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    US DoD Survey about Leap Seconds
    From: Tim B
    Date: 2008 Sep 10, 22:37 +0100

    Hello,
    
    I am a long time lurker who very much appreciates what I have learned from this list.
    
    I saw the attached news clip in a current issue of the Slashdot newsletter.
    
    The topic of leap seconds is occasionally discussed here, so I thought the 
    clip might interest some members of the list.
    
    V/R,
    
    Tim
    
    
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | US DoD Poll On Leap Seconds                                        |
    |   from the great-leap-forward dept.                                |
    |   posted by kdawson on Monday September 08, @18:59 (Earth)         |
    |   http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/08/2142238      |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------+
    
    [0]@10u8 writes "For time scales to leap or not to leap [1]has been
    [2]the question [3]here before. The ITU-R will be considering leap
    seconds again in a few weeks. This week the USNO posted a [4]survey about
    leap seconds by the US DoD. The issue has civil implications as well as
    technical ones, and there is [0]a demonstrated way to respect the
    history, remove leaps from navigation and POSIX time, yet keep the sun
    overhead at noon."
    
    Discuss this story at:
        http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=08/09/08/2142238
    
    Links:
        0. http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/deltat.html
        1. http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/04/18/1929220&tid=14
        2. http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/30/135239&tid=103
        3. http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/20/0356214&tid=14
        4. http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/leap_second_poll.html
    
    
    
    
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