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Wanted – RAM upgrade for old laptop

Discussion in ‘Laptop, Notebook & Macbook Classifieds’ started by bferbrache, Oct 13, 2017 at 4:07 PM.


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    2x1gb of DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •

    I need the above – can anyone help?

    Location: Leicester

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    i got these if there any good to you

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For Sale – Draytek POE Swith, Lamptron Fan Controller, LG Bluray Drive

Discussion in ‘Computer Classifieds’ started by a5ian300zx, Oct 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

  1. Hi,

    I have some bit which i no longer need/use.

    LG CH08LS10 Bluray Drive / DVD writer / Lightscribe – £20 inc postage
    LG CH08LS10 8x Blu-Ray ROM / 16x DVD±RW – Black (Retail)

    Lamptron FC5 V2 multicolor fan controller – £25 inc postage
    Lamptron FC5 V2 5.25″ Bay Fan Controller – Black

    Draytek P1090 8 Port POE Fanless Switch – £90 inc Postage
    DrayTek VigorSwitch P-1090 8-Port Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (150W)

    Thanks

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    Stupid question but is the Blu Ray internal?

  3. Yes, internal bluray drive.

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    :hiya:
    will offer £40 inc for lg and lamptron,
    cheers
    Daz

  5. Hi Daz,

    I am ok with that pm me your details.

    Thanks

  6. Pics of items.

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    :hiya:
    payment made and details provided
    cheers
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    Draytek Switch left.

    • IP telephones (for example as part of an IP PBX)
    • Wireless access points
    • IP Cameras (Network cameras)
    • Any other device supporting PoE (802.3af / 802.3at)
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  10. Bump – Draytek POE Switch

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    :hiya:
    sorry mate parts arrived,will get fitted asap and leave feedback
    cheers
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  12. Ok, Thanks for letting me know.

    I have some watercooling parts also if your intrested?

    Thanks

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    dont have watercooling,but what parts do you have

  14. I have to look again, but things like d5 pump, small res, fans and small single rad, compression fittings, temp sensor and aquaero bay but need to check the condition as it’s been a while.

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HR Technology Conference 2017 goes big on AI

LAS VEGAS — The HR Technology Conference 2017 was the stage for Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at cloud HCM vendor Ultimate Software, to declare AI in HR tech is quite real for his company.

Others at the bustling HR Technology Conference & Exposition — the 20th annual version of the biggest U.S. HR tech show — dismissed artificial intelligence (AI) as a lot of hype.

Ultimate intros AI tool

But Ultimate made news at the HR Technology Conference 2017 with a much-anticipated unveiling of its new AI-based employee feedback platform, Xander — named after American communications pioneer Alexander Graham Bell.

Other vendors, ranging from professional networking mega-vendor LinkedIn to dozens of startups, said they are making big investments in AI even as many in HR tech remain critical or skeptical.

Meanwhile, the HR Technology Conference 2017 appeared to mark the definitive arrival in HR tech of internet-generation tech giants like Google and Uber, as well as LinkedIn.

HCM suite vendors exploring AI

At the same time, dominant human capital management (HCM) suite vendors, such as Oracle, SAP SuccessFactors, ADP, Workday and Ceridian — all competitors of Ultimate — marched forward with system upgrades, some bearing hallmarks of AI.

“AI has come back,” Berjikly proclaimed to a packed demo room at the ornate Sands Expo and Convention Center. “This time, it’s back with a vengeance.”

AI has come back. This time, it’s back with a vengeance.
Armen Berjiklysenior director of strategy at Ultimate Software

The Ultimate executive was referring to an AI boom that hit the technology business two decades ago and then all but faded out. AI, along with close cousins machine learning and natural language processing, has re-emerged across the digital tech spectrum, even as few can agree on a common definition for it.

“Everyone’s talking about AI. Lots of people seem to be doing something with AI, but what in the world is AI?” Berjikly said.

His conclusion: The best real world — not movie incarnation — of AI is creating software that complements and supplements humans and their emotions instead of seeking to replace humans.

Technology and human emotion

In HR tech, Berjikly said early promise has been realized by Xander, a natural-language-processing-assisted tool that analyzes emotions behind employee responses to open-ended queries about working conditions and corporate well-being. Ultimate said the software would help employers keep workers from leaving their jobs due to dissatisfaction.

Xander also provides AI-backed predictive analytics to aid managerial decision-making, even about such seemingly trivial matters as taking a subordinate out to lunch on his birthday.

After his public remarks, Berjikly told SearchHRSoftware that the AI tool is available now, and Ultimate plans to extend AI capabilities throughout the rest of its HCM suite.

Armen Berjikly
Ultimate Software’s Armen Berjikly announcing its new Xander HR tech product

Analysts cautious but open about AI

The Ultimate move even impressed, somewhat, the occasionally caustic HR tech analyst John Sumser, who recently completed a research project on AI initiatives by major HCM vendors, as well as smaller startups. That report is expected to be out soon.

