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For Sale – Asus DSL-AC68U Modem Router + RP-AC52

Selling my DSL-AC68U Modem/Router and RP-AC52 Range Extender. Both in excellent condition and full working order. Approx 18 months old so still another 18 months of the 3 year warranty remaining. Original eBuyer receipt included

Pretty sure I have the box for the AC68U but will double check before committing to a sale with a buyer.

Would like to sell as a bundle ideally. £90 delivered

Price and currency: 90
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT Only
Location: Southport
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For Sale – 2 x McAffee Total Protection subscription card. 5 users -1 year

Hi

I have two packs / codes for this , both came as a bundle with Office 365. You would get a sealed card with a code inside, and you download the software. I’m happy to open the card and just email a scan, but as I have no control over the code being used after the code is sent to you I won’t accept any returns.

I’m, sure everyone knows what this is, but it’s a 5 device / 1 year subscription.

I could go one about its features but honestly it’s the usual stuff, This offers Antivirus, identity and privacy protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets in one subscription.

Note the price is £11 per code not for both….

Price and currency: 11
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Harlow
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For Sale – 2 x Sticks of Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600mhz RAM. 2GB stick also.

Couple of Corsair Vengeance Sticks. Both work fine, and total 8GB.

I also have a 2GB stick I can include for a bit more if you like it’s a Corsair XMS3 stick, and is also 1600mhz.

Looking for 35 for the two sticks or 40 for all three.

Can post pics if required.

Thanks.

Price and currency: 35
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal friends.
Location: St Austell
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For Sale – 2 x Sticks of Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600mhz RAM. 2GB stick also.

Couple of Corsair Vengeance Sticks. Both work fine, and total 8GB.

I also have a 2GB stick I can include for a bit more if you like it’s a Corsair XMS3 stick, and is also 1600mhz.

Looking for 35 for the two sticks or 40 for all three.

Can post pics if required.

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Price and currency: 35
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Location: St Austell
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Life after the uniform – Microsoft Life

It was one of those moments when life seems to both speed up and slow down almost to a standstill. Solaire Sanderson, suited up in heavy gear, braced herself inside the specialized mine-resistant vehicle where she was training with her fellow US Marines. The vehicles are built to withstand improvised explosive devices and save military lives. But sometimes, when struck, they roll over. The Marine Corps requires extensive training on how to escape if a vehicle flips in an explosion.

Sanderson and her teammates were in the middle of this training when suddenly, Sanderson was tossed across the cab as her vehicle spun two and a half times—over, up, over, up, over—and landed upside down. Disoriented Marines hung from their seats. Quickly, they reached around to unclip seatbelts, help each other down, and grab their packs.

Sanderson exited the vehicle and took her position around the perimeter to complete the training, holding her rifle steady, not noticing the blood running down her face or realizing that the trajectory of her life had just begun to shift.

She soon learned that the impact had caused a concussion and a broken nose and had crushed multiple bones in both of her feet. After two surgeries and a year of rehabilitation, Sanderson realized that because of her injuries she wasn’t going to be able to maintain the rigorous lifestyle that the Marine Corps requires. She was devastated.

“I loved the Marines, and I wasn’t ready to get out,” Sanderson said. She’d planned a military career, so after five years in, she felt apprehensive about being without her fellow Marines.

“We trained together, ate together, slept in a pile like a litter of puppies, trying to get even five minutes of sleep between flights to and from deployments or amid missions, ” she said. “They had been my right-hand people for so long that I was sure I’d forget how to operate without them.”

Sanderson had to figure out what her next step in life would be, without them.

But Marines never get stuck for long. She immediately began to scan the perimeter of her life for other options.

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Solaire Sanderson, who was a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps and is now a security analyst, learned tech skills in Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, which connects veterans to civilian jobs.

Sanderson is in good company. Nearly 200,000 service members leave active military duty for civilian life every year. Many of them don’t have college degrees and worry that will keep them from building new careers.

“It doesn’t matter if you serve five years or 40 years, transition is tough,” said US Marine Corps Major General Chris Cortez (Ret.), vice president of Military Affairs at Microsoft. “All of a sudden you’ve got to start all over again.”

While the unemployment rate for veterans has been on the decline, some groups of veterans, such as men aged 25 to 34, face higher unemployment rates than their civilian counterparts. Finding a job is a top concern.

Many veterans have found their footing in the civilian work world. But some really struggle, not only with lack of training for another career and little experience looking for work in a competitive environment, but also with overwhelming feelings of isolation, anxiety, pressure, and unfamiliarity.

“In the military, you walk into a room and you look at people in uniform, and you know exactly who they are, and they know exactly who you are,” Cortez said. “But in the industry, it’s much different. There is no uniform.”

