On Sun, 8 Jan 2006, Tom Van Baak wrote:

> between astronomical and atomic timescales.

Could we rephrase that  "between geophysical and atomic timescales" ?
Astronomers measure it and have to compensate for it, not cause it.

Reminds me bitterly of the widely reported loss of Mars Climate Orbiter
being due to a confusion of metric and *english* units, like it was our


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