Nick Hilliard <nick(_at_)inex(_dot_)ie> wrote:
Abolishing leap seconds kicks the can down the road as far as this is
concerned. And while it's tempting to push this sort of decision down
on future generations, they're not going to love us for it in a couple
of hundred years if they need to adjust by an hour to get solar time in
sync with UTC again.
Of course, you can talk about this and say that it's a theoretical
nicety, but it will also break the tie between TAI and UTC at that
stage, which invalidates most of Phillip's arguments to some degree or
other - not to a degree that affects us here and now, but that will
affect humankind in the future.
No, a timezone change (or rather a series of timezone changes) doesn't
affect the relationship between UTC and TAI. The changes don't even need
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