[LEAPSECS] UK clocks change trial being considered

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Oct 31 12:54:11 EDT 2011

On Mon 2011-10-31T16:07:35 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:

> Whoever said anything about UTC leap hours ?

That would be the US delegation to ITU-R WP7A, back when US law
explicitly said that legal time was mean solar time.
If they hadn't inserted that into their draft revision of TF.460 they
would have been representing the US while asserting a position
contrary to federal law. Subsequent to that the underlying notion
was encapsulated by Valve Corporation in the phrase
"the cake is a lie."

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