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    Re: Navigation News article on leap seconds.
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Oct 10, 02:31 EDT

    A couple of people have posted on this topic in  the past few months. If I
    remember correctly, the proposal suggests eliminating  leap seconds in favor of
    a much more rarely used "leap hour". I don't see any  problem with this. The
    fact that the Sun does not reach the meridian when the  clock strikes twelve
    and indeed might not make it there until 1:30 in the  afternoon doesn't seem to
    bother very many people.
    
    I also don't see any  big advantages to the proposal, so I suspect the
    present system will be left in  place for at least a few more years.
    
    I found a cute news story through  Google news (search for "leap second")
    with the following comment:
    "To add a  leap second or not to add a leap second; that is the question:
    whether it is  nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of astronomers
    and the Brits,  or to take arms against a sea of troubles caused by unforeseen
    glitches. If this  is a major quandary in your life, perhaps you should
    switch to decaf." --Bret  Burquest
    
    He's got a point!
    
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
    
    
    

       
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