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Disclaimer : This is just for FYI only, Please Don't try this. This is true and if you do thisthen your network based applications will not work.

1. login to yahoo messenger

2. send instant message to anyone - fine its working...
3. now, change ur system date to 19-Jan-2038, 03:14:07 AM or above (as mentioned in mail)
4. Confirm weather ur date is changed
5. again send instant message to anyone...
Your YM crahes....
YES ALL NETWORK BASED APPLICATION WILLNOT WORK NOW
post #2 of 15
So I also gather that something happens to me on my 53rd birthday then?....maybe thats when Yahoo's certificate expires or something?
post #3 of 15
what the hell are you talking about?
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post #4 of 15
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Not just yahoo all network based applications lol
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In 2038?! What will I do? That's like, in 5 years!

Oh, yeah. I don't use ym.
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I is confuzzzed
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I think it has to do with this problem here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

A bit of a random post but an interesting phenomenon nonetheless smile.gif
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This is just Y2K all over again. Nothing's going to happen.
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If you guys don't get it its the same thing with Y2k. People thought that they "Forgot" to program it.
    
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post #10 of 15
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Lol its not just yahoo all internet apps lol
And even though its years away its still a bug and can be used for EVIL! Simple Time and date settings could cause a complete connectivity loss in a cloud environment heavily degrading security. And its not fixed yet!!
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