Re: text book example why Leapseconds are bad

2006-01-03 Thread Peter Bunclark
Perhaps I was a little hard, and I certainly make plenty of typos when
dashing off a semi-formal email such as this.
When publishing a techical paper, however, in a journal or on the
Web, I do try and give it a quick proof (preferably by someone else). Such
in your face spelling errors as the one I barked at indicate that the
author did not check the text too carefully, and gives a statistical hint
that there may be other, none-obvious errors, perhaps in the grammar,
changing the meaning from that intended, or in the mathematical
formulation. Or the guy's software.


On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Randy Kaelber wrote:

 On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 07:42:31AM +, Peter Bunclark wrote:
  And these Rocket Scientists can't even spell. Perhaps they can't read,

 I hope you are now aware that your spelling on this list from this point
 forward now needs to be flawless. ;-)
 Scientific Software Engineer
 Mars Space Flight Facility, Department of Geological Sciences
 Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

text book example why Leapseconds are bad

2006-01-01 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp

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