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  • Year 2000 And Computers - 800 words
    Year 2000 And Computers The year 2000 represents more than just an end to the 1900s. For computers worldwide, it can mean major problem. When software for many of the business computers in use today was in development, many programmers tried to save space by programming computers only to deal with years in the 20th century. Today, though, many computer users discover problems anytime they are dealing with a date that falls after the next turn-of-the-century. When calculations involving the year 2000 or after come up on the computer screen, many computers only read 00 and not know the correct date. They malfunction or fail. "The looming prospect of disabled computer systems and paralyzed ente ...
    Related: computer systems, computers, social security, public sector, compliant
  • Year 2000 Bug - 1,048 words
    Year 2000 Bug Less than one year until the year 2000, two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but also they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge problem that our world must face. In order to explain how to solve the "millennium bug", it is a good idea to be informed about exactly what the year 2000 problem is. The year 2000 industry expert, Peter de Ja ...
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  • Year 2000 Bug - 1,071 words
    ... eparate program to determine which millennium certain dates are in. For example, the program could determine that if the year ends in numbers between 00 and 20, the date is in the second millennium. If the year ends in 21 to 99, the date is in the first millennium. This technique avoids some of the massive changes and coordination associated with the expansion approach (Martin 1997). Date logic routines also have some downsides to them. The most important one is that the "time window" can never be more than 100 years, and the length of the time window cannot change in the future. Also, system performance may slow down with this extra step for each date to be processed. On top of that, al ...
    Related: first millennium, everyday use, detailed description, schedule, moffitt
  • Year 2000 Bug - 1,600 words
    Year 2000 Bug The Millennial sun will first rise over human civilization in the independent republic of Kiribati, a group of some thirty low lying coral islands in the Pacific Ocean that straddle the equator and the International Date Line, halfway between Hawaii and Australia. This long awaited sunrise marks the dawn of the year 2000, and quite possibly, the onset of unheralded disruptions in life as we know it in many parts of the globe. Kiribatis 81,000 Micronesians may observe nothing different about this dawn; they only received TV in 1989. However, for those who live in a world that relies on satellites, air, rail and ground transportation, manufacturing plants, electricity, heat, tele ...
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  • Year 2000 Bug - 1,539 words
    ... f the General Accounting Office. (9) The global air traffic control system will roll over to 2000 all at once, at midnight, Greenwich Mean Time, on Dec. 31, or at six oclock in the evening in New York and three in the afternoon in San Francisco. Thats the time to watch the skies, and the airports, for disaster and long lines. (10) "Our assessments suggest that the global community is likely to experience varying degrees of Y2K-related failures in every sector, in every region and at every economic level." "The global picture that is slowly emerging is cause for concern," said Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers, the State Departments Inspector General. (11) Excel part of the Microsoft Office Sui ...
    Related: fiscal year, technical support, inspector general, control system, weekly
  • Year 2000 Problem - 1,287 words
    Year 2000 Problem Summary: It was astonishing to find how unprepared the government is for this potentially devastating problem facing the American people. The government has had nearly three years of knowledge about this problem but hasnt even been able to get up to the government standards that they set back in 1996. The government is really lagging behind and could essentially destroy the American economy if they keep up the performance they are currently demonstrating. The government appears to have let the American people down. The government is now starting to realize what a dramatic effect this could have on the entire world including the US. The most powerful country may be brought t ...
    Related: major problem, business journal, world market, tony blair, relevant
  • Year 2000 Problem - 1,220 words
    ... some duty to citizens to provide basic services in return for the payment of taxes. The failure to provide these services is seen as a breach of this implied contract."(5) This also tells us that all of the information on who paid taxes for the last several years could be lost very easily. There would be no way to prove someone did or did not. This is just one of the major catastrophes that could happen. This is very scary and could truly ruin our nation's economy and freedom that we have come to grow and love. I found some very interesting information in the on-line journal called The Scotsman. ""The picture is a gloomy one," said Stephen Horn, a US senator, warning of possible breakdo ...
