The UK's National Trust is giving all employees the day off tomorrow, and has asked them to spend the day "for the environment".
I like this idea. Why should we work an extra day every four years for no extra pay?
Who on Earth thought it was a good idea to set a grant deadline on February 29th?
1 grant is submitted. 7 to go...
ETA: There's a really nice expanation of the leap year concept at the Bad Astronomy Blog. The summary is:
What to do to figure out if it’s a leap year or not:
We add a leap day every 4 years, except for every 100 years, except for every 400 years. In other words…
If the year is divisible by 4, then it’s a leap year, UNLESS
it’s also divisible by 100, then it’s not a leap year, UNLESS FURTHER
the year is divisible by 400, then it is a leap year.
So 1996 was a leap year [...]. 1997, 1998, and 1999 were not. 2000 was a leap year, because even though it is divisible by 100 it’s also divisible by 400.
1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but 2000 was. 2100 won’t be, nor 2200, nor 2300. But 2400 will be.
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