Re: [LEAPSECS] The real problem with leap seconds

From: Steve Allen <sla_at_UCOLICK.ORG>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 07:48:42 -0800

On Sat 2006-01-07T21:20:33 +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:
> Well, the BIPM doesn't really want anybody to use TAI, their director
> said as much last year

The Italian contribution to the November 2005 WP7A meeting could be
interpreted a suggestion that the international agencies in charge of
time scales need to get their heads together, pick one time scale with
no discontinuities, and abolish all others.

Klepczynski had implied that more clearly on pages 322 and 323 of
where he discusses getting all the satellite navigation systems
to use a single time scale.

(And to see that psychology is not just relevant to astronomers,
read Matsakis on page 336.)

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