[LEAPSECS] ITU-R SG7 to consider UTC on October 4
ashtongj at comcast.net
Tue Aug 10 18:16:48 EDT 2010
On 2010-08-10 5:42 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> I am 100% convinced that the EU-court will find that it is painfully
> clear that the directive mandates that all countries switch to
> summer-time at the exact same moment, relative to the UTC timescale,
> simply on the basis that the directive would be pointless under any
> other interpretation.
It could be the directive was only intended to address time to a
precision of one second or so, with astronomers, communications
engineers, and metrologists intentionally left to their own devices to
sort things out amongst themselves when higher accuracy is required.
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