Re: [LEAPSECS] Schreiver AFB warns about leapsec

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 12:12:35 +0100

In message <>, Rob Seaman writes:

>An interesting observation:
> - Leap second occurs at an awkward time - New Years Eve
>Maybe obscurity in scheduling and implementation is not a desirable =20
>characteristic after all. Perhaps the problem would "solve itself" =20
>through market forces if leap seconds were simply required to occur =20
>on normal business days at 9:00 am EST, just in time for the opening =20
>of the NYSE.

They already happen during business hours in Asia. Since most of the
US debt is owned by asia these days, it may even be a more efficient
market pressure venue.

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