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1999 Was The Last Time Everything Was Fine

When I moved to New York City after college in 1999, it felt like anything was possible. But things were about to change more quickly than anyone knew.


Y2K 2.0: How A Second Brought Down Half The Internets

The "leap second" was a one second adjustment made to the atomic clock tonight at 23:59:59 UT (just before 8pm ET). After it went into effect tonight, half the internet -- including Reddit, FourSquare, Yelp, LinkedIn, Gawker StumbleUpon, and more -- came crashing down. The outages were mostly (thankfully) brief. Here's how it happened.

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