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For Sale – Benq 144hz g-sync Monitor, Corsair K65 RGB, Corsair Void Wireless, Bose Companion

I have some stuff for sale.

BenQ XL2420G 24 inch LCD Gaming Monitor (G-SYNC, 144 Hz, 1 ms GTG Response Time, 1000:1, 350 cd/m2, 1920 x 1080, 1 ms, VGA/DVI/HDMI/DP)

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– Bought from eBay as used, no box but Must have the sleeve somewhere.

£200, only collection due to missing box

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Corsair VOID RGB Wireless Dolby 7.1 Premium Gaming Headset Special Edition – Yellow

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– Bought from Amazon have receipt

£50 – Sold to @THE BOARS

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Corsair K65 RGB 10 Keyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Red
– Back light ought F7 button is not working)
– Bought from Maplin, lost receipt.

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£50

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Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System
– Bought long time before, excellent condition.

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£30

Whole lot for collection: £300

Pictures added

Feel free to make an offer :)

Price and currency: Various
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Payment method: Cash, PPG, BT
Location: London N7
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Enabling economic opportunity for Washington’s students – Microsoft on the Issues

As we close the year, I’m delighted to share some encouraging momentum from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS), a unique public-private partnership that helps low- and middle-income students earn their bachelor’s degrees in the state’s high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and health care fields. Based on their annual report to the legislature released this month, we’re seeing emerging evidence of the program’s long-term success.

In the last six years, more than 8,400 unique scholars have received financial and programmatic support from the program. Of the most recently awarded class of scholars, 72 percent are first-generation college students, 73 percent are students of color, and 60 percent of new scholars are female.

The impact on our region is far-reaching. Year-over-year growth means increasing steps forward in a tech-fueled workforce economy that reflects the diversity of our state. But beyond the numbers, the impact is a deeply personal one for the thousands of WSOS scholarship recipients. One scholar, Malachi, explains the benefits in his own words in this short video:

Local hiring managers are also waiting to recruit WSOS graduates, with more than nine out of 10 recent graduates finding employment within nine months of graduation. In all, 88 percent of WSOS graduates employed in their field of study remained in Washington state, which is critically important as we look to increase and diversify the pipeline of talent in the region.

A recent TechAlliance study shows that at current rates, our state’s colleges and universities will only be able to supply 27 percent of skilled STEM workers needed around the state by 2025. Simply put, our local talent pool must expand to keep up with our fast-growing digital economy. This is why we need more programs and partnerships like WSOS.

At the same time, our state continues to grapple with reliable, high-quality education solutions for all students, including those from low- and middle-income backgrounds. Without proven and consistent onramps to STEM training, we risk leaving behind bright, capable scholars who are surrounded by home-grown innovation, but lack the opportunity to be a part of that success.

What makes WSOS unique is the way it was founded: driven by visionary government leadership out of Olympia, combined with a commitment from local companies, including Microsoft, and private contributions to provide financial support. Under the program, the state matches private donations dollar-for-dollar. This force multiplier effect means that by the end of the 2017-2018 school year, students will have received more than $50 million in scholarships.

Recently, the WSOS board voted to extend the program and its commitment to students with a goal of funding 16,000 scholars by 2025. The program extension also includes a new commitment to double-down on support services for scholars, including expansion of WSOS program officers, industry mentorship and a new peer-mentorship program that helps younger students learn in a small group setting.

As a founding partner of WSOS, Microsoft is a big believer in the power of collaborative support. We’ve invested $35 million to WSOS to date, and we feel that it’s worth highlighting significant benchmarks from a partnership operating at a scale that is unusual across the country. It’s a great example of how smart policy and a willingness to invest in innovation can produce tangible results, and we feel that the WSOS model could be a great fit potentially in other states as well.

We believe it’s up to all of us to craft forward-looking partnerships so that we can meaningfully begin to address shared community challenges. By joining forces, we can help our next generation of students connect to the education and career opportunities they deserve.

Tags: computer science, Microsoft Philanthropies, scholarship, STEM, students

Wanted – 16GB Ram DDR4 in time for xmas

Hi guys,

Started to pick up some parts for this build.

Need some DDR4 3000 or 3200 ram

Would need bits in time for Xmas
Location: Altrincham

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For Sale – Benq 144hz g-sync Monitor, Corsair K65 RGB, Corsair Void Wireless, Bose Companion

I have some stuff for sale.

BenQ XL2420G 24 inch LCD Gaming Monitor (G-SYNC, 144 Hz, 1 ms GTG Response Time, 1000:1, 350 cd/m2, 1920 x 1080, 1 ms, VGA/DVI/HDMI/DP)

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– Bought from eBay as used, no box but Must have the sleeve somewhere.

