[LEAPSECS] telescope systems saw the leap second

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Sun Jul 1 14:56:08 EDT 2012

On Jul 1, 2012, at 11:03 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> 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"

Did he? The AP doesn't include those double quotes:


(I used to live in Laramie and find it amusing that the Boomerang - named after a mule - was the top hit to my query. A pointer to a more official posting of the AP story would be welcome.)

Was Daniel even interviewed in English? Is there an Agence France-Presse story? What was the context for whatever was said? Did a carefully neutral statement hedged with conditionals get trimmed down by a copy editor?

Like Steve says: "Can we make a list of what we know?"


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