[LEAPSECS] nails in the coffin of mean solar time

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Fri Jun 15 10:08:53 EDT 2007

On Fri 2007-06-15T07:40:17 -0400, Greg Hennessy hath writ:

> Well, one of the reasons you don't want DUT1 to expand in size is due to

> the installed base that would break. Have you ever considered that DoD

> might have a larger installed base of things that would break if

> existing practices changed?

Based on entirely informal investigations (as all of this has been)
presented at the Torino conference the indications are that the answer
to that is yes. There were stories that the GPS Joint Program Office
was dismayed at the activities in WP7A. Dennis McCarthy once
indicated that the DoD had not undertaken any formal process to answer
the question. Denial is not a river in Egypt.

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