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The Y2K countdown clock that appears in the banner above and on every page of this special report is based on the clock on your computer or network. If your computer's clock is not set to the correct time, the clock above will be inaccurate.

As the official timekeeper of the United States, the Naval Observatory Time Service Department maintains extremely accurate atomic clocks. It hosts a site that allows the you to check the time and determine the accuracy of your system clock (requires a Java-enabled browser).

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