[ntp:questions] Re: Leap second talks are postponed

Richard Owlett rowlett at atlascomm.net
Sun Nov 20 21:54:19 UTC 2005


Bjorn Gabrielsson wrote:

> Happy Trails <undisclosed at obscure.com> writes:
> 
> 
>>We in the eastern part of north America just fiddled with the idea of
>>postponing our return to standard time from daylight time, and I did
>>not hear of any plagues, epidemics or mass hysteria resulting from
>>this.  
>>
>>Get real.
>>
>>Get a realistic argument.
> 
> 
> Its not about real arguments, its the last battle for the
> astronomers, the former timekeepers of our planet. It seems its hard
> for them to let go of their last direct influence on UTC. So there is
> much more politics, emotions and FUD than real arguments... 
> 
> Reducing the steps in our major timescale by a few thousand times
> _is_ a good thing.
> 
> --
>    Björn


But astronomers may be right. They *do* have the *long* view in mind.

OK, bad pun. But I'm serious about the point.




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