[time-nuts] Re: UTC

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Jul 28 10:21:06 EDT 2005

In message: < at mjs.alientech.net>
            mikes at flatsurface.com (Mike S) writes:
: At 02:40 AM 7/28/2005, M. Warner Losh wrote...
: >The Turin leap second survey said that loss of life had occurred due
: >to a leap second insertion event.  
: That is a deliberately misleading statement. It MUST be the case
: that the loss of life occurred due to and improperly designed,
: incorrectly specified, or improperly used system. The
: person/organization at fault seeks to misplace blame.

Well duh!  Designing things is hard.  Let's go shopping instead!  The
point is that there's a number of real world consequences to badly
designed thing.  That's part of the cost of getting something right,
isn't it?


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