[LEAPSECS] Straw men
seaman at noao.edu
Mon Jan 9 09:04:31 EST 2012
On Jan 9, 2012, at 6:36 AM, Ian Batten wrote:
> UTC has been redefined within living memory. One might suggest that good engineering would avoid assuming that a timescale which has been repeatedly redefined in both rate and phase won't be redefined again.
More straw. UTC has always meant Universal Time. Universal Time has always meant mean solar time, in particular a close analogue to GMT.
For the true complexity of the situation, see:
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
More information about the LEAPSECS