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"No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web"

Posted elsewhere

Full story: <http://www.space.com/33361-leap-second-2016-atomic-clocks.html>

  Revelers will get to celebrate New Year's Eve for a tiny bit longer 
than usual this year.

A "leap second" will be added to the world's official clocks on Dec. 31 
at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 
which corresponds to 6:59:59 p.m. EST; the clocks will read 23:59:60 
before ticking over to midnight. The goal is to keep two different 
timescales in sync with each other. ....


I read that and immediately wondered if interpreting 23:59:60 was, er, 
safe.....

Oh.

Resolve Leap Second Issues in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
https://access.redhat.com/articles/15145

Then again,

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/09/leap_second_bug_linux_hysteria/

Phew!

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On Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:24:53 +0000, Adrian Caspersz
<email@here.invalid> wrote:

>
>Posted elsewhere
>
>Full story: <http://www.space.com/33361-leap-second-2016-atomic-clocks.html>
>
>  Revelers will get to celebrate New Year's Eve for a tiny bit longer 
>than usual this year.
>
>A "leap second" will be added to the world's official clocks on Dec. 31 
>at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 
>which corresponds to 6:59:59 p.m. EST; the clocks will read 23:59:60 
>before ticking over to midnight. The goal is to keep two different 
>timescales in sync with each other. ....
>
>
>I read that and immediately wondered if interpreting 23:59:60 was, er, 
>safe.....
>
>Oh.
>
>Resolve Leap Second Issues in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
>https://access.redhat.com/articles/15145
>
>Then again,
>
>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/09/leap_second_bug_linux_hysteria/
>

	I know a excellent safe, secure and free program that will
correct that. In an email attachment soon in everyone's inbox, or in a
link on their social media.
	Just click on it or download and install.
	;)
	[]'s

	PS a lot of fools will.
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12/23/2016 1:28:11 PM
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