RE: [LEAPSECS] the legacy of ephemeris time

From: Seeds, Glen <Glen.Seeds_at_COGNOS.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 14:40:23 -0500

To put it another way, questions such as "what day is it?" have no inherent
meaning in TAI, nor is there any need to imply any.

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Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] the legacy of ephemeris time

Markus Kuhn scripsit:

> But what do you do when the offset between New York City local time and
> Univ^H^H^H^HInternational Time becomes significantly larger than 24
> hours, such that the discrepancy in date between TI and local time
> becomes a matter of days rather than hours, which would happen just a
> view millenia down the road?

What of it? If I can cope with the fact that it's still Tuesday here when
UTC says it's Wednesday, I would not turn a hair to know that TI says it's
Friday, or even last year.

John Cowan
Big as a house, much bigger than a house, it looked to [Sam], a grey-clad
moving hill.  Fear and wonder, maybe, enlarged him in the hobbit's eyes,
but the Mumak of Harad was indeed a beast of vast bulk, and the like of him
does not walk now in Middle-earth; his kin that live still in latter days
but memories of his girth and his majesty.  --"Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"
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