The original author of the NTP protocol, Prof. David Mills at the University of Delaware, set a direct and simple way to add the second: Count the last second of June 30 twice, using a special notation on the second count for the record. Google will use a different approach: Over a 20-hour period on June 30, Google will add a couple of milliseconds to each of its NTP servers' updates. By the end of the day, a full second has been added. As the NTP protocol and Google timekeepers enter the first second of July, their methods may differ, but they both agree on the time.
But that could also be problematic. In adding a second to its NTP servers in 2005, Google ran into timekeeping problems on some of its widely distributed systems. The Mills sleight-of-hand was confusing to some of its clusters, as they fell out of synch with NTP time. Does Google's smear approach make more sense to you, or does Mills's idea of counting the last second twice work better? Do you have a better idea of how to handle this?
Straight from the horse's mouth:
Can you at least prefix the title with "Poll:" or something? Right now I see a collapsed article with the title "Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison, and
Please think of the bunnies.
Ads? What ads? Am I the only one who messes with settings?
I'm sure you should change these settings at your own risk. But it was worth the risk to me.
URL filtering engine to block most ad banners
You can open up to 10 tabs.
This threw me off too, because "65 million cycles per minute of spectrum" hurts my brain.
However, "spectrum" is defined as "frequency range", similarly to how you can talk about "temperature range". If today's high temperature is 70F (20C) degrees and the low temperature is 50F (10C) degrees, then today's temperature-range is 20F degrees or 10C degrees. To define the range you need to include the unit in which the end points of the range are measured.
I still want to call the temperature range "20 F-temperature-points" and the spectrum "65 Mhz-frequency-points", but maybe that's because I skipped lunch. I shouldn't skip lunch.
The only good think about this Bennett Haselton post is that it gives us a break from the HughPickens.com posts.
This place is going down the shitter quick-like.
I hate Bennett. His posts are drivel.
I have to post this comment because otherwise Slashdot mods might think I clicked in to actually read said drivel. I did not. I only read Bennett posts for the funny comments.
Bennett Haselton needs to go away.
I love reading the comments on Bennett's posts, though. Makes me miss the old Microsoft-hate and vi-vs-emacs comments. Now everything is all level-headed +1 Informative. Bah.