In some cases, civilian jobs don’t offer the camaraderie or sense of purpose that drives many veterans. Corporate culture can feel disorienting, where passion isn’t a prerequisite and duty doesn’t drive work hours. And while many veterans yearn to find a new sense of belonging, some say it’s easy to be misunderstood in the civilian work world: coworkers might have no idea what they’ve experienced or keep their distance because of stereotypes around post-traumatic stress disorder.

“The hardest challenge for me is just trying to figure out people’s idea of what military people do, of what we are like,” explained Sanderson. “Some are so curious and supportive, but others are really intimidated by it. They think you might bark at them.”

Several years ago, a group of employees at Microsoft who had gone through the military-to-civilian adjustment themselves wondered: What if there was a way to transform a perceived weakness or lack of experience into a new set of talents? How could veterans maximize their strengths—grit, systems savvy, strong decision making, and steadfastness—and build needed skills on top of that? How could they connect with organizations who needed them and communities where they could feel like they belonged?

The answer came into focus: inspired and motivated by stories like Sanderson’s, Microsoft started a unique training program called Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) in 2013, an effort which soon led to a the broader Military Affairs program to support veterans across the company.

From its inception, MSSA had the mission not only to inspire veterans to transform their lives, but also to help address a key challenge facing the technology world: the vast skills gap between the hundreds of thousands of needed computing jobs and the far fewer trained professionals entering the workforce.

After her life-changing injury, Sanderson was ready to start over, but she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. A few months prior to her scheduled departure from the military, she heard about MSSA from a friend on base who was enrolled at the time.

The 18-week educational program is specifically designed to prepare military service members, before they step out into civilian life, for a career in the technology industry. To date, more than 240 companies have become hiring partners that seek out MSSA graduates.

Military members take the course on their base or at nearby community campuses; it’s their duty assignment for that period of time. Wearing civilian clothes—a subtle way to help begin the transition—they receive both classroom and hands-on training in technology products and skills. They also get help writing resumes, translating military skills to civilian and corporate audiences, and preparing for interviews by learning how to talk about themselves in the business world. Students also receive mentoring from Microsoft employees. Both veteran and nonveteran mentors walk students through the ups and downs of landing and thriving in a technology career.

Sanderson wondered if she could parlay the intelligence analysis skills she built in the Marines to the next step in her journey. Through MSSA at Camp Pendleton and her interaction with Microsoft employee mentors, she discovered that her skills could translate and that she had everything she needed to build a great career.

This is precisely the kind of connection Cortez hopes for, because veterans are such a great fit for technology companies, he said. They are trained to quickly assess, analyze, and fix a situation with the resources at hand while working with all different kinds of people. Supporting others and working as a team is second nature to them, and they thrive when working toward a bigger goal and purpose.

And they are badly needed. There are currently more than 490,000 open computing jobs nationwide, according to Code.org. Yet last year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.

Infographic with statistics about the MSSA program

“The IT industry overall has so many unfilled jobs,” said Cortez. And the military has hundreds of thousands of skilled workers.

“Why not bring those two together to help military men and women so they can leave and get into a new career?”

Microsoft Military Affairs invited other technology companies to hire the graduates because “we can reach more vets through partnerships,” said Cortez.

MSSA has a graduation rate of more than 90 percent, and graduates are guaranteed an interview with Microsoft or one of its hiring partners upon successful program completion.

Sanderson landed 14 interviews and seven job offers, many from some of the biggest names in technology, including Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and the National Security Agency (NSA).

“We wanted to make it a level playing field with our hiring partners,” said Carol Hedly, program manager for Microsoft Military Affairs, explaining why Microsoft partners with other companies. “Our hiring partner companies receive the resumes at the same time. We have an agreement: no one makes job offers before the interview week, and we all release our offers at the same time.”

MSSA graduates have been hired at more than 240 different companies, including Dell, Expedia, Accenture, the Department of Defense, Facebook, and many more. Greater than 90 percent of successful MSSA graduates are either employed or opt to complete a college degree.

“We want the individuals to have the choice and the best offer for them,” said Hedly. “That’s just good business for everyone.”

Ultimately, Sanderson decided to move to Seattle and work at Microsoft as an analyst in cybersecurity. She connected with other MSSA alums, both from inside Microsoft and from other companies, who helped her join her new Seattle veteran family.

“I truly believe in Microsoft’s mission statement: to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft has such a far-reaching impact on the world—as a Marine, I love the feeling of being a part of something greater than myself,” she said. “It was very comforting to know that I would have a similar feeling while working at Microsoft.”

Sanderson now volunteers as an employee mentor for the MSSA program, calling into a cohort class on Camp Pendleton every week. She personally assures them that there is a good life waiting for them after active service.

