[buug] Time: leap seconds, etc. (& Unix/BSD/Linux/...)

Karen Hogoboom khogoboom at gmail.com
Sun May 29 08:01:38 PDT 2011

Hi Michael,

Thank you.  I had enough time to read up to the part where I disagreed with
him, then decided I wanted to spend my time looking for a paying job more.
It was well written though, I and I would commend the author on that, but I
didn't want to get dragged into having to follow the whole discussion
without getting paid for it.

My other thought was that I don't have the money to join the ACM right now,
or rather, that I choose to spend my money only on the necessities until I
find employment where I can get paid for doing good, meaningful work for
good.  Once I get paid, other people might get paid.  As I am not currently
paid, I am not paying taxes, so my money is not actually making money for
anyone, nor supporting anyone in the government who might be actually
protecting my country.

I could help with this problem, but I am getting talked at rather than
listened to most of the time when I try to establish my credentials as a
technical woman who wants to get paid for her work.  I am not inclined to
work with people who don't listen to me as a technical woman, or who
interrupt me while I am talking.

I keep getting driven to conclude that people, especially men, don't want to
pay a technical woman for technical work.

I didn't read your bits yet.


On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Michael Paoli <
Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Good rather detailed, yet quite readable article on leap seconds:
> http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1967009
> It also touches a bit on Unix, etc. related stuff, and
> other related time and leap second technology bits.
> (I don't 100% agree with the author's perspective, yet
> the article quite well covers many relevant points of view).
> And for bits on Unix etc. and Daylight Saving Time, and timezones,
> one may wish to review (if one's not seen it):
> http://www.weak.org/pipermail/buug/2007-November/002980.htmll
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Karen Lee Hogoboom
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