[LEAPSECS] Tinkering with stuff until it becomes too complex to understand

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Tue Feb 1 11:43:50 EST 2011

Daniel R. Tobias <dan at tobias.name> wrote:

> the day was divided into 24 hours, of 60 minutes, of 60 seconds; any

> kid can still easily learn that...

Yup, so far, so good.

> until the scientists had the

> brilliant idea of redefining the second based on atomic clocks,

> causing it to get unmoored from the sun and necessitate all the

> complications this list talks about.

THAT is clearly the mistake which needs to be reversed!


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