[time-nuts] Why not TAI?

Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Wed Aug 10 07:16:33 UTC 2011

Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:57:45 +0000
> "Poul-Henning Kamp"<phk at phk.freebsd.dk>  wrote:
>> Everybody but the time-lords have always been told to stay away from
>> TAI in the strongest possible terms by said time-lords, who again and
>> told the world to use UTC.
> May i ask what the reason was to stay away from TAI?
> I mean, it is obvious (for me) that for any application that needs
> a steady, continious and monotone clock that TAI is one of the best
> alternatives among all those time standards.
> 			Attila Kinali
Strictly TAI, as presently realised, is a paper clock that isn't 
actually available in real time.


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