Pick a year, any year
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 13:41:23 +1000
This is the last second before midnight.
See the following from Edupage:
MICROSOFT TO FIX MINOR WINDOWS PROBLEM
Microsoft will soon place onto its Win 98 site a software patch that enables
users of its Windows 98 operating system to repair a minor and extremely
rare bug that could cause an incorrect date in the computer if a user's
machine is rebooted in the last seconds before midnight. However, the odds
are pretty good that you can relax about it, because the bug is expected to
affect only one in 5 or 6 million users. (TechWeb 14 Aug 98)
From: Bernard Robertson-Dunn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Link <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, 17 August 1998 11:34
Subject: Re: Pick a year, any year
>Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> >> (on Win98, for any year) When the clocks tick past midnight into
>> >> the next year we have found the program either leaps two days
>> >> forward or one day back."
>> >I don't have Win98 so I haven't had a go, but I did see a posting
>> >on Politech that someone had been unable to replicate the
>According to today's Canberra Times this is a real problem but
>does not always happen. It depends on the exact second that the
>time is changed or the system is rebooted. Nobody seems to know
>what that second is.
>Microsoft have admitted to the problem.
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