[LEAPSECS] Google, Amazon, now Microsoft

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat May 30 07:52:19 EDT 2015

In message <B6B86593-04AD-47D8-A95A-E1C50CDB9A5D at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>> The opererative detail is this:
>> 	"Microsoft has determined that clocks on tens of thousands
>> 	of servers globally running Azure should switch to the leap
>> 	second at midnight in the time zone where they are based."
>> As far as I know, it is not like Microsoft has any choice, "local
>> midnight" is the only time their software makes it possible for
>> them to make sure that all servers jump at the same time.
>Perhaps one should point out that local midnight is pretty much the
>worst possible time for astronomers to accommodate such a change?


1. Unfathomable!  Call them! I say, Call them Right Now, and make
   them see the errors of their ways!  How dare they Ignore the
   Needs of the True Masters Of The Universe ?!

2. Do any astronomers even use Microsofts Azure cloud thingie ?

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