Re: a system that fails spectacularly

2005-12-08 Thread David Harper
Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: Some of us have been trying to drive this point though for some time: 99.99% of all programmers have no idea what a leap-second is. And these are the people who program the technology that runs our civilization. The confusion runs deeper than that. I discovered

Re: a system that fails spectacularly

2005-12-08 Thread Randy Kaelber
On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 09:15:08AM +, David Harper wrote: When even Sun Microsystems can make this kind of mistake, with all of the resources at its disposal, Joe or Jane Programmer working for a small company can be forgiven for not being familiar with the arcane world of leap seconds.

Re: a system that fails spectacularly

2005-12-08 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Rob Seaman writes: On Dec 7, 2005, at 11:57 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: ISO9000 certification only means that you have documented your quality assurance process. There is no requirement that your documentation pertains to or results in a quality product. That