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Watch WE Day Aug. 17 at 8/7c on ABC |

Get ready to be inspired and to inspire your students to do good.

Invite your friends and families to join me and millions of Americans on August 17 to watch WE Day on ABC, a celebration of the transformative power of young people.

Microsoft is proud to support WE’s mission to empower youth to create a positive impact at home and around the world through service-learning. A supporter of the organization since 2013, we continue to help WE by equipping them with Microsoft technology that lets them bring the benefits of their programs to schools, families and youth around the world.

I am particularly excited about our work with WE to inspire students to make our world more inclusive through the WE Are One Campaign. Today, thousands of youth are learning, creating and ideating on ways they can leverage technology to make their classrooms and communities more accessible and inclusive for all.

The WE Day Special features a great example of the WE Are One Campaign at work.

Johnny (featured above) is a glowing example of a student using technology for good. He built a social networking app for people with disabilities and their families, motivated and informed by his brother, Christian.

I invite our passionate education community to take part in the free WE Schools program, including the WE Are One Campaign. Through service learning, students learn to take action on the issues that matter to them, while learning critical academic and life skills along the way.

The WE Day Special on ABC will inspire action through the stories of everyday Americans making extraordinary impact in their communities. And you can catch host John Stamos, alongside Selena Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, The Chainsmokers, Dierks Bentley, and WE co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger on the WE Day stage as they celebrate youth and families committed to changing the world!

Join the WE Movement: Watch the WE Day Special August 17 at 8/7c on ABC @WEmovement #WEAreOne Click To Tweet

Cuphead Goes Triple Platinum! – | Studio MDHR

Hello friends! We’re barely past the halfway mark of 2018, and are humbled to announce that Cuphead has already reached over 3 million copies sold! It’s hard for us to express just how appreciative we are to everyone who has played and enjoyed our niche little run & gun game with the wacky rubber-hose characters.

To celebrate this huge milestone, we’re putting Cuphead on sale on Steam and Xbox for the next couple of days! So if you haven’t had a chance to wallop the Devil, it’s a good day for a swell battle!

We’ll also be marking the occasion here at Studio MDHR with some extra-special giveaways over the next few days. Keep an eye out on Twitter or Facebook for some fun surprises.

Looking back, 2018 has been a very exciting year for us.

The big highlight, of course, was getting the chance to pull the curtain back on the project we’ve been working on since the original game’s release: our upcoming DLC, The Delicious Last Course!

We’ve also been so fortunate to be able to share in the adventure with some amazing people. We met the legendary animator James Baxter at this year’s Annie Awards in February, and somehow managed to convince him to do an on-stage animation collaboration with us at E3!

In June, we cheered on the amazing Mexican Runner as he delivered a lightning fast and hilariously entertaining speedrun at Summer Games Done Quick 2018. It’s such a thrill to see people still finding new and exciting ways to explore the Inkwell Isles.

So while we’ll mostly have our pencils to paper for the rest of the year, we still have a couple little tricks up our sleeve before the end of 2018. Stay tuned to our social channels to be the first to know! Hi dee ho!

Cuphead Goes Triple Platinum! – | Studio MDHR

Hello friends! We’re barely past the halfway mark of 2018, and are humbled to announce that Cuphead has already reached over 3 million copies sold! It’s hard for us to express just how appreciative we are to everyone who has played and enjoyed our niche little run & gun game with the wacky rubber-hose characters.

To celebrate this huge milestone, we’re putting Cuphead on sale on Steam and Xbox for the next couple of days! So if you haven’t had a chance to wallop the Devil, it’s a good day for a swell battle!

We’ll also be marking the occasion here at Studio MDHR with some extra-special giveaways over the next few days. Keep an eye out on Twitter or Facebook for some fun surprises.

Looking back, 2018 has been a very exciting year for us.

The big highlight, of course, was getting the chance to pull the curtain back on the project we’ve been working on since the original game’s release: our upcoming DLC, The Delicious Last Course!

We’ve also been so fortunate to be able to share in the adventure with some amazing people. We met the legendary animator James Baxter at this year’s Annie Awards in February, and somehow managed to convince him to do an on-stage animation collaboration with us at E3!

