Tuesday, December 27, 2005

2006 Will Be Delayed.....


...by a 'Leap Second'
23 SKIDOO

WASHINGTON - 2006 has been postponed. But not for long. A leap second will be inserted in the world's clocks just before midnight _ Greenwich mean time _ on New Year's Eve, the U.S. Naval Observatory reported Friday.
That means 7 p.m. EST, Dec. 31, will occur one second later than it would have otherwise. Can you handle it???
Leap seconds are needed occasionally because modern atomic clocks measure time with great accuracy, while the rotation of the Earth can be inconsistent. But not man made clocks. They can never be inconsistent. It's nature's fault. The Earth is inconsistent. We're perfect.
The rotation of the Earth has been slowing down, slower....slower.......mmm, slower, so leap seconds keep the clocks and the Earth from getting out of synch with one another.
This will be the 23rd leap second that has been inserted since 1972 when an international timekeeping agreement was signed (?), according to the Observatory. The last one was inserted seven years ago. Yes, we suck at measurement.

6 Comments:

At 2:47 PM, Blogger Joey Polanski said...

So will they hafta lowr th ground a littl where th ball comes down in Times Square -- ya no ... t get th xtra secon inta th countdown?

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger Dr. R. Murk said...

Message for Ginny,

I've responded to your response. Please read it. I think you might actually learn something.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Ginny said...

I think you would learn something if you'd get a life and worry about things outside of the blogging world, faggot.

Be sure and leave a message on all other messages, so people think you are cool.

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Hobbs von Wackamole said...

hey
you guys can fight it out all you want
but

certain words
such as "faggot"
i'm really not fond of

unless of course, its used by one!

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Ginny said...

my best friend is gay and he doesn't get offended when I use the word faggot.

hrm....

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Dr. R. Murk said...

That's because he makes excuses for you because you're an idiot.

Man, you fucked this one up.

This isn't just about blogs and sites, silly.

You had a chance, but you missed it.

The previous message was just to ensure you got the one on the other post. You know, it's not about us, it's about you. But, not in the way that you think, or do you thing at all?

I forget. I'd suggest being nice to Hobbs. He's been defending you. Now you rip him? Man. You're crazy. Wait, you're not a man, are you? Girl. You're crazy.

 

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