[LEAPSECS] The Debate over UTC and Leap Seconds
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Aug 10 16:42:59 EDT 2010
In message <20100810203732.GA4990 at cox.net>, Greg Hennessy writes:
I just did answer the question seriously.
If the new definition is that leap seconds gets announced 10 years
in advance, then DUT will depend on how good the models used to
decide the announcements are.
If the Earth does something unexpected, DUT can wander all over
the place and it will take ten years to catch up.
>I'm not trying to be snarky, but why do you expect anyone to consider
>your proposal seriously when you are unable to answer the question?
>On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 08:34:33PM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <20100810203302.GA4890 at cox.net>, Greg Hennessy writes:
>> >If you do announce them 10 years in advance what will be the maximum
>> >value of DUT during that time?
>> That depends how good he geophysicist are at their job, and will
>> proabably improve drastically over time.
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