Re: [LEAPSECS] Longer leap second notice

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 21:43:19 -0500

Ed Davies scripsit:

> The main requirements for local civil time for the bulk of its
> users are that:


> 1. local civil time matches apparent solar time roughly (e.g., the
> sun is pretty high in the sky at 12:00 and it's dark at 00:00).

I think the last is the important point, or more specifically that the
bulk of the population not begin work on one day and end on another
(astronomers excepted, of course). This would be a bookkeeping nightmare.

Barry gules and argent of seven and six,        John Cowan
on a canton azure fifty molets of the second.
        --blazoning the U.S. flag     
Received on Wed Jan 04 2006 - 18:53:49 PST

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