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Qantas, LinkedIn Sites Knocked Offline by Odd Bug

Several major websites were briefly knocked offline this past weekend by a quirk in the calendar: a 'leap second' -- the rare additional tick added worldwide to clocks that fixes a natural flaw in our time-keeping systems. The 'leap second' is used ... around the world on computerized time systems because a year on our clocks is slightly shorter than the actual the time it takes the Earth to go once around the sun. Nowadays, we take most of our time signals from an atomic clock, which measures the vibrations of atoms in a metal called cesium so accurately that a one second error is nearly as ... (view more)

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Clocks in your Calendar in MS Outlook

There is a little known feature in MS Outlook that allows you to display appointment times on a clock instead of text. Bet you didn't know that did you? Me either! But now that I know it I use it all the time. It's a lot spiffier looking than boring ... text. I think visually oriented persons like the graphics better, too. Everyone sees and learns things differently. If you are one of those people who wants to use clocks, follow the steps below to find out how: Right click anywhere in your calendar in MS Outlook; just make sure that you aren't on an appointment. Choose Other Settings from the ... (view more)

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