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What started of as a noble act of saving some memory space turned out to be a quake capable of trembling the world to its core When maiden inventors set the year with two digits instead of four little did they realize that by 1st January 2000 it would cause arithmetic delinquencies and confuses the entire system For example a bank transaction on the 25th of July 1997 would be recorded as 072597 Many software add the value 1900 to the two digits code to calculate the actual year A credit card charged on 1st of January 2000 would have to bear the interest of 99 years because the transaction date would read 010100 This means the computers assume that the same transaction took place on 01011900 Another major problem with six digits dating occurs when we tend to compare the pre and post - 2000 dates For example 010999 and 010100 when converted into a simple code they would read 990901 and 000101 respectively Obviously 990901 is older than 000101 which in reality is not true As the computers cannot process the current date as year 2000 marches in it is also unable to calculate the leap year All years divisible by 4 is considered as a leap year except for centuries A century will be considered as a leap year only if it is divisible by 400 For example 1996 is considered as a leap year because it is divisible by 4 1996 4 499 wherelse 1997 is not 19974 49925 On the hand the hand 1900 is not a leap year for it is not divisible by 400 1900400475 Year 2000 is a leap year for it is divisible by 400 2000400 5 with reference to explanation from httpwwwastcamacukRGOleafletsleapyearleapyearhtml As we step into the year 2000 existing computers will not be able to differentiate the two digits year anymore The 00 date field might be assumed
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