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How about a compromise?

Drop the leap seconds, but insert a leap minute whenever it drifts that far (should be every hundred years or so.) Considering almost all time zones are only accurate to the closest hour anyway, there's no real need to try and pin them precisely to solar time, approximate is good enough.

The only downside I see (which might be significant) is this would make it a once-in-a-lifetime event for most people, meaning we're even less prepared for it when it happens.

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