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How much damage could a little discontinuity in the timing continuum really do? We cover the history, present, and future, good, bad, and the ugly of the leap second.

Resources

Leap Second Bug Wreaks Havoc Across Web

Leap Second Implementation Confuses Some Receivers

Oct 2003 proceedings of the General Conference of Weights and Measures

NIST Leap Seconds FAQ

2022 Draft Resolutions for the Conference of Weights and Measures

Bill’s leap second script video

Erik Oehler
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erik Oehler

Erik Oehler is the Marketing Director at Orolia. He earned his Bachelors in Computer Science from St. Bonaventure University in 2002 and his MBA from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in 2020.