[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Wed Feb 23 04:49:58 EST 2011

On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, Tim Shepard wrote:


> More complicated, because today if you want know what time it is, UTC

> is good enough because it is within 0.9 seconds of the correct time.

Where by "time" you mean "earth rotation angle". Most people define the
time by how we agree clocks should be set, and for that you also need a tz
database: whereas the connection to earth rotation angle and longitude is
very loose.

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