[LEAPSECS] "China move could call time on GMT"
seaman at noao.edu
Wed Jan 4 15:38:29 EST 2012
On Jan 4, 2012, at 1:15 PM, Michael Sokolov wrote:
> What is the "local civil time" for someone who doesn't hold citizenship in
> any country and lives on a boat that continuously circumnavigates the world?
Perhaps Philip Nolan could have told us: http://www.bartleby.com/310/6/1.html :-)
> I choose to define the legal/civil time for my one-man micronation to
> be tied to some NATURAL phenomenon, something that is NOT subject to
> man's whim. Hence man-made UTC is not acceptable. Mean solar time is
> a natural phenomenon, so it's acceptable.
The subject line of this thread and the general remit of the conversation on leapsecs concerns wide scale standardization and infrastructure issues. I don't believe any option discussed here - whatever our positions on the issues - will constrain such a situation. That is, for civil timekeeping to exist a civilization (e.g., China) is required.
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