LGR Tech Tales - Y2K: The Year 2000 Problem

17 sty 2020
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Was Y2K real? Was it a hoax? On January 1st, 2000, a computer glitch dubbed The Millennium Bug was supposed to occur at midnight on New Year's and affect our technology in a major way. 20 years later we know nothing much happened, but why? Join me and find out on LGR Tech Tales!
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  • Special thanks to my friends and colleagues who brought to life those 20-year-old Y2K comments! In order of appearance: Gaming Historian | plworld.info Pixelmusement | plworld.info Retro Man Cave | plworld.info The 8-Bit Guy | plworld.info PushingUpRoses | plworld.info Brutalmoose | plworld.info Modern Vintage Gamer | plworld.info Nostalgia Nerd | plworld.info

    LGRLGR9 miesięcy temu
    • Modern vintage gamer, was so suprised to hear him allofa sudden :D:D

      Erik CserniczkyErik Cserniczky4 miesięcy temu
    • I'm waiting for Y2k38. (Linux 32-bit date bug)

      Kevin SenecalKevin Senecal5 miesięcy temu
    • That was unexpected

      CrokobosCrokobos6 miesięcy temu
    • Those were great

      KurzovKurzov6 miesięcy temu
    • The only voice I recognized was MVG( And I watch all these guys regularly.

      George HovhannisianGeorge Hovhannisian8 miesięcy temu
  • MEMO - The TSP reports need to be turned in by this weekend. Lets get those TSP reports done you guys!

    davedave3 dni temu
  • The biggest problem with the Y2K issue was people not comprehending that 1999 wasn't the end of the millenium, 2000 was. The Y2K bug itself wasn't even a major issue in most systems where it actually caused errors. Most of the panic regarding the issue came from people with no clue about how computers work. But now we're looking towards 2038 where 32 bit *nix systems will have problems

    SteelRodentSteelRodent10 dni temu
  • good thing we won't need to deal with it for another 1000 years

    dotdot13 dni temu
  • I vaguely remember Y2K. IIRC, it fell on a weekend and on weekends, me and Dad used to play PC games past midnight as a treat as long as I kept my grades decent. Except for that one... because Best Buy told dad to leave his computer off. I was one salty 8-year old.

    sandakurevasandakureva17 dni temu
  • Probably Y2K hasn't happened as media predicted, but Y2K20 did. The world is under a decimating pandemic just like in 1920...

    Marcelo GdMarcelo Gd19 dni temu
  • Until 1999 Carlos Menem was the president of Argentina. This guy broke all records on corruption (Until Mauricio Macri came and set corruption to a higher standard... Yes, we argentinians, comit collective suicide periodicaly by voting that kind of crap...). By 1998 he commissioned Claudia Bello, a rising oportunist politician, to assess the Y2K problem. It was a huge oportunity to get money from corruption. Millions were spent, nothing happened here and the rising star Mrs. Bello falled in oblivion...

    Marcelo GdMarcelo Gd19 dni temu
  • In the Year 2000 :) QC

    Quaalude CharlieQuaalude Charlie19 dni temu
  • 16:01 Shady manufacturer uses fake SD card

    WorldTravel1518WorldTravel151821 dzień temu
  • 0:53 this sounds like the Aperture Science Extended Relaxation Center Wakeup Music (ASERCWM?) in Portal 2

    WorldTravel1518WorldTravel151821 dzień temu
  • I remember just recently watching a video by Internet Historian which sums up the event in the exact same way that theses newspaper hot takes do, a sarcastic "300 billion well spent". Seems like he was also one of the many demanding disaster or ignorance, as his coronavirus videos are doing almost the exact same thing: focusing on the crazies and downplaying the deaths.

    Kuolettava !Kuolettava !25 dni temu
  • 16:30 - ... @brutalmoose?? 🤔🤔🤔

    Bernice PandersBernice Panders27 dni temu
  • but I had a SGI personal iris with IRIX and that wasn't y2k compatible

    shadow the hedgehogshadow the hedgehogMiesiąc temu
  • I think I wasted most of 1999 trolling through source code and producing Y2K compliance reports... There were a few issues that were fixed but nothing of consequence. And I was working in the electric utility industry which was supposed to meltdown.... I had more issues twice a year on DLS transitions - that still gets done the wrong way too often. And last time I used it Reuters was still using 1 digit years!

    Dave WaterworthDave WaterworthMiesiąc temu
  • 16:20 Is that Brutalmoose?

    CorterriCorterriMiesiąc temu
  • I wonder when it turns 2038 how many issues that will be

    Tech HowdenTech HowdenMiesiąc temu
  • If Y2K were to happen now in 2020 it would be immediately disregarded as fake news and nobody would do any preventative measures before the damage is done- Oh wait...

