[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Feb 15 05:11:01 EST 2011

In message <20110215100536.GD78376 at davros.org>, "Clive D.W. Feather" writes:

>Poul-Henning Kamp said:

>>> The UK's standard time broadcast, which is funded by the government,

>>> contains DUT1 in a format which doesn't permit |DUT1|>0.9. Whatever

>>> people argue (rightly) about the de facto legal time in the UK being

>>> UTC, the de jure legal time is "GMT" which is taken to be UT1.


>> Where and by who is that "taken to be UT1" ?


>Just about everyone.

Really ?

In that case, please provide us with 10 examples of "everyone."

Specifically, provide us with the identity of 10 independent of
each other companies, agencies or organizations, who are willing
to put in writing, and have done so, that they expect GMT to be UT1
rather than UTC.

Until you have this, please stop spewing nonsense...


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