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NTP, UTC, and Working with Time on Linux

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Time. Our atomic clocks give us near perfect seconds; but, we still tell time by the sun. Therefore, the following is true:
  • There is no way to calculate what time it will be 4 years from now.
  • Sometimes there are 61 seconds in a minute.
  • Yes, we can and have gone back in time. When there is a leap second, we go back in time.
 read more | score:5185 | -mchirico, September 11, 2004 (Updated: April 4, 2007)
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