[LEAPSECS] Straw men

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Mon Jan 9 12:32:54 EST 2012

On 9 Jan 2012, at 16:21, Warner Losh wrote:


> It breaks earth-facing applications and nothing else. No examples have been given of what it breaks apart from that.


More specifically, it breaks a subset of earth-facing applications which rely on UTC, by name, and have no means to apply any offset other than DUT1 in the range |DUT1|<1, but do have the ability to apply those small DUT1s, which in turn tends to imply that these are applications which get DUT1 from broadcast sources which only have a resolution of 0.1s, and therefore can tolerate a pointing error of ~0.05s. That seems quite a small subset of equipment, and one has to ask whether the rest of society needs to pay the price for it.


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