[ntp:hackers] smearing the leap second
stenn at ntp.org
Fri Jul 10 20:22:02 UTC 2015
Warner Losh writes:
>> Trying to fix system problems by redefining UTC to lack leap seconds
>> is like making math easier by redefining Pi to be 3.
> That=E2=80=99s a false analogy. UTC is an artificial construct designed
> for the convenience of humans, while pi is fundamental.
It's not that false. Everything tastes more or less like chicken.
pi may be a fundamental *constant* but solar time is also
*fundamental*. It's just not moving at a constant rate.
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