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    Re: Dropping leap seconds and the impact on celestial navigation
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Sep 10, 23:37 -0700

    Ahoy Fred! Haven't seen you in a while. You wrote:
    "but I wonder what will happen 200 years from now. Will noon be 11:30 am? That would be unacceptable to me."

    Why? Why would it be unacceptable? I want to emphasize that I am sincerely interested in your opinion on this. Can you expand on what you mean? And how do you feel about, let's say, Indianapolis being on Atlantic Time most of the year? Similarly, how do you feel about all of China being on one time zone?

    Which reminds me; there used to be "Decree Time" in the former USSR which was, if I understand correctly, year-round Daylight Saving Time. It's mentioned briefly in a Solzhenitsyn novel and the main character decries the "decree" as implying that the totalitarian regime thinks it can even control the Sun. Of course, it's no more than DST, but these sorts of associations have legs...

    -FER

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