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Leap Second Might Cause Computer Problems Tonight

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Oh just one more thing to worry about..lol

Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Due to the Earth's slowing rotation, we have to pause the clocks for a second.

Tonight, at 23:59:59 on June 30, a leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Instead of the clock rolling around to 00:00:00 on July 1 as per usual, the time will actually jump to 23:59:60 before finally ending up in July a second later. The previous leap second, which was inserted in June 2012, caused a number of high-profile technological issues, and it's likely that the leap tonight will cause some problems as well.

The entire article:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/06/tonights-leap-second-may-cause-problems-for-the-internet/

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Global markets spooked by looming 'leap second'

You won't even notice it -- it will literally pass by in a second. But markets around the world are frantically trying to avoid a leap second that threatens to disrupt global trading on Tuesday.

The extra second will take place at 8 p.m. ET on June 30 so that we can sync up our watches with the Earth's slowing rotation. But the 61-second minute threatens to make computer systems go haywire, potentially screwing up complex trades that can take place in a split second.

The leap second just happens to coincide with the opening for many Asian markets. To circumvent the potential for disaster, several exchanges are ending trading early or opening late on Tuesday.

The Nasdaq plans to shut down at 7:48 p.m. ET on June 30. NYSE Arca Equities is going to end trading at 7:55 p.m. ICE is delaying the open of its commodity trading markets until 8:05 p.m. CME will hold all trades made between 7:55 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. Asian and Australian futures trading in operated by FIA are making provisions to slightly elongate each second over the course of a couple hours to compensate.

Though the exchanges believe that their systems are prepared for the leap second, the threat is real.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/29/technology/leap-second/

 

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Is it just me, or does it seem like "God" spilled an entire jar of idiot dust on this planet lately?

I don't recall us all having computer issues in 2012 when they added a second last time, so I am thinking this rehashed Y2K-like foolishness is a non-event.

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Wolf..It might be an excuse to screw up trading? One has to question why they are putting out a warning.

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Lately ?

:-)

lol

Okay, maybe "lately" should be context of a geological time scale. lmao

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lol

Okay, maybe "lately" should be context of a geological time scale. lmao

Your a second too late..... =)

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