[ntp:questions] A Suggestion For Abolishing the Leap Second

Quadibloc jsavard at ecn.ab.ca
Tue Jun 5 04:27:27 UTC 2007


Brian Garrett wrote:
> For the public at large, the time will always be whatever TheyT say it is,
> regardless of the sun's position with respect to the meridian. People at
> high latitudes are already used to the sun being out at all hours of the day
> or night, so this would simply be a matter of getting lower-latitude folks
> used to the idea.  Better yet, it might finally serve to get Americans to
> make the long-overdue switch to 24-hour timekeeping ("military time", as
> Yanks usually call it), as the old a.m. and p.m. designations would become
> virtually meaningless.



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