[LEAPSECS] "China move could call time on GMT"

Gerard Ashton ashtongj at comcast.net
Thu Jan 5 19:26:30 EST 2012

People involved in government and international organizations sometimes
have strange
ways of deciding what their duties are. It seems bizarre that an
international organization
would establish standards for broadcast time scales without expecting
that the
broadcast time scales would be used as the legally binding national time
(Where legally binding means if you show up for a mandatory appointment
with a government agency later that the required time, effectively
reckoned from the
broadcast time scale, you will be punished.)

Gerard Ashton

On 1/5/2012 7:03 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message<723EC524-EF36-47EC-988B-C27BD8A61365 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:


>> And need it be pointed out again that absolutely nothing about the

>> "Draft Revision to ITU-R Recommendation TF.460-6" even breathes a

>> whisper that any variation of "timezone fudge" is on the table.

> That is because ITU-R has neither interest nor charter to concern itself

> with issues of national timekeeping.


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