In June, we cheered on the amazing Mexican Runner as he delivered a lightning fast and hilariously entertaining speedrun at Summer Games Done Quick 2018. It’s such a thrill to see people still finding new and exciting ways to explore the Inkwell Isles.

So while we’ll mostly have our pencils to paper for the rest of the year, we still have a couple little tricks up our sleeve before the end of 2018. Stay tuned to our social channels to be the first to know! Hi dee ho!

For Sale – STRIX RX 570 OC 4GB/ROG STRIX-GTX1050TI-4G

Hi, this a new card for a friends build but change of plans. It has been tested to confirm working and then back in box. It still has the protective wrap on the card. Comes boxed as new. The best 1050ti you can get, RGB lighting, back plate, Excellent quiet cooler. I will assist with any warranty issues.

Added a RX570 4GB. In mint condition and comes boxed with accessories. Just over a years warranty left which I’m happy to help out with.

Price and currency: £115 for 1050ti £140 for 570 sold to davidaw
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Carlisle
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Hard Drives, 2.5″, 3.5″ & Ram

After various friends and family upgrades I have the following items needing good homes. All in perfect working order (some brand new) and all hard drives have been secure zero byte erased ready to sell.

Desktop Drives:

1 x 500GB Western Digital Black 3.5″ WD5003AZEX SATA3 7200rpm 64MB cache – £20
1 x 500GB Seagate 3.5″ SATA2 Drive Pipeline HD2 5900rpm 16MB cache – £15

Laptop Drives:

2 x 500GB Western Digital Black 2.5″ WD5000LPLX SATA3 7200rpm 32MB cache – £30 each
(SSDs replaced these WD Blacks at laptop purchase point, so like brand new, never used)
1 x 750GB Toshiba 2.5″ MQ01ABD075 SATA3 5400rpm 8MB cache – £20

Laptop RAM:

1 x Samsung 4GB DDR3 1600 SODIMM (PC3 12800S) – £15

Price and currency: £120 all items
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal Gift or Bank Transfer
Location: Chatham, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Hard Drives, 2.5″, 3.5″ & Ram

After various friends and family upgrades I have the following items needing good homes. All in perfect working order (some brand new) and all hard drives have been secure zero byte erased ready to sell.

Desktop Drives:

1 x 500GB Western Digital Black 3.5″ WD5003AZEX SATA3 7200rpm 64MB cache – £20
1 x 500GB Seagate 3.5″ SATA2 Drive Pipeline HD2 5900rpm 16MB cache – £15

Laptop Drives:

2 x 500GB Western Digital Black 2.5″ WD5000LPLX SATA3 7200rpm 32MB cache – £30 each
(SSDs replaced these WD Blacks at laptop purchase point, so like brand new, never used)
1 x 750GB Toshiba 2.5″ MQ01ABD075 SATA3 5400rpm 8MB cache – £20

Laptop RAM:

1 x Samsung 4GB DDR3 1600 SODIMM (PC3 12800S) – £15

Price and currency: £120 all items
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal Gift or Bank Transfer
Location: Chatham, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • 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.

‘There’s nothing wrong who you are’: Michelle Chen’s journey to live more freely in her own skin – Microsoft Life

Surrounded for the first time by a supportive culture and a community of LGBTQ+ friends, this software engineer is unlocking the key to self-acceptance

By Candace Whitney-Morris

Michelle Chen knew she was gay long before she came out. Growing up, she found it hard enough to admit to herself, let alone to say it out loud for others.

In high school, people would tease her with questions like, “Are you sure you’re straight?” Ever since grade school when she had to defend her choice to wear “boy’s” clothes and keep her hair short, she had to be quick on her toes, ready with reassurances. She’d reply, “Oh yeah, I’m straight! I have a crush on so-and-so. Don’t worry.”

Chen wasn’t ready to come out in high school, and the small town she grew up in wasn’t ready for her to come out, either. Neither were her traditional, Chinese parents.

“Any sexuality that isn’t straight is not accepted at all,” Chen explained of her family’s beliefs. “You have to conform to what everyone else looks like. You have to find a husband, have kids. That’s just your purpose.

