[LEAPSECS] nails in the coffin of mean solar time
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jun 15 04:42:39 EDT 2007
In message <BB2B7081-8AE3-4902-B760-9E719860F518 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:
>I'm sure many of us were involved in Y2K remediation activities. For
>instance, here is an inventory that I was responsible for compiling
>for one large system:
>Do we have any evidence that DOD has performed such an inventory for
I find it amazing that an accomplished astronomer like you can
misestimate by so many orders of magnitude as you do here.
Everybody with a checkbook were potential victims of Y2K bugs.
Changes to, including abolishment of, leapseconds will only affect
people who measure positions of celestial objects with high precision.
There is at least a 1.000.000:1 ratio between those two populations
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