[LEAPSECS] postmortem, things that were not the leap second

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Sun Jul 1 10:37:37 EDT 2012

Thanks to PHK for grabbing lots of reports.
As with the previous leap there are lots of fingers being pointed.
Last time (the end of 2008) the Zune MP3 players were down all day,
but that was because they could not handle the 366th day of a year --
they could not handle the leap year instituted by Caesar.

Can we make a list of what we know?

Here are some things that were not the leap second.

Friday night a derecho formed over Indiana and blew all the way to
Maryland. In the process it took lots of power lines and knocked
down an Amazon cloud datacenter in Virginia.

The Pirate Bay is now reported not to be due to a leap second

The "half the internet down" thread on buzzfeed contains comments
indicating that fark also went down because of a planned server move.

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