“Even my parents believed that female children were lesser than male children. Navigating that space was really difficult for me growing up, because not only were they like, ‘Oh you have to have kids,’ but they were like, ‘You have to marry a Chinese man.’”

Chen decided to take her time before telling them that she was gay; she’d move away and get a job first.

In the meantime, the hiding was taking its toll: deep down Chen grew full of self-loathing, hating that she couldn’t conform to people’s expectations and suspicious that something was wrong with her.

The first taste of self-acceptance came during college where she met and befriended other lesbians. One summer, she traveled to New York City and experienced her first Pride parade.

“I saw everyone dressed however they wanted to dress; no one felt ashamed of anything,” she said. “I knew right then that I wanted to live my life this way, that I wanted to be as happy as these people.”

A fellow college student encouraged Chen to think about interning at Microsoft and then referred her and helped coach her through the interview process. The same year that Chen decided to come out, she got the internship and headed to Seattle for the summer.

“I was so excited, partly because I knew Seattle was super gay,” she said, laughing. She hoped that meant she could live more out in the open.

“When I came to Microsoft, I felt like I had found my place,” she said. Right away, Chen joined GLEAM, the LGBTQ+ employee resource group at Microsoft that, among other things, provides mentorship to new interns who identify as LGBTQ+.

She interned again the next summer, and now one year later, she works at Microsoft as a software engineer. Although Chen didn’t originally know anyone in Seattle, she quickly made friends through GLEAM and in her neighborhood of Capitol Hill. “Now, almost all my friends are queer, and I see most of them every day.”

“When I came to Microsoft, I felt like I had found my place.”

The same year she started at Microsoft, she decided it was time to come out to her mother. As she dialed the phone, she gave herself a pep talk: “OK, Michelle, now’s the time. You are going to come out.”

Chen’s mom answered with, “I heard you got a septum ring.”

Michelle ChenTaken off guard, Chen said, “What? Who told you that? How do you know these things?”

Her mom responded that she had her sources. “There are people in this town that tell me things.”

Chen was so frustrated that she just blurted out, “Oh, did they tell you I’m gay, too?”

“Wait, what?” her mom said, shocked. It took a minute for the news to sink in.

Chen recalled, laughing, “I mean, it was kind of nice because it took the focus off the septum ring.”

But then her mother said something Chen will never forget: “Oh, no, no, no. You should change. I can’t believe it. This must’ve been something I did wrong.”

Although Chen was not expecting an approving response, “it was still pretty shocking to hear from my own mother,” she said.

It has been a few months since that phone call, and while Chen and her mother maintain contact, she told her mom that she can’t visit her in Seattle until she’s comfortable with her daughter’s sexual orientation.

“It’s not something I can just sweep under the rug anymore,” she said. “I’d rather be happy than hide my true self.”

Chen doesn’t regret waiting to tell her parents, and she hopes to encourage others to take their time.

“I had to get outside of my small town and see that being LGBTQ+ is not a bad thing. It’s not shameful. There’s nothing wrong with dressing the way that you want to dress.

“There’s nothing wrong with who you are.”

Meet more Microsoft employees who are changing hearts and minds and advancing human rights.
https://news.microsoft.com/life/topic/pride/

See how Microsoft is celebrating Pride 2018 and how you can be an ally.
https://www.microsoft.com/pride/

Learn how Microsoft and its LGBTQ+ employees push for change across borders.
https://news.microsoft.com/life/pride/

For Sale – Hard Drives, 2.5″, 3.5″ & Ram

Discussion in ‘Computer Classifieds‘ started by MacrosTheBlack, Jun 5, 2018 at 4:27 PM.

  1. After various friends and family upgrades I have the following items needing good homes. All in perfect working order (some brand new) and all hard drives have been secure zero byte erased ready to sell.

