[tz] Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to retain “leap second”

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 20 04:43:19 UTC 2015

Outside of astronomical calculations, is there any relevance?  Wouldn't it make more sense for the astronomers to adjust their calculations than for the whole world to adjust the clocks?
Alas, it would probably be easier to convince the world to set their clocks by TAI than it would be to remove leap seconds from the definition of UTC.  "Easier" being a relative term.
From: paul at ganssle.io
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:15:49 -0500
To: Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
CC: time-nuts at febo.com; tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to retain “leap second”

At least they seem to be deferring decision rather than actively deciding in favor of leap seconds. Still, is anyone actually advocating in favor of leap seconds? Who is being helped by keeping mean solar time at noon UTC or whatever the point of leap seconds is?
On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 8:57 PM, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca> wrote:


Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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