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Y2K bug triggers army conscription
notices sent to 14,000 dead men

Guardian [UK], by Samuel Gibbs

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/12/2014 4:22:24 AM

A year 2000-related bug has caused the US military to send more than 14,000 letters of conscription to men who were all born in the 1800s and died decades ago. Shocked residents of Pennsylvania began receiving letters ordering their great grandparents to register for the US military draft by pain of “fine and imprisonment.” [Snip] Y2K-like bug. The US Selective Service System, which sent the letters in error, automatically handles the drafting of US citizens and other US residents that are applicable for conscription. The cause of the error was narrowed down to a Y2K-like bug in the Pennsylvania department

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyVet, 7/12/2014 5:16:38 AM     (No. 9920799)

Another century and they will get their appointment at the V A.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/12/2014 5:26:24 AM     (No. 9920805)

Y2K was the year 2000. It takes 14 years for a bug to surface? Who is the Selective Service kidding. This is just a ploy for congress to give it more money for the guise of new computers and software so they can turn around and really buy more hollow point bullets and militarized weapons for Barry´s well equipped civilian army.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/12/2014 5:27:36 AM     (No. 9920806)

It was not a "Y2K bug" that caused this ridiculous incident. A clerk at the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation did not specify a century when selecting records of men born in the ´90s. Thus, 400,000 records of men born in the 1890s were transmitted to Selective Service.

This is not a "bug." This is human error.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackie, 7/12/2014 7:47:12 AM     (No. 9920909)

The Y2K excuse is just a CYA lie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: paral04, 7/12/2014 12:29:59 PM     (No. 9921349)

This is bunk. If it is a Y2K bug this erroneous mailing would have happened in the year 2000 not 14 years later.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/12/2014 1:27:41 PM     (No. 9921446)

This is a stupidity bug only to be expected from the feds.

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