Re: They've neglected Leap Seconds...
I prefer the defcon system , as seen in the movie Wargames , and probably in real life.
1 to 5 - easy
2 minutes to midnight? it works as an Iron Maiden song but as a scale to illustrate doom its a little unweildy.
Ironic , seeing as those well meaning scientists probalby chose it as a simple illustration that everyman could easily understand.
Unless I'm grasping it wrong - are we actually fucked? because thats what the clock is telling me. The furthest from doom its ever been is 17 minutes in the 90s - out of 24 HOURS??
I'm gonna assume its a 24 hour clock , seeing as they are specifying midnight rather than 12
there are 86400 seconds in a day , we are 150 from doom.
That means we are 99.82638889 % fucked