[LEAPSECS] BBC article

Paul J. Ste. Marie paul_j at ste-marie.org
Sun Nov 6 03:51:17 EST 2011

On 11/4/2011 5:58 PM, Tom Van Baak allegedly wrote:

> It's not just GPS. In general any system today that already has an

> automatic or manual method to handle leap seconds will be fine if

> no leap seconds were to be announced in the future. This includes

> GPS, NTP, international time codes (e.g., DCF77, WWVB), PC's

WWVB includes a UTC-UT1 offset that will overflow if too many leap
seconds are skipped. I forget exactly how many bits it occupies, but
the format has a hard limit of 60 bits.


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