£200, only collection due to missing box

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Corsair VOID RGB Wireless Dolby 7.1 Premium Gaming Headset Special Edition – Yellow

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– Bought from Amazon have receipt

£50

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Corsair K65 RGB 10 Keyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Red
– Back light ought F7 button is not working)
– Bought from Maplin, lost receipt.

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£50

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Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System
– Bought long time before, excellent condition.

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£30

Whole lot for collection: £300

Pictures added

Feel free to make an offer :)

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Location: London N7
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For Sale – FE Switches/HDD’s/PS4 ctrl/Amazon Fire tv + junk

Cleaning out some junk to make room for more junk. Prices do not include postage

PS4 Controller – basically brand new, used about 10 times at most, boxed – £30
Amazon dot – Bought from here about 2 weeks ago, prefer the google mini – £25
Fire tv Stick – owned for about a year, lost the plug, comes with everything else -£15
*2TB WD RE4 – Jan 2010 OOW – £20 Minor smart error (1D sector relocation) price adjusted
*2TB Seagate ST2000dm001 – Date: “15176” :confused: -£25. no errors, see below
*3TB WD Green – Jul 2011 OOW – £35 smart

Random Junk;
Dell powerconnect 3424 24p FE/100mb switch -£15
Cisco catalyst 2950 48p FE switch -£15
Bunch Of Scuzzy 320 10k drives, not sure exactly how many I’ve got – all come with HP DL drive caddies;
3-4 x 300GB – £15ea
1-4 x 146GB – £10ea
4 x 73GB -£7ea
NZXT 200mm Fan – £7
BT homehub 5b -£5
Random Sky Router and Switch, don’t even think it’s GBe, comes boxed though! ;) – £2

Modding stuff:

70m of 18AWG stranded wire(psu cables) – can cut to length if needed – £?
Plastic sleeving rolls, not sure how much is in here tbh. Red, black, red and black – £10ea
atx pin removers – £4ea
Cable Combs clear, 24p but you can snap then to 6p and 8p. Snug on 18awg sleeved, bit tight on 16awg with loose sleeving.
Random assortment of ATX connectors, EPS, 6/6+2/8P PCI-E, 20+4 ATX, 24P ATX £various
6-pin PCI-E extensions (£2ea)
Auto Adjusting Cable Strippers – £15
3x Quality Crimpers – £10 ea

More junk to come

Wanted

-intel Quad-core 6xxx or 7xxx, looking for something capable to encoding high bitrate 4k content. Something like a 6400ish. non-K and T/low power preferred but may consider others at a good price.
-16gb DDR4 2666+ RAM – For Ryzen OC’in so b-die ideally. Can trade my ballistix 2133mhz if downgrading
-240 NXZT X62 or H110.
-Google home Mini – Don’t really want to spend more than £30 on this, can trade for the dot + £5
-Ubiquity Unifi 24P non-POE switch, latest version and with warranty preferred. Interested in their USG as well.
-Node 202 case, white or black

Price and currency: As above
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Payment method: BT/PPG/Cash On Collection
Location: GLASGOW
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For Sale – Synology DS412+ 40TB HDD’s NAS, Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Docks, Seagate Ironwolf 12TB HDD

Some of these were previously listed on a thread but the bulk of that had sold and now I am adding the NAS in too…

Seagate 12TB Ironwolf Internal/NAS Hard Drive – £350

2 x Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock – £200 opened, £225 Brand New. This was bought from Apple.

Synology DS412+ NAS and 4 x 10TB Western Digital Red HDD’s. The NAS is 5 years old but has been faultless. It’s in great condition save for a few scuffs on the glossy front. It is boxed and complete. The HDD’s are 5 months old and have the balance of the warranty. – £1299

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Location: Bromsgrove
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Troubleshoot System Center Orchestrator RunBook issues

Repeated tasks are the bane of IT pros’ existence. System Center Orchestrator alleviates some of that burden by…

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automating several key runbook management and troubleshooting activities while preserving event history for review as needed. 

System Center Orchestrator consolidates runbook tasks into a single task, then executes against a target using System Center Orchestrator RunBook. You can add instructions to control the sequence of activities in a runbook. You can also create unlimited runbooks and execute one or all of them at the same time. When it comes to troubleshooting System Center Orchestrator RunBook issues, reference the log files where runbook-related activities are recorded. You can view log files to learn the status of each runbook, collect real-time log events for runbooks that are executing and also check runbook audit history. In Runbook Designer, you can view real-time log events, historic events and runbook auditing history.

Real-Time Log: The Real-Time Log shows activities related to running instances of runbooks and the time a runbook was started.

