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For Sale – Dell XPS 8930 tower – i7 8700/16GB/256GB/4TB + GTX 1070

Selling my 4 month old Dell XPS 8930 PC. I just don’t use it enough to warrant it.

Specs:
Intel 8th Gen i7 8700 CPU – 6 core, 3.2Ghz with 12MB cache
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB)
256gb PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive – stats from CrystalDiskInfo at bottom of post
4tb HDD 7,200 RPM
Windows 10 Pro
NVidia Geforce 1070 GTX 8GB GDDR5
Dell Keyboard and Mouse

I’m open to discuss the price, also happy to take the GTX 1070 out if that’s not your thing and reduce the price accordingly.

This config from Dell, new right now is £1,579.

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CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
———————————————————————–
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2546.589 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 319.368 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 449.688 MB/s [ 109787.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 317.607 MB/s [ 77540.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 387.291 MB/s [ 94553.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 315.641 MB/s [ 77060.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 33.663 MB/s [ 8218.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 129.218 MB/s [ 31547.4 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 58.4% (130.5/223.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/06/13 0:19:31
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 17134] (x64)

Price and currency: 1100
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Croydon
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell XPS 8930 tower – i7 8700/16GB/256GB/4TB + GTX 1070

Selling my 4 month old Dell XPS 8930 PC. I just don’t use it enough to warrant it.

Specs:
Intel 8th Gen i7 8700 CPU – 6 core, 3.2Ghz with 12MB cache
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB)
256gb PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive – stats from CrystalDiskInfo at bottom of post
4tb HDD 7,200 RPM
Windows 10 Pro
NVidia Geforce 1070 GTX 8GB GDDR5
Dell Keyboard and Mouse

I’m open to discuss the price, also happy to take the GTX 1070 out if that’s not your thing and reduce the price accordingly.

This config from Dell, new right now is £1,579.

———————————————————————–
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
———————————————————————–
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2546.589 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 319.368 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 449.688 MB/s [ 109787.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 317.607 MB/s [ 77540.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 387.291 MB/s [ 94553.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 315.641 MB/s [ 77060.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 33.663 MB/s [ 8218.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 129.218 MB/s [ 31547.4 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 58.4% (130.5/223.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/06/13 0:19:31
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 17134] (x64)

Price and currency: 1100
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Croydon
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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How do I get access to Office 365 preview versions?


Organizations that want cutting-edge productivity features and don’t mind a little risk can receive more experimental…

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Office 365 preview versions before Microsoft distributes standard releases.

Like the Office Insider program that gives participants early access to the latest feature updates to Microsoft Office applications, a global administrator can use the Office 365 admin center to determine who gets access to the targeted release for the newest features. Microsoft calls the more widely distributed version its standard release, which is the refined service that goes to all customers.

Setting up the Office 365 preview option

Companies that participate in the targeted release program get a first look at fledgling features that can help the organization get its IT staff ready to support new functionality and determine if any security or compliance adjustments will need to be made.

By default, all users in an Office 365 tenant get the standard release. To configure the targeted release Office 365 previews for select users or the entire organization, administrators need to make adjustments in the Office 365 admin center.

To configure the targeted release Office 365 previews for select users or the entire organization, administrators need to make adjustments in the Office 365 admin center.

Sign into your Office 365 account, go to Settings and select Organization profile. Find Release preferences and click Edit. Administrators can then choose to enable or disable Office 365 targeted release.

  • To enable targeted release for all users, choose Targeted release for everyone, click Next and then select Yes to confirm.
  • To enable targeted release for selected users, choose Targeted release for selected users, click Next and then select Yes to confirm. You can then add individuals by searching for their names and clicking the plus to add them. Click Save and then Close when complete.
  • To disable targeted release, choose Standard release, click Next and then select Yes to confirm.

Administrators can also add users in bulk and add or remove users from targeted release at any time. Once the administrator makes the change, it can take up to 24 hours for the modification to take effect in the organization’s Office 365 tenant.

It’s important for administrators to follow any established business policies or procedures related to this Office 365 preview option to avoid any surprises for end users. For example, an administrator might send a notification to employees designated for the Office 365 targeted release. This note should remind users that they are using a service that is not yet in general release. The targeted release might have issues that the administrators can forward to Microsoft for the company to fix for a future release.

For Sale – Selling Gaming PC – Can split

Hi all,

Selling my gaming PC as I just don’t use it, I purchased it around 2 years ago.

