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    Social media giants and leap seconds
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2022 Nov 18, 07:47 -0800

    Three months ago the Facebook engineering team explained in a long essay why they were in favor of eliminating leap seconds:
    https://engineering.fb.com/2022/07/25/production-engineering/its-time-to-leave-the-leap-second-in-the-past/

    That got me wondering. What is the Twitter 2.0 position regarding leap seconds? I did some research... On Monday, Twitter officially loved leap seconds in a post written entirely in emojis and wants more of them. On Tuesday, Twitter officially denounced leap seconds as "1.0 tech", and Elon Musk reset the global leap second total to zero, effective immediately. On Wednesday Elon proposed eliminating the month of February from the calendar and replacing it with "Mars month". When he learned on Wednesday afternoon that we already have a month named after Mars, he revealed that he meant to say that March would now be eight weeks long and also self-driving. On Thursday Musk explained that all Twitter employees would be required to use pure Julian dates going forward which will now be referred to as "stardates".

    Frank Reed

       
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