Jul. 27th, 2012

Time

Jul. 27th, 2012 08:31 pm
(The canonical location of this blog post is now Time Measurement on my web site.)

Much software is based on the assumption that, given the moment X bajillion seconds from now, you will know how many times the earth will have turned since now, how many times the earth will have gone around the sun, and what date it will be.

Unfortunately, these assumptions are false.

Indeed, our very calendar is based on the assumption that the earth goes around the sun once for every 365.2425[1] days[2].
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