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For Sale – (Nearly New) Latest Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ Laptop, 256GB – Model No : A1466 – RRP: £1,099.00

The 2017 13.3″ MacBook Air (Model No: A1466) (Part No: MQD42B/A) which is the latest was bought new in May this year as an intended gift. The battery cycle count is 17 as I used it briefly to see if I would like one over instead of my MacBook Pro and to install some applications/music from my MacBook Pro it but has now been factory reset and unused for a couple of months as I use my MacBook Pro & iMac much more.

100% mark/scratch free on MacBook Air and zero dead pixels. The MacBook Air box and accessories are in perfect condition also. Full Apple warranty until May 2019.

The 13″ MacBook Air has the follow specs and is the current highest spec one on sale on the Apple store (without customisation):

  • 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000

£850 collected or £850 plus delivery if required.

No offers! RRP: £1,099 from the Apple Store:

13-inch MacBook Air

Price and currency: £850 + Delivery
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: South Cumbria
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Lilly strives to speed innovation with help from Microsoft 365 Enterprise – Microsoft 365 Blog


Profile picture of Ron Markezich.The nearly 40,000 employees of Eli Lilly and Company are on a mission to make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, and more active lives. But they know that developing new treatments for cancer, diabetes, and other debilitating diseases requires collaboration with the best minds working together to foster innovation.

That’s why Lilly takes a collaborative approach to discovering and developing new medicines—between lab researchers and the rest of the company—as well as with a global network of physicians, medical researchers, and healthcare organizations. Working together—creatively and efficiently—can help generate new ideas that fuel innovation. To bring together scientists across hundreds of locations and organizations and truly empower the workforce, Lilly selected Microsoft 365 Enterprise.

While Lilly is in the early stage of deployment, these cloud-based collaboration tools, including Microsoft Teams, are making an impact. Mike Meadows, vice president and chief technology officer at Lilly, says that the technology will allow for enhanced productivity and teamwork, while helping to protect IP:

“Collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams enhance our ability for researchers and other employees to work together in faster and more creative ways, advancing our promise to make life better through innovative medicines. Microsoft 365 helps us bring the best minds together while keeping data secure and addressing regulatory compliance requirements.”

Like enterprise customers across the globe, Lilly sees Microsoft 365 as a robust, intelligent productivity and collaboration solution that empowers employees to be creative and work together. And when deployment of Windows 10 is complete, employees across the company will advance a new culture of work where creative collaboration that sparks critical thinking and innovation happens anywhere, anytime.

At Microsoft, we’re humbled to play a role in helping Lilly make life better for people around the world.

—Ron Markezich

First-Ever Xbox Gaming Tournament Hosted at 2018 Special Olympic USA Games – Xbox Wire

The Xbox Gaming Tournament at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games was a first in the world of competitive video gaming. Xbox and Special Olympics partnered to facilitate the pilot video gaming tournament at a Special Olympics event, featuring Forza Motorsport 7 on July 2nd at the USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Players across the nation came together throughout the month of April to compete in prelims for a spot in the final tournament and a chance to win a custom-wrapped Xbox One X prize.

The Xbox Gaming Tournament originated from a hackathon in last year’s Microsoft One Week, where employees spend an entire week to go work on passion projects. Stephen Smith, Karen Woessner Smith, and Thomas Labuzienski all came together to map out what a competitive video gaming tournament at Special Olympics would look like.

The goal of this pilot tournament was to make esports more accessible, reducing the high bar to entry which currently causes competitors to feel intimidated. Xbox and Special Olympics put together a smaller-scale tournament, with high-quality production value, in hopes this model can be leveraged at other venues to empower all gamers that want to compete and bring the joy of esports to more people.

The athletes were competing for a chance to win a 2018 Special Olympics USA Games custom edition Xbox One X, of which there are only TWO in the world!

Unified Teams and Prelims

The competitors played in Unified Teams, a model within Special Olympics where teams consist of an athlete with an intellectual disability and one without. During the prelims, athletes across the country competed on the same tracks, with the same cars and those with the fastest combined times advanced to the finals. After qualifying rounds in four states across the nation, four teams from Utah, three teams from Washington, and one team from Connecticut that qualified for the 2018 USA Games.

The athletes competed in Forza Motorsport 7, a racing video game published by Microsoft Studios; the game was chosen by the team for its multiple accessibility features and existing esports presence. Speaking of esports, members of our very own Forza Racing Championship team showed up in full-force to manage the pilot competitive gaming tournament to professional standards and maintain competitive integrity.

Tournament Semifinals Bracket

To kick off the tournament, we were incredibly fortunate to have the Chairman of Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, speak to his excitement about the tournament being at this year’s USA Games, as well as his intentions to take gaming global to the Special Olympics World Games. His message on evolving our thinking to focus more on everyone’s different abilities really touched home on the message of inclusion of the USA Games.

