[LEAPSECS] any other parties?

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Jul 8 19:38:35 EDT 2012

On Jul 8, 2012, at 2:19 PM, Zefram wrote:

> Keith Winstein wrote:

>> Around MIT we have a tradition of trying to do a "shot" of alcohol

>> exactly within the leap second.


> That certainly addresses the problem of what kind of celebration can

> actually fit into a single second. All I did during the second was

> to send a mail message (to this list, accurately timestamped), which

> isn't very celebratory. A friend of mine has suggested that one should

> celebrate a leap second the NTP/Unix way, by repeating whatever one did

> in the previous second (e.g., stutter if speaking), but I don't think

> he's ever actually tried it.

I know that my lighter works, since I was starting a fire for a BBQ at the leap second.


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