[LEAPSECS] Consensus building?
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Feb 2 17:43:39 EST 2011
On 02/02/2011 11:23, Michael Sokolov wrote:
> Warner Losh<imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
>> If I have 180 days to pay a loan, I have to pay it by a certain time,
>> UTC, on the 180th day or I'm in default. In this definition, the earth
>> enters into it only to the extent that UTC varies from 86400s days
>> during that interval. This might mean that it will be a little more or
>> a little less than 180 solar days.
> That's assuming that the loan agreement was signed in a jurisdiction
> that uses UTC as the basis of its legal time. But what if it was in a
> jurisdiction that uses mean solar time instead? I know, I know, you and
> PHK will argue that it may be MST on paper but UTC in practice, but if
> the stakes are high enough and some bad-ass lawyers get involved to
> pursue it through the courts, the outcome is far from certain.
I live in the US, so there's absolutely no ambiguity.
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