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Bruce [userpic]
Interesting

I was noticing earlier today that my text message chats weren't ordering themselves by time the usual way. Nothing vital, but odd.

It wasn't until around 11:00pm that I noticed why: My phone thought it was the 28th again. It had registered as the 29th until at least 2:30am (I have the auto-dated PocketQuicken transactions to prove it), but then had set itself back to the 28th at some point.

My phone is set to automatically get the date and time from the network, so I suspected AT&T. A quick search for specs shows the date/time format has the month and month-day separated out, rather than rolled into a seconds-of-epoch format.

And rebooting the network connection after midnight got me properly set to March 1st.

So it looks like AT&T doesn't believe in leap years.

No wonder so many groups are pressuring to get rid of the leap second. Large, supposedly tested systems are having a hard enough time with an extra day every four years.

So many morons, so few shotgun shells...

Current Location: KoC
Mood: curiouscurious
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Can we get the Pope to issue something along these lines? I want another February 30.

Heh

Well, as I understand it, that's kind of the attitude of the anti-leap second crowd.

The whole "leap hour" thing basically comes down to "We don't want to deal with it right now, so let's put it off for roughly 5,000 years, when it won't be our problem."

Re: Heh

Dealing with the reality of the world around us is so inconvenient.
How much better to construct a fantasy world and persuade everyone else to live there with us.

I had the same problem! ohh.

...but my phone is with AT&T, and as I showed you at dinner, it believed in the 29th all day long.

Well, dear, one question would be how frequently your phone polls for the present time. I wouldn't be amazed to find that some of them only do it when they reconnect to the network, or even when they first connect to the network after boot.

"So many morons, so few shotgun shells..."

Ain't that the truth.