Re: [LEAPSECS] Accommodating both camps

From: Michael Deckers <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 11:24:28 +0000

   Warner Losh wrote:

> Here's why I'm in camp #2: ...

   All your arguments are sound and convincing -- current UTC is causing
   many problems, and I certainly do not want a leap second to happen
   while I am undergoing open heart surgery.

   But is TI really better? Celestial navigation can also be life-critical,
   and solar time is engrained since millenia in so many legal and cultural
   conventions that it is hard to estimate the cost of adopting a civil time
   that no longer follows the Sun. I do not know which camp to join!

   And not to forget, there is also a risk in changing the scheme -- I do
   not want to undergo open heart surgery while the leap second scheme is
   abolished or changed (if I live as long).

   Michael Deckers
Received on Wed Jan 25 2006 - 03:24:49 PST

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