Proposal to change UTC

Some bad news:

`A proposal to fundamentally redefine UTC will come to a conclusive vote
in January 2012 at the Radiocommunications Assembly of the ITU-R in
Geneva. It would halt the intercalary adjustments known as leap seconds
that maintain UTC as a form of Universal Time, and eliminate the
requirement that time services transmit the varying residuals (DUT1)
between Coordinated Universal Time and Universal Time of day. If the
proposal is approved, UTC would not keep pace with Earth rotation and
the value of DUT1 would become unconstrained.’

Source: http://data.iers.org/products/2/14839/orig/message_191.txt

Please start praying now.

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