[LEAPSECS] the big artillery

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Oct 30 11:06:05 EDT 2014

In message <20141030143121.GA20281 at ucolick.org>, Steve Allen writes:

>I wonder if the ITU-R process can go to its completion without
>introducing any document which points out that to omit leap seconds
>from a time scale called UTC is to redefine the word "day".

You mean the same way leapseconds redefine "minute" by making
them have the counter intuitive numbers of seconds ?

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