[LEAPSECS] Schedule for success

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Dec 30 19:28:43 EST 2008

In message <495A7453.29508.11EE2652 at dan.tobias.name>, "Daniel R. Tobias" writes


>On 31 Dec 2008 at 0:12, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>> Page XVII, the glossary has an entry


>> GMT Greenwich Mean Time


>> But it has no entry for UTC, UT1 any other UT (or leap seconds).


>So the solution is to cause the civil-time standard to have no

>resemblance to actual GMT, so that when the ignorant masses continue

>to mistakenly call it GMT they'll be even more wrong than they now


I don't think you are entirely up to speed here.

What would NASA have done, had the British Parliament done something
silly to GMT in the middle of the shuttle landing ?

(You *do* know that GMT is a local British Timescale, right ?)

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