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Submission + - Today in year-based computer errors: draft notices sent to men born in the 1800s (wpxi.com)

sandbagger writes: The glitch originated with the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles during an automated data transfer of nearly 400,000 records. The records of males born between 1993 and 1997 were mixed with those of men born a century earlier. The federal agency didn't know it because the state uses a two-digit code to indicate birth year.
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Today in year-based computer errors: draft notices sent to men born in the 1800s

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