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10 geeky ways to celebrate Leap Day 2016

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 29, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    It’s hard to put a finger on it, but there’s definitely something geeky about Leap Day, Feb. 29.

    I couldn’t come up with 29 of these, but here’s a roundup of geeky ways to celebrate the “holiday”? Or at least special, once-every-four-years day that always reminds me at least that it’s a U.S. Presidential election year.

    Be on the lookout for Leap Year software bugs

    There have been numerous examples over the years with software programs not quite getting Leap Year. Microsoft cited a Leap Day Bug in 2012 that contributed to its Azure service going down on Feb. 29 of that year. Excel also incorrectly assumes that 1900 was a leap year, and while many turns of the century are, those not divisible by 400 aren’t. And not to beat on Microsoft only, Sony back in 2010 had a Leap Year Bug in its PlayStation 3, but that has since been resolved.

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