Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:53 UTC, submitted by judgen
Microsoft The outage on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform that caused the government's G-Cloud service to go offline was the result of a calculation error caused by the extra day in February due to the leap year. Writing on the Azure blog the firm's corporate vice president for service and cloud, Bill Laing, said while the firm had still to fully determine the cause of the issue, the extra date in the month appeared the most likely cause.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Depends on how you define Y2K.

If Y2K was about how a single flaw in a single system somewhere would kill all civilization. Then no, this is not that.

If Y2K was about how some developers fail to think a few years into the future with localized bad results, then yes. This is that.

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