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For Sale – TP-link hubs and wifi setup many items will split…

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I have broken down my wifi setup and looking for the BT home whole home.. so i have the following that will be gathering dust…

TP link Archer VR900 AC1900 witless dual band gigabit VDSL/ADSL modem Router In Black..bought from currys about a year ago.. £65

TP link TD-W9980 N600 witless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2 Modem Router In Black .. About three years old.. £45

TP-Link AC1350 Wi-Fi Dual Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point, MU-MIMO, Support 802.3af/at/Passive PoE, Easily Mount to Wall or Ceiling In White.. Bought Amazon in July this year.. £55

TP-link TL-WA801ND 300mps Witless N Access point In White Currys about a year ago… £25 SOLD ZUB

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Wanted – Simple ATX Tower Case

I need a basic ‘home’ for my current Q8800 based system as I’m upgrading to an i5 motherboard and bits.

Looking for an old gaming tower or workstation, needs to support 120mm fan to the rear as I use a Corsair H50 for CPU cooling. Just a shell, no need for components but if it would come with a basic CD-Rom that would be nice

Ideally in or around Bristol and as cheap as possible

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Acronis automates ‘3-2-1’ rule for small business backup

Home office and small business owners might not always follow the “3-2-1” rule of backup: three copies of the data, on two different media, with one copy off-site. Acronis True Image 2020 is trying to make observing that rule a little easier.

True Image is Acronis’ small business backup software tool, aimed at consumers, home offices and SMBs. The 2020 version introduced a feature called Dual Protection, which automatically replicates a backup copy to the Acronis cloud when it’s creating the local copy. Aside from satisfying the 3-2-1 rule, it allows customers to have both a local copy for fast recovery and one more copy off-site as an extra failsafe.

True Image currently has 5.5 million users, according to Gaidar Magdanurov, chief marketing officer at Acronis. Magdanurov said approximately 70% of them are small businesses with fewer than five employees and “prosumers” — single-person businesses like consultants and lawyers who have a decent level of IT skill. The remaining 30% are consumers with limited IT skills who want to protect files such as music, photos and movies.

Magdanurov said businesses of all sizes understand the importance of protecting their data, and cyberattacks are not limited to large organizations. However, in the world of small business backup, cost can be a much bigger factor than in the enterprise space.

“Backup is like insurance — and nobody likes to pay for insurance,” Magdanurov said.

True Image 2020’s price didn’t change from its 2019 version. It is still split into three versions: Standard, a one-time purchase for $49.99 with no cloud backup component; Advanced, a one-year subscription for $49.99 that includes cloud features and 250 GB of Acronis Cloud Storage; and Premium, a one-year subscription for $99.99 that adds blockchain-based data certification and electronic signature capabilities.

The 2020 version also added some quality-of-life features for end users. Backup-related notifications can be pushed to the desktop tray, power management settings will suspend all scheduled backup tasks when a laptop’s battery drops below a chosen threshold and there’s an option to select only Wi-Fi networks the user trusts to upload backups to the cloud.

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Acronis True Image 2020 simultaneously backs up to a local drive and the Acronis cloud.

All versions of Acronis True Image include Acronis Active Protection, a malware detection tool that uses AI to detect anomalous data changes, which could be indicators of unauthorized encryption. Rubrik Polaris Radar works similarly. Phil Goodwin, research director at IDC, said this is a better approach to combating ransomware because it thwarts attacks before they happen instead of rebuilding afterward.

“Acronis has some of the most advanced technology in the industry at this level,” Goodwin said. “It’s proactive rather than simply trying to restore data after it’s been lost.”

Acronis True Image competes against Carbonite, CrashPlan and Backblaze in the small business backup market. Goodwin said Carbonite, thanks to its acquisition of Mozy and Code42’s cloud backup customers, controls the lion’s share of this market. Magdanurov claimed a lot of new True Image customers switched from Carbonite specifically for ransomware detection or data protection for mobile devices.

They’re not backup experts, so the system has to be simple enough for them that once they set it up, it just runs.
Phil GoodwinResearch director, IDC

Other than cost, simplicity is another big concern among small business backup customers. These customers might not have the IT resources to implement or maintain complex infrastructure, even if they fully understand the benefits of having a hybrid environment or multiple clouds. Goodwin said even something as conceptually simple as the 3-2-1 rule can be more steps than a small business or home office is willing to deal with, which is why the True Image update is so significant.

“They’re not backup experts, so the system has to be simple enough for them that once they set it up, it just runs,” Goodwin said, referring to most small businesses.

