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Windows 7: 'Leap second bug' causes site outages


01 Jul 2012   #1

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'Leap second bug' causes site outages

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It only takes a single second to wreak havoc on the Internet.

The addition of a leap second to the Coordinated Universal Time at midnight Greenwich Mean Time last night appears to have caused site disruptions for a handful of popular Web sites and software platforms.

The adjustment, which was made by International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, was necessary to keep atomic clocks in line with the Earth's ever-changing speed of rotation. Dozens of leap seconds have been added since their introduction in 1972.
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01 Jul 2012   #2

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I know it really threw me off my game.
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01 Jul 2012   #3

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I used it to take a leap vacation. Totally refreshed now

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02 Jul 2012   #4

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It was a PIA to reset all my clocks this morning.

Jim
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02 Jul 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
It was a PIA to reset all my clocks this morning.

Jim
I feel your pain, Jim. I had all these digital displays flashing {{{ 12:00 }}} at home and at work.
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02 Jul 2012   #6

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I have one of those clock boards from the year 2000 bug hysteria that kept my pc in sync with the leap second,
sure glad that the battery lasted over 12 years.

Rich
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