[LEAPSECS] Ghosts of Leap-seconds past and future

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Dec 26 04:12:58 EST 2010

In message <83E442CD-4A84-4493-8E60-867AF882B0FE at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>I wrote:


>>> Which is why the international civil timekeeping standard should be tied to physical reality.


>...but Poul-Henning Kamp said:


>> 1. There is no "international civil timekeeping", civil timekeeping

>> is a national legislative matter.


>and later appeared to be arguing the exact opposite point:


>> The entire point of the Meter Convention and of eliminating the

>> leap-second hack from UTC, is that we don't need to deal with each

>> government one by one.

Ahh, how much time do we need to spend on you trying to twist words Rob ?

Is this waste of time what you call "proper engineering" ?


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