Banks Y2K10 bug

So it appears that the Y2K bug has turned up a little late. Maybe the big had budget and scope problems, and is running behind schedule?

The Bank of Queensland EFTPOS machines have had problems since the 1st. And now it appears Bank West EFTPOS terminals are having the same problem. All deciding it is really 2016 and rejecting cards as expired. [1]

Then there is a the Window mobile SMS messages being future dated.[2]

Best explanation I have seen for this is a ’10’ in decimal being read as ’10’ in hexadecimal, which become ’16’ in decimal. Hence jumping from 9 to 16.[3]

Or there was an atempt to avoid the year 2012 on the Mayan calendar.

    1. Welcome to 2016: Eftpos glitch spreads (Chris Zappone, SMH, 5 Jan 2010)
    2. 2016 bug hits Windows phones (John Oats, The Registry, 5 Jan 2010)
    3. The 2016 hit-list is getting longer (David Heath, iTWire, 5 Jan 2010)
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