a failure caused by lack of leap seconds

From: Steve Allen <sla_at_ucolick.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 22:46:16 -0700

Here's an interesting product note
These GPS receivers are about to report an erroneous calendar date as
a result of the long *absence* of leap seconds that has resulted from
the recent acceleration of the rotation of the crust.

Also note the interesting content of this message from 1988
This purports to explain why June leap seconds became preferred to
December leap seconds.

There are, also, uncounted documents which assert that leap seconds
may only occur at the end of June or December. Such documents are
provided even from organizations which ought to know that ITU-R TF.460
permits them to occur at the end of any month.

Steve Allen          UCO/Lick Observatory       Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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Received on Fri Aug 08 2003 - 22:46:40 PDT

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