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Leap Seconds. Will our Understanding of Time Change in 2015?

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Leap Seconds. Will our Understanding of Time Change in 2015?

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No matter what programming language we choose, we programmers all share one big misery: Having to deal with calendars. We all get it wrong dozens of times in our working lives. And when we think we finally understood calenders, we get taught better. While some take the time to delve into the misteries of calendars, others are faced with this situation:

Google “programming” and “calendars”, and you’ll find lots of interesting discussions, such as:

In 2015, things might change (again). Here’s an interesting article about what would happen if we stopped coupling our calendars to our earth, moon, and sun – a programmer’s dream! Enjoy…
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/what-if-clock-time-no-longer-tracked-the-sun

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