[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Sat Feb 19 18:23:11 EST 2011


>> I think that before conjecturing the requires of isolated machines

>> which have no source of leap seconds (not even manual application

>> via a commandline interface "leap_next_31_dec") and yet are

>> attached to better than 0.02ppm clocks, someone should provide an

>> example of an isolated machine that is attached to a 0.02ppm

>> clock. And why everyone else should deal with the complexity to

>> save that one computer the $100 bill for a GPS receiver.


> The issue isn't money, it's access to the sky.

WWV, MSF or DCF77.

If people need to operate machines in Faraday Cages, but are not
prepared to supply a single manual update of one bit of information
per six months, I'm not sure to what extent the rest of the community
should have to engage in huge complexity in order to pander to them.


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