[LEAPSECS] Leap Sec vs Y2K
seaman at noao.edu
Sat Dec 11 20:54:11 EST 2010
On Dec 11, 2010, at 6:36 PM, Warner Losh wrote:
> ATC systems being unsynchronized means that planes crash; clearly a situation we want to avoid.
Presumably they do have layers on layers of error handling built in, as well as contingent procedures - perhaps even traditional sextant navigation relying on access to a timescale that approximates Greenwich Mean Time :-)
It is possible for brittle system design as well as sloppy timekeeping to both be undesirable...
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