For the semifinals, all eight teams competed in the same tracks/cars in two separate groups, and were seeded by their preliminary times. There was a diverse array of courses and cars to test the athlete’s capabilities whether it be managing twists and turns, or dealing with different handling capabilities of different cars. Scores were determined by points, which were then tallied up across the three races to determine their final scores. The top two teams from each semifinal bracket proceeded to the final four to compete for the ultimate prize, the custom 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Xbox One X console.

Finals

With four teams remaining, three teams from Utah and one from Washington, it came down to the final seconds in an action-packed, nail-biting finish. The crowd erupted into applause as the leaders of the pack crossed the finish line. Team Dempsey, aka “Team Shake and Bake” from Washington state were announced as the winners of the first-ever gaming tournament. The team, Timothy Dempsey and Nicholas Rasmussen, didn’t know each other before the preliminary tournament in April. They coordinated schedules as time allowed over the last few months, and that practice really showed off as they were able to take home the gold. The friendship and teamwork between the two in this tournament speaks to the success of the Special Olympics Unified Teams program.

Tim and Nicholas were presented with the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Custom Consoles by Alan Hartman, the head of Turn 10 Studios, creators of the Forza Motorsport franchise. Tim Dempsey summed it up best with his response to the question “how do you feel” that he was “speechless” – to see this first of its kind video gaming tournament finish up with such excitement and a full house of spectators speaks to the future of inclusion and the future of competitive gaming.

The winning team, Nicholas Rasmussen and Tim Dempsey of Team Dempsey AKA “Team Shake and Bake” with Beth Knox, President and CEO of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. 

The Next Day…

The following morning, the athletes and other members of the Gaming Special Olympics team were invited to tour the Microsoft Studios where they were given a tour of both 343 Industries and Turn10 Studios. Alan Hartman personally gave the athletes a tour of the gaming studio and even brought out a couple McLarens for the athletes to take photos with!

So, What’s Next?

Partnering with Special Olympics to bring the Xbox Gaming Tournament to life was an incredible experience, and we’re thankful for everyone’s hard work and dedication. The tournament was packed to the brim with spectators, and we’re thrilled by the excitement surrounding competitive gaming tournaments. We hope to take the lessons we’ve gained from this pilot tournament and apply them to future opportunities to empower more gamers to compete.

For Sale – Asrock H110 BTC Pro Motherboard / Intel C3930 CPU / 4GB DDR4 Crucial – price drop

The power meter normally reads between 300 and 500 watts depending on the algo nicehash is mining.

On my tarriff that is around £25-£40 a month in elec costs.

I think the £100 figure (which I took from my nicehash dashboard on their website) does not account for electric costs. Therefore its around £60-75 a month profit, so ROI around one year, assuming coin prices remain the same.

For Sale – Asrock H110 BTC Pro Motherboard / Intel C3930 CPU / 4GB DDR4 Crucial – price drop

The power meter normally reads between 300 and 500 watts depending on the algo nicehash is mining.

On my tarriff that is around £25-£40 a month in elec costs.

I think the £100 figure (which I took from my nicehash dashboard on their website) does not account for electric costs. Therefore its around £60-75 a month profit, so ROI around one year, assuming coin prices remain the same.

For Sale – Mining rig splitting components

The power meter normally reads between 300 and 500 watts depending on the algo nicehash is mining.

On my tarriff that is around £25-£40 a month in elec costs.

I think the £100 figure (which I took from my nicehash dashboard on their website) does not account for electric costs. Therefore its around £60-75 a month profit, so ROI around one year, assuming coin prices remain the same.

For Sale – Mining rig splitting components

The power meter normally reads between 300 and 500 watts depending on the algo nicehash is mining.

On my tarriff that is around £25-£40 a month in elec costs.

I think the £100 figure (which I took from my nicehash dashboard on their website) does not account for electric costs. Therefore its around £60-75 a month profit, so ROI around one year, assuming coin prices remain the same.

3x Crucial MX300 750GB SSD

I have 3x Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5″ SATA SSD’s currently in my system.
The drives have been used in RAID 0 for a games drive however as the system doesn’t get much use anymore I’ll go back to a standard hard drive.

Looking for £140 for each drive.

The drives are currently in my system. I’ll get images up of the actual drive prior to any sale taking place.
Crystal Disk Info screens attached.

Price and currency: £140 Each
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country…

3x Crucial MX300 750GB SSD

For Sale – Asus RT-N66U

The router is about 14 months old and comes fully boxed, the warranty is for 3 years so still plenty on it.

Price and currency: £75
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PP or BACS
Location: Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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