From: Mark Calabretta <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] The real problem with leap seconds
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:15:09 +1100

> On Fri 2006/01/13 12:32:27 +1100, Mark Calabretta wrote
> in a message to: Leap Seconds Issues <LEAPSECS@ROM.USNO.NAVY.MIL>
> >So if asked for a definition I would say that "UTC (post 1972) is a
> >representation of TAI such that ... (you know the rest)".
> .. and I should have said that prior to 1972, when UTC had "rubber
> seconds", it was not a representation of TAI but something else again.

Yes.  TAI was recoverable from the UTC that existed prior to 1972, but
the math wasn't a simple addition...


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