[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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