[LEAPSECS] happy anniversary pips

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Feb 11 11:31:48 EST 2014

Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:


> Perhaps, but leap seconds are a solution to the problem that must die in

> the fullness of time. With the quadratic acceleration there will come a

> time in a few thousand years when one leap second a month or day isn't

> enough and another solution will be necessary to keep things in sync. So

> in a way, leap seconds are putting a band-aide over the problem until

> everybody alive today is dead too...

Yes. And time zone adjustments will be able to keep civil time in sync
with earth rotation for a much longer time than leap seconds :-)

f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/
Forties, Cromarty: East, veering southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
Rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers, rain at first. Moderate or good,
occasionally poor at first.

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