[LEAPSECS] CEPT ECC viewpoint on leap seconds

Brooks Harris brooks at edlmax.com
Wed Jan 28 05:27:38 EST 2015

Point taken. Sorry. They probably do understand it, and just made a 
careless statement.

But too many folks don't get it. I think its because the specs are not 
clear in the first place and the misunderstandings have been piling up 
in mismatched applications for years. Somebody somewhere needs to 
credibly, or officially, clarify the fundamentals.


On 2015-01-28 05:09 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> --------
> 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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