[tz] CCTF survey on Time and Frequency Metrology - Telecom

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Jan 29 17:38:52 UTC 2021

Paul Gilmartin via tz said:
> I'm changing my stance on Leap Seconds: yes, it's a means of
> keeping UTC synchronized with the earth's rotation.  But I
> see no need.  Fix UTC forever at TAI - 42(?) s and make desired
> adjustments in civil time.  At some future date when the drift
> accumulates to several minutes, change my timezone from MST7MDT
> to MST7:15MDT.  This can be coordinated with the Spring clock
> reset: every few centuries that can be +45 minutes instead of
> +60.

That's the leap hour proposal. I don't understand why so many people were
against it.

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