[LEAPSECS] Australia, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Sun Apr 26 16:13:37 EDT 2015

A bit long; the youtube speed controls come in handy.  Disappointing that they continue to rely on the equation of time red herring, etc.  Meens closes with an unsupported statement of the notion of hiding the error in the timezones; glad for any recognition that leap seconds can't be ceased without repercussions.

The question from the moderator about comparative costs was well posed; the answer was insufficient.  One would hope that the costs and repercussions would be explored before taking action.  They have not so far.


> On Apr 26, 2015, at 9:24 AM, Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> wrote:
> Australian Communications and Media Authority continues to shine
> light on ITU-R WRC-15 Agenda Item 1.14 by publishing a video of the
> entire session at the February 10 APG15-4 meeting of the Asia-Pacific
> Telecommunity in Bangkok.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsyFp6G6iKo
> It starts with 15 minutes of words dancing carefully around the events
> of the 2012 Radiocommunication Assembly.  According to Jamieson there
> were 160 out of 190 delegations who did not know about leap seconds.
> It ends with a half hour of panel discussion of questions from the
> floor which include "why couldn't this be decided by experts" and
> "what's the worst case scenario resulting from WRC-15".
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