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the NTP network (click to show current
Many, if not most, Web servers synchronize their clocks with
a network of
atomic clocks. This server usually maintains the correct time to
within a few seconds from this network. Some do much better.
See Webserver Stats for a histogram of
date and time a PC is set to. The following graph shows typical errors
for a number of PCs:
Differences between browser time and this server's time
A number of time servers are available to the public for setting their clocks.
Your ISP may operate such a time server, and should be checked first. If not,
you may connect to a public server.
For more information about setting your computer's clock, see
Some GPS (Global Positioning System) thought it was 6 January 1980
again, including many in Japanese luxury cars.
Certain GPS equipment may require a software
upgrade to handle time after 21 August 1999.
Embedded Systems and the Year 2000 Problem
- Many Embedded Systems (industrial process controllers, automotive systems,
etc.) are overdesigned and use Real-Time-Clock chips or software
unecessarily. They are thus vulnerable to Y2K and related rollover problems.
Y2K38 - 18 January 2038
The 32-bit time bug. Certain operating systems and hardware may think it's
If your power goes out this year, it may not be a Y2K glitch,
it may be a solar flare induced failure. See
Space Storms Affect Life on Earth
Sunspot Cycle Predictions for background,
The Space Weather Bureau for current
forecasts. A previous solar storm in March 1989 knocked out power for
9 hours in Canada and the US.
Satellite systems, including telecommunications and navigation, may also
Humour: Burger Counter Rollover
The McDonalds "burgers sold" counter will rollover from 99 billion
to zero, causing the collapse of the fast-food industry and civilisation
as we know it ...
read on ...., also
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