Experts fear added time could cause computer chaos as clocks will add extra second
On June 30 at 23:59:59 GM, the world's clocks will add an extra second to the day - bringing the total number of seconds for 2015 up to 31,536,001. Scientists say adding this 'leap second' is crucial to compensate for the slowing of the Earth's rotation....
June 19, 2015
Ever wondered why the iPhone's clock reads 9:41 in Apple adverts?
In the first print advert, the phone's clock read 9:42 - the time it was shown on stage - but later models, including the iPhone 6, show 9:41 to reflect the conferences becoming a little shorter. Even now, the phone is unveiled approximately 40 minutes ...
May 26, 2015
How to decode a cat's body language as it emerges that they're more dependant ...
Doing the rounds on social media is a picture that explains the difference between dogs and cats. A dog is shown looking desperate to please, over the words: 'These people feed me, shelter me and love me . . . They must be gods.' Next to him is a cat ...
June 15, 2015
Fertility warning to women over 37 amid false hope by over 40 celebrities
The rapid speeding up of their biological clock means women in their mid-40s have only a 1.3 per cent chance of the treatment working. But at the ages of 38 or 39 the success rate is 23.6 per cent. The point at which fertility starts to fall ...
June 16, 2015
Greece Is the Crisis Club's Odd Man Out
Research by a group of scholars led by Daniel Gros at the Centre for European Policy Studies notes that Greek goods exports are dominated by refined petroleum products, and its service exports by maritime shipping. Very little of the value of either is ...
June 10, 2015
Nasa forced to address radical claims a giant asteroid will soon destroy humanity
A massive asteroid is on a collision course with Earth, and it is large enough to spell the end of humanity. This is the radical claim of an online community of biblical theorists who say that life as we know it will be wiped out between 22 to 28 ...
June 8, 2015
The Wreck of the Kulluk
Shell had the Kulluk refurbished at Vigor Marine shipyards in Seattle: new crew quarters, new cranes, new generators and a new blue-and-white paint scheme that was chosen, according to a Vigor news release, “to accommodate the known preferences of ...
December 30, 2014
Experts fear added time could cause computer chaos On June 30, at 23:59:59 GMT, the world's clocks will add an extra second This is to account for discrepancy between 'Earth' time and 'atomic' time But experts warn it could wreak havoc to systems... On June 30 at 23:59:59 GM, the world's clocks will add an extra second to the day - bringing the total number of seconds for 2015 up to 31,536,001. Scientists say adding this 'leap second' is crucial to compensate for the slowing of the Earth's... But according to some computer experts, the added time could wreak havoc to systems powering the internet. So leap seconds are occasionally used to help 'Earth time' catch up to 'atomic time' as the former is slower by about two thousands of a second per day. To keep them in sync, it is necessary to occasionally jump Earth's time back - for mathematical reasons similar to adding leap years. The decision to do so is made every time Earth time is slower by about half a second, making it about half a second quicker instead.
Namely, it is reportedly a homage to the time the iPhone was first unveiled by Apple's late co-founder and boss Steve Jobs. Mr Jobs was said to have wanted the phone in images to be as close as possible to the time he first showcased the device on stage in 2007 - highlighting his incredible attention to detail. In the first print advert, the phone's clock read 9:42 - the time it was shown on stage - but later models, including the iPhone 6, show 9:41 to reflect the conferences becoming a little shorter. The first generation iPhone was hailed a ‘beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer’ soon after it was launched on 9 January, 2007. The MacWorld Conference and Expo kicked off at 9am San Francisco time and 35 minutes later, Steve Jobs memorably... Scott Forstall, former senior vice president of iPhone software said: ‘We design the product launch keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation. He explained that when the image of the product appears on the large on-stage screen, Apple wants the time shown to be as close to the real time as possible and picked 42 minutes for the iPhone.
A dog is shown looking desperate to please, over the words: ‘These people feed me, shelter me and love me. . . They must be gods. Next to him is a cat with the comment: ‘These people feed me, shelter me and love me. . . I must be a god. Like most cat owners, I’ve often puzzled over the strange relationships we have with our pets. But deep down, most cat owners are suspicious that their cats are just in it for the food. He is the author of a new book from National Geographic, How To Speak Cat, and argues that cats are far more loving and dependent on human affection than many of us realise. And, crucially, he says we can improve our relationships with our cats by learning more about their ‘language’ — the ways in which they communicate with us. So, to put him to the test, I sent him a video of my own impassive, elderly and... Cleo is one of those cats who enjoys sleeping, eating and not much else. Capturing 15 minutes of activity on video is a challenge — not because she refuses to comply, but because she rarely manages 15 minutes of activity.