[LEAPSECS] telescope systems saw the leap second

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Jul 1 14:03:58 EDT 2012

In message <BB91F2E6-A38D-4199-AA77-BEDB12E5B6E1 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>Now, what do they mean?

It means that Daniel Gambis wasn't even close to the mark when he
told AP on friday:

"There should be no noticeable affect or inconvenience on
computers or any other technology that requires precise
timekeeping because they adjust for these leap seconds"

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