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    Re: no leap second coming in December
    From: Tim B
    Date: 2004 Jul 28, 11:18 -0400

    Hi all,
    I have been following this thread (as all others) with interest.
    One thing I have not seen mentioned so far (unless I missed it) was the 
    possibility that the way in which the change in the Earth's rotation is 
    measured has been modified; i.e., a "better" method of determining the rate 
    of change in rotation has been implemented.  And this "better" method has 
    determined that no leap second is required this year to compensate for the 
    inaccuracies of the previous method(s).
    I do not know how the Earth's rotation is measured to begin with, with respect 
    to leap second calculations.  So if my question is out of place, please 
    excuse the diversion.  But unless one asks....!
    Tim B.
    Nav-L Wallflower

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