Re: [LEAPSECS] Wired magazine

From: Markus Kuhn <>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 10:45:32 +0100

Steve Allen wrote on 2003-10-14 18:30 UTC:
> There is a short note about leap seconds in the November issue of
> Wired magazine with a quote from McCarthy. It's online now.

"Global positioning satellites' internal atomic clocks race 13 seconds
ahead of UTC. The European satellite navigation constellation, Galileo,
will likely vary from International Atomic Time by 33 nanoseconds."

The difference between offset and precision of time-scales really
appears to be slightly too subtle for the media to report in a
meaningful way. (But then, which topic isn't?)


Markus Kuhn, Computer Lab, Univ of Cambridge, GB | __oo_O..O_oo__
Received on Wed Oct 15 2003 - 02:45:53 PDT

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