[LEAPSECS] Meeting with Wayne Whyte

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Feb 1 13:09:26 EST 2011

In message <28F22009-2391-426C-8DC8-8DE953708B7A at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>On Feb 1, 2011, at 4:35 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:


>> "UTC is unpredictable" is the core of the problem, and a problem

>> that must be solved, either by extending the predictability horizon

>> from six months to at least 10 years, or by making UTC predictable.


>But Universal Time is *inherently* unpredictable. (That's its charm :-)

No, that's merely an artifact of how it is defined.

> - Nobody at the ITU appears to have considered such an option.

... And nobody who cared for that option, seems to have bothered doing
the ground work either.

Too bad...

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