From: Adam Thornton <email@example.com>
To: Warner Losh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [COFF] What does your "cal" show?
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 15:52:28 -0700 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <D6DD7438-6B92-481A-8BEA-450452EB066E@gmail.com> (raw)
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Ah, leap seconds. I work for an observatory. Some things are in TAI and some are in UTC. At least now I know what to look for when something is 37 seconds off.
> On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:36 PM, Warner Losh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 7:25 AM Dave Horsfall <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Sep 2021, Tony Finch wrote:
> > It's even more funny than that :-) They actually went back to the Julian
> > calendar in 1712, and they needed to add back the leap day they skipped in
> > 1700; this extra day became February 30th.
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-standard_dates#February_30 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-standard_dates#February_30>
> Oh, my sainted aunt...
> This is the example I give to people who say calendars are easy...
> Also, I use it in my screeds against the current observational nature of leap seconds.
> -- Dave
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Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-09-02 22:10 Dave Horsfall
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Tom Manos
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03 0:03 ` Nemo Nusquam
2021-09-03 0:54 ` Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-09-03 1:10 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03 4:58 ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03 0:58 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03 4:47 ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03 9:28 ` Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF
2021-09-08 10:24 ` Tony Finch
2021-09-08 13:25 ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-08 20:36 ` Warner Losh
2021-09-08 22:52 ` Adam Thornton [this message]
2021-09-04 14:03 ` Thomas Paulsen
2021-09-03 13:06 Noel Chiappa
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