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    Windows 7 Beta Delayed - Late Breaking News

    Posted: 29 Dec 2008
    Sorry Guys, according to Rueters, The Beta Release of Windows by Redmond will be delayed.


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Those eager to put 2008 behind them will have to hold their good-byes for just a moment this New Year's Eve.
    The world's official timekeepers have added a "leap second" to the last day of the year on Wednesday, to help match clocks to the Earth's slowing spin on its axis, which takes place at ever-changing rates affected by tides and other factors.
    The U.S. Naval Observatory, keeper of the Pentagon's master clock, said it would add the extra second on Wednesday in coordination with the world's atomic clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC.
    That corresponds to 6:59:59 p.m. EST (23:59:59 GMT), when an extra second will tick by -- the 24th to be added to UTC since 1972, when the practice began.
    UTC is the time scale kept by highly precise atomic clocks around the world, accurate to about a billionth of a second per day, the Naval Observatory says. For those with a need for precision timing, it has replaced Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT.
    The decision to add or remove a second is the responsibility of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, based on its monitoring of the Earth's rotation.
    The goal is to make sure clocks vary from the Earth's rotational time by no more than 0.9 seconds before an adjustment. That keeps UTC in sync with the position of the sun above the Earth.
    Mechanisms such as the Internet-based Network Time Protocol and the satellite-based Global Positioning System depend on precision timing

    Tick tock ... tick - Extra second added to 2008 | Reuters


    NormCameron's Avatar Posted By: NormCameron
    29 Dec 2008

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    Oh no, not a delay....

    Later Ted
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

    1 more second for me to party on my b-day.
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    what's another second to wait...patience my dear
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  4. Joe
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    What will I do with all that spare time
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    Oh no, not a delay....
    I was just being silly, I already have 7000; I just want 64-bit 7000. Actually I'd like 64-bit 7004.

    Later Ted
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    I'd like 7000-bit 64 :P
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    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

    i would love both...

    and a free gold copy for all the hard trouble of
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    I would like a titanium copy for 100% error free (dual) booting
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    mansrm81 said:
    1 more second for me to party on my b-day.
    Your b'day is on the 31/12 ? You must have had a lot of combined xmas and b'day presents

    On the plus side you can pretend that the world is celebrating just for you
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