    Giselle TorresGiselle TorresMiesiąc temu
  • HEY...ITS NORMAN. AT 15:24

    TrottotrotTrottotrotMiesiąc temu
  • My brother in law and i had a plan to borrow my gtandmothers little s-10 pick up and crash it into food lion grocery store and start looting. Cause money would have no value.

    TrottotrotTrottotrotMiesiąc temu
  • and theres a artist called y2k

    nukes games Minecraft and morenukes games Minecraft and moreMiesiąc temu
  • Y2K was a big deal at my work, but it went fine! Quite frankly, so much stuff breaks or is broken now-a-days that Y2K happens every week or so.

    Glen LastGlen LastMiesiąc temu
  • When Y2K happened, I was on my Monorail Intel Celeron 333mhz watching the countdown on TV and we had a mousetrap set, it was like 3,2, snap, 1 that mouse didn't make it into the new millenium lol.

    ThadThadMiesiąc temu
  • I just hope there are no 32-bit Unix based servers by 2038.

    Vini M.Vini M.Miesiąc temu
  • At least there was toilet paper and hand sanitizer on the shelves

    William DavisWilliam Davis2 miesięcy temu
  • year 2000: I'll be terrifying!! year 2020: Hold my beer...

    Ivan MurrayIvan Murray2 miesięcy temu
  • The Y2K scare was pretty prevalent here in the Philippines as well. People were mostly scared that they'd lose all their bank deposits because the systems would crash all at once.

    lordcloudxlordcloudx2 miesięcy temu
    • doomsday cults will take advantage of any events that are apocoliptic to get more money by bullying those who not repent which pissed me more

      Jan Christian Ursua AguilarJan Christian Ursua AguilarMiesiąc temu
  • I remember all the hype and fear mongering and even had training for our military jobs to be "compatible" lol. I only wish that I hadn't backed out of going to New York City that year.

    Real_Sgt_TomReal_Sgt_Tom2 miesięcy temu
  • To save you time: Blame the media, it's always the media fucking shit up.

    KaguyaaKaguyaa2 miesięcy temu
  • Once i heard spok talk about it i shot mt family at 11:58 and thr dog by time i got to off myself it was 12:02 my Compaq pc didnt explode i felt stupid

    Gray GunterGray Gunter2 miesięcy temu
  • Humans are weird. Society is weird too. WTF are we doing lol

    j gj g2 miesięcy temu
  • That fart noise at 13:51 with the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pretty much sums up Y2K. LOL!

    midarkmindmidarkmind2 miesięcy temu
  • Nice touch with the accents! I need to find that Y2K movie!

    TMD StudiosTMD Studios2 miesięcy temu
  • So, two IBMers told us waaay before that this will be a problem, but just got ignored, and everyone only took actions in the "last minute"... why am I not surprised? It'll probably be the same with global warming, but that can't be changed in a few years...

    MetalTrabantMetalTrabant2 miesięcy temu
  • The horror. -Boomhauer

    Creeper 12012 & MisterCreep1Creeper 12012 & MisterCreep12 miesięcy temu
  • proof that humans cant be bothered to fix something unless the consequences are staring them in the face...

    YUNGSLUGSYUNGSLUGS2 miesięcy temu
  • such a weird thing that some of us lived through that, at some of us are too young to know what it was (as well as other major events) also, as a 15 year old, during that whole thing, the very first thought I had, was how, maybe I wouldn't have to go to school anymore! (i hated school back then)

    Kalma ClemensKalma Clemens2 miesięcy temu
  • It really hits home seeing people who treated this like it was going to be a great disaster, then when an actual disaster like a pandemic happens everyone instead pretends everything is fine.

    Christopher BlairChristopher Blair2 miesięcy temu
  • so basically we're living "y2k 2.0" today i did not lose my hairs i just turned off the tv

    Ed 13kEd 13k2 miesięcy temu
  • If we only knew the problems that would occur in 2020 and this video was uploaded on my last birthday.

    Jonathon MecklenburgJonathon Mecklenburg2 miesięcy temu
  • Let’s all admit, we were stupid.

    Nick SloukaNick Slouka2 miesięcy temu
  • I didn't realize I was listening to surprise guests until I heard 8 Bit Guy's distinctive voice. Probably "distinctive" because I watch a lot of him, but his voice also just stands out to me. Didn't even realize Brutalmoose was in there until after the video.

    Seeker 818211Seeker 8182112 miesięcy temu
  • Peparing for the 21st century? That started 2001. Not 2000.

