[LEAPSECS] Coming of age in the solar system

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Sep 5 11:00:38 EDT 2010

In message <3131A718-9AD9-4E3D-AB26-4B5E4E832169 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>> The main issue for this particular company, is that there is no

>>economical way to test that a GPS based timing infrastructure handles

>>leap-seconds correctly.


>Astronomers may be blinded by science, but doesn't such a current

>lack describe rather a massive business opportunity? The ultimate

>source of all economic activity is entrepreneurial adaptation to

>real world possibilities.

Not as long as it is cheaper to fudge leap seconds some other way.

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