F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?
r.engehausen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 17:26:22 UTC 2012
On 7/5/2012 5:54 PM, Peter Lothberg wrote:
>> Rather than discussing the pros and cons of UTC and leap seconds, just
>> create your own time system.
>> You could call it OpenTime. OpenTime will use NTP servers where the
>> Stratum 1 servers are synced to some time standard that doesn't care
>> about leap seconds. That way the consumer can chose to connect his
>> machines to UTC or OpenTime.
> And what do you do if "OpenTime" and "UTC" differs so that it matters?
> Do the fligt leave at 1200 UTC or 1200 OpenTime?
Lets see. There have been nine leap seconds in 20 years. So at the
start of the next century the difference will probably be less than a minute
Remember OpenTime is only for people who want their system clocks to
ignore leap seconds. I don't include myself among the possible users of
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