IERS ponders reverse leapsecond...

John R. Levine johnl at
Wed Aug 10 19:32:49 UTC 2022

On Wed, 10 Aug 2022, Billy Croan wrote:
> I think a much better answer to the nuisance of leap seconds (their
> uncertainty), instead of dropping them all together, MIGHT be let them
> build up for a century and deal with it every hundred years or every
> thousand.  Maybe every decade?

Sheesh. In practice that is what it means to stop doing leap seconds.  At 
some point the drift might be enough that people care enough to do a leap 
minute or leap hour, but by then it definitely won't be our problem.

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