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    Re: Leap second tonight
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2015 Jul 1, 15:36 +0000
    I suspect it's how the internal time algorithms in your Garmin's software deal with suddenly discovering that the second after 7:59:59 is NOT 8:00:00.   Sadly, as anyone who uses software of any consequence often discovers, programmers are often not very good at dealing with corner conditions. 

    Although I could not do it last night, I have sat through previous leap seconds on time.gov .   That correctly displays 7:59:60 as the second after 7:59:59 on a leap-second event (US Eastern Daylight Time)


    From: Robin Stuart <NoReply_Stuart@fer3.com>
    To: luabel{at}ymail.com
    Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:26 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Leap second tonight

    From the eastern US I watched as my Garmin GPS showed 7:59:59 then flashed 8:00:00 which immediately changed back to 7:59:59 and on to 8:00:00 again.
    On a previous leap second  with an older Garmin model 6:59:59 (I was in Mexico at the time) persisted for 2 seconds. Different algorithm? Slower display?
     
    Robin Stuart
     


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