If we didn’t add an extra second to the clock, sometime a few million years from now, humans or their descendants will sleep till noon. But for now, it’s a real stress on may business who worry their websites may crash — and Google’s trying to block it.

If we didn’t add an extra second to the clock, sometime a few million years from now, humans or their descendants will sleep till noon. But for now, it’s a real stress on may business who worry their websites may crash — and Google’s trying to block it.

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Leap Second added to clocks last week.

Leap Second added to clocks last week.

Technicians carry out cleaning and maintenance work on one of the faces of the Great Clock atop the landmark Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben

Technicians carry out cleaning and maintenance work on one of the faces of the Great Clock atop the landmark Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben

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Leap Second Added To World's Clocks For 2017, And How We Keep That From Screwing Up GPS (Badly)

Leap Second Added To World's Clocks For 2017, And How We Keep That From Screwing Up GPS (Badly)

How to Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Stolen < I tried it and discovered mine was one of the 1.5 million stolen #password #changed

How to Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Stolen < I tried it and discovered mine was one of the 1.5 million stolen #password #changed

Leap seconds don't come on a regular schedule because Earth's rotation varies, says Demetrios Matsakis, chief scientist for time services with the United States Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. Our planet is slowing down, but it does so in unpredictable ways. So some periods require more leap seconds than others. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150629-leap-second-atomic-astronomical-time-earth-rotation-physics/

Leap seconds don't come on a regular schedule because Earth's rotation varies, says Demetrios Matsakis, chief scientist for time services with the United States Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. Our planet is slowing down, but it does so in unpredictable ways. So some periods require more leap seconds than others. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150629-leap-second-atomic-astronomical-time-earth-rotation-physics/

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