“There’s no fully realized implementation of AI available here,” Sumser said in an interview at the HR Technology Conference 2017. “But if you were to give an award for the closest thing to it that’s available in the market, you’d have to give it to them. That doesn’t mean it’s AI; it just means they’re closer than anyone else.”

Similarly, veteran analyst Ron Hanscome, research vice president of HCM technologies at Gartner, said AI is more or less in its infancy in HR tech, but Ultimate and SAP, with its diversity software tools, have developed notable applications.

“I don’t think anyone has gotten there yet. We’re still in the early days,” Hanscome said in an interview. “Just stayed tuned. Everyone is working it — no clear leaders.”

Oracle’s take on AI

For its part, Oracle downplayed AI, although it has emphasized what it calls “adaptive intelligence” in some of its HCM modules and a chat bot with which employers can talk to job candidates. But Oracle also said it sees promise for AI in its HCM cloud systems and is working on the technology.

Among Oracle’s customers, there is “significant interest in anything that increases productivity,” Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM strategy at Oracle, told SearchHRSoftware. “There’s a lot of buzz right now about AI, a lot of attention, a lot of people talking. I think the question we need to ask is, ‘How does this make your organization more productive?'”

LinkedIn makes AI play

As for LinkedIn, leaders of its Talent Insights and LinkedIn Talent Solutions product teams said the self-service product — announced last week and expected to be in beta development until 2018 — is at its core a big data analytics system built on AI.

LinkedIn claims more than 500 million users worldwide, as well as a huge data storehouse from those people it is now mining and starting to benchmark against.

The social media company, which has a fast-growing talent acquisition business, put forth its biggest presence ever at an HR tech show at the HR Technology Conference 2017, including separate booths for Talent Insights and the company’s learning software division.

“AI is making this possible,” said Kate Hastings, senior director for Insights at LinkedIn, as a colleague gave a whirlwind demo of the soon-to-be software. “We wouldn’t have been able to build this product five years ago.”

October 2017 Patch Tuesday includes Windows zero day fix

Microsoft released its October 2017 Patch Tuesday update which included fixes for 62 vulnerabilities across various products, but priority should go to a Windows zero day.

In the October 2017 Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft resolved three publicly disclosed issues, one of which has been actively exploited in the wild. The Windows zero day vulnerability is a memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Office (CVE-2017-11826).

According to Microsoft, the Windows zero day could allow remote code execution by an attacker and affects programs in Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. If a malicious actor could convince a victim to open a specially crafted file, they could exploit the Windows zero day and run code under the privileges of the affected user.

Aside from the Windows zero day, the October 2017 Patch Tuesday release also included fixes for two vulnerabilities that were publicly disclosed, but have not yet been seen being exploited in the wild.

One of the disclosed issues affects the Linux subsystem in Windows 10. CVE-2017-8703 is a denial of service flaw requiring an attacker to run a specially crafted application. While the number of vulnerable users is limited to those running the latest version of Windows 10 (1703) with the Linux subsystem installed, Microsoft noted an attack could lead to permanent denial of service and render the target system inoperable.

CVE-2017-11777 is a cross-site scripting vulnerability found in Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 and 2016. The flaw caused SharePoint to fail to properly sanitize a specially crafted web request and could result in a privilege escalation attack.

Of the remaining fixes in the October 2017 Patch Tuesday release, Jimmy Graham, director of product management at Qualys Inc., said IT pros should take note of a vulnerability in the Windows Search service (CVE-2017-11771.)

“This is the fourth Patch Tuesday this year to feature a vulnerability in this service. As with the others, this vulnerability can be exploited remotely via SMB to take complete control of a system, and can impact both servers and workstations,” Graham wrote in a blog post. “While an exploit against this vulnerability can leverage SMB as an attack vector, this is not a vulnerability in SMB itself, and is not related to the recent SMB vulnerabilities leveraged by EternalBlue, WannaCry, and Petya.”

Kubernetes adoption sends Rancher users back to eval mode

NEW YORK — In September 2017, Rancher Labs told customers it would discontinue its Cattle orchestration and scheduling framework in favor of Kubernetes for Rancher 2.0. This disclosure sent enterprise IT teams back to the drawing board and into strategy meetings to ensure they have no surprises on production container deployments.

At Velocity Conference 2017 here last week, Rancher users — one wholly on premises and the other 100% cloud-native — shared how the vendor’s Kubernetes adoption will guide their future operations.

“My hope is that Rancher does a good job integrating their existing API and their functionality into the Kubernetes world, so it’s not really impactful [to our teams],” said Andrew Maurer, IT manager for web platform ops at Cleveland-based Dealer Tire, which serves the automotive industry.

“We’re not sure what the benefit is yet,” Maurer said, but he’s familiar with the capabilities Kubernetes offers. Dealer Tire evaluated it along with Rancher, Mesos and Docker when the company ramped up containers six months ago.

Dealer Tire’s web platform ops team touts Rancher’s easy-to-use interface versus the complex workings of Kubernetes, a feeling shared by fellow Rancher adherents at Washington, D.C.-based Social Tables, which provides SaaS products for event planners and management.

