Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Fri Aug 5 00:22:26 EDT 2011

On Aug 4, 2011, at 8:31 PM, Tom Van Baak wrote:

>> "The tire didn't come off with the first four lug nuts, so why should it with number five?"


> Look carefully at your tire. Faster than you can remove old rusty lug nuts shiny new ones show up. They are more accurate than the old ones.

Rather I want the new lug nuts to continue to fit the bolts. A more accurate lug nut would be one that better matches the original standard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw_thread).

> There's really no shortage of precise time these days.

Exactly. There is no shortage of precise time and precision is not the only requirement on timekeeping. The ITU proposal would create an unnecessary shortage of *accurate* time.


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