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Computers (general) / Oil industry
|English term or phrase: Millennium Bug’|
I found "الحشرة الألفية" but for some reason that sounds funny!
I wonder if there's any other translation for it.
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|millennium bug’ |
or Year 2000 bug or millennium bug
Potential problem in computers and computer networks at the beginning of the year 2000.
Until the 1990s, most computer programs used only the last two digits to designate the year, the first two digits being fixed at 19. As the year 2000 approached, many programs had to be partly rewritten or replaced to prevent interpretation of "00" as 1900 rather than 2000. It was feared that such a misreading would lead to software and hardware failures in computers used in such important areas as banking, utilities systems, government records, and so on, with the potential for widespread chaos on and following Jan. 1, 2000. Up to $200 billion may have been spent (half in the U.S.) to upgrade computers and application programs to be Y2K-compliant. Despite international alarm, few major failures occurred, partly because these measures were effective and partly because the likely incidence of failure was exaggerated.
Coding error in a computer program that prevents it from functioning as designed.
Most software companies have a quality-assurance department which is charged with finding program bugs while the program is in development (debugging); bugs are also often detected by means of beta testing (testing of a product, often by potential consumers, before it is placed on the market). The term originated in a computer context in 1945 when a moth flew into and jammed an electrical relay of the Harvard Mark II computer; it was extracted and taped into the log book with the inscription "First actual case of bug being found" (the term having previously been used for other kinds of mechanical defects).
© 2005 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
■ noun an inability in older computing software to deal correctly with dates of 1 January 2000 or later.
© Oxford University Press, 2004
The Y2K problem. A term used to signify the problem that many operating systems Application programs will not work properly after the year 2000. This is because the programs have been written using 2 characters to signify the year (95,96,97 etc) - not taking the century into consideration. 00 will represent year 2000 the programs will process this year as if it occurs before any other (as 00 is less than 95).
An unintentional error in software or hardware. For software bugs the application may stop altogether or produce unexpected results. There are various stories of where the term originated – the most famous from about 50 years ago credited to a moth that was squashed between components of an ancient computer.
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