[LEAPSECS] nails in the coffin of mean solar time

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jun 15 18:20:34 EDT 2007

In message <A40DAFCE-D0F0-4439-B5DD-8DC75111C693 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>And can you really be so confident that 99.5% of your systems are

>100% free of any possible DUT1 related issues? Microsoft can't even

>get daylight saving time correct.

I don't attack your profesionalism in astronomy and I'd appreciate
if you don't compare my operating system to Microsoft :-)

Microsoft is the best argument for dropping leap-seconds, because
the chances of them ever getting it right are NIL.

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