    Related: public sector, defense department, legal issues, crash, implied
  • Year 2000 Problem - 1,215 words
    Year 2000 Problem Argument for the statement "The Year 2000 bug will have such extensive repercussions that families and individuals should begin planning now for the imminent chaos." The Ticking Bomb Introduction A serious problem called the "Millennium Bug", and also known as the "Year 2000 Problem" and "Y2K", is bringing a new century celebration into a daunting nightmare. In the 1860s and 1970s, when computer systems were first built, the computer hardware, especially information storage space, was at a premium. With an effort to minimise storage costs, numeric storage spaces were drained to the smallest possible data type. Ignoring the fact that a software may be run in multiple centuri ...
    Related: economic problem, software applications, issues involved, computer systems, significantly
  • Year 2000 Problem - 1,160 words
    ... wareness must focus on these problems. The Hardware Dilemma If the computer hardware cannot handle dates past 31/12/99 then no software solution can fix it. Some applications request the system date directly from the hardware and cannot be trapped by the operating system, which obviates a software resolution. For instance, the PC hardware problem can be explained as follows. The standard PC computer system maintains two system dates: one is in the CMOS Real Time Clock chip, a hardware component normally located on the machines motherboard that stores time, date and system information such as drive types; and the other one is in the operating system software, these two dates are represent ...
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  • Year 2000 Problem - 1,464 words
    Year 2000 Problem Why is the Y2K problem being overlooked? The Year 2000 is rapidly approaching! Will we be ready in time? Y2K stands for Year 2000 Catastrophe. Y2K seems to be overlooked for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is because people are not aware that there is a Y2K problem because so few are computer literate. Most of the general public, while being exposed to computers, just does not realize how computers have taken over the grueling task of keeping our country running. From writing social security checks to timing traffic signals, keeping banking account records to controlling food stocks at the local supermarket, computers are involved. Some other reasons includ ...
    Related: current year, global problem, business community, american people, bank
  • Year 2000 Problem - 922 words
    Year 2000 Problem The millennial sun will first rise over human civilization in the independent republic of Kirbati, a group of thirty low lying coral islands in the Pacific Ocean. Kirbati straddles the equator and the International Dateline halfway between Hawaii and Australia. "For those who live in a world that relies on satellites, air, rail and ground transportation, manufacturing plants, electricity, heat, telephone, or TV, when the calendar clicks 99 to 00, we will experience a true millennial shift (Peterson)." As the sun moves westward on January 1, 2000 and the date shifts silently within millions of computerized systems, we will begin to experience our computer dependent world in ...
    Related: control system, personal computer, good idea, dawn, technical
  • Year Round Education - 1,884 words
    Year Round Education Imagine a child, on a hot summer day... no baseball, no swimming, no picnics or amusement park rides. Instead of spending time doing all of the things kids like to during summer vacations, this child, is attending school. Year round education (YRE) has been around since 1904, with 3,000 schools and 2 million students currently using the program (National Association). Students in year round schools go to school the same 180 days that traditional schools attend. In YRE, the summer vacation is eliminated, replacing it with shorter, more frequent breaks. There is a number of ways the year round school can operate, including: 90/30, 45/15, and 60/20. The most popular of thes ...
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  • Year Round Schooling - 1,055 words
    Year Round Schooling For more than twenty years the educational and economic benefits of year round schooling have been debated in the United States. Experts agree that year round schooling may not be the answer to the problems of all school districts. However in more than 205 districts nation wide, problems have been resolved by year round schooling. First I need to explain that this is different from extending the school year; on a year round schedule, students attend school the same number of days-180-as students on the traditional nine-month calendar. The difference is that year round education (YRE) students have several short vacations rather than one three-month summer break. Most yea ...
