Re: [LEAPSECS] two world clocks AND Time after Time

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_PHK.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 12:15:12 +0100

In message <>, Steve Allen writes:
>On Mon 2005-01-24T00:50:10 -0800, Tom Van Baak hath writ:
>> Isn't knowing when noon is already a specialist operation?
>> I mean, most people could tell you when noon is to within
>> an hour or two or three, but finer than that requires a far
>> amount of daily mental calculation, no?
>Noon has long required a calendar, an almanac, a longitude, and the
>ability to perform addition and subtraction.

You forget a lawyer or at least a copy of the relevant laws in your
area, because surely you're not assuming that my watch runs on UTC ?

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