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Re: Time Pedantry (was Re: [SLUG] Which bank doesn't use Linux servers?)

On Thu, 2010-04-01 at 16:56 +1100, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> ...but the real question is if we love or hate the GMT/UTC difference, and
> 23:59:61?
>         Daniel
> Also, do we hate the earthquake that changed the length of the day for messing
> with our time-keeping?
> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100302084522.htm
> (And, finally, for anyone who really wants to despair at the whole thing,
>  I give you "The Long, Painful History of Time", which is the best write-up
>  I know of about the engineering difficulties of the topic:
>  http://naggum.no/lugm-time.html
>  )

None of this would be a problem if we'd just switch to decimal time in a
single timezone and call it a day.