    Related: first year, round, round education, schooling, american lifestyle
  • Year Without Oil - 609 words
    Year Without Oil Opec Oil Embargo / 1973, The Year Without Oil OPEC Oil Embargo There are several things that come to mind when presented with the picture and topic, but the one that stands out most is shortage. However, shortage is an ironic word to use for it. It wasnt really a shortage in the fact that the world is out of oil, which being a non-renewable resource will be one day, but it was an incredible 130% increase in price by OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. This forced the petroleum market to head into a tailspin. OPEC, started by the major oil producing countries in the Middle East, was designed to give price control to the oil producers, instead of the oil manuf ...
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  • Yearbook - 516 words
    Yearbook Every year a small, elite group if kids uses their skills to make up a book. This book contains a small picture of every student in their school, and pages describing sports, clubs, and classes. Each child receives a yearbook filled with items of their high school career. What each student may not understand is the effort it required to make this book that will always keep memories alive. The yearbook alone, with such importance, deserves gratitude. But it is really those who worked on the book that need support and respect. The yearbook staff, with its three groups, deserves much appreciation for their hard work, done annually to create the yearbook. Editors deserve recognition for ...
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  • Years 1954 To 1968 - 1,021 words
    Years 1954 To 1968 Question 1. The years 1954 to 1968 were particularly turbulent and important times in American history. In an essay of no less than four full pages and no more than five, explain the major events, movements, and trends of this fourteen-year span; discuss the most prominent political and social leaders who brought about these changes, evaluating the decisions they made and their successes/failures. 50 points. The period from 1954 to 1968 was filled with major changes that greatly influenced American history. During these years the United States encountered major changes from the civil rights movement, the space race, the influence of several different leaders and a prospero ...
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  • Years 1954 To 1968 - 1,065 words
    ... hile the world was recovering from the earlier great depression. After the United States was able to send a satellite in to orbit, the prosperity of the democratic nation was revealed to the rest of the world. Our prosperity and growth as a nation made the other communist nations see us as a more prosperous and successful enemy. The confusion that our prosperity caused in other countries possibly helped other communist countries come to their downfall. The gained strength of our government during these times has been crucial to the survival of tough times in the United States. Even though the benefits were not immediately seen in many of the new ideas, both socially and politically, the ...
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  • Yeats Burns And Wordsworth Poems - 1,130 words
    Yeats Burns And Wordsworth Poems In this assignment I will compare and contrast three poems based on the theme of love. I will look at He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by W.B Yeats, Robert Burns A Red,Red Rose and the Lucy Poems by Wordsworth. I will focus on each poets tradition and culture, the poets use of language and the similarities and differences between each poem. I will conclude the assignment with my personal response. He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven was written by W.B Yeats. William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865. He abandoned his painting career after only three years to pursue a writing career with lyrics and plays. He eventually developed his own individual style ...
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  • Yeats Burns And Wordsworth Poems - 1,122 words
    ... love. In the third verse he continues to prove the depth of his love by stating again he will love her until the seas run dry and the rocks melt with the sun. Through this he creates visual imagery, allowing the reader to visualise the seas and the sun beating down on the rocks. Burns yet again attempts to show the depth of his love by saying that he will still love her even when life itself is over: Burns begins verse four with: "And fare thee weel" Again Scots dialect, meaning farewell. This reveals that he is leaving her, but we soon discover he is not leaving forever, as he promises to return. For the first time throughout the poem Burns includes an exclamation mark, which is another ...
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  • Yellow - 788 words
    Yellow Wall Paper Narrative Often times what is meant to help can hinder. Positive intentions do not always bring about desirable effects. The "Yellow Wallpaper" is an example of such an occurrence. In this short story the narrator is detained in a lonesome, drab room in an attempt to free herself of a nervous disorder. During the era in which this narrative was written such practices were considered beneficial. The narrators husband, a physician adheres to this belief and forces his wife into a treatment of solitude. Rather than heal the narrator of her psychological disorder, the treatment only contributes to its effects, driving her into a severe depression. Under the orders of her husban ...
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