BuzzFeed Archive for July 1, 2012

"Каждый хочет изменить человечество, но никто не задумывается о том, как изменить себя." Лев Толстой ZM
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Y2K 2.0: How A Second Brought Down Half The Internets

The «leap second» was a one second adjustment made to the atomic clock tonight at 23:59:59 UT (just before 8pm ET). After it went into effect tonight, half the internet — including Reddit, FourSquare, Yelp, LinkedIn, Gawker StumbleUpon, and more — came crashing down. The outages were mostly (thankfully) brief. Here’s how it happened.