[LEAPSECS] W1K GPS rollover for some time servers
Tom Van Baak
tvb at LeapSecond.com
Tue May 5 21:02:31 EDT 2015
> As seen at
> and also as experienced at Keck Observatory last night, some models
> of GPS time servers just did their firmware's W1K rollover, so those
> are saying the date is 1995-09-17.
> But the leap second is, inappropriately, getting the blame!
Oh, this will make your day! Look what was just announced (and read the field service bulletin in the PDF attachment):
So, yes, we can sort of blame it on leap seconds. Or, actually, the lack of leap seconds. All this because the earth has been speeding back up the past decade.
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