[LEAPSECS] happy anniversary pips

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Feb 12 12:46:10 EST 2014

On Feb 12, 2014, at 9:54 AM, Brooks Harris wrote:

> On 2014-02-12 08:09 AM, Rob Seaman wrote:


>> There are many much more complex computer science challenges. In fact, the entire purpose of these things called computers is to deal efficiently with hellaciously complicated problems. This problem ain't that intractable.


> Yes. I've never been able to understand why facing the guts of this problem has been evaded. Its a great computer-science project - it should be fun!

The problem stems not because one person can't climb the complexity hill to get it right: several have. The problem comes more from the large numbers of people in my industry that have failed to climb the complexity hill due to apathy, incompetence or both. Coupled with the 'it is only a second' attitude that prevails, these problems make it extremely difficult to build a system based on any third party components that gets things right, especially with the standards stacked against you...


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