[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Feb 8 12:17:39 EST 2011

In message <alpine.LSU.2.00.1102081700440.5244 at hermes-1.csi.cam.ac.uk>, Tony Fi
nch writes:

>On the other hand, the OED says the "civil" in "civil time" is to

>distinguish it from astronomical time, [...]

Or in more than a few cases: from military time.

For intance I belive the US navy operates almost exclusively on
"Zulu" aka. UTC time, at least when at sea.

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