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For Trade – Hp envy x360 2 in 1 laptop

So bough this for uni, got rid of a cheapie hp gaming laptop for this smaller foot print, and longer battery life.

Im finding the keys to crampt on it and never realised how much i miss the keypad with the numbers on it…. and i cant game the same on this. So long shot but looking to see if anyone wants to trade for something that can game on,and has fairly decent battery life.

This is pretty much mint, only used a handful of times, still got the box and everything bough from currys maybe 4-5 months ago i can find the purchase date if needed . Specs in the link below or pic below.

HP ENVY x360 – 13-ag0502sa Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Will mention 3 things about the machine as they are bed bugs with myself but apparently not faults as i spoke with hp

1. Battery is no where near there suggested 11 hour mark, really like to see the settings they use for that. I use it on a Monday and thats about it, lasts about 3.5 – 4.5 hours and that is coding and compiling, office, spoitfy , chrome and discord open, full brightness on wifi with Bluetooth headphones.

2. The touchpad wont scroll, it did and then windows done an update and now it wont, hp tell me its a driver issue from the windows update, and gave me steps to rectify it but i still cant figure it out, im sure someone whos better with stubborn drives can figure it out, you can use the touch screen and page up and down buttons as well as arrow keys and the scroll bar as alternatives.

3. I dont think the laptop is fully flat, from what i read in a some reviews a few other people have complained about this as well, when on some surfaces the laptop is elivated, so it makes it seem like one corner is lifting, apparently this is to do with the rubber feet running along the bottom of the laptop not being of great quality and being uneven, but hp assure me its not bent and will send out replacement strips if i want (however they would just be the same as the ones on there so i left it at that)

But on some surfaces i feel the laptop rocks slightly, its hard to explain ill make a video and put it up. Others it seems perfectly flat ill show on the video

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CAE’s training simulators make us safer – from the hospitals to the heavens | Transform

The birth was seconds away. The mother rested on her back while a medical student sat at the foot of the bed, blue surgical gloves on her hands – a scene common to delivery rooms everywhere. Except the mom was a manikin, her fetus was a manikin and the student wore Microsoft HoloLens.

Using the device, the student looked at the mother’s abdomen and saw a hologram of the fetus inside the womb before it rotated and descended the birth canal. Then, her mixed-reality training session got tricky.

Suddenly, the baby’s shoulders became stuck inside the mother, a risky complication – but an emergency purposely triggered by a classroom instructor. The student had to act fast. She placed her hands on the tiny manikin and gently freed the shoulders, safely completing another digital delivery.

CAE LucinaAR – the first human-patient simulator augmented with HoloLens – simultaneously delivered another digital lesson. The technology comes from CAE, a Canadian company that offers virtual-to-live training solutions to assess human performance, improving overall safety from health care to civil aviation to defense operations.

A medical student practices delivering a baby with the use of a virtual-to-live patient simulator and Hololens.
A medical student practices delivering a baby with CAE LucinaAR and HoloLens.

“CAE operates in three sectors where the stakes are high, where there’s no room for error and where the people need to be properly trained to be ready for unlikely situations that could lead to catastrophes,” says Dr. Robert Amyot, president of CAE Healthcare, one of CAE’s three business segments.

“On-the-job training is dangerous and costly,” adds Amyot, a cardiologist by trade. “So, we train pilots to make flying safer. We train the forces in our defense and security division to make them more prepared for their missions. And we train clinicians and health care providers to improve patient safety.”

By going digital, each of those training regimens is becoming more precise at pegging and addressing human vulnerabilities, says Marc Parent, the CEO at CAE.

In the realm of aviation, CAE guides pilots to prep for potential airborne adversities by using individualized simulations built with artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).

A new pilot trains on a CAE flight simulator.
A new pilot trains on a CAE flight simulator.

“Although it’s the safest mode of transportation in the world, pilots have long been assessed in a subjective way,” Parent says. “But now, by leveraging the data that our simulators are giving us – powered by the cloud – we can give them an objective assessment in real time. That’s invaluable.

“When the pilots go into our simulator, we are able to give them personalized insights into their skills, into how they perform different operational practices. This raises their level,” Parent says. “And practice makes perfect.”

Kick off 2018 with online safety tips from Microsoft’s Council for Digital Good – Microsoft on the Issues

To get everyone off on the right digital foot in 2018, Microsoft’s teen Council for Digital Good offers 15 pieces of guidance, designed to make online interactions safer and healthier by emphasizing resilience, mindfulness and digital civility.

We assembled this impressive group of U.S.-based youth as part of a pilot program, launched in 2017. The 15-member council serves as a sounding board for Microsoft’s youth-focused, online safety policy work. The council met for a two-day summit in August, and will convene again later this year. Last summer, each teen drafted a written manifesto for life online, and then returned home to take on three more assignments: (1) an artistic representation of their individual manifestos, (2) a consolidated written manifesto from the entire cohort, and (3) a visual representation of the cohort manifesto.

Council for Digital Good We thought the start of the new year was a fitting time to share the council’s inspiring words.

