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This is gonna take some getting used to. :) Always known you by same name and avatar!
So what is origin of this new user name Longle41?
 
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Yep, 1941. I'm going to try and change it again in 7 days. I wanted to change it to Radioguy41 but it kept burping for some reason.
 

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As an IT professional it burns me when muggels refuse to use full dates. Have we forgotten Y2K already?

And I'll pass along a friendly tip: In Windows Control Panel for Regional Settings, go into the Date & Time format, Advanced, and change the default range for a two-digit year to be more appropriate for the current century. Right now, by default, Windows uses 1925-2024 for the assumed range for a two-digit date. We're only eight years away from ordinary users typing in the current year and getting "1925" instead. I use "1985-2084" on my Windows installations because that covers anything during my professional lifetime.
 
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As an IT professional it burns me when muggels refuse to use full dates. Have we forgotten Y2K already?

Agree. BTW - do you happen to know why Windows 9 doesn't exist? Was it really because some software from the remote past thought it was Windows 95 or 98 instead?
 
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As an IT professional it burns me when muggels refuse to use full dates. Have we forgotten Y2K already?
Twasn't a date, twas a handle. As a 38 year IT Pro (now semi-retired) the Y2K issue was the most over-blown issue in the history of computers. Essentially nothing happened, despite all the dire predictions. The electrical grid didn't shut down, nor did bank ATM's, the Internet, traffic lights, or dept store cash registers. I did, however, earn a good living Y2K "proofing" systems in anticipation of the looming disaster.
 
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Twasn't a date, twas a handle. As a 38 year IT Pro (now semi-retired) the Y2K issue was the most over-blown issue in the history of computers. Essentially nothing happened, despite all the dire predictions. The electrical grid didn't shut down, nor did bank ATM's, the Internet, traffic lights, or dept store cash registers. I did, however, earn a good living Y2K "proofing" systems in anticipation of the looming disaster.
[OFFTOPIC]Most of our IT and PA systems were based on OpenVMS which can handle dates into the 3,700th century, so I wasn't worried about them. However, the application programmers who used two-digit dates on production records, financial IDs, never thought about, "oh, yeah, PO00xxxxxxx... won't come after PO99xxxxxxx" until the Y2K buzz started. I was taking it into account on the systems I was designing back in 1985 when I got started so all of my stuff was fine. It was the systems we paid good money for that the vendors then charged $$$ to fix their short-sightedness.[/OFFTOPIC]
 
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