Key web properties fail to ‘Leap the Second’

At midnight on June 30th the worlds atomic clocks stopped for one second to get them back in to sync with the planet’s daily rotation.

Unfortunately this caused problems for many computing systems that use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to keep themselves in sync.

FourSquare, Yelp, LinkedIn, Gawker, and StumbleUpon stumbled as did many others. And there are reports of many Linux systems having problems.

All this despite the fact everyone knew this was coming.

‘Leap Second’ Bug Wreaks Havoc Across Web | Wired Enterprise