Re: [LEAPSECS] A lurker surfaces

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 01:48:26 -0500

Ashley Yakeley scripsit:

> Rubber seconds are appropriate because we have rubber days. People
> who need absolute time have their own timescale based on some
> absolute unit (the SI "second"), but to everyone else, the second is
> a fraction of the day.

Well, okay. Does the rubberiness go down all the way? Is a civil
nanosecond one-billionth of a civil second, then? If so, how do we
build clocks that measure these intervals?

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Received on Mon Jan 01 2007 - 22:48:38 PST

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