Postmortems

Leap seconds: Causing Bugs Even When They Don't Happen

Satellite navigation systems use an 8 bit value to schedule leap seconds, so if 256 weeks go by without a leap second, some assumptions can fail… the announcement of a non-leap second being a bit of an oddity, although not unprecendented.

Also a hint that we might yet see the first negative leap second within a decade.

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