Re: [LEAPSECS] independence day

From: M. Warner Losh <imp_at_BSDIMP.COM>
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 23:54:51 -0600 (MDT)

In message: <>
            "Poul-Henning Kamp" <> writes:
: In message <>, Steve Allen writes:
: >In the middle of May some text about legal time in the US was
: >introduced into a US Senate bill regarding funding for NSF and NIST.
: >See section 508 of S.2802 introduced 2006-05-15, e.g.
: >
: the term `Coordinated Universal Time' means the time scale
: maintained through the General Conference of Weights and
: Measures and interpreted or modified for the United States
: by the Secretary of Commerce.'.
: That could sound like the drilling of a loophole :-)

As has been pointed out in the past, the Secretary of Commerce has had
the ability to define mean solar time to mean UTC (or something else,
if they felt the urge)... I think this is just another attempt to
keep their options open, like they have now...

Received on Tue Jul 04 2006 - 22:57:09 PDT

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