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New Year To Be Delayed By 1 Second

This is true folks ...

A "leap second" will be added to this year's New Year's countdown to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth's rotation.

The extra second will occur as clocks strike midnight and a time of 23:59:60 will be recorded, delaying 2017 momentarily.

Now this is very welcome news because if the Earth's rotation is slowing it means less gravity and I will be lighter, thus avoiding my New Year's resolution to diet.    Perfick!     Smiley LOL

 

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and crashing crappy programmed systems. VM firmware be scared Smiley Tongue
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apcyberax wrote:
and crashing crappy programmed systems. VM firmware be scared Smiley Tongue

Ah yes, I well remember the mayhem at the change of the century.

 

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Dave_cq wrote:

apcyberax wrote:
and crashing crappy programmed systems. VM firmware be scared Smiley Tongue

Ah yes, I well remember the mayhem at the change of the century.

 


LOL I was working for a national retailer at the turn of the century. The millennium bug? Sounds made up but we had a millennium allocation matrix issued telling us what we would get sent out in addition to the usual SBOS orders we placed. We were sent what head office thought the "survivors" would need. Pot Noodle. Lots of canned stuff. You get the picture...

We were asked for volunteers to be on call when the brown smelly stiff hit the revolving air movement device. As I had some ACTUAL knowledge of computer systems I was the first with my hand up and made two weeks wages for getting wrote off on New Years Eve 1999. Happy days.....

 

 


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It'll throw everything out!  We're all doomed.  Doomed I say...Robot surprised







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