[time-nuts] new year crashes
zl3ag at radioengineering.com
Sun Jan 1 17:46:37 EST 2017
Agreed, but new years eve is a special case for emergency services in particular.
On 2/01/2017, at 2:38 AM, Bob Camp wrote:
> Insertion times that are convenient for some could be a major pain for others. There is no
> single “good” time to insert a leap second. You might argue that doing it while the financial
> markets are closed is a good idea. That sort of rules out the middle of the week. You also
> could argue that you do it when everybody is on hand to fix things. That sort of rules out
> weekends. With two simple “rules”, the entire week has been crossed off the list ….
> If you go back in the archives, you will find significant discussion going on about dropping
> leap seconds altogether. That would indeed eliminate the need to schedule them. It also
> would eventually result in some odd adjustments to local time.
>> On Jan 1, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Andy ZL3AG via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
>> If so, they should think about adding the leap second on the night of the 2nd wednesday of January, or such a time when things are quieter around the world.
>> Do they add the leap second at the same moment in time throughout the world, or are the clocks here in NZ running 13 hours and 1 second ahead of those in the UK for half of Jan 1st?
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