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Y2K’s Annoying Little Brother

Millenium Bug CartoonRemember the hoopla and hype surrounding the dreaded “Millennium Bug”? Well, we may be due for some inadvertent time-travel once again…

Two years ago, Congress decided to extend the period of daylight-saving time in an effort to reduce energy use. (More daylight -> Less power used for lights and heat.) However, some of the techno- gadgets that surround us at home and at work were originally programmed to auto-switch to DST on the old date, the first Sunday in April. So, you better double-check that VCR/PVR before recording that episode of Battlestar Galactica on the second Sunday in March (the new start of Daylight Saving).

Read more about this issue and some of the available fixes in this ZDNet article.