[LEAPSECS] Looking-glass, through

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Fri Jan 14 00:19:27 EST 2011

> It would appear that making adjustments every 10 days is not

> often enough, at least in the US, viz:

> http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp50/NISTUTC.cfm

> http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp50/nistusno.cfm


> Even if we abandon the leap second, we have issues at the nanosecond level.

This is what happens any time you have more than one clock
and if you have bounds on frequency steering. You'll find that
all of the UTC(k) clocks disagree at the nanosecond level and
that they all wander around the mean paper clock, UTC. This
also is normal and expected.


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