During a search to replace Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud Container Service, Social Tables evaluated Kubernetes on AWS and the Kubernetes Operations (kops) provisioning tool, but ultimately landed on Rancher’s Cattle container management technology.

“We trialed Kubernetes on AWS via both Kelsey Hightower’s ‘Kubernetes the Hard Way’ and the kops provisioning tool, but ultimately were unsuccessful establishing a reliable overlay network,” said Michael Dumont, lead systems engineer in DevOps at Social Tables.

Editor’s note: Hightower, a key strategist for Google Cloud Platform, has called the “Kubernetes the Hard Way” project a way to learn how the Kubernetes components fit together with networking and role-based access control.

Now that Rancher has made the move to Kubernetes, Social Tables’ team plans to provision Kubernetes through the tech preview in Rancher 2.0 as soon as possible.

I’m very excited to get started with the Kube-native tools, like Helm, Draft and Istio, that are rapidly maturing.
Michael Dumontlead systems engineer in DevOps at Social Tables

“I’m very excited to get started with the Kube-native tools, like Helm, Draft and Istio, that are rapidly maturing,” Dumont said. Best-case scenario: Rancher’s rich user interface stays the same, and Social Tables picks up the “rich, consistent” Kubernetes API for its in-house tools, he said.

Kubernetes adoption wasn’t ever off the table for even enthusiastic Rancher users. To address growth and changing needs, Dealer Tire’s IT organization as a whole likely would have reassessed its container management tool set in 2018 and given Kubernetes a second look, Maurer said.

Maurer said he will rely on Rancher’s support to help the team through the conversion, while Dumont said he currently uses the community version without paid, enterprise-level support. It’s not only a technological change; Kubernetes adoption will affect Dealer Tire’s organization, such as who will make decisions about deployments and architecture, who will support the new technologies and who simply needs to be aware of changes occurring.

While there’s no sign of a slowdown in Kubernetes adoption, Maurer stressed the importance of tool choice for IT operations.

“I don’t necessarily like tying our wagons and investing everything we’ve got into one technology — we get pigeonholed into whatever that technology provides,” he said. Instead, when the team needs a feature, such as secrets management, they evaluate options for what works best.

“I don’t believe that one company has everything,” Maurer said.

Meredith Courtemanche is a senior site editor in TechTarget’s Data Center and Virtualization group, with sites including SearchITOperations, SearchWindowsServer and SearchExchange. Find her work @DataCenterTT or email her at mcourtemanche@techtarget.com.

For Sale – Macbook Pro 2017 Model

Macbook Pro 2017 edition in space grey that I bought off here around a week ago, I’ve used it sparingly since and realised that it is far too much for my needs, and I should probably get a cheaper one! This is the base model that retails for around £1250 with 8gb ram 128gb ssd and an intel core i5 7th gen. Its just as I bought it, mint condition no marks or signs of use whatsoever. Entirely immaculate. looking for £895 plus delivery costs of £27. No offers please. Comes with receipt and 11 months warranty also.

Price and currency: 895
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Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date – News Center

Microsoft to host earnings conference call webcast

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 10, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. will publish fiscal year 2018 first-quarter financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/. A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be made available at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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For Sale – Dell XPS 13 9360 . 2.9ghz 1.7-7500 Kaby Lake , 16gb, 512gb

Discussion in ‘Laptop, Notebook & Macbook Classifieds’ started by joseywales, Oct 9, 2017 at 6:45 AM.

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    Dell XPS 13 9360 2.9 i7 Kaby Lake, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD,QHD+, 13.3″ Win 10 PRO
    7th Gen i7 CPU, Windows 10, Touch Screen, Thunderbolt
    This was bought on the 5th of May from ecomputers . It is as new and comes with a dell xps-13 slip . It has dell onsite warranty remaining untill 4th May 2018.

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    Any movement on price? One pretty much the same went for less than you’re asking:

    For Sale – Dell XPS13 9360 16Gb 512Gb QHD touch

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For Sale – Draytek POE Swith, Lamptron Fan Controller, LG Bluray Drive

Discussion in ‘Computer Classifieds’ started by a5ian300zx, Oct 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

  1. Hi,

    I have some bit which i no longer need/use.

    LG CH08LS10 Bluray Drive / DVD writer / Lightscribe – £20 inc postage
    LG CH08LS10 8x Blu-Ray ROM / 16x DVD±RW – Black (Retail)

    Lamptron FC5 V2 multicolor fan controller – £25 inc postage
    Lamptron FC5 V2 5.25″ Bay Fan Controller – Black

    Draytek P1090 8 Port POE Fanless Switch – £90 inc Postage
    DrayTek VigorSwitch P-1090 8-Port Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (150W)

    Thanks

    Price and currency: 145
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    Stupid question but is the Blu Ray internal?

  3. Yes, internal bluray drive.

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    :hiya:
    will offer £40 inc for lg and lamptron,
    cheers
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