Re: BBC - Leap second talks are postponed

2005-11-21 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Rob Seaman writes: On Nov 21, 2005, at 1:53 AM, Clive D.W. Feather wrote: It is NOT CALLED daylight saving and it is NOT saving any daylight. I don't know where you are, but in Denmark we gain close to 60 minutes extra daylight per day except for june/july, so we

Re: BBC - Leap second talks are postponed

2005-11-21 Thread Brian Garrett
- Original Message - From: Rob Seaman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: LEAPSECS@ROM.USNO.NAVY.MIL Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 8:05 AM Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] BBC - Leap second talks are postponed On Nov 21, 2005, at 1:53 AM, Clive D.W. Feather wrote: It is NOT CALLED daylight saving

Re: BBC - Leap second talks are postponed

2005-11-18 Thread Peter Bunclark
On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Ed Davies wrote: On the other hand, I rather snigger at the reservation of the word universal to mean time based on the Earth's rotation. It's all rather parochial but it is the established terminology. Doesn't Universal hint at the join of the SI second and Solar Time?

Re: BBC - Leap second talks are postponed

2005-11-18 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Peter Bunclark writes: On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Ed Davies wrote: On the other hand, I rather snigger at the reservation of the word universal to mean time based on the Earth's rotation. It's all rather parochial but it is the established terminology. Doesn't Universal

Re: BBC - Leap second talks are postponed

2005-11-17 Thread Clive D.W. Feather
John.Cowan said: GMT is, unfotunately, widely used to mean the time in Britain during winter. Indeed, it is sometimes used to mean that even in the summer. There was some confusion in my company last year about a teleconference scheduled in GMT which turned out to actually refer to British

Re: BBC - Leap second talks are postponed

2005-11-16 Thread John.Cowan
Ed Davies scripsit: GMT is, unfotunately, widely used to mean the time in Britain during winter. Indeed, it is sometimes used to mean that even in the summer. There was some confusion in my company last year about a teleconference scheduled in GMT which turned out to actually refer to British

BBC - Leap second talks are postponed

2005-11-15 Thread Tom Van Baak
BBC News, 9 November 2005, 08:36 GMT [sic] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4420084.stm Consideration of a proposal to redefine everyday timekeeping by scrapping leap seconds - small changes made to clock time - has been postponed. A working party weighing the proposed change to