# The Flat Earth Society

## Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Debate => Topic started by: Cartesian on June 29, 2015, 11:20:13 PM

Title: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: Cartesian on June 29, 2015, 11:20:13 PM
The last minute of June 2015 will have 61 seconds in it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33313347 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33313347)

A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to UTC/GMT in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time. The Earth's rotation speed varies in response to climatic and geological events, leap seconds are irregularly spaced and unpredictable. Since this system of correction was implemented in 1972, 25 such leap seconds have been inserted.

Therefore, leap second proves that it is the Earth which rotates and not the Sun nor other celestial objects.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: mikeman7918 on June 29, 2015, 11:37:56 PM
Clearly time is in on the conspiracy.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: Poko on June 29, 2015, 11:52:15 PM
Obviously NASA's multi-billion dollar budget is being used to send rockets into the sky to push the solar spotlight.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: sceptimatic on June 30, 2015, 12:15:28 AM
I'll have to remind myself to set my clock forward one second. I suppose this proves a globe. Hahahahahaha.
For crying out loud.  ;D
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: JerkFace on June 30, 2015, 12:22:43 AM
I'll have to remind myself to set my clock forward one second. I suppose this proves a globe. Hahahahahaha.
For crying out loud.  ;D

Why do you think leap seconds are needed?
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: sceptimatic on June 30, 2015, 12:40:54 AM
I'll have to remind myself to set my clock forward one second. I suppose this proves a globe. Hahahahahaha.
For crying out loud.  ;D

Why do you think leap seconds are needed?
Supposedly to keep the Earth and seasons in synch. Add hours, lose hours. Add a second in 3 years. Whatever.
If the Earth was so in synch, there would be no need for all this crap but there's always an excuse which people buy into about all kind of utter utter shite to do with wobbles or rotations or whatever. There's too much bullshit to keep track of.

Let's put it this way. If something happens on this Earth that totally goes against it being a globe, you can bet your life that some lying bozo will make something up for why it's happened.

A little for instance:
Imagine we lost the usual run of the sun for a week and the place was frozen over and darkish. What do you think we would be told?

It would be something like, " oh the Earth has hit a strong gravitational well which has shifted it's axis for the week but all is well now."
Then they'll name it something like, a shaxis, short for shift of axis.  ;D

Yeah I'm being silly but you know what. This is the stupid game playing that we see these people do on a regular basis. They just make shit up and have people backing them up that simply accept the made up shit.

You know what. You people stick to your stupid extra second and get excited over it, because, let's face it, in time, you'll be adding lots more crap to what you think you know now, when the tefal heads start to crank up the bullshit.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: JerkFace on June 30, 2015, 12:52:11 AM
I'll have to remind myself to set my clock forward one second. I suppose this proves a globe. Hahahahahaha.
For crying out loud.  ;D

Why do you think leap seconds are needed?
Supposedly to keep the Earth and seasons in synch. Add hours, lose hours. Add a second in 3 years. Whatever.
If the Earth was so in synch, there would be no need for all this crap but there's always an excuse which people buy into about all kind of utter utter shite to do with wobbles or rotations or whatever. There's too much bullshit to keep track of.

Let's put it this way. If something happens on this Earth that totally goes against it being a globe, you can bet your life that some lying bozo will make something up for why it's happened.

A little for instance:
Imagine we lost the usual run of the sun for a week and the place was frozen over and darkish. What do you think we would be told?

It would be something like, " oh the Earth has hit a strong gravitational well which has shifted it's axis for the week but all is well now."
Then they'll name it something like, a shaxis, short for shift of axis.  ;D

Yeah I'm being silly but you know what. This is the stupid game playing that we see these people do on a regular basis. They just make shit up and have people backing them up that simply accept the made up shit.

You know what. You people stick to your stupid extra second and get excited over it, because, let's face it, in time, you'll be adding lots more crap to what you think you know now, when the tefal heads start to crank up the bullshit.

Yeah,  I had a feeling you either didn't know or would come up with an incoherent rant.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: mikeman7918 on June 30, 2015, 12:56:33 AM
Leap seconds are necessary because the Moon applies tudal friction on the Earth causing it to slowly slow down.  Because of conservation of angular momentum, this also speeds the Moon up in it's orbit causing it to move away a few centimeters per year.  It's an effect that can be predicted to exist given only that gravity is real and that the Moon orbits the Earth, and assuming this the effect is easy to predict and measure.

I just wanted to clarify why leap seconds exist on a round Earth.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: sceptimatic on June 30, 2015, 01:01:02 AM
I'll have to remind myself to set my clock forward one second. I suppose this proves a globe. Hahahahahaha.
For crying out loud.  ;D

Why do you think leap seconds are needed?
Supposedly to keep the Earth and seasons in synch. Add hours, lose hours. Add a second in 3 years. Whatever.
If the Earth was so in synch, there would be no need for all this crap but there's always an excuse which people buy into about all kind of utter utter shite to do with wobbles or rotations or whatever. There's too much bullshit to keep track of.

