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The Time Overlords Are Making Today 1 Second Longer

The powers that be have decided that the rotation of the earth slowed down just enough that we have to add a leap second to the 30th of June 2015. That means in UTC the last second on today’s clock will read 23:59:60. There will be 61 seconds in the last minute of today.

Why is this done? Well it is done so that in thousands of years our clocks are still in sync with the sun. As in the sun will still rise in the morning and be up during the day and set in the evening.

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Scary PSA: Is Your iPhone Cheating on You?

We have all seen a few action movies where you see the one guy sneak up to the other guy’s car and stick a magnet GPS tracker underneath a¬†wheel arch. Well that is actually just a waste of time. All he needed to do was grab the other guy’s iPhone for a few minutes.

Now this could be used if you think your significant other has been straying too. Most people generally keep their phones on them. So if you want a nicely mapped out view of where your significant other’s iPhone has been just grab it and open up Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations.

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Ambush Marketing Kindle Version

I have never owned a Kindle. I was massively shocked to see my girlfriend’s Kindle display adverts on the library page as well as as a screen saver if the device is left turned on.

It makes sense. Amazon makes money from selling content, not from selling devices. That is why their devices can be quite cheap. If they have a way to push their content, why shouldn’t they take it?

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How To Survive Load-shedding

Load shedding is a reality for almost every South African and will be for the next few years at least. Instead of posting yet another grim outcome post like most other media outlets, I’m doing a handy tutorial on how to make the most of load shedding. If you have a generator or a Tesla Powerwall, I am very jealous and this does not apply to you.

Step 1: Make sure you know when it will hit.

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Why You Have To Put Your Seat In The Upright Position When A Plane Is Taking Off Or Landing

I thought about this when I wrote about the  Mango Airlines R1 Special yesterday. I thought it was common knowledge so I asked a few people and not one single person I asked knew the real reason. Lots of people had their quick jokes about how “you’ll die if you don’t put your seat back up” when the plane lands. So here we go: You have to have your seat in the upright position so that anyone can easily move up and down the aisles to help people in the event of an incident. There you go, it is that simple. Not to save your life in the event of a crash, just to make it easier for survivors to evacuate or get help into the aircraft. maxresdefault    

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