[LEAPSECS] Straw men

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Mon Jan 9 08:48:41 EST 2012

Rob Seaman said:

> Redefining UTC will break things immediately in astronomy and aerospace and related applications.


It might break them at the point that |DUT| > 0.9s. Or it might not. But it
won't break them until then, which could easily be some years away.

> And it will leave any purely atomic timescale many minutes or hours in error at a future epoch with no plan for mitigation.

They won't be "in error" - that's another of your misrepresentations. They
will be different to UT, deliberately.

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