    Desktop Drives:

    1 x 500GB Western Digital Black 3.5″ WD5003AZEX SATA3 7200rpm 64MB cache – £20
    1 x 500GB Seagate 3.5″ SATA2 Drive Pipeline HD2 5900rpm 16MB cache – £15

    Laptop Drives:

    2 x 500GB Western Digital Black 2.5″ WD5000LPLX SATA3 7200rpm 32MB cache – £30 each
    (SSDs replaced these WD Blacks at laptop purchase point, so like brand new, never used)
    1 x 750GB Toshiba 2.5″ MQ01ABD075 SATA3 5400rpm 8MB cache – £20

    Laptop RAM:

    1 x Samsung 4GB DDR3 1600 SODIMM (PC3 12800S) – £15

    Price and currency: £120 all items
    Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
    Payment method: Paypal Gift or Bank Transfer
    Location: Chatham, UK
    Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
    Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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    • Valid e-mail address

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For Sale – Hard drives 2.5″, 3.5″ HDD & Desktop/Laptop DDR3 Ram Clearout

After various SSD upgrades for friends, family and myself I have the following to clearout. All in perfect working order (some brand new) and all hard drives have been secure erased ready to sell.

Desktop Drives:
1 x 500GB Western Digital Black 3.5″ WD5003AZEX SATA3 7200rpm 64MB cache – £20
1 x 500GB Seagate 3.5″ SATA2 Drive Pipeline HD2 5900rpm 16MB cache – £15

Laptop Drives:
2 x 500GB Western Digital Black 2.5″ WD5000LPLX SATA3 7200rpm 32MB cache – £35 each
(SSDs replaced these WD Blacks at laptop purchase point, so like brand new, never used)
1 x 750GB Toshiba 2.5″ MQ01ABD075 SATA3 5400rpm 8MB cache – £20

Laptop RAM:
1 x Samsung 4GB DDR3 1600 SODIMM (PC3 12800S) – £15

Sold:
Crucial 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM) New & Unopened!!£48
1 x 1TB Western Digital Green 3.5″ SATA2 Drive WD10EARS 64MB cache – £25
1 x 320GB HGST 2.5″ PN:0J33233 SATA2 7200rpm – £8
1 x 2TB Seagate 2.5″ ST2000LM003 SATA3 5400rpm 64MB cache – £45
1 x 500GB HGST 2.5″ PN:0J47815 SATA3 7200rpm – £10
1 x 500GB Toshiba 2.5″ MQ01ABF050 SATA3 5400rpm – £12.50
1 x 500GB Toshiba 2.5″ MK5061GSYN SATA2 7200rpm – £12.50

Price and currency: £130 all items
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal Gift or Bank Transfer
Location: Chatham, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Hard drives 2.5″, 3.5″ HDD & Desktop/Laptop DDR3 Ram Clearout

After various SSD upgrades for friends, family and myself I have the following to clearout. All in perfect working order (some brand new) and all hard drives have been secure erased ready to sell.

Desktop Drives:
1 x 500GB Seagate 3.5″ SATA2 Drive Pipeline HD2 5900rpm 16MB cache – £15

Laptop Drives:
2 x 500GB Western Digital Black 2.5″ WD5000LPLX SATA3 7200rpm 32MB cache – £35 each
(SSDs replaced these WD Blacks at laptop purchase point, so like brand new, never used)

Laptop RAM:
1 x Samsung 4GB DDR3 1600 SODIMM (PC3 12800S) – £20

Sold:
Crucial 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM) New & Unopened!!£48
1 x 1TB Western Digital Green 3.5″ SATA2 Drive WD10EARS 64MB cache – £25
1 x 320GB HGST 2.5″ PN:0J33233 SATA2 7200rpm – £8
1 x 2TB Seagate 2.5″ ST2000LM003 SATA3 5400rpm 64MB cache – £45
1 x 1TB Western Digital Green 3.5″ SATA2 Drive WD10EADS 32MB cache
Withdrawn
2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX HX316C10FW/8 Fury Series DDR3 1600 WhiteWithdrawn
1 x 1TB Western Digital Blue 2.5″ WD10JPVX SATA3 5400rpm 8MB cacheWithdrawn
1 x 500GB HGST 2.5″ PN:0J47815 SATA3 7200rpm£10
1 x 500GB Toshiba 2.5″ MQ01ABF050 SATA3 5400rpm£10
1 x 500GB Toshiba 2.5″ MK5061GSYN SATA2 7200rpm£10

Price and currency: £443 all items
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal Gift or Bank Transfer
Location: Chatham, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not 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.