Posts Tagged ‘time’

NTP Server Reverts to 2000

From the ISC Diary: A few people have written in within the past 18 hours about their NTP server/clients getting set to the year 2000. The cause of this behavior is that an NTP server at the US Naval Observatory (pretty much the authoritative time source in the US) was rebooted and somehow reverted to […]

Leap Smear

On how Google deals with leap seconds: The solution we came up with came to be known as the “leap smear.” We modified our internal NTP servers to gradually add a couple of milliseconds to every update, varying over a time window before the moment when the leap second actually happens. This meant that when […]

Long Weekend

Today is a long weekend for every country on earth. Enjoy the extra long weekend! Ok, it’s not a true 3 day weekend, but there will be a leap second inserted Saturday night at midnight, giving this weekend an extra second compared to all the other weekends. So enjoy the extra time off from work.

The Secret Powers Of Time

Professor Philip Zimbardo on how your perspective of time impacts pretty much everything in life and how it’s fundamentally changing thanks to technology. There’s been a lot of talk about this lately. I guess this is pretty much the idea behind his book The Time Paradox. I guess I should add that to my list […]