[tz] What's "right"?

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Sat Nov 14 02:56:36 UTC 2020

On Fri 2020-11-13T18:25:30-0800 Guy Harris hath writ:
> For what it's worth, the Wikipedia page for Coordinated Universal Time:

Is not consistent with the original source documents.
The wikipedia article is consistent with some historical summaries.
Authors of those summaries did not respond when I pointed to the
original sources and asked where they supported the summary.

When a senator, prime minister, or general asks their national time
service bureau if they can tell what time it is, the staff of the time
service bureau say "Yes."  They do not point the bureaucrats at
documents like Bulletin Horaire, Circular D, and now Circular T
which exist in order to document how wrong the time service
bureau was last month and which contain the clues about how staff at
other time service bureaus disagree with the way that their national
laboratory has been determining what time it is.

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