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Those nice folk down at London's Millennium Dome have taken time out from sweeping up the remains of last week's mega-party to end the confusion over the countdown on the Dome 2000 Web site. We had already reported on the site's clock which was used - back in 1999 - to count down to the year 2000. Now it claims there are only 362 days left… but to what? A spokeswoman for the Dome said that it was a countdown for when the multi-million pound educational attraction closes later this year. Ahh, we suspected as much. Unfortunately, for anyone accessing the site such a distinction is as clear as a pint of cloudy English beer. At least this latest faux pas is not the result of some mythical bug that is supposed to have crippled mankind at the end of the 20th Century. ®

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