[LEAPSECS] Leap Second Announced by IERS (fwd)

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Fri Jul 4 13:36:59 EDT 2008

On Jul 4, 2008, at 10:24 AM, Tom Van Baak wrote:

>> A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of December

>> 2008.


> Good. I guessed right this time:

> http://www.leapsecond.com/java/nixie.htm

And Poul-Henning and I owe each other a beer, should we ever find
ourselves in the same locale :-) (I'll be in Portland, OR next week,
Santa Barbara at the beginning of August, Baltimore in October, Québec
in November.)

On Apr 9, 2008, at 8:45 AM, Rob Seaman wrote:

>> On Apr 9, 2008, at 6:53 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:


>>> Should we make an informal bet on when the next leap second

>>> happens ?


>> I'll take December 2008. A Carlsberg Elephant (what do the locals

>> drink?) versus your choice from the Nimbus brewery in Tucson?


>> Rob


> That was my guess too...


> Elephants are falling out of fashion here, along with pretty much

> any other Carlsberg product. In the last couple of years Denmark

> has gone from 8 to several thousand (mostly micro-)breweries as a

> tasteful revolution against industrialized beer has taken hold.


> But I'll promise you a good beer if you pop around here, no matter

> what.


> Poul-Henning

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