[LEAPSECS] CEPT ECC viewpoint on leap seconds

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Jan 28 05:09:58 EST 2015

In message <54C8B26D.6050904 at edlmax.com>, Brooks Harris writes:
>It says -
>"Until now the solution has been to introduce a 'leap second', in other 
>words to stop 'official/scientific' time (Co-ordinated Universal Time, 
>'UTC'), for one second every so often."
>Hold the phone. "to stop 'official/scientific' time"?!? How worrisome is 
>it that the chair of the committee considering the Leap Second question 
>could make a statement like that?

Hold the yelling:  What are the chances that we can ever implement
leap-seconds in a responsible fashion, if even a such persons do
not grasp what it is ?

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