The leap second is coming to confuse the internet today article tells that today June 30 2015 just before midnight in London, the world’s atomic clocks will add one extra second, reading a time of 23:59:60 before ticking back to 00:00:00. You can expect to see some problems somewhere as in 2012, the unexpected leap second crashed Reddit, Foursquare, Gawker, LinkedIn, and a host of other sites that didn’t bank on time being arbitrarily changed. Fortunately, most companies have factored the leap second into their operations this time around.
With 61 Seconds in a Minute, Markets Brace for Trouble article tells that time warp has the potential of making mischief with law enforcement, voice and data services, utilities and weapons systems. About 10 percent of large-scale computer networks will encounter hiccups due to the leap second, said Geoff Chester, public affairs officer for the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, which keeps time for the world’s biggest military. To lessen any possible impact of the leap second, NYSE Arca Equities said evening trading will close five minutes early.
There are, generally, three ways to do adapt to leap seconds:
1. Clocks can stop for a second.
2. Clocks can take a tick backward.
3. Clocks can slice up the leap second and spread it around in fractions. This is a practice known as dilution