[LEAPSECS] Another reason not to mess with UTC

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Mar 1 02:26:17 EST 2010

In message <A39F772D-CA72-4DC6-86CF-73306DB34958 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>RISKS Digest on "the growing threat of jamming to satellite navigation systems":

>It sure would be peachy to retain a capability to fall back on

>traditional navigation techniques. Access to mean solar time as

>provided by UTC is part of the recipe.

I can imagine the page hidden somewhere in the rear of the Mercedes
instruction booklet:

"In case your GPS navigation detects jamming, a electronic
drawer will automatically open below the navigation display
and reveal a brass sextant, which is to be used as follows:

At local solar noon adjust the knob A such that...


Yes, I can see that work...


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