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How and why the leap second affected Cloudflare DNS

Cloudflare 5xx errors due to 2016 leap second bug

With A Leap Second, 2016 Promises To Linger Just A Little Bit Longer -

Space Timekeeping: NASA's SDO Adds Leap Second to Master Clock

Dec. 30, 2016 Space Timekeeping: NASA's SDO Adds Leap Second to Master Clock

Why Tonight's ‘Leap Second’ Is Stressing Everybody Out

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.

NASA Adds Leap Second to Master Clock (Don't blame the messenger) On Dec. 31, #2016, official clocks around the world will add a leap second just before midnight Coordinated Universal Time — which corresponds to 6:59:59 p.m. EST. NASA missions will also have to make the switch, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun 24/7. Clocks do this to keep in sync with Earth's rotation, which gradually slows down over time. When the dinosaurs roamed Earth, for example…

‘Leap Second’ Bug Wreaks Havoc Across Web

Reddit, Mozilla, and several other big name web outfits experienced brief technical problems on Saturday evening, when software unpinning their online operations choked on the "leap second" that was added to the world's atomic clocks.

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New Year delayed by one second

Big Ben during New Year's celebrations in 2016

To those complaining about the leap second