[LEAPSECS] one second tolerance
mcalabre at atnf.csiro.au
Wed Feb 9 19:04:27 EST 2011
On Wed 2011/02/09 08:48:28 -0000, "Poul-Henning Kamp" wrote
in a message to: Leap Second Discussion List <leapsecs at leapsecond.com>
>>>during the autumn
>>>change, a hour is repeated. So as far as a clock ticking civil time is
>>>concerned, you have 0100 through 0200 twice, once a year. Events
>>>stamped 0130.01 and 0130.02 could be an hour and a second apart.
>In Denmark the law used to say that you have to suffix the timestamp
>with 'A' and 'B' during these two hours.
Bully for the Danish parliament for exhibiting a bit of nous.
>When we did automatic pumps at the oilcompany I worked at, we decided
>that we would just refund any complaint during those two ours and
>if that turned into abuse, we would just close the pumps for
The oil company (was it BP by any chance?) apparently decided it
could cut corners at the service station. Hopefully it did not
adopt such a blasé attitude at the refinery or oil rig.
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