There-and-gone “leap second” causes major issues for numerous sites
- cause On Saturday night, a single second was added to the atomic clocks of the world in a somewhat rare event called a leap second, which ensures that atomic time remains aligned with solar time. Most people didn’t even notice.
- reaction However, with the rise of cloud computing, every second counts, and the leap second actually caused huge problems for Reddit, Gawker, Mozilla, LinkedIn and numerous other sites. Who knew a second was so essential? source