IERS ponders reverse leapsecond...

Jay Ashworth jra at
Wed Aug 3 15:34:46 UTC 2022


ALL of this has been gamed out, and I had believed, handled, by the 8601 nerds, and we ignore that investment of work at our peril.

On August 3, 2022 11:33:09 AM EDT, Matthew Huff <mhuff at> wrote:
>But it's hard enough to get developers to understand the need to code for 61 seconds in a minute, and now they would need to code for 59 seconds as well.
>If time systems simply skewed the time so that 60 seconds actually just took 61 seconds or 59 seconds, there would be other issues, but coders wouldn't be involved.
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>From: NANOG < at> On Behalf Of Stephane Bortzmeyer
>Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:19 AM
>To: Jay Ashworth <jra at>
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>Subject: Re: IERS ponders reverse leapsecond...
>On Wed, Aug 03, 2022 at 11:09:25AM -0400,  Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote  a message of 32 lines which said:
>> General press loses its *mind*:
>Indeed, they seem not to know what they write about. "atomic time – the universal way time is measured on Earth – may have to change" They don't even know the difference between TAI and UTC.

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