For the most part, the more set-and-forget, one-and-done a backup product is, the better it is for these types of users. However, Goodwin added that Acronis made a good move adding a few customization options for the more IT-savvy power users — namely, the trusted Wi-Fi security settings and battery-saving power management feature.

Acronis True Image is aimed at small businesses of no more than five computers. Acronis Backup is geared for customers looking to protect more than that.

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The stories behind Microsoft’s affordable housing initiative | Microsoft On The Issues

The Puget Sound region has been home to Microsoft for more than 30 years. As the company has grown, the area has changed. New industries have brought more jobs, fresh opportunities and greater prosperity. 

But new housing has not kept up with job growth, and the Greater Seattle area has become the sixth most expensive place to live in the United States.  

That means many of the workers who make a community function – such as nurses, police officers, teachers and firefighters – can no longer afford to live in the cities or suburbs where they work. 

Chart showing Job growth compared to housing growth

The problem is particularly acute in the suburban cities around Seattle. Low- and middle-income workers often face long commutes.

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Microsoft is committed to helping kick-start solutions to this crisis, and is  investing $500 million to advance affordable housing solutions. Microsoft is also advocating for changes in public policy at city and state levels to address the long-term factors affecting housing affordability.

This commitment is about more than housing. It is about the people who make our communities places we all want to live in.

For more on Microsoft’s initiatives in the Puget Sound region follow @MSFTIssues on Twitter.  

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For Sale – Alienware Laptop + Monitor ETC.

Due to moving home i have reluctantly decided to sell my setup, laptop was bought from eBay for £1,500 last year… monitor is older but was £400, check the specs online very good monitor.

Keyboard, Mouse and two 500GB HDDs included

*Monitor has some damage to the stand (see pics)

Laptop is in mint condition, like new.

Prefer exchange in person, if buyer pays my fuel i would drive to meet.

I live in North Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

see pictures for specs

Price and currency: 1,200
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: cash or bt
Location: North Shields/Newcastle
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Forza Racing World Championship 2018 Taking Place in London Oct. 20-21 – Xbox Wire

This year’s Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) is in its home stretch with the ForzaRC Series 2 Playoffs taking place in Mexico City from Sept. 29-30, where the top 36 ForzaRC drivers will compete for $75,000 in cash prizes. After the Playoffs, the top 24 drivers will have the chance to move on to the biggest ForzaRC event of the year – the Forza Racing World Championship (ForzaRWC) 2018 taking place on from Oct. 20 – 21 at Gfinity Esports Arena in London.

At the ForzaRWC 2018, drivers will race for their share of over $100,000 in cash prizes and the title of 2018 Forza Racing World Champion. Catch all the action live on Oct. 20-21 at our Mixer channel watch.ForzaRC.com, where viewers will have a chance to earn rewards and get involved in the competition by voting on race features, or on Twitch to try out the ForzaRC extension and receive in-game rewards through Twitch Drops.

Love watching online but wish you could be there to experience ForzaRWC in person? Join the team onsite and watch the competition unfold all weekend long! Tickets to attend the ForzaRWC go on sale today at 11:00 a.m. PDT. For more information about the onsite event and to purchase tickets, please visit ForzaRWC.eventbrite.com.

We’re thrilled to share these details around ForzaRWC and you can be sure there’s more to come! Shortly after the Series 2 Playoffs, you can look forward to the final car and track combinations and the full lineup of competing driver. For more updates including special guests, viewership rewards, tournament structure and more, tune in to a special ForzaRWC livestream on Oct. 10 at 12:00 p.m. PDT at watch.ForzaRC.com.

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For Sale – WD MY CLOUD HOME 6TB

Please note this is the MY CLOUD HOME nas

I bought this just last week from WD direct thinking it was a newer version of my existing MY Cloud. In fact it is nothing like it therefore I have decided to sell it on.

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Price and currency: £150
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT. PPG
Location: Welling
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

Price and currency: Varies
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – WD MY CLOUD HOME 6TB

Please note this is the MY CLOUD HOME nas

I bought this just last week from WD direct thinking it was a newer version of my existing MY Cloud. In fact it is nothing like it therefore I have decided to sell it on.

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Price and currency: £150
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Location: Welling
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – KVM SWITCH (support for 2 HDMI monitors)

Hi,

I’m looking for a KVM SWITCH so I can use my dual monitor setup on my works laptop dock and my home PC, without the hassle of unplugging the monitors. Requires HDMI support. Keyboard and mouse not required but would be a bonus.

Cheers,

Ross

Location: Norfolk

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