[LEAPSECS] tinkering with time ?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jan 31 03:07:52 EST 2011

In message <5A6AA69B-16AB-4896-A0F0-825E5CFC74DD at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>On Jan 30, 2011, at 3:44 AM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:

>to imagine the reaction of some of my colleagues when they realize

>the hit to their always tight budgets to deal with this artificial

>crisis. A *much* larger fuss will be made about this issue than

>has been made to date.

I pointed out a long time ago, that if astronomers played their cards
right, this would be a funding opportunity for much needed renovations...

>Calling any such new timescale something other than "UTC" (or not

>UT-anything, for that matter - since it no-way no-how would be a

>flavor of universal time), is the easiest way for the ITU to mitigate

>unintended project risks.

And to not achieve the object.

Dream on...

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