For Sale – M-ITX Desktop Computer – Intel Atom – 2GB DDR3 Ram – 500GB Hard Drive – Slim DVD – Windows 7 Pro

I have a Mini-ITX build for sale.

The motherboard and case are new, never used before, the ram was taken from another machine, the hard drive has been used before but is in full working order.

Running Windows 7 Professional already activated with a key.

Mini-ITX case
Jetway Mini-ITX NC9KDL-2550 Motherboard
2GB DDR3 Ram
Seagate 500GB Hard Drive
Intel Atom 1.86Ghz CPU
Slim DVD Re-writer drive
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
USB 2.0
2 X Ethernet

Power cable included.

Price and currency: 40
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: paypal or bt
Location: leeds
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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How AI and satellites are used to combat illegal fishing | Microsoft On The Issues

Fishing is a way of life for coastal communities around the world. An estimated four million fishing vessels sail the world’s oceans, providing fish for a global seafood market valued at over $120 billion.

“It’s hard to overstate the importance of fish,” says Nick Wise, CEO of the nonprofit organization OceanMind. “There are three billion people in the world who rely on seafood as their primary source of protein, mostly in developing nations. Twelve percent of the world’s population relies on the wild-capture seafood industry directly or indirectly for their livelihoods.”

Overfishing — when fish is caught faster than stocks can replenish — is a significant factor in the decline of ocean wildlife populations, not least because of the bycatch of other marine life such as turtles and cetaceans. Each of these creatures is an important part of ecosystems and the biodiversity of the ocean.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates one-third of all fish stocks are now overfished and are no longer biologically sustainable.

“A collapse in fish stocks and a failure to manage fishing sustainably,” says Wise, “would lead to a food security crisis and result in significant poverty around the world.”

To fight back against this overfishing, OceanMind is using the power of AI to map data and then feeding that information to government authorities to help catch perpetrators.

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satellite data map

Smart tracking

Regional, national and international regulations are used to manage fishing efforts and can include restrictions on fishing out of season, using banned gear or techniques, or catching more than a set quota.

There are many ways of trying to catch those flouting the law, such as patrol boats, on-board cameras, and the remote electronic monitoring of discards.

However, the vastness of the ocean makes the job difficult.

OceanMind’s system currently tracks thousands of boats, with the capability of tracking millions, across the globe by gathering data from a wide range of sources, including collision-avoidance transponders aboard boats; radar images; satellite imagery; and cellphone signals. Analyzing these enormous datasets is beyond the capability of any one person. OceanMind has developed machine-learning algorithms that predict the type of fishing behavior based on vessel location, and flags suspicious and potentially illegal activity such as fishing too close to the shore.

But the system can’t tell on its own whether anyone is breaking the law.

“The difference between legal and illegal fishing is simply whether or not the vessel had a license to do what it did in that place, at that time, and in that way,” says Wise. “That’s what makes combating illegal fishing challenging: One vessel making a particular maneuver might be legal, another vessel doing the same thing next to it might be illegal.”

OceanMind’s fisheries experts verify the alerts flagged by AI and coordinate closely with the relevant authorities, who can then decide whether to investigate further. The organization already has partnerships with governments, including Thailand’s, which can then target resources to catch offenders.

Real-time advances

Until now, OceanMind has used onsite servers to process the data that comes in every day. “We were basically running a day behind,” explains Wise. “We reviewed things that were happening yesterday.”

Through a Microsoft AI for Earth grant, OceanMind is moving its data analytics to the Microsoft Azure cloud. “The collaboration with Microsoft is going to bring all of that data through our system much more quickly and apply the AI in near real time.”

That transformation will make a big difference to enforcement. Real-time monitoring will help authorities plan patrols that can catch illegal fishing as it happens.

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Pluribus Networks unveils edge router for service providers

Pluribus Networks has introduced a no-frills white box version of an edge router aimed at service providers looking for commodity hardware to reduce networking costs.

The Freedom Series 9532C-XL-R, an edge router used as a gateway to the internet, would compete with bare-bones versions of Juniper Networks MX10003 and the Cisco ASR9000, said Alessandro Barbieri, vice president of product management at Pluribus, based in Santa Clara, Calif. The strategy behind the new product is to offer co-location (colo) facilities and cloud and managed service providers a multi-tenant system, with limited features at a lower cost.

“This is a cost-effective alternative to a traditional router, which is sort of a Swiss Army knife that can fit into many more applications,” Barbieri said.

Pluribus claimed its router is one-fifth the cost of products from established vendors. But Michael Howard, an analyst at London-based IHS Markit, said comparing pricing requires a thorough examination of the hardware and its features.

“When any vendor makes that claim, you have to look at what exactly is being compared,” Howard said.

For example, Pluribus claimed its use of merchant silicon helps lower the cost of its system. However, Cisco and Juniper offer the same chips in their low-end hardware, saving their proprietary silicon for high-end products. By 2022, merchant silicon will ship in 63% of all data center Ethernet switches, according to IHS Markit.

Price aside, Pluribus is making its debut in the edge router market at a time when service providers and colos are buying more commodity networking hardware for regional data centers and facilities at the edge of their networks. An example of the latter is telecom companies’ central offices, which connect businesses and homes to the core network.

Pluribus’ offering could have a shot against established vendors, if the latter’s products have too many features that buyers have to pay for, but don’t want, Howard said. “That’s the inventiveness of Pluribus to see this opportunity.”

What’s in the Pluribus Networks Freedom Series router?

The Pluribus product is a partnership between the network operating system maker and Edgecore, a manufacturer of commodity switches and routers. The 9532C-XL-R, scheduled for release in July, runs Pluribus’ Netvisor ONE, which is a Linux-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 programmable network operating system.

Pluribus edge router
Pluribus Networks takes on Cisco and Juniper Networks with the Freedom Series 9532C-XL-R edge router.

The router provides 32 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet or 128 ports of 10 GbE and 25 GbE. Edgecore has packed either option in a 1RU package, with a routing table supporting up to 128,000 routes.

The number of routes the hardware supports contributes to the lower cost of the product, according to Pluribus. More traditional gateway routers for service providers support eight times as many routes, which require a lot more memory.

The 9532C-XL-R lets service providers isolate customer traffic by steering it through a dedicated containerized virtual router based on FRRouting, an open source IP routing protocol for Linux platforms.

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For Sale – Ryzen 7 1700 gaming PC

Device Type Graphics card
Bus Type PCI Express 3.0 x16
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Core Clock 1582 MHz
Boost Clock 1771 MHz
Process Technology 16 nm
VR Ready Yes
Max Resolution 7680 x 4320 at 60 Hz
Max Monitors Supported 4
Interfaces DVI-D (dual link) ¦ 3 x DisplayPort ¦ HDMI
API Supported DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
Features Ultra Durable VGA, GIGABYTE WindForce 2x, Dual Fan Design, NVIDIA G-Sync ready, NVIDIA GameWorks, Heat Pipe Direct Touch technology, Nvidia GeForce GTX VR Ready


Size 8 GB
Technology GDDR5 SDRAM
Effective Clock Speed 8.008 GHz
Bus Width 256-bit

System Requirements

Required Power Supply 500 W
Additional Requirements 8 pin PCI Express power connector


Width 3.7 cm
Depth 28.5 cm
Height 13 cm

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