Re: [LEAPSECS] What I do. What do you do?

From: John Cowan <jcowan_at_REUTERSHEALTH.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 06:54:14 -0500 (EST)

Ken Pizzini scripsit:

> Okay, I'll bite.

What Ken says, except that:

> Yes, civil time, an important consumer of any time standard, would
> much prefer approximation-of-earth-rotation-relative-to-the-sun
> than random-arbitrary-interval (e.g., 100,000 SI-second "days")
> or approximation-of-earth-rotation-relative-to-"fixed"-stars as its
> time standard.

I don't think this case has been made yet, other than by handwaving and
postulating. Specifically, that the current regime is better than a fixed
scheme of 1 day = 86400 SI seconds.

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