[LEAPSECS] PCWorld article
seaman at noao.edu
Tue Aug 24 17:55:44 EDT 2010
Interesting to get a (relatively) independent sampling of views from slashdot. Several of the LEAPSECS talking points came up - as well as numerous of the canards and red herrings. The thread has aged to the point that it would be pointless to reply, although I suspect I recognize more timely contributions from at least a couple members of this list.
The most insightful observation:
"They should have introduced 'look' seconds before they introduced 'leap' seconds. Would have saved a lot of trouble."
On Aug 24, 2010, at 1:45 PM, Rob Seaman wrote:
> Picked up as a slashdot thread:
> Something of a cautionary tale to be careful with the phraseology of posts even on obscure technical mailing lists :-)
> Comments are the usual mixed bag, but relatively on-topic for slashdot (but then I've only read the first couple dozen). I'd mod-up the one mentioning zoneinfo in the same breath as ucolick, but don't have any points...
> On Aug 23, 2010, at 2:21 PM, Steve Allen wrote:
>> There's an article on leap seconds up at PCWorld
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