[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Feb 9 03:45:58 EST 2011

In message <0EA57B08-AF7C-4BBE-8A56-B1376E87330C at batten.eu.org>, Ian Batten wri

>> Sovereign states have some degree of control over civil time; [...]


>Although it's not obvious to me that in the UK, at least, they have any

>practical authority over time. The Weights and Measures Act 1985 S.6(1)(c)

>makes it clear that they could check clocks [...]

The point here is not if the exercise any authority, but if they (could)
have it in the first place.

Nothing prevents the parliament from passing a law that says all clocks
must run backwards if they wanted to.

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