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    Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Over past few weeks there is an interesting explanation as to why the internet has gone flaky for some (the big storm weeks ago didn't help either knocking out major hubs in Virginia).


    These fluctuations in Earth’s rotational speed mean that even very accurate clocks, like the atomic clocks used by global timekeeping services, occasionally have to be adjusted slightly to bring them in line with “solar time.” There have been 24 such adjustments, called “leap seconds,” since they were introduced in 1972. Their effect on technology has become more and more profound as people come to rely on fast, accurate and reliable technology.

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    Official Google Blog: Time, technology and leaping seconds



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    Tighten that **** up, Earth!




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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Tighten that **** up, Earth!

    **** = Equater?



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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Come on Earth you big round *******! I need my internet!!!!!!!



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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Time for Earth to straighten up and fly right!


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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Time for Earth to straighten up and fly right!
    It's only a few thousand years old though, it's still a baby.




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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    First with the "sloppy seconds" joke.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

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    It's all the fat people in America that throw it off balance.



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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    What should we expect? The Earth is only a 1-star recruit.


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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    It's only 4.5 billion years old though, it's still a baby.
    FYP



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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Originally Posted by 3TrueFans
    It's only 4.5 billion years old though, it's still a baby.
    FYP


    Says who...science?? please, those guys are just in it for the money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclonePride
    It's all the fat people in America that throw it off balance.
    Maybe if the Earth wasn't half-assing its orbiting assignments we wouldn't have to blame the fatties.



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    Re: Earth's Sloppy Orbit Affecting Internet?

    Earth is running out of gas...no denying it. Who do we e-mail to get the firing started?



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    I'm building my own Prometheus. You can all come. Except we're gonna anchor out in space and drink beer until we die.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Earth is running out of gas...no denying it. Who do we e-mail to get the firing started?
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