Leap Seconds to be Discontinued in 2035

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) has resolved to discontinue use of leap seconds, reports Kevin Purdy.

Starting in 2035, “the remarkably complicated way of aligning the Earth's inconsistent rotation with atomic-precision timekeeping” will be discontinued, Purdy says, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) will run without leap seconds for the next 100 years.

“The assumption is that within those 100 years, time-focused scientists (metrologists) will have found a way to synchronize time as measured by humans to time as experienced by our planet orbiting the Sun,” Purdy explains. 

Read more at Ars Technica.

See also: 
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Using NTP to Set Computer Time in Linux

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