Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:53 UTC, submitted by judgen
Microsoft The outage on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform that caused the government's G-Cloud service to go offline was the result of a calculation error caused by the extra day in February due to the leap year. Writing on the Azure blog the firm's corporate vice president for service and cloud, Bill Laing, said while the firm had still to fully determine the cause of the issue, the extra date in the month appeared the most likely cause.
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Leap Year ??
by Digihooman on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 07:37 UTC
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Even a top flight software design company can be caught out by one of these random insertions of extra days by those damn wizards, soothsayers or stargazers. Who would have thought that someone would "chuck in" a spare day out of the blue like that?

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RE: Leap Year ??
by daedalus on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 08:22 in reply to "Leap Year ??"
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And at such short notice too!

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