In that time it’s probably been used less than 30 hours. I stay away with work a lot and find I use my gaming laptop a lot more and just play my Xbox when I’m at home due to my friends having them etc.

Some items I’m not comfortable shipping as I don’t have the packaging required to ensure it arrives safe. Mainly the monitor and the PC Case (huge!)
If you want the whole PC then collection is preferred or I can drive for some petrol money.

Price listed is for the PC only, no monitor.

List of parts:
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo Full Tower Black/Orange

Cooling:
EK coolstream XE 480
XSPC Raystorm Pro (White)
XSPC DDC dual bay res and pump combo.

Components:
Intel I7-6700k
ASUS Maximus Formula VIII Z170
Team group Elite – 32GB 24000mhz Ram
Silverstone Strider 700W 80 Plus Titanium PSU
Samsung 500gb 850 Evo
Seagate SSHD 1TB
ASUS STRIX NVIDIA GTX1080 8GB
———-
Monitor – Acer Predator X34 34” Curved Ultra Wide 1440P. 100hz GSYNC – £600

Speakers – 2 off JBL LSR 305 – £100

Corsair K70 Rapidfire Cherry MX Speed switches – £60

If you buy the PC I will wipe the hard drives. I’ll install windows 10 prior too, if wanted. ‘should’ automatically activate (afaik) as a key should be tied to motherboard.
(I didn’t have to do anything on a reinstall before and was surprised.. but I’ll sort out a key if it doesn’t work)

If you want decent photos of anything let me know !

Price and currency: £1500
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT preferred, or PPG
Location: CV5 7GS
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell XPS 8930 tower – i7 8700/16GB/256GB/4TB + GTX 1070

Selling my 4 month old Dell XPS 8930 PC. I just don’t use it enough to warrant it.

Specs:
Intel 8th Gen i7 8700 CPU – 6 core, 3.2Ghz with 12MB cache
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB)
256gb PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive – stats from CrystalDiskInfo at bottom of post
4tb HDD 7,200 RPM
Windows 10 Pro
NVidia Geforce 1070 GTX 8GB GDDR5
Dell Keyboard and Mouse

I’m open to discuss the price, also happy to take the GTX 1070 out if that’s not your thing and reduce the price accordingly.

This config from Dell, new right now is £1,579.

———————————————————————–
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
———————————————————————–
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2546.589 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 319.368 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 449.688 MB/s [ 109787.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 317.607 MB/s [ 77540.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 387.291 MB/s [ 94553.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 315.641 MB/s [ 77060.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 33.663 MB/s [ 8218.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 129.218 MB/s [ 31547.4 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 58.4% (130.5/223.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/06/13 0:19:31
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 17134] (x64)

Price and currency: 1150
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Croydon
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Dell XPS 8930 tower – i7 8700/16GB/256GB/4TB + GTX 1070

Selling my 4 month old Dell XPS 8930 PC. I just don’t use it enough to warrant it.

Specs:
Intel 8th Gen i7 8700 CPU – 6 core, 3.2Ghz with 12MB cache
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB)
256gb PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive – stats from CrystalDiskInfo at bottom of post
4tb HDD 7,200 RPM
Windows 10 Pro
NVidia Geforce 1070 GTX 8GB GDDR5
Dell Keyboard and Mouse

I’m open to discuss the price, also happy to take the GTX 1070 out if that’s not your thing and reduce the price accordingly.

This config from Dell, new right now is £1,579.

———————————————————————–
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
———————————————————————–
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2546.589 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 319.368 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 449.688 MB/s [ 109787.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 317.607 MB/s [ 77540.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 387.291 MB/s [ 94553.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 315.641 MB/s [ 77060.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 33.663 MB/s [ 8218.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 129.218 MB/s [ 31547.4 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 58.4% (130.5/223.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/06/13 0:19:31
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 17134] (x64)

Price and currency: 1250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Croydon
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Samsung 960 Evo 1TB NVME M.2 SSD 2280 / Mac Pro 256GB SSD/Samsung 34″ curved monitor

Samsung 960 Evo 1TB NVME M.2 SSD
Brand new, not used, unboxed. Only selling as I don’t need the space got as I got a 960 Evo 500GB one instead so will be shipped in its box.

This was originally for my 2013 Mac Pro so if you need an adapter and want to upgrade the OEM drive you can with this and literally double your speed and space. Extra £5.

