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    Re: Longest year since 1992
    From: Bruce Hamilton
    Date: 2008 Dec 22, 17:48 -0800

    And just when I was going to buy a heliochronometer.   Thanks for the 
    warning! :-)
    frankreed@HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    > And once again, some folks are raising silly objections about the possible abolition of leap seconds.
    > See:
    > http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article5361670.ece
    > (article written by Mark Henderson, said to be "Science Editor")
    > The article claims, "Sundials would become even more inaccurate than they 
    are already, and it would become almost impossible for sailors to navigate by 
    > As we've discussed previously, accomodating a time standard without leap 
    seconds would present no serious problem for celestial navigation. Needless 
    to say, the comment about sundials is technically true, but only after 
    decades and in a way that no one but an expert would ever notice.
    > -FER
    > >
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