Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams for August 14, 2022

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    Prescott_Philosopher   4 months ago

    Y2K was handled as a simple IT maintenance task, no big deal at all.

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    C  4 months ago

    It’s great that this site concentrates on current comics

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    Mediatech  4 months ago

    Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about was a potential global infrastructure collapse.

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    Zykoic  4 months ago

    Y2K was just a silly hoax. The real danger, as we all know, was the Mayan calendar.

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    fred.grenouille  4 months ago

    Beware the demon’s Momma! (whichever demon is current today — they come and go, but they never really disappear!)

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    Jayalexander  4 months ago

    It’s amazing how much you can break a well-functioning world with morons in charge.

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    bxclent  Premium Member 4 months ago

    i had to spend the night at work for y2k ….. not sure what they thought was going to happen…or what i was supposed to do about it….. but i got paid to sleep

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    Brich027  4 months ago

    Remember when this was the worst thing we were worried about?

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    ewaldoh  4 months ago

    Other than all the “contract hours” my neighbor put in that year, I only know of two actual outcomes:

    A friend spent >10k on provisions and the NBC News on 1-1-2000 showed the date as being January 1, 19100. I guess all those IT dollars got spent on the major corporations.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I remember doing a lot of code review and other work leading up to the Y2K debacle. Yeah, a “debacle”. Since nothing significant happened it was a debacle because we were all ready for something and nothing happened. Have millions of people tune in for the Concert of the Century and the band not show up. Let the b1t-chin begin.

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    FireAnt_Hater  4 months ago

    I remember all the Y2K work we had to do – searching all programs and files for date fields that had just two digits for the year. We had to make a fair amount of changes (was a good bit of work) but experienced no problems. This was a real relief as some of our software was on our customer’s PCs and our access to them was dial-up modems…

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    dragonbite  4 months ago

    Y2K became “Why2K”, as in “why did I worry so much”?

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    YippiKiAyMofo  4 months ago

    Forget Y2K. I’m more worried about Y2525.

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    petermerck  4 months ago

    Mordac meets Godzilla. For a good laugh look up Bambi meets Godzilla.

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    InTraining  4 months ago

    Mordac meet Squash, the Y2K Demon…!

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    LKrueger41  4 months ago

    The Y2K problem (yes, it was a problem) is an example of @ScottAdamsSays ’ optimism concerning “Slow Moving Disasters”. Given a reasonable lead time, mankind has had a perfect record of solving, circumventing or otherwise surviving every problem.

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    cherns Premium Member 4 months ago

    I had a bit of a preview: At the bus company where I was working, someone had created, around 1985, a program that did some special hourly-wage calculations, and stored the year in just one digit. After all, those calculations were certainly going to be incorporated into the greater wage-pay system before 1990, and this jerry-rigged kludge would then be jettisoned, right? Well, that didn’t happen, and when 1990 came around, the program started generating negative pay amounts. I don’t recall that it was difficult to fix the problem, but it wasn’t trivial.

    Of course, the whole “year in two digits” practice started in the days of unit-record punch cards, when transformed into 80-column records even when storage became cheaper and bigger. By then, all sorts of important files had fixed formats with two-digit years, and, for compatibility with the historical data, there was a significant amount of work-around required.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Mordac seems to have summoned more than he expected.

    That would offset “Y2K” being ever so much less than Gloom-and-Doomers predicted….

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member 4 months ago

    Mordac meets Son of Bob the Dinosaur!

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