Re: [LEAPSECS] Introduction of long term scheduling

From: David Malone <>
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 10:40:32 +0000

> So you think it is appropriate to demand that ever computer with a
> clock should suffer biannual software upgrades if it is not connected
> to a network where it can get NTP or similar service ?

> I know people who will disagree with you:

> Air traffic control
> Train control
> Hospitals

> and the list goes on.

FWIW, I believe most hospitals are more than capable of looking
after equipment with complex maintenance schedules. They have
endoscopes, blood gas analysers, gamma cameras, MRI machines,
dialysis machines and a rake of other stuff that has a schedule
requiring attention more regurally than once every 6 months.

I am not sure how much un-networked equipment that requires UTC to
1 second and doesn't already have a suitable maintenance schedule
exists in hospitals.

Received on Sun Jan 07 2007 - 02:42:34 PST

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