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Old 12-31-2008, 04:16 PM
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Default Earth slowing down

So today I was doing my daily office jaunt on the M4 past Heathrow when the news comes on BBC London radio. One of the stories of the day was how there will be an extra second added on at midnight tonight before the clocks switch over to 12.00am. The reason - a correction to the atomic clocks to bring them in line with a slowing in the Earths rotation. So the news announcer happily tells his story and I'm thinking "WTF, no story about our little rock slowing down a bit can be good news, and lets face it, it's not like we can do anything about problems like that"!!!

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