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idts

i don't think so

cuntm

See you in the morning

thrival

Beyond survival is the idea of thriving or prospering in the new millennium. In addition to survival meetings for Y2K, there is a movement in some communities to have ÒthrivalÓ meetings.

Gregorian calendar

The calendar used in most countries of the world, which has 12 months and 365 days a year (except for leap years). It is a modified version of the Julian calendar, and was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. (See leap year.)

unit test

A test of one application to see if remediation efforts were successful. The unit test does not test how well the application will work with other applications.

Year 2000 scoping

An assessment of the time, money, and other resources necessary to bring all systems in an enterprise into Year 2000 compliance.

millennium bug

The Y2K problem; an electrical or other system defect related to the date 2000 AD. The problem was created by the programming of computers with two-digit date fields, such as 99 instead of 1999. The year 2000 in a two-digit date field reads 00, which the computer may interpret as 1900. The computer's confusion about the date can cause processing problems.

cosmetic

For appearances only. Some systems have dates that are for human eyes only, and that are not used by the computer in its processing, such as a date on a display panel.

Air Force Year 2000 Working Group

(AFY2KWG). A U.S. Air Force group working on Y2K compliance. The AFY2KWG has identified 108 data elements which must be checked for system readiness.

field expansion

A Year 2000 conversion method that works by expanding the size of the date field; usually this means expanding a two-digit-year field to a four-digit-year field.

fixed window

A method of indicating the century (high-order digits) of a two-digit-year based on a fixed pivot point, which allows for a certain window of time to be designated for each century. For example, if 1985 is the pivot point, years 85 through 99 would have a century value of 19, and 00 through 84 would have a century value of 20. See also sliding window.

leap year

A year that has 366 days instead of 365; in a leap year, February has 29 days instead of 28. Leap years fall on any year that either can be evenly divided by 400 or evenly divided by 4 and not evenly divided by 100. For example, the year 2000 is a leap year, but 1900 is not.

rolling window

A technique for determining the century (high-order digits) of a year that is represented in two-digit format, which is a variation on the fixed window remediation technique. In this method, the pivot point changes when the system year (usually the current year) changes. It is also called the sliding window method. (See sliding window.)

pivot year

In windowing technology, the year at which two-digit dates that come before are considered 19XX and dates that come after are considered 20XX. The pivot year itself must also be defined as either 19XX or 20XX.

Year 2000 compliant

Tested and proven capable of correct identification, manipulation, and calculation using dates outside the range of 1900-1999; or not dependent on dates in order to function.

YMARK2000

A testing tool for Year 2000 compliance from NSTL.

Y2K OK

Ready for the Year 2000.

Y2K baseline inventory

An initial inventory of system data using 54 of 108 data elements identified by the Air Force Year 2000 Working Group.

Y2K event horizon

The year a system is expected to experience Year 2000-related problems as a result of date projections.

Y2K compliant

Tested and proven capable of correct identification, manipulation, and calculation using dates outside the range of 1900-1999; or not dependent on dates in order to function.

Y2K noncompliant

Tested and proven not capable of reliably using dates outside the range of 1900-1999.

Y2P

Year 2000 Problem. In the 1980s and before, most computer programs were designed to store only the last two digits of the years on all dates. When the Year 2000 comes, these programs will show dates of 00, which may be interpreted the same as 1900. This discrepancy may cause widespread problems, especially in the large computer systems used in government and big industries. Efforts to correct the problem before 2000 may be too late.

Year 2000 noncompliant

Tested and proven not capable of reliably using dates outside the range of 1900-1999.

Year 2000 Problem

(Y2P). In the 1980s and before, most computer programs were designed to store only the last two digits of the years on all dates. When the Year 2000 comes, these programs will show dates of 00, which may be interpreted the same as 1900. This discrepancy may cause widespread problems, especially in the large computer systems used in government and big industries. Efforts to correct the problem before 2000 may be too late.

Y2K ready

This expression has been used with several different, and contradictory, meanings: 1. Y2K compliant. 2. Ready for Y2K, but not necessarily Y2K compliant; implies the organization has contingency plans in case computer systems fail. 3. Able to handle date manipulation and store four-digit dates, but not requiring the user to enter a four-digit year.

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