£315

Mac Pro 2013 256GB SSD
MZ-JPU256T/0A6
SSUAX Samsung
Removed from working Mac Pro 2013. Fully working and formatted. Replaced with the 500GB as above.

£145

Samsung S34E790C 34″ LED Ultra Wide Curved Monitor
Specs:

– Screen Size Class (diagonal): 34″ Curved
– Panel Type: VA
– Aspect Ratio: 21:9
– Resolution: 3440×1440
– Color Gamut (CIE1931): sRGB 100%
– Brightness (typical): 300 cd/m2
– Contrast Ratio(Original): 3000:1
– Response Time: 4ms
– Viewing Angle (CR>10): 178/178
– Colour Depth (Num of Colours): 16.7M (8-Bit)
– Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.2325
– Surface Treatment: Anti-Glare 3H
– Curve: 3000R
– Connectivity: 2x HDMI 1.4 (50Hz), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (60Hz)
– USB 3.0 Hub: Yes x4 (1up 4down)
– Speakers: 2x 7W
– Tilt: -5 / +20
– VESA: 100×100

Pics:
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Mint condition, had since new. Selling due to new iMac.
Boxed with everything. £500 inc P&P

Price and currency: 315 / 145 / 500
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Oxfordshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! (ZT-90503-10P)

Hi, Selling my much loved 980ti, dont have enough time for PC gaming these days.

Its not been used for mining or anything weird, just playing games and has only been taken out of the PC today for the photos.

I am more than happy to provide any extra evidence of the card up and running and to provide anything to help assure you this is as described.

If your interested, let me know and ill sort out the postage options with insurance up to the full amount etc.

Ill be more than happy to answer any questions

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Price and currency: £220
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT PPG
Location: Essex/herts
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – QNAP TS-251+ Turbo NAS / 2x3TB WD RED / Upgraded 8GB Ram

Hey, i’m reluctantly selling my NAS… Reason for sale is I simply don’t use it anymore. It was mainly a Plex/torrent box and has handled everything i have thrown at it (nextcloud, Linux VMs, containers, transcoding, etc..). It is possible to install an OS on it and connect to TV with HDMI and use as a computer/media centre as well as a NAS.

QNAP TS-215+ Turbo NAS
– Intel Celeron Quad-Core J1900 @ 2Ghz
– 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
– 8GB Ram (upgraded from the standard 2GB)
– HDMI
– Remote Control
– Boxed with all packaging, remote control, all cables, 2 x ethernet, HDMI, etc..
– Excellent condition, less than 2 yrs old
https://www.amazon.co.uk/QNAP-TS-251-2GB-RAM-Bay/dp/B015CDDPD8

As above this NAS has been upgraded to 8GB RAM:
2 x 4 GB Kingston RAM (1600 MHz DDR3L Non-ECC CL11)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CQ35GYE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

The NAS also comes with 2 x 3TB WD RED HHDs:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-RED-NAS-Hard-Drive/dp/B008JJLW4M

The first disk is 607 days old in warranty until 03/27/2019
The second disk is 1202 days old out of warranty

I’ve ran tests within the NAS and all pass fine, S.M.A.R.T status is ‘Good’

I’m happy to perform any specific tests if requred.

Item will be shipped via 24 hour courier.

Price and currency: £375
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG/BACS
Location: Hartlepool
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Quality, meaningful future work hinges on human-machine ‘complementarity’

Massage therapists, breathe easy. Robots won’t steal your job. They don’t have the empathy, manual dexterity or ability to ask the right questions. Radiologists, take notice. A tool wired with machine learning algorithms can easily interpret medical images using computer-aided diagnosis systems.

But there are 26 other tasks radiologists do that machines can’t do well, such as administering conscious sedation during procedures or developing treatment plans, said Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. He was sharing results of a study on tasks in various jobs that can be done well by machines, at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, in Cambridge, Mass.

“Machine learning was able to do some tasks but not others within a given occupation,” Brynjolfsson said to the audience of senior IT executives in May; he moderated a panel discussion on future work in a world where AI and machine learning are the norm. “And that means that most of the jobs in your organizations will be partly affected by machine learning, but there will also be things that the humans need to continue to do. We’ll have to have partnerships of humans and machines.”

As AI and machine learning advance and begin to match and even outdo humans in fundamental skills such as recognizing images, Brynjolfsson and other academics on the panel agreed, business processes need to be re-engineered and tasks reallocated among people and machines so that technology amplifies, not substitutes, human potential.

