[LEAPSECS] ITU-R SG7 to consider UTC on October 4

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Fri Aug 6 01:57:37 EDT 2010

On Aug 5, 2010, at 10:22 PM, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> Chances are that any divergence between the rotation of the earth and UTC is unlikely to be noticed by enough people to stop this from happening, if the ITU says this "technical adjustment" needs to be made.

The divergence is a secular effect. A small effect - perhaps the ITU can fool some of the people some of the time. But a cumulative effect - meaning they can't fool all of the people all of the time.

> The Astronomers are affected the most, but there's not a lot of them and their power isn't huge.

Our power may not be huge - but our cause is just.

“If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.” - Abraham Lincoln
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