The 15-point cohort manifesto

After conference calls, email and social media, each teen selected guidance from his or her individual manifesto thought to be instructive and compelling. “Our (process) worked almost exactly like a democracy,” says Bronte, a 17-year-old council member from Ohio, who submitted the cohort manifesto on behalf of the council. “We would pitch ideas about what manifesto ideas we had, go into detail, and then vote on which we liked best. In the end, we all had a good time working together. We learned a lot about ourselves, and got to know more about a fellow teen from a couple of states away.”

Here are the individual pieces of guidance from each council member, which we’ve grouped into three broad categories: “skills, advice and perspective.” You can find the full cohort manifesto and view some additional context from each council member at this link.

Skills – Some important competencies for life online 

  • Build and repair resilience to ensure young people can bounce back from unpleasant online experiences.
  • Pause and think before sending or posting.
  • Your online profile represents YOU so, be sure to present yourself in the best possible and truthful light.
  • Be a skeptic and question the actions and motivations of others.
  • Instill morals and teach children ethics and etiquette online; it will serve them well online and in adulthood.

 Advice – Additional points that highlight the need for “skills” and “perspective”  

  • Wait until you’re 13 and meet the age requirements to use social media.
  • Take off the mask and be online who you are in real life.
  • Disagree respectfully rather than by lashing out.
  • Your voice and report [to trusted authorities] matter, so take advantage of tech companies’ resources for reporting illegal or harmful content and conduct.
  • Use the power of the internet to empower others.

 Perspective – Thoughts for maintaining a healthy online outlook   

  • Your screen is 2D while real life is 3D – What’s online can fall flat, so always consider context and other factors.
  • Don’t be a prisoner to your cellphone by letting online interactions control your life.
  • Posts affect you and your family, so remember, once you hit send, there’s no taking them back.
  • No, you’re not getting a free iPhone – If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Focus on the life you live and don’t let technology dominate daily activities.

The teens have offered some great counsel to help everyone lead safer, more productive and more fun-filled lives online. Leading up to international Safer Internet Day on Feb. 6, we’ll be showcasing the teens’ individual “Twitter moments” – the creative manifesto from the full council – where they each discuss their recommended point of guidance. Look for these on social media over the coming weeks.

A vision and mission for the council

In addition to the cohort manifesto, the teens went beyond their specific assignment and drafted an additional vision document, detailing how they see their individual roles on the council, their mission as a team and the impact they want to have.

“We need a ‘youth-inspired revolution’ as there is no silver bullet solution,” the cohort writes. “This is a global issue that requires a global response by everyone: parents, educators, technology companies and government. As the inaugural cohort, the council has devoted our time to advocating for issues around healthy online behaviors.”

The paper goes on to say how the teens will use social media and reach out to youth in their communities to raise awareness of online safety issues and grow support for meaningful programs and initiatives. “This will, in turn, force the hand of school administrations, community leaders, managers or anyone in an authoritative position, to ensure preventative measures are taken. We aim to see a generation of more empathetic young people … After our [term] is up, future council members will build on what we have achieved to create a lasting global movement. From the entirety of the council, to the entire world, everyone deserves and has a right to a safe experience online.” (Read the full council vision document here.)

Looking ahead in 2018

At Microsoft, we characterize these efforts as fostering “digital civility” by promoting safer and healthier online interactions for everyone. We’re driven to grow a kinder, more empathetic and respectful online world, and in this quest, we know we’ve chosen some outstanding partners in this remarkable group of teens.

We look forward to our next in-person event with the council this summer. We’re planning a more public event to discuss some important online safety issues, and we’re asking the teens to share their views with law- and policy-makers and other influentials, as we convene in our nation’s capital.

In the meantime, we’re readying our next round of digital civility research, which will be released on Safer Internet Day 2018 on Feb. 6. Much like the findings we announced in 2017, we’ve polled both teens and adults about their exposure to a range of online risks and forms of abuse. This year, we’re releasing research from 23 countries, up from 14 last year. We’ve also added a few more risks to the study, and some of the results are rather surprising.

Until then, you can follow the Council for Digital Good on our Facebook page and via Twitter using #CouncilforDigitalGood. To learn more about online safety generally, visit our website and resources page; “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Tags: Council for Digital Good, digital civility, Online Safety

For Sale – Thinkpad X230 i5 3220M 2.6GHz / 8GB RAM / Windows 7 Pro

Have completely switched over to Mac now so no longer needed.

Great workhorse machine never set a foot wrong.

– Thinkpad x230
– i5 3220m 2.6 GHz
– 8GB RAM
– No HDD
– IPS screen
– 2 x Chargers
– Battery
– Windows 7 Pro license key which has been upgraded to Windows 10 Pro so should still work according to this Microsoft page – https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq

Some of the paint at the top of the lid is peeling. Will add photos shortly to show any wear on the chassis.

Price and currency: £240
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: London
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For Sale – Thinkpad X230 i5 3220M 2.6GHz / 8GB RAM / Windows 7 Pro

Have completely switched over to Mac now so no longer needed.

Great workhorse machine never set a foot wrong.

– Thinkpad x230
– i5 3220m 2.6 GHz
– 8GB RAM
– No HDD
– IPS screen
– 2 x Chargers
– Battery
– Windows 7 Pro license key which has been upgraded to Windows 10 Pro so should still work according to this Microsoft page – https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq

Some of the paint at the top of the lid is peeling. Will add photos shortly to show any wear on the chassis.

Price and currency: £240
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.