[time-nuts] Solving the UTC drift problem

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Jul 14 02:08:55 EDT 2005

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            David Forbes <dforbes at dakotacom.net> writes:
: Is this an old idea?

This is an old idea.  something similar to this was done from about
1960 to 1972 and was deemed to be too cumbersome.  See 
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/time/metrologia-leapsecond.pdf for a
good writeup.  It also includes a good case both for and against the
elimination of leap seconds from an operational point of view.

: Am I missing something?

Everybody has to adjust their notion of a second, not just the cesium
clocks.  This can prove to be trouble some for many devices, and pose
many operational difficulties.


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