Warner Losh scripsit: > There's an exception for IERS to > step in two weeks in advance if the earth's rotation rate hickups.
So if I understand this correctly, there could be as many as 14 consecutive days during which |DUT1| > 0.9s before the emergency leap second can be implemented; consequently, the current guarantee is only statistical, not absolute. -- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan [EMAIL PROTECTED] "After all, would you consider a man without honor wealthy, even if his Dinar laid end to end would reach from here to the Temple of Toplat?" "No, I wouldn't", the beggar replied. "Why is that?" the Master asked. "A Dinar doesn't go very far these days, Master. --Kehlog Albran Besides, the Temple of Toplat is across the street." The Profit