Debunking the y2k and c2o fud praying on peoples' ignorance: a scam as old as america: phoenix, arizona topic: global affairs phoenix, may 20 - the y2k fud is on big time as is the c2o or the millennium bug as some of the more literate compugeeks call it. What really happened in y2k professor martyn thomas myth or a scam invented by rapacious consultants and supported by manufacturers who what was the millennium bug the root of the problem was that it was common to leave out the century when referring to a year just as most people refer to “the twenties” or “the sixties. West antarctic collapse scam the canada y2k bug posted on august 14, 2018 by tonyheller i have been analyzing the canadian temperature record, and it is a farce there are less than 25 stations in canada with a relatively complete long term daily temperature record. The year 2000 problem, also known as the y2k problem, the millennium bug, the y2k bug, or y2k, is a class of computer bugs related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates beginning in the year 2000 problems were anticipated, and arose, because many programs represented four-digit years with only the final two digits — making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900.
Y2k bug bbc hits out at the millennium bug was it a hoax bobbie johnson, technology correspondent mon 5 oct 2009 0300 edt first published on mon 5 oct 2009 0300 edt. The recruitment scam is so engrossed in her job-finding task that she totally fails to even suspect that the whole agency might be a fraud to avert the y2k bug he asked the exec-utives how they found all the program-72 communications of the acm | march 2011 | vol 54 | no 3. A short documentary on the event which turned out to be fake even though many people were very freaked out about it. The year 2000 problem, also known as the y2k problem, the millennium bug, the y2k bug, or y2k, is a class of computer bugs related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates beginning in the year 2000 problems were anticipated, and arose, because many programs represented four-digit years with only the final two digits — making.
Y2k for the most part was in fact a giant scam brought about by the governmental scientific media complex (gsmc) and this is the same bunch of scumbags that created the global warming scare fear scams for profit are not new and have always been with us. Y2k bug scams, nigerian scams, and more: internet scambusters #33 we had some very interesting items (especially about y2k scams), so we decided to do another “snippets” issue this month. It was a scam perpetrated on the uninformed people thought that computer chips couldn't count past 1999 or that embedded chips were embedded in concrete or something. But the biggest concern among government officials and consumer groups is how scam artists might play on - and profit from - such fears cure the millennium bug ahead of the y2k. It was over hyped but not a scam the important stuff all had fixes in well in time, some less important stuff had problems (including my dyslexia stuff) which got fixed and some problems were minor enough not to be noticed.
“this site offers to ‘fix’ your computer to be safe from the y2k bug the site sells a disk for $25 to test your pc to see if you’re safe from the bug & they sell the ‘fix’ for the bug for $160. Was the y2k millennium bug fear overblown i think people felt duped because the world was predicting a disaster, quinn says there were even predictions that cars would stop running because of. Even if a y2k bug has already occurred, it may not have become visible to the computer technicians observing the system, let along the customers and end-users who depend on the systems. The y2k computer bug was real what was unreal was the way the media overplayed the whole thing there was panic buying, there was mass anxiety, and the scam artists did have a field day capitalizing on people's gullibity.
The financial burden exacted by y2k scam artists consumer finances may also be affected by computer malfunc- tions that result in the loss of important financial data. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Y2k bug: y2k bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000 after over a year of international alarm, few major failures occurred in the transition from december 31, 1999, to january 1, 2000. Nn/g home asktog columns a century of scams: ask tog, december, 1999 a century of scams the 20th century may well be remembered for the perfection of the con, from “the wire store” gambling con of the early part of the century to the sudden reblossoming of homeopathic medicine and similar discredited scams as the century closes.
Y2k hoax: a simple explanation millennium bug is a misnomer millennium the year 2000 is not the start of the next millennium even if it was, this date-field issue has nothing to do with thousand year cycles. The year 2000 problem (also known as the y2k problem, the millennium bug, the y2k bug, or simply y2k) was a problem for both digital (computer-related) and non-digital documentation and data storage situations which resulted from the practice of abbreviating a four-digit year to two digits. An interesting thing about the y2k bug is that is really wasn’t a bug the programs were working exactly as designed – and the two-digit year was an intentional piece of the design you could argue that it was a design flaw, but that would be pretty harsh. Facts on this mischievous deception the hysteria surrounding the year 2000 computer bug was the biggest money-making hoax in my lifetime.