[LEAPSECS] Meeting with Wayne Whyte
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.
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