[LEAPSECS] Accountability for failures and broken promises

Gerard Ashton ashtongj at comcast.net
Sun Jul 1 14:26:56 EDT 2012

If a merchant sells produce sells lettuce by mass and gets caught the
merchant will be fined, the scale will be seized, or both.

How big a fine will Quantas pay for using faulty time measurement equipment
which resulted in great harm to the public?

Will Daniel Gambis forfeit any bonus this year for making false promises?

Gerard Ashton

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:leapsecs-bounces at leapsecond.com] On Behalf Of Poul-Henning Kamp
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:04 PM
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Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] telescope systems saw the leap second

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

>Now, what do they mean?

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

"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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