    ISOHavenISOHaven2 miesięcy temu
  • Such hype for almost nothing. I only had one patch to apply to our systems when that happened (aside from Windows taking care of itself). That patch was for a software system called GPS (Great Plains). But to be fair, the reason not much happened is because we fixed the vast majority of it before hand. Imagine had nothing been done. Interestingly enough this laziness continued which is why we don't have a Windows 9.

    ISOHavenISOHaven2 miesięcy temu
  • e

    Caching with AzzoCaching with Azzo2 miesięcy temu
  • Fun fact: the new millennium actually started in 2001 :-)

    Andy RuxandaAndy Ruxanda2 miesięcy temu
  • My parents just decided to ride the lightning when the Y2K bug came

    Grunge_ GuitarGrunge_ Guitar2 miesięcy temu
  • I remember being in elementary school and coloring an image of the Y2K "Bug". It was that prevalent, to the point kids in *elementary school* knew about and joked about it.

    The Phantom Safety PinThe Phantom Safety Pin2 miesięcy temu
  • 16:06 Woah I know that voice! It's Roses

    BstDgnrtBstDgnrt2 miesięcy temu
  • I got an ad blocker just to binge watch this channel.

    BBGBBG2 miesięcy temu
  • People are just as dumb and subject to easy panic today....

    CipherBytesCipherBytes2 miesięcy temu
  • Y2K was real, man! If you don't remember it, you weren't there!

    David JamesDavid James2 miesięcy temu
  • Jokes aside, I WANT that Y2K bug plush

    Victor SosaVictor Sosa2 miesięcy temu
  • In my company we were ok for Y2K but we had a similar date related problem with a mission critical program provided by a vender. It stopped working on all our systems on Nov 11, 2001. ( Read by the program 01-11-11) At first we couldn't figure out why, but when we started getting reports of other companies that used the program also having the problem, we realized it was a date issue. The solution was to move the date to the 12th, which worked, but we lost a few hours of production that day, and we had to write a special program to fix the date in the Database, before resetting the date back the next day.

    tf51dtf51d2 miesięcy temu
  • Several Dollars and Dollars spent... on a calendar bug that some people were to lazy to fix.

    Mr. FictitiousMr. Fictitious2 miesięcy temu
  • the story helps explain what is going on right now

    Daniel RizzoDaniel Rizzo3 miesięcy temu
  • was that Brutalmoose I heard? You're pals with Brutalmoose? holy shit, I love this channel even more

    SirinterwebSirinterweb3 miesięcy temu
  • I was 9 years old in 1999

    The modron Clock work goof ballThe modron Clock work goof ball3 miesięcy temu
  • I wonder if life restarts after death Like born aegin and die and agein

    Rong HeRong He3 miesięcy temu
  • when you are trying to look up a 1999 crisis but you get a trash rapper instead

    FH4GuyFH4Guy3 miesięcy temu
  • Speaking of the year 2038 problem, how long will the BIOS in the IBM AT PC keep accurate time anyway?

    happysmash27happysmash273 miesięcy temu
  • I was 10 around the time and I always wondered why people were freaking out so much about all this...

    Joel El RicanJoel El Rican3 miesięcy temu
  • @13:52 Was that a fart??

    MoonOvIceMoonOvIce3 miesięcy temu
  • That wasn't Tony Parker..... That was the 8-Bit Guy! hehehehe

    Rik PrinceRik Prince3 miesięcy temu
  • more plz! excellent video! Greetings from Venezuela!

    Miguel MedinaMiguel Medina3 miesięcy temu
  • What an amazing video!

    camo8723camo87233 miesięcy temu
  • "The media will have to find something else to expand to the ridiculous", Global warming.

    Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson3 miesięcy temu
  • programmers in 1958: we need to specify between 19xx and 20xx. i know that's over 40 years away but trust me it will be a big deal. programmers in 1977: we need to specify between 19xx and 20xx. i know that's over 20 years away but trust me it will be a big deal. programmers in 1985: we need to specify between 19xx and 20xx. i know that's over 10 years away but trust me it will be a big deal. companies in 1998: we need to fix ALL THIS CODE in archaic languages from 40 years ago in 2 years otherwise anything could happen!! why did no one warn us!!

    friv. comfriv. com3 miesięcy temu
  • what if it would have happened though?

    Rick AstleyRick Astley3 miesięcy temu
  • I remember being an Intern at Long Island Jewish hospital in 1999, which I did while still in high school. The hospital was using Compaq Desk Pro 2000 as well as some older models Compaq's that escape me at the moment. I had the lovely task of going to each workstation on almost every floor in this huge hospital updating the BIOS from 3 different 3.5 inch floppies for the other models as well. There was a point when I had skipped certain floors the cared for elderly patients because there was a Flu going around. I eventually got around to upgrading it, but that was so tedious.

