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Nobody actually knows what is going to happen when the clock strikes midnight for the year 2000 All around the world people are concerned with what is being referred to as the Y2K computer bug Some people are worried that the world as we know it is going to end Others believe that everything is going to be just fine Though the world probably is not going to end there will inevitably be some problems caused by the bug Many of the worlds computers contain a programming oversight which makes them incapable of reading the date 2000 Computers use the two last digits in the year When its 1999 that is 99 in the computer language When it turns the year 2000 the computer is going to read 00 Because of the programming oversight computers will believe that the year is 1900 This can lead to a range of malfunctions and shutdowns A simple double digit programming oversight has caused all of this worry The Y2K bug could create many problems for anything involving computers Nuclear missiles could take off or detonate which could cause total annihilation in some parts of the world Nuclear power plants could shut down for months There is no idea how much mass confusion could happen when the year 2000 comes Other countries such as Russia do not have money to convert their computers from two digits to four digits Many wonder how these countries are going to be affected by the Y2K bug if nothing is done about this computer glitch Though nobody really knows exactly how the Y2K bug is going to have an impact on everyone in some way or another The biggest way is financially Because the Y2K bug may mess up bank records the Y2K bug may affect the money that you have in the bank It would be a wise decision to take a little
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