Re: [LEAPSECS] Monsters from the id

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 18:39:01 -0500

Mark Calabretta scripsit:

> The situation with the proposed leap hour is quite different. Given
> that AEST is defined as UTC+1000, and AEDT as UTC+1100, would someone
> care to speculate, in terms similar to the above, what will happen when
> a leap hour is inserted?

Perhaps the two scales will be labeled O.S. and N.S., as our anglophone
antecessors did when switching from Julian to Gregorian.

John Cowan
This great college [Trinity], of this ancient university [Cambridge],
has seen some strange sights. It has seen Wordsworth drunk and Porson
sober. And here am I, a better poet than Porson, and a better scholar
than Wordsworth, somewhere betwixt and between.  --A.E. Housman
Received on Fri Jan 13 2006 - 15:39:20 PST

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