[ntp:questions] DUT1 frolics

Brian Garrett mgy1912 at cox.net
Thu Jan 11 06:52:48 UTC 2007

<shoppa at trailing-edge.com> wrote in message
news:1168449737.067356.215990 at p59g2000hsd.googlegroups.com...
> David L. Mills wrote:
> > The scary part is the increased rate DUT1 is dropping.
> Well, we went 7 years without a leap second. Now we're getting back on
> track to getting a leap year every year or two, maybe even "making up"
> for some of the fun we missed from 1999 through 2005.
> Am I misinterpreting your editorial? :-).
> In terms of time software, 7 years is several generations worth of
> programmers. It's good to have a leap second every year or two
> otherwise we end up with the programmers, and their bosses, and their
> bosses never having dealt with it before.
> Want me to fly over to Germany and get the Earth Rotation Service back
> on the ball?
> Tim.

You'd better have good cell phone connectivity, 'cause the IERS is in Paris


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