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Old 31-12-2008, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevnool View Post
Hi Gary was reading a post today in genearal discussion ,and with the leap second ,how does the Argo-Navis correct this......I,m betting the answer is really simple......Happy new year Gary and Cheers ....Kev.
Hi Kev,

We keep track of it in the firmware. The 34 seconds tends to play a significant part
in some solar system object calculations.

There is a plethora of time standards that are arithmetically inter-related.

People have been messing with time keeping for thousands of years. Back in Sept
1752, there is a whole two weeks missing from the calendar when the English
moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. People actually came out in
the street and protested "Give us back our two weeks".

Happy New Year!

Best Regards

Gary Kopff
Managing Director
Wildcard Innovations Pty. Ltd.
20 Kilmory Place, Mount Kuring-Gai
NSW. 2080. Australia
Phone +61-2-9457-9049
Fax +61-2-9457-9593
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