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Thursday January 08, 2015

Adding Leap Second This Year Expected To Cause Internet Problems

Adding a leap second this summer is going to end the internet as we know it. Scientist are working around the clock to save the internet from self-destructing...and stuff.

Officials at the International Earth Rotation Service have announced that a leap second will be added to the year this summer to allow for syncing up atomic clock time with the Earth's rotational time. The announcement has made many Internet sites nervous, as adding leap seconds in the past has caused problems with services such as Foursquare, Reddit, Linkedln and Yelpآ—all reported incidents due to the sudden time discrepancy the last time a leap second was added back in 2012.