Re: An immodest proposal

2006-02-14 Thread Neal McBurnett
the basic protocol. But at least this is a standards process conducted in the open, where you can just get involved directly if you have something to add. Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ Signed and/or sealed mail encouraged. GPG/PGP Keyid: 2C9EBA60 Warner

wikipedia Leap Seconds collaboration

2006-01-23 Thread Neal McBurnett
a Neutral Pointof View (NPOV): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view So would folks be willing to collaborate at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second and related pages? Cheers, Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ On Sun, Jan 22, 2006 at 11

Re: wikipedia Leap Seconds collaboration

2006-01-23 Thread Neal McBurnett
major or controvertial proposed changes to, e.g. the leap seconds page, at the associated discussion page, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Leap_second Cheers, Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ Signed and/or sealed mail encouraged. GPG/PGP Keyid: 2C9EBA60

Re: Risks of change to UTC

2006-01-20 Thread Neal McBurnett
, or you risk whole new kinds of confusion. Hopefully by now the folks on this list that don't like leap seconds at least have agreed that any change should be to a new time scale like TI, and announced decades in advance. Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ Signed

Fixing POSIX time

2006-01-19 Thread Neal McBurnett
8 bits for identity and fail operations that mix but don't match timescales. Different epochs will make it painfully obvious when people mix but don't match timescales in low quality implementations. Now we just need a name for the proposal Neal McBurnett

Indiana time zone change from Department of Transportation

2006-01-18 Thread Neal McBurnett
: From: -5:00 - EST 2006 -5:00 US E%sT to: -5:00 - EST 2006 Apr 2 2:00 -5:00 US C%sT Will your computer's time zone databases be up-to-date then? Cheers, Neal

Re: Monsters from the id

2006-01-17 Thread Neal McBurnett
Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ Signed and/or sealed mail encouraged. GPG/PGP Keyid: 2C9EBA60

Time standards: RFC3339 and ISO 8601, NTP

2006-01-13 Thread Neal McBurnett
: http://ietf.org/html.charters/ntp-charter.html http://www.potaroo.net/ietf/idref/rfc1305/ Join us and get a standard TAI spec for NTP! Cheers, Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ Signed and/or sealed mail encouraged. GPG/PGP Keyid: 2C9EBA60

Re: War of the Worlds

2006-01-11 Thread Neal McBurnett
too late to do that math tonight -Neal On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 11:41:27PM -0700, Neal McBurnett wrote: On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 11:44:13PM -0500, John Cowan wrote: I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss tidal braking from Phobos. It's awfully close to Mars, and tidal braking is as you say

Re: The real problem with leap seconds

2006-01-07 Thread Neal McBurnett
timescale. The date suggested is influenced by the lifetimes of existing systems that would be expensive to change. [http://www.ien.it/luc/cesio/itu/annex_a.pdf] So it is distressing to see committee members of the ITU headed in a different direction. Neal McBurnett http

predicting leap seconds (was Re: [LEAPSECS] Where the responsibility lies)

2006-01-07 Thread Neal McBurnett
On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 07:36:17AM +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Neal McBurnett writes: On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 08:32:08PM +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: If we can increase the tolerance to 10sec, IERS can give us the leapseconds with 20 years notice and only

Re: ITU Request for Leap Second Experiences

2006-01-06 Thread Neal McBurnett
to open up their process. http://rom.usno.navy.mil/archives/leapsecs.html http://www.mail-archive.com/leapsecs@rom.usno.navy.mil/ Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/

Re: Where the responsibility lies

2006-01-03 Thread Neal McBurnett
would be in 2015, or what decadal fluctuations have in store for us in the future. http://hpiers.obspm.fr/eop-pc/earthor/utc/leapsecond.html Anyone have a prediction algorithm in mind, and a result of running it on the last several decades or centuries of data? Neal McBurnett http

CDMA glitches, and TAI over NTP

2006-01-01 Thread Neal McBurnett
, Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/

TAI, NTP and IETF; IEEE 1588

2006-01-01 Thread Neal McBurnett
don't know if they ever sent in comments to ITU. Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ Signed and/or sealed mail encouraged. GPG/PGP Keyid: 2C9EBA60

leap seconds and Linux/Unix, timezones, and zdump

2005-12-31 Thread Neal McBurnett
is libc6 Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ Signed and/or sealed mail encouraged. GPG/PGP Keyid: 2C9EBA60

US proposal to abolish leap seconds - Not Found

2005-11-08 Thread Neal McBurnett
it. And does anyone know where to find an archive of the comments made in response to the proposal? In the meantime, I highly recommend Steve's excellent web page at http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/nc1985wp7a.html which summarizes the cogent arguments of who disagrees with the proposal. Neal

leapsecs list still not getting to everyone

2005-11-08 Thread Neal McBurnett
the list. I hope Demetrios and Tom come up with a good solution soon. I'd recommend Mailman, myself. I think it is important that the list archives are also ported. If necessary, I can also help finding a host for the list. Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/

UTC, leap seconds, and the BIPM, IAU, ITU et.al.

2003-01-30 Thread Neal McBurnett
is part of the General Conference on Weights and Measures, which also handles the International System of Units (SI). http://www.bipm.fr/enus/ Neal McBurnett http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/ GPG/PGP signed and/or sealed mail encouraged. Keyid: 2C9EBA60 IAU Resolutions Adopted