[time-nuts] Re: UTC - A Cautionary Tale
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Jul 14 15:56:10 EDT 2005
In message <188.8.131.52.0.20050714083654.0406da60 at mjs.alientech.net>, Mike S writes
>At 08:27 AM 7/14/2005, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote...
>>I find it surreal that astronomers cannot tell the difference
>>between precision time and the Earth rotational orientation.
>But then again, you've demonstrated yourself to be an idiot incapable
>of rational argument.
[My signature saves me from answering this one]
>What is surreal is that people needing precision
>time not linked with the movement of the earth would choose to use
>a time coordinate system which is, like UTC.
For the last time: I don't get to choose my own timescale. Governments,
Regulatory Entities, International standards bodies, and such people
demand that I use UTC.
And yes, all those buggers could and should have chosen smarter,
bug I guess they just followed advice from people of your caliber.
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