[time-nuts] Re: UTC
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Jul 28 10:21:06 EDT 2005
In message: <126.96.36.199.0.20050728064100.02d9dc68 at mjs.alientech.net>
mikes at flatsurface.com (Mike S) writes:
: At 02:40 AM 7/28/2005, M. Warner Losh wrote...
: >The Turin leap second survey said that loss of life had occurred due
: >to a leap second insertion event.
: That is a deliberately misleading statement. It MUST be the case
: that the loss of life occurred due to and improperly designed,
: incorrectly specified, or improperly used system. The
: person/organization at fault seeks to misplace blame.
Well duh! Designing things is hard. Let's go shopping instead! The
point is that there's a number of real world consequences to badly
designed thing. That's part of the cost of getting something right,
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