[ntp:questions] Re: GMT: UT1 vs UTC

Michael Sierchio kudzu at tenebras.com
Mon Nov 3 00:50:53 UTC 2003

Tom Van Baak wrote:

 > ... Yes, there is only a single bit in the
> WWV/WWVB timecode to indicate a pending
> leap second but the sign and magnitude of the
> UT1 correction bits tell you if the leap second is
> positive or negative. 

Positive?  Negative?  Leap seconds?  Let's call the
whole thing off.  TAI as the base timescale, puhleeze,
people!  It would save a lot of heartache and nonsense
(uh, with due respect to Dr. Feynman, on a macrocosmic
scale, is time not monotonic?  I thought so)

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