Re: civil time = solar time

2006-01-05 Thread Steve Allen
On Thu 2006-01-05T08:18:11 +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp hath echoed Rob: Which is why the longitude conference decided on a 1 hour quantum. No, they did not. The delegates gratuitously offered existing schemes (the US railroads being one touted long and hard by some guy named Allen) along with

Re: civil time = solar time

2006-01-05 Thread Ed Davies
Rob Seaman wrote: I said: all parties must certainly agree that civil time (as we know it) IS mean solar time. Ed says: saying that it IS civil time is probably a bit strong. Probably a bit strong is not precisely a staunch denial. It's not meant to be a staunch denial. I'm mostly

Re: civil time = solar time

2006-01-05 Thread Rob Seaman
Suffered a disk crash and lost my response to this. Don't have the heart to recreate it in detail. You all know the sorts of things I would say, anyway. Might make an amusing parlor game to write your own replies in my - ahem - style :-) Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: neither local time nor civil

Re: civil time = solar time

2006-01-05 Thread Clive D.W. Feather
Rob Seaman said: Rather, the often repeated canard that civilians don't give a fig for the actual position of the sun in the sky implies that it is precisely apparent solar time that only queer ducks like astronomers care about. Mean solar time is what civilians DO care about. Only *very*

Re: Longer leap second notice

2006-01-05 Thread Clive D.W. Feather
John Cowan said: Barry gules and argent of seven and six,John Cowan on a canton azure fifty molets of the second. [EMAIL PROTECTED] --blazoning the U.S. flag http://www.ccil.org/~cowan You don't get odd numbers of barry. It's Gules, six bars argent. -- Clive

Re: civil time = solar time

2006-01-05 Thread William Thompson
Clive D.W. Feather wrote: Rob Seaman said: Rather, the often repeated canard that civilians don't give a fig for the actual position of the sun in the sky implies that it is precisely apparent solar time that only queer ducks like astronomers care about. Mean solar time is what civilians DO