year 2000; (nickname for) malfunctions and problems expected to occur on January 1 in the year 2000
As we approach the end of this millennium, many users of data analysis software have discovered that their programs do not support dates with a year designation that starts with any other digits but "19." Thus, effectively, that software is incompatible with the dates that will soon become a reality (and even now need to be used in modeling, forecasting, etc.). STATISTICA
(see University site licenses) is one of very few programs that is not only "year-2000 compatible" but, also so-called, "year-2000-friendly" by offering flexible options to customize the operation of the program (e.g., the interpretation of ambiguous date designations, such as 1/1/20, where 20 could mean 1920 or 2020), to meet different specific needs of the data analysts.
n : the year 2000 in the gregorian calendar [syn: y2k]
Year 2k,year 2000,a common name for all the difficulties the turn of the century bring to computer users.
Stands for "Year 2000." However, this term is more often used to refer to the "Millenium Bug." This bug is a little creature that lives inside older computers. When the year 2000 rolls around, the little bug will self-destruct, blowing up the computer it was residing in. The chain of explosions across the world will be catastrophic, causing global panamonia and LA riots. Also associated with Y2K is the end of the world, which is without doubt, foreshadowed by the dredded Millenium Bug. So, on January 1, 2000, you'll want to make sure you have at least a 5 year's supply of food and water, roughly half a million dollars in cash, and at least 200 acres of land somewhere in Montana. Of course, it doesn't really matter, considering the world will have already ended anyway. Update:
We're in the year 2000 and the world is still going! No Armageddon, no major computer explosions, no nuclear holocaust, not even any L.A. Riots... Wow, I guess Y2K wasn't really that bad after all. (Surprise, surprise.) Sorry to all those of you who bought 200 acres of land in Montana. =)
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 that resulted from the practice of truncating a four-digit year to two digits. This made year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900. The former assumption that a twentieth-century date was always understood caused various errors concerning, in particular, the display of dates and the automated ordering of dated records or real-time events.
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1. the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar
(hypernym) year, twelvemonth, yr
the term used to describe the problems associated with a computer bug which caused some computers and other systems to have problems on Januray 1, 2000. Some programs were written to only use the last two digits of the year, recognized the year 2000 as 1900.
Year 2000 (2000 = 2K)
Year 2000. An abbreviation used to signify the problem that many operating systems Application programs will not work properly after the year 2000. This is because the programs have been written using 2 characters to signify the year (95,96,97 etc) - not taking the century into consideration. 00 will represent year 2000 the programs will process this year as if it occurs before any other (as 00 is less than 95).
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