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

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Tue Jul 19 06:43:41 EDT 2005

At 05:56 AM 7/19/2005, Chris O'Byrne wrote...

>The rules are those of "simple arithmetic". You are not allowed to use
>lookup tables, and you are not allowed to use quadratic equations. You
>are in a hotel, without access to your normal sources of reference,
>without access to a calculator, sitting down with someone, doing a
>calculation on the back of an envelope.

How is it you happen to be in a hotel during a leap second, have access to precision time but no calculator, yet have to calculate a time interval by hand to 1 second precision with no reference materials, and for what purpose?

It wasn't clear you had based your argument on a bunch of unnatural, unstated qualifications. It's always possible to argue a manufactured exception, but it's the generalized case which applies most broadly.

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