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

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Jul 16 19:32:23 EDT 2005

In message: <20050716.172433.22500356.imp at bsdimp.com>
            "M. Warner Losh" <imp at bsdimp.com> writes:
: In message: < at mjs.alientech.net>
:             mikes at flatsurface.com (Mike S) writes:
: : At 06:36 PM 7/16/2005, Robert Lutwak wrote...
: : >As for concern that people in 10,000 years won't conform to having the sun come up 15 minutes earlier, I'd say y'all are underestimating the power of adaptive evolution.
: : Innumeracy or deliberate and egregious understatement? AM and PM
: : would be reversed in about 1/2 that time. I'd say y'all are
: : underestimating the problems a very fundamental change in the basis
: : for timekeeping will create.
: I assume that you are looking at:
: 	http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/dutc.html
: Also, the following is a good resource
: 	http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/onlinebib.html
: Also, not everyone is arguing for the outright elimination of leap
: seconds.  Only for them ceasing to be random events with < 6 months
: notice.  No need to get so beligerent in your discourse.

I forgot to add that in between 1200 and 2100 years the current
interneational standard of one leap second per month will be
insufficient to accomidate the drift.  So talking about what happens
in 10,000 years is already well beyond the current standards, so
something *HAS* to change before then...


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