[WikiEN-l] Proposal: Task forces

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Sun Feb 19 16:06:46 UTC 2006

On 18 Feb 2006 at 21:23, SJ <2.718281828 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2/16/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> > :-D  Extend the length of the day beyond 24 hours.
> Now *there's* a project worth doing.  Does this involve Superman and
> world-sized gyroscopes?

It *does* happen on occasion.  If you use the UTC standard for 
timekeeping, you get an extra second once in a while as leap seconds 
get added to days (most recently on December 31, 2005).  This, 
unfortunately, isn't all that much extra time for Wikipedia editing.  
A more substantial addition is made if you go by local time in areas 
that use daylight saving / summer time, where you get a 25th hour 
once a year when the clocks "fall back".  Unfortunately, this is 
balanced by another day in the spring when you "spring forward" and 
lose an hour.

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