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Re: [ProgSoc] More Y2K fun
Yeah, I wouldn't get too worried about Y2K problems, as New Year's Eve '99 is a Friday night, so it will give you the whole weekend to fix any problems! :-)
>>> Christian Kent <firstname.lastname@example.org> 06/07 3:32 am >>>
I don't know how many of you have heard of this ... apparently there's a
nastier side to the Y2K bug that only takes effect after your computer has
been running in the 21st century for a while -- after a couple of weeks it
goes forth by several months. It's been isolated to problems in the spec'd
usage of the RTC (Real Time Clock) with the precise timing of the registers,
in a mixup with what should and shouldn't look like an invalid reading. Most
affected are 286s; less so but definitely at risk are 386s, 486s and Pentiums.
There's some C source code and useful links at:
(Just beyond the castle
gates, by St Agnes Fountain)
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