World Timekeepers Call Time Out During Extra Time

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/seconds-away-nations-go-toe-to-toe-over-time-glitch-20120119-1q7u7.html

A group of international representatives from across the world gathered in Geneva to debate the controversial leap second adjustment, a system which allows our atomic clocks to remain synchronized with the spinning earth’s natural cycle. Hours were spent discussing the controversial leap second behind locked doors which meant that all in attendance were oblivious to the impending impact of a gigantic world ending meteor which was only 3 minutes 23 seconds away from striking the earth and destroying all living things on the planet in a hellish ball of fire. More specifically 3 minutes 22 seconds without the leap second adjustment.

Apparently the Mayans did not require a leap second to be able to accurately place an event a few thousand years into the future.

When a delegate, just prior to the historic meeting, was jokingly asked by a reporter what the time currently was, he glanced down at his own watch, shrugged and remarked

“Not sure really? I set my watch forward roughly five minutes to make sure I don’t miss the train.”

He then excused himself explaining that he was currently running late and hastily made his way into the building.

Time experts were concerned that if left unaddressed the time as kept by atomic clocks could drift from the earth’s natural cycle by minutes in a mere thousand years time meaning absolute chaos in the future for those millions still reliant on precision sundials.

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3 Responses to World Timekeepers Call Time Out During Extra Time

  1. HoaiPhai says:

    I wish they’d just save up these loose seconds and give us an extra three day weekend sometime. Seems like nit picking if you ask me.

    • Ape No. 1 says:

      Here, here to the long weekend! Only drawback to an otherwise magnificent plan is that it will take a few million years to build up a whole day. Still, gives us something to look forward to and that extra day will be really appreciated by the cybernetic DNA modified cockroaches that will be ruling the earth at that stage.

      • HoaiPhai says:

        Why don’t we just take the weekend now and let the seconds catch up to the roaches later? Isn’t debt what makes the world turn? Seems like the right thing to do seeing as we’re talking about the world whizzing in circles anyway. The way I see it, and have seen it in more than one movie’s story line, if I got bopped in the head and was out cold for a week, I wouldn’t miss the time unless the final episode of a good TV series was on while I was neurologically napping. I would have lost a week and it wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans. By giving us one lousy extra day between a regularly-sceduled Friday and Saturday, it would give us all that little extra time to recover from Friday night hangovers, clean out the attic, alphabetize the sock drawer, catch up on hygiene, whatever. I say we should petition our elected officials and see if we can make it happen!

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