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    Re: Dropping leap seconds and the impact on celestial navigation
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2011 Sep 11, 08:10 -0400
    Frank - 

    I more or less assumed some of the points you'd made, but I still don't like to abandon the sun, even if the thread is somewhat complicated and perhaps tenuous.

    What economic conditions are benefitted by the dropping of leap seconds?  Currency trading?

    Yes, the center of EST is 75 W.   If I do any measurements here in Boston, I add to get to UTC and then just work from there, using NIST to synchronize my watch.   Yes, EDT puts us somewhere in the Atlantic - 60 degrees, but, like I said, I do all my calculations from UTC.


    On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 4:48 AM, Gary LaPook <glapook@pacbell.net> wrote:

    I'm from Chicago and our central meridian is 90 west. Since EST is one hour ahead of central time it just made sense to me that the central meridian must be 75 W


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