[LEAPSECS] any other parties?
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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