[ntp:questions] Google and leap seconds

John Hasler jhasler at newsguy.com
Wed Sep 21 18:59:21 UTC 2011


Richard B. Gilbert writes:
> It's unfortunate that the earth DOES NOT rotate exactly 360 degrees in
> exactly 24.000000000000 hours. This bit of poor design causes all
> sorts of problems.  Leap seconds are just one of the symptoms!

Leapseconds are localization, like time zones, daylight saving, and
leapyears.  It's unfortunate that they are considered part of the
timestream.
-- 
John Hasler 
jhasler at newsguy.com
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA




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