[time-nuts] The future of UTC
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jul 15 15:14:06 UTC 2011
In message <CACTjVNynr5Vhrj=E+gFUnGeBPa_u8__26BhjaMK2NV6UXGi2Sg at mail.gmail.com>
, Steve Rooke writes:
>> Nope, once they have scheduled a leap-second, it happens.
>And if it's not needed?
It is needed, otherwise they would not have scheduled it.
If they predict wrong all that happens is that DUT1 wanders a bit
more around and they will have to catch up with it over the next
couple of decades.
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