Michael Sokolov scripsit:

> The people who complain about leap seconds screwing up their interval
> time computations are usually told to use TAI.  They retort that they
> need interval time *between civil timestamps*.  To me that seems like
> what they are really measuring as "interval time" is not physical
> interval time, but how much time has elapsed *in civil society*.

I think this point is quite sound, but I don't quite see what
its implications are (or why it makes rubber seconds better than
other kinds of adjustments).

John Cowan   http://ccil.org/~cowan    [EMAIL PROTECTED]
We want more school houses and less jails; more books and less arsenals;
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leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of
the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.  --Samuel Gompers

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