get ready to be frozen in time later tonight

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Bubbles
6/30/12 11:01:30AM
The transition from June to July will be delayed by circumstances beyond everyone's control. Time will stand still for one second on Saturday evening (June 30) because a "leap second" will be added to let a lagging Earth catch up to super-accurate clocks.

International Atomic Time is a very accurate and stable time scale. It is a weighted average of the time kept by about 200 atomic clocks in over 50 national laboratories worldwide. Atomic time is measured through vibrations of atoms in a metal isotope that resembles mercury and can keep time to within a tenth of a billionth of a second per day. The result is extremely accurate time that can be used to improve synchronization in precision navigation and positioning systems, telecommunications networks and deep-space communications.

Today's atomic clocks are accurate to approximately one second in 200 million years. On average, our planet has been falling behind atomic time at a rate of about two milliseconds per day. As a result, it now trails the "official" clock by about six-tenths of a second.

As a result of this difference, atomic clocks, which are used to set all other clocks, can get out of sync with the Earth and periodically have to be adjusted. A leap second has to be added from time to time to make up the difference.

The next time will be Saturday, when the master clock at the United States Naval Observatory will be adjusted at 7:59:60 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or 23:59:60 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This will put Mother Earth about four-tenths of a second ahead of the clock, giving her a bit of a head start as we transition into the new month of July.

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Pookie
6/30/12 11:05:03AM
Hmm. Very important stuff here folks.
jae_1833
6/30/12 11:15:19AM
So your saying there is nothing new in MMA today?
KungFuMaster
6/30/12 12:55:14PM
So - if WHAT this article says is correct and I start having sex with my wife at 7:55 PM ...and I finish 5 minutes later, I would actually be losing a whole worldly second of pleasure????

Blasphemy! It's difficult enough as it is to last five minutes and you're going to take a second away from me????

I don't like it. I don't like it one bit.
Pookie
6/30/12 12:59:32PM

Posted by KungFuMaster

So - if WHAT this article says is correct and I start having sex with my wife at 7:55 PM ...and I finish 5 minutes later, I would actually be losing a whole worldly second of pleasure????

Blasphemy! It's difficult enough as it is to last five minutes and you're going to take a second away from me????

I don't like it. I don't like it one bit.



Concur. Bullshit.
pmoney
6/30/12 1:03:46PM

Posted by KungFuMaster

So - if WHAT this article says is correct and I start having sex with my wife at 7:55 PM ...and I finish 5 minutes later, I would actually be losing a whole worldly second of pleasure????

Blasphemy! It's difficult enough as it is to last five minutes and you're going to take a second away from me????

I don't like it. I don't like it one bit.



Actually, the way it sounded to me, you're theoretical romp would be graciously extended by four seconds

Put the spurs to her KFM!

Bubbles
6/30/12 1:59:00PM

Posted by pmoney


Posted by KungFuMaster

So - if WHAT this article says is correct and I start having sex with my wife at 7:55 PM ...and I finish 5 minutes later, I would actually be losing a whole worldly second of pleasure????

Blasphemy! It's difficult enough as it is to last five minutes and you're going to take a second away from me????

I don't like it. I don't like it one bit.



Actually, the way it sounded to me, you're theoretical romp would be graciously extended by four seconds

Put the spurs to her KFM!



extended by .4 seconds to be more precise
cowcatcher
6/30/12 2:03:09PM
I'm going to practice my Han Solo frozen in carbonite look all day for this!
pmoney
6/30/12 2:55:34PM

Posted by Bubbles

extended by .4 seconds to be more precise



Haha, sometimes 400ms is all it takes
prophecy033
6/30/12 3:32:15PM

Posted by pmoney


Posted by Bubbles

extended by .4 seconds to be more precise



Haha, sometimes 400ms is all it takes

Bubbles
6/30/12 5:20:54PM

Posted by pmoney


Posted by Bubbles

extended by .4 seconds to be more precise



Haha, sometimes 400ms is all it takes


man I wish I could last that long