Re: [LEAPSECS] Wall Street Journal Article

From: John.Cowan <jcowan_at_REUTERSHEALTH.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 07:39:56 -0400

Markus Kuhn scripsit:

> I don't see any technical problems for existing mechanisms to deal with
> leap seconds until we need more than one leap second per day.

The real problems arrive when it is impossible to pretend any longer that
a day consists of 24 hours. When, say, every third TAI second is a UTC
leap second, and we have to fit three sleep/wake cycles into two solar
days, we hopefully won't be hearing quite so much about the vital importance
of keeping civil time slaved to the mean Sun.

John Cowan
Arise, you prisoners of Windows / Arise, you slaves of Redmond, Wash,
The day and hour soon are coming / When all the IT folks say "Gosh!"
It isn't from a clever lawsuit / That Windowsland will finally fall,
But thousands writing open source code / Like mice who nibble through a wall.
        --The Linux-nationale by Greg Baker
Received on Mon Aug 01 2005 - 04:40:17 PDT

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