[LEAPSECS] [time-nuts] Leap second to be introduced at midnight UTC December 31 this year

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Mon Jul 25 09:19:40 EDT 2016

Tom Van Baak said:
>> Does your proposal allow for a Zero leap second
> Nope, LSEM avoids the zero leap second situation. That's the idea: to always have a leap second. Either an add or a delete, at the end of every month. The beauty is that it wouldn't violate how UTC is already defined. Leap seconds would become a monthly normal instead of a rare event; that is, a regular pain in the ass instead of an exceptional pain in the ass [1].

A problem is that each year requires either a zero change or a 2 or 4
second change. Not one second per year.

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