(re subject:  does it go `Ding!' when there's Stuff?)

On Feb 20, 2010, at 00:30 , Larry Wall wrote:
but an astronomer? But no, many millions of computers have to accommodate to the convenience of a very few people. And most computers still don't
know how to do even that accommodation, since POSIX time is blissfully
unaware of leap seconds...

Sorry, you pushed one of my hot buttons.  Grrr!  :)

Not just yours; quite a few of us wish NTP would return to the demesne of mad scientists and astronomers, to be replaced by a saner (i.e. non- leap-second) version of SNTP.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allb...@kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allb...@ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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