[LEAPSECS] Santa Claus in Kyrgyzstan

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Jan 2 16:40:56 EST 2008

In message <0DBAE1A1-9628-4C0F-A896-27506063E4A4 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>Here's an amusing discussion of GIS techniques applied to Santa's

>route selection:


> http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/24.93.html#subj7


>Somehow this just seems pertinent to our discussion of the willy-nilly

>timezone algorithm applied to civil (or uncivil) timekeeping. For

>instance, Santa is advised to fly from East to West such that

>Christmas Eve lasts two days (whatever a "day" means), not one.


>Should the Right Jolly Old Elf sort his deliveries by UTC or local


Well, given that he delivers at midnight, you have to admit that he
wouldn't benefit in any way from using your pet: solar time :-)

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