[ntp:questions] Extracted fom comp.risks - What Time Is It?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Aug 7 20:28:06 UTC 2003


Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 12:47:15 -0700
From: "Conrad Heiney" <conrad at fringehead.org>
Subject: What Time Is It?

*The Guardian* has a fascinating story on the ITU's Study group concerned
with time.  According to the article, divergent time systems are an
increasing problem. Conflicts between Earth time, the time provided by
atomic clocks, GPS time, and other standards raise interesting questions
about the safety of aircraft and other complex systems that may be running
on different timescales.
  http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,985020,00.html


(I hope it's OK to extract a single item - David)





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