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2015's "Leap Second" & Illy's Game Clock

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Topic: 2015's "Leap Second" & Illy's Game Clock
Posted By: Jejune
Subject: 2015's "Leap Second" & Illy's Game Clock
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 14:45
Early apologies if I put this in the wrong section. That being said, I read recently that due to the slight slowing down of the rotation of the earth by hundredths of seconds, every once in a while, the timekeepers of the world have to throw in a "leap second" to keep atomic clocks on pace. Up until recently, this has not been much of an issue, however, with the dawn of the technology age, the last one of these was rather disruptive, and now people are saying that the one that will occur this year, on June 30, will be even more so.

I've read that at midnight on June 30th, the clock will tick up to 11:59:60 before turning to 0:00:00.

I'm wondering: 1) have the devs addressed this? 2) If so, what's the game plan? Will our clock add the extra second? 3) how could this one-second hiccup potentially disrupt gameplay?


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Posted By: GM ThunderCat
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 at 19:11
No this won't cause a problem, server events are "only forward" and in order and the client clock is now continuously auto-correcting against the server clock. (Due to various issues we've had over the years with daylight savings changing differently in different areas, and the number of people that have incorrect clocks, or bad time keeping clocks)

Posted By: Jejune
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2015 at 20:40
Cool, thanks TC! Hopefully the rest of the cyberworld is as prepared as you are. ;-)

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Posted By: Marty
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2015 at 12:47
Don't waste it!!   

Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2015 at 05:21
What I want to know is, what do the developers intend to do about the slowing of the rotation of the earth?  In the long run, if it keeps slowing down, then there could be more significant problems.  Possibly before the sun goes supernova.

What's the plan, Stan?

Posted By: Granlik
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2015 at 09:30
You now have got Rikoo worried. He's on the balcony with TWO cups of coffee and looking up instead of down at us.

Posted By: Jejune
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2015 at 14:55
I originally posted it because I had read an article about how an extra second was going to have to be added to the standard time-keeping clocks, and it made me think of the server clock. I wasn't worried that the sky was falling -- I just wasn't sure if the clock would actually tick to 11:59:60, and if it did and something was sent out on that extra second, would it contribute to some weirdness? Just seemed like a germane question at the time.

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Posted By: Dungshoveleux
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2015 at 21:25
"Only Forward"
Michael Marshall Smith
1995 Harper Collins

If you only ever read one SF book, let this be it.

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