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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Oct 30 18:15:53 UTC 2003

"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message
news:3FA14136.D4CCCED9 at udel.edu...
> Terje,
> If we ever had to give back a leapsecond, it would be a disaster. The
> WWV/WWVB timecode has only a single bit to signal leap insertion and no
> way to signal deletion. The GPS timecode has the UTC-GPS offset in
> seconds, but the GPS receivers I have indicate only leap insertion. From
> the ERTS data the rate of increase has flattened out over the past thre
> years, which certainly gives me the willies, but my professional friends
> tell me not to worry about it.
> Dave

Dave - may I have your permission to quote your statement in an article
about timekeeping on PCs that I have written?


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