    R3dDra90nR3dDra90n3 miesięcy temu
  • Intelligent summation of that time. Thank you

    Mrs VerveMrs Verve3 miesięcy temu
  • ah yes, the "apocalypses" of the 20th century

    βωρδάρτβωρδάρτ3 miesięcy temu
  • The 8-bit Guys voice is way too recognizable. Kind of through me for a loop there:)

    TechYoSelfTechYoSelf3 miesięcy temu
  • 11:27 World Weekly News is full of crap. Never trust anything they say.

    WorldTravel1518WorldTravel15183 miesięcy temu
  • A smaller Y2K nearly happened in 2020, because rather than switching to a 4 digit date, many just changed it so that any date before 20 was in 2000, and anything after was in 1900. See the issue?

    WorldTravel1518WorldTravel15183 miesięcy temu
    • Okay, he talks about it in the video.

      WorldTravel1518WorldTravel15183 miesięcy temu
  • Honestly, the only thing that happened to us? . . . Our fax machine started printing year "100" in the page header. That was all.

    You Don’t Know MeYou Don’t Know Me3 miesięcy temu
  • We are going to have a similar problem in 2038 with the Unix timestamp.

    Jake GrossJake Gross3 miesięcy temu
  • Have you heard have of Palm day? ts a ticking time bomb for the Palm PDAs

    CheekiBreekiCheekiBreeki3 miesięcy temu
  • Y3K when

    SwagveexSwagveex3 miesięcy temu
  • History of Valve next on LGR Tech Tales?

    MondySpartanMondySpartan3 miesięcy temu
  • I remember going to a hospital around this time and all the hospital equipment had a sticker, that said Y2K READY

    Golden WoodworkingGolden Woodworking3 miesięcy temu
  • hoh my dudhee its a number!! its even not real.2000 is one more invention of the human being. the world doesnt care about if its 1999 or 2000. only the fucked up human being did panic about lol!!!

    sadthoguah thefirstsadthoguah thefirst3 miesięcy temu
  • i love that the fix for y2k was literally the same mistake that caused the y2k bug

    Arin SantryArin Santry3 miesięcy temu
  • "Apocalyptic" HAH just wait 20 years people

    ChefChef4 miesięcy temu
  • the programmers should have documented their y2k bug fixing better and publicize it.

    ManuelManuel4 miesięcy temu
  • Hey look I'm grateful WWE2K20 didn't work that game is awful

    hotshotrollins120hotshotrollins1204 miesięcy temu
  • Covid

    MrJbs325MrJbs3254 miesięcy temu
  • I spent the last few hours of 1999 warching movies with friends and a large bottle of rum. Easily one of my favorite memories.

    SandyRiverBlueSandyRiverBlue4 miesięcy temu
  • I mean, to be fair, I guess all those stickered items really were Y2K compliant... they weren't gonna be affected, after all.

    ScarabDScarabD4 miesięcy temu
  • $1/bit for RAM? My phone has 6 GB, so I'm walking around with 48 billion dollars worth of tech in my pocket!

    Christopher KChristopher K4 miesięcy temu
  • I'm wondering if LGR brings someone over to his house and they see the Y2K compliant sticker on his tea kettle, I wonder how that exchange would go.

    Kendall TisingerKendall Tisinger4 miesięcy temu
  • Tony Parker is the 8-bit guy‽‽

    VenecraftVenecraft4 miesięcy temu
  • Omg the voice collabs was awesome and unexpected

    TreytinoTreytino4 miesięcy temu
  • The Y2K disaster....Its when Windows ME was released

    Max DMax D4 miesięcy temu
  • Leap years are every 4 years, except every 100 years, except every 400 years. So, 2000 was a leap year. Even if some devices and apps made it safely through Jan 1st, on Feb 29th, they showed Mar 1st.

    Darren HillDarren Hill4 miesięcy temu
  • Oh, we got an apocalypse in the end. It just came 20 years later in the form of a monthly crisis 😐

    Luciano MartinezLuciano Martinez4 miesięcy temu
  • The year All did a major cleaning in their homes.

    Ann KAnn K4 miesięcy temu
  • 18:29 Todd Howard indeed!!

    OverRideOverRide4 miesięcy temu
  • I guess the 2020 thing is why everything has gone to shit now lmao

    Luca WightLuca Wight4 miesięcy temu
  • Just wait for Year 2038 problem.

    Jiří VestfyJiří Vestfy4 miesięcy temu
  • ah yes the infamous Y2K global apocalyptic cyber event. I was only 9 years old at the time and all the adults were freaking out saying things like nukes will launch on their own, planes will fall out the sky, we will be thrown back into the stone age, the world was going to end. I thought nothing of it and went to my room where I had a PS1 with lots of games to ride out the mayhem.

    netzeronetzero4 miesięcy temu