[LEAPSECS] Leap Sec vs Y2K

p at 2038bug.com p at 2038bug.com
Fri Dec 10 13:52:35 EST 2010

> very much need to know and agree what time it is.

Yes but mostly only to an accuracy of minutes.


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-----Original Message-----
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:42:42
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Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] Leap Sec vs Y2K

In message <3B33E89C51D2DE44BE2F0C757C656C8809CDA7EB at mail02.stk.com>, "Finklema
n, Dave" writes:

>We can just let things be as they have been for nearly 40 years.

Sure, no argument from here: Please shut down your Internet connection
and any cell-phones you might have, and don't use them ever again :-)

The crucial change in exactly the last 40 years, is that computers
of all sizes are communicating and the applications we want them
to run for us, very much need to know and agree what time it is.


Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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