Let's put it this way. If something happens on this Earth that totally goes against it being a globe, you can bet your life that some lying bozo will make something up for why it's happened.

A little for instance:
Imagine we lost the usual run of the sun for a week and the place was frozen over and darkish. What do you think we would be told?

It would be something like, " oh the Earth has hit a strong gravitational well which has shifted it's axis for the week but all is well now."
Then they'll name it something like, a shaxis, short for shift of axis.  ;D

Yeah I'm being silly but you know what. This is the stupid game playing that we see these people do on a regular basis. They just make shit up and have people backing them up that simply accept the made up shit.

You know what. You people stick to your stupid extra second and get excited over it, because, let's face it, in time, you'll be adding lots more crap to what you think you know now, when the tefal heads start to crank up the bullshit.

Yeah,  I had a feeling you either didn't know or would come up with an incoherent rant.
It's all it deserves. Any people that expend any energy on playing about with that one second of time in any scientific way, relating to a globe and it's supposed movements must spend their day rocking in a chair and fingering through book after book in between eating and sleeping and not understanding emotion or love; just an attention to the detail in those books that can contain worthwhile learning or a waste of time absorbing, but absorb you people do.

Go and get yourself a lollipop. Just suck the lollipop there's no need to read the entire wrapper as well as memorising the bar code individual thicknesses and numbers. Suck the lollipop.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: sceptimatic on June 30, 2015, 01:02:36 AM
Leap seconds are necessary because the Moon applies tudal friction on the Earth causing it to slowly slow down.  Because of conservation of angular momentum, this also speeds the Moon up in it's orbit causing it to move away a few centimeters per year.  It's an effect that can be predicted to exist given only that gravity is real and that the Moon orbits the Earth, and assuming this the effect is easy to predict and measure.

I just wanted to clarify why leap seconds exist on a round Earth.
Tudal friction indeed. Mike, grow up and stop making shit up.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: guv on June 30, 2015, 01:11:08 AM
Leap seconds are necessary because the Moon applies tudal friction on the Earth causing it to slowly slow down.  Because of conservation of angular momentum, this also speeds the Moon up in it's orbit causing it to move away a few centimeters per year.  It's an effect that can be predicted to exist given only that gravity is real and that the Moon orbits the Earth, and assuming this the effect is easy to predict and measure.

I just wanted to clarify why leap seconds exist on a round Earth.
Tudal friction indeed. Mike, grow up and stop making shit up.

Lot in what the boy said meathead.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: JimmyTheCrab on June 30, 2015, 01:28:42 AM

Yeah,  I had a feeling you either didn't know or would come up with an incoherent rant.
scepti specialises in incoherent rants.  The less he knows about a subject the more words he blaps out all over the page.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: sceptimatic on June 30, 2015, 01:57:46 AM
Leap seconds are necessary because the Moon applies tudal friction on the Earth causing it to slowly slow down.  Because of conservation of angular momentum, this also speeds the Moon up in it's orbit causing it to move away a few centimeters per year.  It's an effect that can be predicted to exist given only that gravity is real and that the Moon orbits the Earth, and assuming this the effect is easy to predict and measure.

I just wanted to clarify why leap seconds exist on a round Earth.
Tudal friction indeed. Mike, grow up and stop making shit up.

Lot in what the boy said meathead.
For a second there, I thought you called me, meathead. I started picturing you in a white T.shirt with 10 cigarettes rolled into one sleeve. Sunglasses and greased back hair with tight denim jeans on, with wedgie shoes.
Cheers for the laugh.  ;D
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: Alpha2Omega on June 30, 2015, 06:12:34 AM
It's going to be a long day!

I'll have to remind myself to set my clock forward one second.

Why would you do that? Just to be contrary? That'll show them, you daring rebel!!

Meanwhile, the ones who need accurate time will set their clocks back one second.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: Cartesian on June 30, 2015, 07:33:29 AM
We should all be grateful to live on a round rotating Earth because we get one extra second to stay in bed now and then :)
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: BJ1234 on June 30, 2015, 07:46:52 AM
It's going to be a long day!

I'll have to remind myself to set my clock forward one second.

Why would you do that? Just to be contrary? That'll show them, you daring rebel!!

Meanwhile, the ones who need accurate time will set their clocks back one second.
I bet he rips off an extra page on his calendar  every 4 years and goes straight to March 2nd.
Title: Re: The last minute of today will have 61 seconds in it
Post by: mikeman7918 on June 30, 2015, 12:10:20 PM
Leap seconds are necessary because the Moon applies tudal friction on the Earth causing it to slowly slow down.  Because of conservation of angular momentum, this also speeds the Moon up in it's orbit causing it to move away a few centimeters per year.  It's an effect that can be predicted to exist given only that gravity is real and that the Moon orbits the Earth, and assuming this the effect is easy to predict and measure.

I just wanted to clarify why leap seconds exist on a round Earth.
Tudal friction indeed. Mike, grow up and stop making shit up.

It was a typo, I meant tidal friction.  It's the same reason that the Moon is tidally locked with the Earth.