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    Smile Everybody ready for the Leap Second Event?

    Directly from our Department of Homeland Security (apparently this is a big deal for REALLY accurate people):




    1. Leap Second Introduction
    The Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time standard, based on atomic clocks, is widely used for international timekeeping and as the reference for time in most countries. UTC is the basis of legal time for most of the world.
    UTC must be adjusted at irregular intervals to maintain its correlation to mean solar time due to irregularities in the Earth’s rotation. These adjustments, called leap seconds, are pre-determined. The next leap second will occur on 30 June 2015 at 23:59:59 UTC.
    Specifically, a positive leap second will be inserted between second 23:59:59 of 30 June and second 00:00:00 of 1 July. This extra second is displayed on UTC clocks as 23:59:60.

    So, everyone, prepare yourselves...

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    I did mine earlier






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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Directly from our Department of Homeland Security (apparently this is a big deal for REALLY accurate people):




    1. Leap Second Introduction
    The Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time standard, based on atomic clocks, is widely used for international timekeeping and as the reference for time in most countries. UTC is the basis of legal time for most of the world.
    UTC must be adjusted at irregular intervals to maintain its correlation to mean solar time due to irregularities in the Earth’s rotation. These adjustments, called leap seconds, are pre-determined. The next leap second will occur on 30 June 2015 at 23:59:59 UTC.
    Specifically, a positive leap second will be inserted between second 23:59:59 of 30 June and second 00:00:00 of 1 July. This extra second is displayed on UTC clocks as 23:59:60.

    So, everyone, prepare yourselves...
    That's kind of cool. So does it mean that my solar atomic G-Shock will display 23:59:60 or just that the first time it syncs after the second is added it will jump forward a second?
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    That'll save me having to reset my Aerospace....... I only had it serviced in 2012 and it's gained a second already
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    Wow. Some people really have...ahem...too much time on their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    That's kind of cool. So does it mean that my solar atomic G-Shock will display 23:59:60 or just that the first time it syncs after the second is added it will jump forward a second?
    Dunno. You know what would be cool--you could set up a video camera, film it, and see what happens. I know, I'm a complete geek--I'd do it if I had one...

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    I'm so glad I'm not that anal. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    That's kind of cool. So does it mean that my solar atomic G-Shock will display 23:59:60 or just that the first time it syncs after the second is added it will jump forward a second?
    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Dunno. You know what would be cool--you could set up a video camera, film it, and see what happens. I know, I'm a complete geek--I'd do it if I had one...
    Please WMW, could you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackNomad View Post
    Please WMW, could you do it?
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    Whew! Knowing this fills a major void in my life......
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