[LEAPSECS] Cheating means more planning, not less
dot at dotat.at
Sun Dec 28 14:20:52 EST 2008
On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> However, the die was cast on this in 1958 when the second was defined in
> terms of atomic behavior. At that point, the game was up, since the
> basic unit of time was decoupled from the day.
The decoupling occurred before then, when the second was defined in terms
of the length of the tropical year established by Newcomb. The atomic
second was calibrated to match this older definition.
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FISHER GERMAN BIGHT: EAST OR SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 IN GERMAN BIGHT.
SLIGHT OR MODERATE. FAIR. GOOD.
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