Historic Log: The Historic Log includes start and end times of a runbook. You might want to check whether a runbook executed all the activities or not. If a runbook terminates unexpectedly, you won’t see the end time. If you want to see which activity failed, double click on the runbook to see details about the activity.

Runbook Audit History: If a runbook ran successfully previously but failed to execute recently, it makes sense to check the Runbook Audit History page. The Runbook Designer keeps track of changes to each activity in the runbook and the user who made the changes, including the date and time when the changes were made. Runbook Audit History also includes previous values, so it’s easy to revert back to them.

When troubleshooting runbook failures, enable the Activity-specific Published Data option for each activity. By default, published data isn’t included for each activity. You need to enable published data for runbooks from the logging property of the runbook as shown in Figure A:

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Figure A. Enable published data for runbooks from the logging property

While System Center Orchestrator RunBook logs might help you troubleshoot issues, a freeware utility called Orchestrator Health Checker helps you understand active runbooks and performs other runbook-related actions.

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For Sale – FE Switches/HDD’s/PS4 ctrl/Amazon Fire tv + junk

Cleaning out some junk to make room for more junk. Prices do not include postage

PS4 Controller – basically brand new, used about 10 times at most, boxed – £30
Amazon dot – Bought from here about 2 weeks ago, prefer the google mini – £25
Fire tv Stick – owned for about a year, lost the plug, comes with everything else -£15
*2TB WD RE4 – Jan 2010 OOW – £20 Minor smart error (1D sector relocation) price adjusted
*2TB Seagate ST2000dm001 – Date: “15176” :confused: -£25. no errors, see below
*3TB WD Green – Jul 2011 OOW – £35 smart

Random Junk;
Dell powerconnect 3424 24p FE/100mb switch -£15
Cisco catalyst 2950 48p FE switch -£15
Bunch Of Scuzzy 320 10k drives, not sure exactly how many I’ve got – all come with HP DL drive caddies;
3-4 x 300GB – £15ea
1-4 x 146GB – £10ea
4 x 73GB -£7ea
NZXT 200mm Fan – £7
BT homehub 5b -£5
Random Sky Router and Switch, don’t even think it’s GBe, comes boxed though! ;) – £2

Modding stuff:

70m of 18AWG stranded wire(psu cables) – can cut to length if needed – £?
Plastic sleeving rolls, not sure how much is in here tbh. Red, black, red and black – £10ea
atx pin removers – £4ea
Cable Combs clear, 24p but you can snap then to 6p and 8p. Snug on 18awg sleeved, bit tight on 16awg with loose sleeving.
Random assortment of ATX connectors, EPS, 6/6+2/8P PCI-E, 20+4 ATX, 24P ATX £various
6-pin PCI-E extensions (£2ea)
Auto Adjusting Cable Strippers – £15
3x Quality Crimpers – £10 ea

More junk to come

Wanted

-intel Quad-core 6xxx or 7xxx, looking for something capable to encoding high bitrate 4k content. Something like a 6400ish. non-K and T/low power preferred but may consider others at a good price.
-16gb DDR4 2666+ RAM – For Ryzen OC’in so b-die ideally. Can trade my ballistix 2133mhz if downgrading
-240 NXZT X62 or H110.
-Google home Mini – Don’t really want to spend more than £30 on this, can trade for the dot + £5
-Ubiquity Unifi 24P non-POE switch, latest version and with warranty preferred. Interested in their USG as well.
-Node 202 case, white or black

Price and currency: As above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT/PPG/Cash On Collection
Location: GLASGOW
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Harvard IT exec: Take these seven cyberattack prevention steps now

Rick Kamal prefaced a list of cybersecurity tips with some advice from the annals of history. Ancient history.

The CTO at Harvard Business School invoked Galen, the Greek physician of the second century. Galen served as the personal doctor to several Roman emperors, and his discoveries influenced medicine, physiology and anatomy for 1,500 years. His teaching about maintaining good health was simple: A little prevention goes a long way, Kamal explained to an audience of IT executives.

“Yes, you can treat an ailment, but the most powerful thing to do is have good hygiene and do the right things: Exercise, eat well, avoid intoxicants, have friends and family,” Kamal said at the Argyle 2017 Information Technology and Security Forum in Boston on Thursday. “And if you do something like that, your quality of life, instead of starting a steady decline after the age of 40, is pretty good till about your 80s — and then you get a sudden decline, and you’re dead.”

Through a burst of laughter, Kamal kept a straight face. The reality is, he said, most people don’t follow Galen’s common-sense advice on health. Similarly, organizations don’t take measures that are within their control to ensure better cybersecurity: Massive data breaches at Yahoo and credit-reporting agency Equifax and the covered-up hack at Uber a year ago were all preventable, Kamal said. He enumerated a list of cyberattack prevention tips that can help organizations eliminate most threats.

