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Leap Seconds Get A Three Year Reprieve
2012-01-20 09:28:53

An attempt to eliminate leap seconds and permanently change how time is measured has been postponed until 2015 by the International Telecommunications Union.

Are Leap Seconds Becoming A Thing Of The Past?
2012-01-18 09:32:49

Leap seconds are tiny bits of time added to calendars and clocks in hopes of reconciling the difference between atomic time used by computer systems and time as defined by measuring the Earth’s movement around the sun and its daily, but slightly slowing, rotation.

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2010-02-01 06:40:00

International Telecommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure proposed a treaty this weekend that would help prevent attacks on the cyber community from becoming an all out war.

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2009-10-06 14:35:00

The world’s next war could occur in cyberspace and could be catastrophic, warned the United Nations’ secretary-general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on Tuesday during the ITU’s Telecom World 2009 fair in Geneva.

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2009-05-20 14:43:48

The UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is establishing new guidelines to protect children from cyberbullying, online sexual predators and fraudulent online commerce, the agency said Wednesday.

2008-12-15 15:47:00

Semiconductor vendors plan development of G.hn chipsets as wired home networking shifts to a global mass-market. BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aware, Inc.

2008-12-15 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ikanos Communications, Inc.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.