[LEAPSECS] Straw men
seaman at noao.edu
Wed Jan 11 12:56:31 EST 2012
Tom Van Baak wrote:
> The longer-term plot (http://ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/lod.pdf) makes it clear there are no guarantees, but if this trend were to continue we will have negative leap seconds 15 or 20 years from now. That would be good news for the eliminate-leap-second-proposal since it would greatly extend the time that |DUT1| remains small and ignorable.
We can speculate contrary to fact on all sorts of things (those are the "straw men" of the subject line), but rather I think this talking point is fairly neutral, or cuts both ways.
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