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Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug

Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform for building and hosting web applications, suffered an outage yesterday that brought down several websites that rely on the service. The outage began sometime Tuesday, and ran until just before 3 am (Pacific time) yesterday. …

Leap Year 2012: Famous & Infamous February 29th Birthdays Leap Year 2012: Famous & Infamous February 29th Birthdays
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You think your birthday is special? Pshh, think again. Your day has nothing on today (February 29th), as it only happens once every four years, which is more commonly known as a Leap Day, which takes place during a Leap …

Gioachino Rossini Honored With Leap Day Google Doodle Gioachino Rossini Honored With Leap Day Google Doodle
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Today is February 29th, leap day – so salary workers you’re working for free. It’s also the birthday of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, who many in his time dubbed “The Italian Mozart.” Rossini was born into a family of …

Leap Year 2012: US Prepares for Leap Day (February 29th) Leap Year 2012: US Prepares for Leap Day (February 29th)
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Today is a strange day, as it’s February 29th – a Leap Day. A day which only happens once every four years. Why you ask? Well during a Leap Year a Leap Day is added, this is to keep our …