[LEAPSECS] Focus in the debate, alternative proposal
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Fri Jan 7 10:59:54 EST 2011
Rob Seaman said:
> As discussed, we can't apply leap seconds using local scheduling - BUT nothing stops us from requiring that they be applied only on Sundays. I haven't had my coffee yet, but I believe this would result in their happening at midday in Greenwich - but it would be midday on a Sunday. Would have to think about the issues with the international date line, etc and so forth.
Currently local time zones range from Christmas Island, on Z+14:00, to
Midway Island, on Z-11:00 (I use Z to avoid the UTC/UT/GMT argument). So
there's always somewhere where it's not Sunday.
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