Y2K Bug hit this forum New Years - 2013

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Y2K Bug hit this forum New Years - 2013

Postby machinecoder on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:23 pm

I tried to post a reply last night, it seemed the Y2K bug finally arrived :twisted: arrived a bit late though, 2013 ,there was an error message instead of a forum.

Maybe the Unix time bomb went off, I knew it was going to be the end of the world as we know it :|

People still running BASIC V1.2 or most other 8bit computer's wont be effected as they dont have real time clocks, dam hard to find a good 8 bit internet explorer but.

Wasnt me who pushed the button :lol:
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Re: Y2K Bug hit this forum New Years - 2013

Postby Gibsaw on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:59 pm

I suspect the bug was probably a bit dumber than that.

I can only guess without seeing the circumstances, but it's probably a coding assumption gone wrong.

My guess would be... Were you posting a reply to a message less than 24 hours old, but crossing a year boundary? I'll bet someone is assuming the current year.
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Re: Y2K Bug hit this forum New Years - 2013

Postby tezza on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:17 pm

Naa..even simpler again. My monthly bandwidth cap (9 GB/month) was reached on the 31st within about 10 hours of being reset again on the 1st. When that happens the site just closes down unfortunately!
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Re: Y2K Bug hit this forum New Years - 2013

Postby machinecoder on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:37 pm

It did say "bandwidth cap was reached"

Still deep down I think it was really the Y2K bug :wink:
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