[TUHS] Leap Second
dave at horsfall.org
Thu Dec 29 09:59:32 AEST 2016
(Yes, a repeat, but this momentous event only happens every few years.)
The International Earth Rotation Service has announced that there will be
a Leap Second inserted at 23:59:59 UTC on the 31st December, due to the
earth slowly slowing down. It's fun to listen to see how the time beeps
handle it; will your GPS clock display 23:59:60, or will it go nuts
(because the programmer was an idiot)?
I actually have a recording of the last one, over at
www.horsfall.org/leapsecond.webm (yes, I am a tragic geek),
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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