Re: [LEAPSECS] Introduction of long term scheduling

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 14:36:01 -0500

Warner Losh scripsit:

> There's an exception for IERS to
> step in two weeks in advance if the earth's rotation rate hickups.

So if I understand this correctly, there could be as many as 14
consecutive days during which |DUT1| > 0.9s before the emergency leap
second can be implemented; consequently, the current guarantee is only
statistical, not absolute.

John Cowan    
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Dinar laid end to end would reach from here to the Temple of Toplat?"
"No, I wouldn't", the beggar replied.  "Why is that?" the Master asked.
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