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Leap Second Gave the Internet a Really Bad Headache

We’ve all heard of the leap year, where we add a day, but a leap second? It exists, and yesterday the Masters of Time deployed this seemingly innocuous tool to bring the Earth’s clocks back in sync with the planet’s rotation — and crash the Internet. A list of those affected:

See also: Australian airlines Qantas, whose global reservation software shorted out, delaying at least 50 flights.

Leap Second Gave the Internet a Bad Headache