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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Leap Day’

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. The outage impaced Azure users around the world, including the government of the United Kingdom. The cause of the problem …

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Leap Year 2012: Famous & Infamous February 29th Birthdays

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 Year (Read more on that here). To put that in perspective for you rapper Ja Rule, born today, is only …

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Gioachino Rossini Honored With Leap Day Google Doodle

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 musicians, and by the age of 14 he was playing the piano and cello proficiently. Rossini wrote his first Opera, …

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Leap Year 2012: US Prepares for Leap Day (February 29th)

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 calendars in order. To look into the shenanigans of a Leap Year, let’s break it down a bit more. Where …

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