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Linux’s Creator Wants Us All to Chill Out About the Leap Second

Jan 10, 2015, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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The leap second is the rare and obscure practice of occasionally adding a second to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) system that most of us use to set our watches. It’s necessary, but not exactly computer friendly. In 2012 it crashed websites such as Reddit and Yelp and snarled up airline departures in Australia, so you’d think most computer experts would really hate them.

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