[LEAPSECS] Schedule for success

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Tue Dec 30 21:22:13 EST 2008

On Tue 2008-12-30T19:01:00 -0700, M. Warner Losh hath writ:

> See for example:


> http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/general/enc-g.htm

The NIST web pages also make the wikipedia-cited claim that the ITU
chose the apellation "UTC".


I can find no evidence to support this, and much evidence to refute
it. Perhaps the evidence is buried in one of the private documents
shelved in Geneva, but I find those NIST statements to be about as
accurate as the NIST press release this month which indicates that
their less-stable-than-quartz-crystal ammonia molecule clock was the
first atomic clock.

In order to find the truth in all this mess it's first necessary to
strip away a lot of self-serving pride.

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