[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)
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Sat Feb 19 16:30:15 EST 2011
On Sat, 2011-02-19 at 11:08 -0500, Joe Gwinn wrote:
> At 3:59 PM +0000 2/19/11, Ian Batten wrote:
> >On 19 Feb 2011, at 15:41, Gerard Ashton wrote:
> >> On 2/19/2011 10:24 AM, Joe Gwinn wrote, in part:
> >>> I have not been following the proposal in detail, but a key issue
> >>>to the POSIX community is that their timescale must be
> >>>implementable in a totally isolated machine, one having no GPS or
> >>>internet access.
this is why leap seconds announced ten years in advanced
are important: they allow for a stand-alone machine, albeit
one that only needs to have it's software upgraded once in
> >>> There are other requirements as well. This was discussed at
> >>>length on the Time Nuts reflector, until Tom kicked the thread
> >>>over to Leap Secs.
> This was beaten to death on the Time Nuts reflector in the thread
> "Leap seconds and POSIX" around January 2009.
what was the summary?
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