Re: [LEAPSECS] a system that fails spectacularly

From: Randy Kaelber <randy_at_MARS.ASU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 02:40:30 -0700

On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 09:15:08AM +0000, David Harper wrote:
> When even Sun Microsystems can make this kind of mistake, with all of
> the resources at its disposal, Joe or Jane Programmer working for a
> small company can be forgiven for not being familiar with the arcane
> world of leap seconds. There are, after all, only 102 of us on this
> mailing list :-)

If it were not for two things: Me as a kid listening to WWV for *hours*
over my grandfather's shortwave radio (yeah, I was a weird kid... makes
for a weird adult, too.) and me happening to fall into a job in
interplanetary missions, I'd be blissfully ignorant of the leap seconds
issue, too!

Randy Kaelber                              
Scientific Software Engineer
Mars Space Flight Facility, Department of Geological Sciences
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Received on Thu Dec 08 2005 - 01:41:00 PST

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