"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition." Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)
July 02, 2012
Holy Leaping Seconds, Googleman!
Here is an interesting post from the Google blog on how they handle leap seconds: Time, technology and leaping seconds. To spoil the surprise: their NTP servers basically spread the extra second over the course of the day rather than dealing with a jump in time in the back-end software.