Re: [LEAPSECS] Precise time over time

From: Steve Allen <sla_at_UCOLICK.ORG>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:56:07 -0700

On Thu 2005-08-11T15:27:38 +0100, Peter Bunclark hath writ:
> A proposal that seems to me to go half way to satisfy both pro and anti
> leapers is the one where computers switch to using TAI internally. We
> could start thinking about that now and possibly start implementing it. If
> the leapers prevail, in future the date command will still output
> UTC+timezone, if the anti-leapers prevail, it can output TAI+ something
> (zero?!) + timezone.

Although it is risky ever to assert that one understands Dave Mills,
this is exactly what he seems to have written in an active discussion
thread on comp.protocols.time.ntp
That being a larger, older, and more open forum, there are, of course,
all sorts of other conspiracy theories, too.

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