[time-nuts] Solving the UTC drift problem
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Jul 14 02:08:55 EDT 2005
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David Forbes <dforbes at dakotacom.net> writes:
: Is this an old idea?
This is an old idea. something similar to this was done from about
1960 to 1972 and was deemed to be too cumbersome. See
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/time/metrologia-leapsecond.pdf for a
good writeup. It also includes a good case both for and against the
elimination of leap seconds from an operational point of view.
: Am I missing something?
Everybody has to adjust their notion of a second, not just the cesium
clocks. This can prove to be trouble some for many devices, and pose
many operational difficulties.
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