[LEAPSECS] Toasting Unix timestamp 1234567890

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Feb 14 21:27:26 EST 2009

In message: <20090215001754.GA3000 at ucolick.org>
Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> writes:

: And as of 1970-01-01 the TA seconds were of a length systematically

: shorter than the TAI seconds have been since 1977-01-01.

Can you explain this a little bit more, or provide a pointer to the

Thanks for the wonderful information about the state of the art in
1970, and why it doesn't matter if 1234567890 angels are dancing on
the head of the pin, or 1234567914 or some crazy number in between. :)


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