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    Re: A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of June 2012
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2012 Jan 5, 17:24 -0800

    Well, this should be interesting! There have been no June leap seconds since 1997. The vast majority of networking and synchronization software has been written since then. Now the specifications have said since the earliest days that there could be a leap second at the end of December or at the end of June, but this will be an interesting test to see who has coded correctly and who has not. If it goes badly, the momentum to eliminate leap seconds will surely grow.

    I think I mentioned previously that Neil deGrasse Tyson turned up at the UTC/leap second conference in Pennsylvania in October. He interviewed me for his radio show, and they did finally air some of it a few weeks later. To listen to it online, go here: http://www.startalkradio.net/?p=323
    If you want to listen to my fascinating comments only, jump to 12:09-14:50 and then 24:20-25:35. The rest of the show is good, too. Note: my comments have nothing to do with celestial navigation and relatively little to do with leap seconds.


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