[LEAPSECS] Yet another time scale
p at 2038bug.com
Wed Aug 11 11:30:43 EDT 2010
On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 09:54 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20100811094933.GD26347 at davros.org>, "Clive D.W. Feather" writes:
> >Zefram said:
> >> Western scientists have challenged such assertions, noting that the
> >> Magnetic North Pole is on a line of longitude that passes through
> >> Canada, the United States, Mexico and Antarctica.
> >> And there was me thinking it might be on a line of longitude that
> >> *doesn't* pass through Antarctica. Silly me.
> >There's an implied "and no other countries" in there.
> Yes, typical american imperialism, obviously...
Yes, their rationale makes no sense.
And _therefore_ ???
You're all missing the point here. Which can be summarized by the
phrase: "The customer is always right."
These people are creating their own clock that,
1. will not have < 1s accuracy
2. is astronomically based
3. is not in sync with UTC
4. they expect 1 billion people to rely on, and
5. is going to meet with perfect success
At this point I would be asking who is really the stupid party.
The way I see it, the ITU has the choice to gain or loose 1 billion
"customers" of their "standard".
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