[tz] The case against time zones
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Sat Aug 16 11:58:01 UTC 2014
Lester Caine said:
> But if the original calculation of number of cycles for a second was
> wrong everything is wrong now anyway? :(
It's not calculated, it's defined. The second *is* that number of
oscillations of whichever atom it is, and the metre *is* the length that
makes the speed of light the defined number.
(I can't be bothered to look up either definition, but they're there.)
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