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

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 13:20:41 -0500

Rob Seaman scripsit:

> But there are also risks associated with *not* having
> leap seconds, with allowing DUT1 to increase beyond 0.9s, for
> instance. And events triggered by those risks would not draw
> worldwide scrutiny - they could occur year-round and the media circus
> would have moved on.

I'd expect to see a wave of breakage as DUT1 exceeded 0.9s for the first
time, and a second wave as it exceeded 1s for the first time. After
that, of course, the problems would no longer be relevant. :-)

They tried to pierce your heart                 John Cowan
with a Morgul-knife that remains in the
wound.  If they had succeeded, you would
become a wraith under the domination of the Dark Lord.         --Gandalf
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