[time-nuts] Re: UTC - A Cautionary Tale

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jul 16 13:49:28 EDT 2005

In message <001601c58a26$11674ca0$0500a8c0 at darius.domain.actdsltmp>, "Bill Hawk
ins" writes:

>Anybody *know* how The Clock of the Long Now proposed
>to handle leap seconds over 10,000 years? Please note
>the emphasis on "know." We have enough shared
>ignorance as it is, from myself included.

I don't think the intra-day timekeeping was intended to be particularly

They had a "hottest part of the day" reset mechanism last I heard
about it.

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