[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Mark Calabretta mcalabre at atnf.csiro.au
Sun Feb 13 19:29:27 EST 2011

On Fri 2011/02/11 16:20:22 -0000, Tony Finch wrote
in a message to: Leap Second Discussion List <leapsecs at leapsecond.com>

>> It's been a while... Can you remind me why we will need to continue

>> to pretend that there are 86400 SI seconds in a day, past the time

>> when there are actually 86401 (or more)?


>At 2.5ms/cy that'll be in 40,000 years. I hope you don't mind if I think

>it's irrelevant.

Well yes, as I said

the "quadratic blow out" in leap seconds is a specious argument
which should be rejected

That applies to time zones just as well as leap seconds.

Mark Calabretta

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