“There are a lot of products, a lot of solutions out there in the security space — I’m not saying don’t look at them,” he said. “Before you go for some nichey, interesting, shiny-penny solution, first address prevention. It will get you 99 out of 100 miles there.”

A little work, a lot of benefit

The first measure companies need to take to protect their data from malicious, prying eyes is “trivial,” Kamal said: Upgrade and patch your OS. So is the second, upgrade and patch your applications.

He recounted the reasons for this year’s Equifax data breach. The point of entry for hackers was Apache Struts, open source software for developing web applications. The Struts team uncovered the vulnerability, released a patch and advised users of the software to apply it. Equifax didn’t — and they aren’t alone in neglecting to follow such simple advice.

“I’m sure many of us may not be doing it on a very deliberate and diligent basis,” Kamal said. By upgrading and patching systems, “you’ve gotten rid of about 60% to 70% of vulnerabilities.”

Next, whitelist applications, Kamal advised — to make known the ones that should run on your servers. Many organizations install virus and malware detection software, and that’s good, Kamal said. But that’s a “blacklist approach”: A compromise is identified, quarantined and then deleted. Whitelisting is different.

“It’s where in the operating system you say, ‘This is my server — I only expect applications X, Y, Z to run and processes A, B and C to run,” Kamal said. “If anything else tries to run, it just can’t.”

Applying this approach, he said, would essentially head off every ransomware and malware attack possible.

Rick Kamal, CTO at Harvard Business School, speaks at the Argyle 2017 Information Technology and Security Forum in Boston on Thursday.
Rick Kamal, CTO at Harvard Business School, speaks at the Argyle 2017 Information Technology and Security Forum in Boston on Thursday.

Keep it complicated

Kamal then flashed what looked like a toddler’s jabber on a screen: “dadada.”

“That’s somebody’s password. Can you guess whose password that is? Any guesses?” Kamal asked. “Actually, it was Mark Zuckerberg.”

The Facebook co-founder and CEO coined the password after he became a father and used it on several social media sites, including Twitter and Pinterest, which were breached last year.

Lots of people less technically inclined than Zuckerberg use weak passwords. In fact, some of the top used passwords of 2016 were “123456,” “qwerty” and “111111,” according to an analysis done by password management company Keeper Security. And as Zuckerberg did, many people use the same passwords to unlock accounts on multiple sites, as an analysis of the 2014 Sony Pictures hack showed.

“Now think about this: Your employees, who are accessing your sensitive systems, are doing the same thing,” Kamal said.

Those practices allow for credential stuffing, a type of cyberattack that starts with a stolen username and password — think the Yahoo data breach of 3 billion email accounts. It unleashes bots on a slew of websites and tries to log in, testing thousands of combinations.

“They only have a 0.1% hit rate,” Kamal said. “But guess what? Point zero percent of a billion is a million.”

The moral of this story? Use strong passwords, Kamal said. And use password vaults, or password managers, software or services that generate, store and access hard-to-crack passwords. And IT leaders will bolster cybersecurity by encouraging the use of multifactor authentication, which requires users to provide several pieces of identifiable information to prove they have authorization for a site or service.

‘Common sense’

Then, encrypt your data, Kamal said — encode text that others may find and use into an unreadable format. A lot of the data made away with in the Equifax breach was either encrypted poorly or not encrypted at all. “And it was sensitive information,” he said.

All it takes is a simple configuration or a little bit of work to encrypt data, Kamal said. But if using encryption keys — bits of code designed to scramble and unscramble information — practice proper key management. “Do not put the keys right next to the data on the same server.”

And also encrypt your keys so if someone finds them, they can’t be put to use.

Finally, secure points of entry. Ports on servers that aren’t being used should be closed to prevent unwelcome visitors. Many don’t do it, Kamal said, citing a recent analysis that found more than 80% of major organizations have open ports, “which is like leaving windows and doors open for folks to come and start poking at you,” Kamal said.

Jeffrey Cunningham, director of enterprise architecture at Thomson Reuters in Boston, said following Kamal’s advice depends partly on the amount of technical debt an organization is dealing with. An example, Cunningham said, are legacy applications at companies that have grown through acquisition, as Thomson Reuters has.

“It’s more, How do you implement it? How much tech debt do you have that prevents you from doing those things?” Cunningham said. The advice itself, he noted, is common sense. “Everyone needs to be self-aware. I mean, you need to be aware of what you’re doing and not get yourself in trouble.”

Wanted – VR Capable Gaming PC – £500

Hi guys,

On the lookout for a good condition (some warranty preferred) VR gaming machine minimum speck for HTC Vive. £500 mAx for a very capable machine.

What have you got in time for Xmas!

Cheers

Location: Altrincham

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