[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June
mikes at flatsurface.com
Mon Jan 19 00:15:02 UTC 2015
On 1/18/2015 6:04 PM, William Unruh wrote:
> UTC always has 86400 seconds per year.
You clearly don't understand how leap seconds work. You're embarrassing
yourself now. When there's a leap second, there are 86401 SI seconds in
that year, that's the whole point. You may also be interested to learn
that a year with the similarly named leap day has 366 days, not the
> Note UTC differs from TAI by an interger number of seconds, AND that
> integer changes with the leap second. Ie, it cannot be continuous if TAI
> is continuous.
Nonsense. When there's a leap second, there's a UTC second numbered
23:59:60, ibid. Both UTC and TAI tick forward constantly, with each new
second uniquely enumerated.
> TAI is monotonic and continuous. UTC thus cannot be.
Now there's a non-sequitur.
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