Re: [LEAPSECS] Problems with GLONASS Raw Receiver Data at Start of New Year

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 15:07:18 -0500

Rob Seaman scripsit:

> I haven't been able to decipher what the humor is meant to be here -
> will gladly admit that this is likely a failure on my part. I won't
> ask you to explain the joke, but rather I suspect you had a more
> basic point you were seeking to make. Is there some reason that
> risks resulting from a diverging DUT1 can be expected to be mitigated
> (even in part) as it grows past 1s?

There are a lot of systems, it seems, that assume DUT1 is bounded by
either 0.9s or 1s. If leap seconds are turned off, then I'd expect that
these will break and be replaced by systems that assume DUT1 is unbounded.

John Cowan
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the
continent, a part of the main.  If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a
manor of thy friends or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for
whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.  --John Donne
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