Elisabeth Reynolds, Erik Brynjolfsson, Jason Jackson and Iyad Rahwan, all of MIT.
Elisabeth Reynolds, of MIT, speaks during a panel discussion on future work in an AI world at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in May. From left are moderator Erik Brynjolfsson, Jason Jackson and Iyad Rahwan, all of MIT, and Reynolds.

I, robot; you, human: We’re in this together

Panelist Elisabeth Reynolds, executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center, called the idea complementarity. A member of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, convened to study the impact of digital innovations on the nature of work, Reynolds spoke about a narrative that has been shaping in the public sphere of robots becoming so advanced they steal people’s jobs and spur widespread hardship and despair.

We’ll have to have partnerships of humans and machines.
Erik Brynjolfssondirector, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

In the media, “technology is this thing that is happening to us, and we’re all trying to figure out how we’re going to survive,” she said. “We’re really interested in trying to change that narrative to one in which we understand technology as a tool.”

Reynolds cited a recent McKinsey & Co. report that estimated that robotics and AI would fully replace people in less than 5% of occupations by 2030. The technology would instead enhance or change 60% of jobs.

One example is from the manufacturing industry. Cobots, or collaborative robots, are being put to use alongside humans at companies such as FedEx, as reported in March by The New York Times, replacing routine work like lugging heavy items around a factory floor, and allowing workers to do other things, she said.

While automation will put some people out of work — “and we do have to deal with the displacement,” Reynolds said — the need for human workers will not go away.

Future work on the shop floor

Amazon’s huge distribution centers are another testing ground for human-machine collaboration. In the past, when someone bought an item from Amazon’s online marketplace, a worker called a picker would have to walk to its whereabouts on a shelf somewhere and back again to fill the order. Today, the facilities are buzzing with breadbox-shaped robots on wheels that identify the right shelves stocked with goods, lift them up and cart them to workers.

“They didn’t just do a one-for-one substitution of ‘Here’s a human; we’re going to replace them with a machine,'” Brynjolfsson said. “Instead they reinvented the whole process.”

That innovation has resulted in good and bad, Reynolds said. “People are not moving from A to B, long distances, etc.; they can stay where they are, and they can sort of pick and pack.”

The downside is the reformulated job of the picker isn’t ergonomic, she said — workers are standing in the same spot for eight-hour shifts, doing the same thing over and over. That’s difficult for people to do and potentially harmful. The challenge now is to design technology with humans in mind.

“We’ve solved one problem, but maybe we’ve created a few others,” Reynolds said. “We need to think about designing in the technology a way in which humans are actually advantaged and using all of the skills that they can bring to a job.”

A precarious future work?

Of course, Amazon’s robots are not the only AI-machine learning innovation with negative consequences for humans.

Take Uber. The ridesharing app’s platform uses machine learning algorithms to match riders and drivers. But Uber’s drivers, like all workers in the so-called gig economy, are contract workers, not full-time employees, and that means no fixed hours, no fixed pay, no employer-provided benefits. It’s a notion MIT’s Jason Jackson, assistant professor of political economy and urban planning, called precarity. It’s a form of the word precarious, and it refers to having insecure income and employment.

“Their worker status is now much more precarious both in terms of being able to be moved completely out of the firm, or the number of hours that they work becomes much more flexible,” Jackson said. From a managerial point of view, that flexibility can be very efficient, but for workers it means their cash flow becomes unstable.

“Most of us have fixed expenses — rent, mortgage — every month. So if your income becomes variable, then that creates a huge problem,” Jackson said.

Perpetual learning for survival

Conference attendee Theo Kornyoh is optimistic about AI and machine learning and future work. Kornyoh is CTO at Kaleida Health, a hospital network in western New York State. The technologies are transformative, making work and life much easier, he said. And they have different effects in different industries. In finance or retail, companies can look to AI tools to determine their customers’ needs, quickly address business concerns and expand.

In Kornyoh’s industry, healthcare, “it gives us a chance to be able to provide better services to our patients, also provide better services to our providers.”

As for whether technology will decimate entire job categories, like the panelists, Kornyoh doesn’t buy it.

“I think people just have to be able to be ready to learn and expand their knowledge base,” he said. “Because when you keep learning, I see automation and technology and ML and AI complement what you do rather than take your job away.”