Re: [LEAPSECS] ADASS poster on UTC

From: Daniel R. Tobias <>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 15:47:40 -0400

On 28 Oct 2006 at 12:03, John Cowan wrote:

> An obvious counterexample is taping TV shows: you don't want to miss
> the first or last minute (modulo the presence of commercials).
> I go to some trouble to keep my VCR synchronized with NTP time
> to the nearest second or two.

That's assuming the TV stations / networks broadcast their programs
in sync with NTP time, consistently with the official start times of
the programs as shown in program guides. In reality, there's some
variance; local stations can be somewhat sloppy in their timing,
while national networks sometimes play intentional games with making
their shows start/end a minute or so early/late to screw up people
who channel-surf between their programs and competing networks; also,
if there's a sports event earlier in the network's schedule all bets
are off as to what time any show might air or whether it will be
shown in its entirety.

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