The tech giants and two key agencies agree that it’s time to ditch the leap second. Those are the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its French equivalent, the Bureau International de Poids et Mesures (BIPM).

The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is our best Chromebook pick for multitasking thanks to its performance and unique display. It is also one of only a handful of Chromebooks that can run Steam, which is a huge plus if PC gaming is something you need your laptop to be capable of.

WELLINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) – New Zealand on Monday urged travellers returning from Indonesia to take extra precautions and in some cases to stay away from farms for at least a week to prevent a local foot and mouth outbreak that could devastate the crucial livestock industry.

Ardern said Biosecurity New Zealand, the country’s agency to keep pests and diseases out of the country, is stopping any traveller from bringing personal consignments of meat products from Indonesia and requiring them to use footmats to wash their shoes at airports when they return.

For the past two games, Manu has deputised in the halves to startling effect and was also devastating in New Zealand’s recent Test win over Tonga while playing as a fullback, leading to calls for Robinson to persist with him in the spine

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he expects private developers to release lots to buyers as soon as possible, and flagged his government was open to legislative reforms to crack down on land banking.

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Based on the Intel Evo platform, the Chromebook Spin 713 model on sale today is packing an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Its 13.5-inch VertiView display offers a 2K resolution, touchscreen capability, and 3:2 aspect ratio, which gives you a little more vertical room to work with without increasing the laptop’s width. The 360-degree hinge makes switching between laptop and tablets modes a breeze, too. 

To ease the problems with computer clocks that don’t like 61-second minutes, Google pioneered the idea of the “leap smear” that makes the leap second’s changes in many tiny steps over the course of a day.

For a lot of folks, a Chromebook is all they need for day to day computing and opting for one over a PC or Mac laptop can help you save a decent amount of cash. Nowadays, Chrome OS is more than just a glorified web browser and many Chromebooks, like Acer’s Chromebook Spin 713

CNET’s Joshua Goldman reviewed the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 favorably last year and it even picked up an Editors’ Choice award. “This is a premium Chromebook that delivers a great user experience and is worth the extra money for its performance and durability,” he writes in his review, noting that its usual $699 list price might cause sticker shock for people used to cheaper Chromebooks. Today’s near-$150 discount at Best Buy should help to assuage those concerns.

“A ‘scarcity trap’ occurs when supply is reduced to rebalance falling demand such that a pricing floor is established. It is reasonable to think of such actions as a market failure under standard economic assumptions.”

The release delays helped push up the cost of an average lot by $194,010 across the estates in Aura, Springfield and Yarrabilba in Queensland; Willowdale, Jordan Springs and fun facts Googong in NSW; and Atherstone, Woodlea and Manor Lakes in Victoria.

Google, Microsoft, Meta and Amazon launched a public effort Monday to scrap the leap second, an occasional extra tick that keeps clocks in sync with the Earth’s actual rotation. US and French timekeeping authorities concur.

The temporal tweak causes more problems — like internet outages — than benefits, they say. And dealing with leap seconds ultimately is futile, the group argues, since the Earth’s rotational speed hasn’t actually changed much historically.

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