“I can tell you that there are so many people that don’t come out of the military in a great place; they just don’t know what to do,” Sanderson said. “But after MSSA they feel better, and not just because of Microsoft. I don’t define success as working at Microsoft. Many people end up at other companies or decide to go back to school because they get college credits for completing the course and their interest in IT was piqued.”

Either way, Sanderson continued, people come out of the course feeling like they had a powerful opportunity to take their last few months in the military and apply them toward their next steps in life.

“When young people go off, they don’t know if they’re coming back. Sometimes when they come back, they’re changed, they’re wounded and other things,” Cortez said. “What better community [for us] to serve than the veterans who have given so much?”

Learn: See the prerequisites, start your application, or tell someone you know about MSSA.
Hire: Find out how to hire a veteran program graduate.

What endpoint security systems do companies need?

Jon Oltsik, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group in Milford, Mass., sees both traditional and next-generation endpoint security systems coming on the market from a variety of vendors. Among newly announced endpoint security systems, Symantec Endpoint Protection vies with other comprehensive products from Cylance, CrowdStrike and Carbon Black. As vendors compete to offer endpoint security suites, Oltsik said that the industry needs clearer definitions and a better sense of what customers want.

Oltsik’s fellow analyst, Doug Cahill, set out to better define endpoint security systems a few years ago. He identified features such as machine learning, next-generation antivirus, advanced detection and layered security controls. According to Oltsik, subsequent research indicates that endpoint security suites will offer flexible services, crossover between endpoint security and endpoint management and perhaps a single-agent design like the one premiered by Symantec. “It seems like endpoint security suites will proliferate over the next few years,” Oltsik said.

Dig deeper into Oltsik’s thoughts on endpoint security systems.

Extending AirCheck G2 functionality

Lee Badman, blogging in Wirednot, said “it’s easy to want to gush,” talking about the NetScout AirCheck G2 testing tool. Badman said he’s equally excited about another gadget, a G2 test accessory that can be used to add iPerf-based throughput testing throughout the network.

The G2 is able to quickly discover the test adaptor, which runs off Power over Ethernet and is easily added to the network. Taken in combination with other test report data, iPerf functionality adds additional troubleshooting for WLAN testing. “Testing is as push-button simple as anything else on the G2, and multiple test accessories can be deployed in different parts of the network for testing a variety of paths,” Badman said.

Read more of Badman’s thoughts on NetScout AirCheck G2.

APIs vs. CLI: The debate continues

Ivan Pepelnjak, writing in IP Space, took a moment to “debunk vendor myths” regarding the future of command-line interface (CLI). “Is CLI a living dead and kept alive only because grumpy old men continue to use it?” Pepelnjak asked. Pepelnjak said application programming interfaces (API) are great for accessing devices, systems or software packages from an upstream orchestration or provisioning system. On the other hand, many program-to-program APIs like gRPC or REST are difficult for human operators to work with, making CLI a sought-after necessity.

For many applications, having CLI atop an API is convenient practice. Pepelnjak points out that Juniper’s Junos OS had a CLI option for 15 years and both Amazon Web Services and OpenStack API offer CLI versions. “In short: a CLI which talks to the API allows humans to tweak and optimize the systems directly (without going through an umbrella orchestration system UI) without the human being bogged down with the minutia of URL components, HTTP cookies, or JSON syntax,” Pepelnjak added.

Explore more of Pepelnjak’s thoughts on APIs and CLI.

For Sale – 2 x cheap netbooks, 1 x Sony, 1 x Gemini NC11

Both have
Windows 10 1709 (latest release)
2GB ram
Office 2010
Gemini has 32GB hard drive and USB 3
Sony Has 80GB hard drive and USB 2

Both come with chargers, both in very good condition, no scratches or marks. Both screens without blemish.

Gemini in original box

Price and currency: £55.00 each
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: West Linton
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For Sale – Intel G3258 and i5 4430

Selling two CPU’s that were left over from upgrades. Both LGA1150

  • G3258
    £30
  • i5 4430
    £60

Can include a stock cooler for postage.

Price and currency: 25
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Payment method: PPG BT
Location: Bristol
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For Sale – AMD FX-6300 & Asus 970 Pro Gaming Aura

I’ve decided to sell my FX-6300 & 970 Pro cpu & motherboard prior to fitting it. They’re both brand new still packaged up.

Only selling as moved house and had a baby, funds are tight and decided to get a second hand I5 from Humanitarian just to put me on for now.

It’s the same kit found here, just minus the RAM.

Artillery AMD FX-6300 CPU 8GB RAM Silver Motherboard & Processor Bundle | maplin

Offers welcome, delivery is included in the price however I can also be available for collection.

PayPal gift (or +fees), bank transfer or cash on collection from Doncaster.

Price and currency: 120
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PayPal or Bank Transfer
Location: Doncaster
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