Rob Seaman scripsit: > b) Currently the tables are maintained and updated by members of the > precision timing community who should indeed be commended for their > excellent work over the last quarter century and more. The proposal on > the table would require all 6+ billion of us to keep his or her own > tables up-to-date. The current situation is better.
I don't understand that at all. People who need Earth angle (and I am *not* opposed to making that widely available) will need to pick up a correction table from IERS, there's no doubt about that. IERS will continue in exactly its current mission, it's just that its output will no longer affect the value of LCT. And as for keeping tables up to date, that's exactly what programmers (especially programmers of embedded systems) are complaining about having to do now, just to track UTC and LCT. > People need good sources of time for a > variety of reasons. We are discussing a complete abandonment of the > provision of Earth "rotation information" to the civilian public > worldwide. Not at all. We are simply abandoning the notion that LCT is the right way to provide that information. -- Henry S. Thompson said, / "Syntactic, structural, John Cowan Value constraints we / Express on the fly." [EMAIL PROTECTED] Simon St. Laurent: "Your / Incomprehensible http://www.reutershealth.com Abracadabralike / schemas must die!" http://www.ccil.org/~cowan