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February 7, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: February 7, 2014

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who has had his career tainted by a steroids scandal, will officially sit the next season out after the player decided to give up his legal fight with the league.

Last October, LinkedIn launched an app called Intro, a novel extension that extended the iOS mail program in an extremely insecure way. Today, LinkedIn dropped the app. Oops.

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong isn’t afraid to cut your 401(k) benefits and blame it on some mothers who had difficult births.

A dude tried to jump the fence of the White House, forcing a lockdown.

Clint Eastwood saved a dude’s life this week.

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There-and-gone “leap second” causes major issues for numerous sites

  • cause On Saturday night, a single second was added to the atomic clocks of the world in a somewhat rare event called a leap second, which ensures that atomic time remains aligned with solar time. Most people didn’t even notice.
  • reaction However, with the rise of cloud computing, every second counts, and the leap second actually caused huge problems for Reddit, Gawker, Mozilla, LinkedIn and numerous other sites. Who knew a second was so essential? source
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