from 00 to 20 as the 2000s instead of the 1900s. It's estimated that 80% of computers in 1999 were repaired with this method.

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Now, in the year 2020, the bug is back. The glitch has affected both parking meters and wrestling video games.

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What 2020 is bringing back : The Y 2 K bug ? Y 2 K bug fix is causing glitches in computers and software in 2020 because some window systems are outmoded. The millennium bug is back with a vengeance, after programmers in the 1990s simply pushed the problem back by 20 years.

Credit cards and pre-paid parking cards were reported to be rejected by parking meters around New York City. The issue was linked to a software glitch that had an “established end date” of Jan. 1, 2020, and was never updated.

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Wrestling game, WWE 2K20 reported crashes shortly after midnight upon the New Year. Gamers on social media noted a date bug that involved switching the system date to 2019 and then 2020 to repair the game.

2K, the publisher behind the game, announced an official downloadable fix within the same day.

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The Year 2000 problem, also known as the Y 2 K problem, the Millennium bug , Y 2 K bug , the Y 2 K glitch, or Y 2 K , refers to events related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates

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So, why is this happening all over again?

The quick-fix was never supposed to last forever. It was believed that 2020 would be the year many windowed systems would become outmoded. As it stands, it's still unclear how many other systems may be affected or if we will be seeing this bug again in the near future.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: What 2020 is bringing back: The Y2K bug?

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