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Wanted – WANTED All In one Desktop PC

As per title, I’m looking for a all in one desktop pc as part of a study room I’m making for my son.

If anyone has an all in one pc that they would consider selling please let me know.

Ideally within the West Yorkshire area but if your far I would cover postage costs.

Please it must be a good working order with zero faults.

Thanks in advance

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The power of AI comes with a powerful responsibility – AI for Business

I’m beyond excited to be here in London with my Microsoft colleagues, as well as innovators, researchers, experts and business decision-makers from around the world at Future Decoded. Over the next two days, we will hear inspiring stories about the possibilities that exist for artificial intelligence to transform the future of work in every industry – and how critical it is that businesses foster a culture that includes everyone as we search for ways to incorporate AI responsibly.

This morning’s announcement that Microsoft is collaborating with Novartis to use AI to develop treatments and medications faster has the potential to improve patients’ lives across the globe. A critical component of our work together is the commitment by Novartis to take AI across the entire organization.

This will enable Novartis to bring together previously siloed data sets and research, and to use AI to build upon existing work quickly and efficiently. But it will also do something that might be even more important: It will empower Novartis associates.

Whether they work in research and development, commercial, operations, finance or elsewhere, Novartis associates are being asked to join this AI transformation. Their contributions and voices matter and are vital to the organization’s success.

Advocating a holistic approach

A cultural transformation is required for a company like Novartis to implement an AI strategy successfully throughout the organization. It requires empathetic leadership, collaboration across departments, trust among employees and a willingness to accept change. It’s not an easy feat. We at Microsoft know this because we haven’t always gotten it right the first time out of the gate. We are happy to share our learnings and best practices with our partners and customers, and with business decision-makers at large through our AI Business School, a free online master class series.

We launched AI Business School because we knew AI will be used more and more to help businesses innovate and solve problems, and we wanted to help business leaders be ready to do so with confidence. We recognized that every industry in the private and public sector faces its own challenges, and we wanted to provide concrete examples for each of them through tailored information and real-world case studies. Today, we are excited to roll out a new release of AI Business School, with expanded information for government leaders, new and adapted lessons within our responsible AI module and a new learning path for education industry decision-makers and educators.

Responsible AI: The expanded responsible AI content aims to illustrate how organizations can put principles into practice. As an example, we share a view on design principles for building AI solutions, plus a video on what tools can help you develop responsible AI.  We also have a new video Q&A with Matt Fowler, VP and Head of Machine Learning, Enterprise Data and Analytics at TD Bank Group, who talks about his company’s AI journey. Plus, trusted AI expert Cathy Cobey from EY shares how to make governance both tangible and measurable.

Education: We teamed up with education experts including Michelle Zimmerman, author of “Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning,” to highlight ways AI can transform classrooms as well as the operations and processes of learning institutions. We know that educators and administrators at every level of education are being asked to do more with less, and AI can help.

Government: A new module about identifying governing practices for responsible AI in government draws on the wisdom from experts at EY and Altimeter Group. We share examples from governments around the world to shed light on what government officials should consider and how to take action.

In addition to continually bolstering the online learning experience, we partner with customers around the globe for in-person training and collaboration. For example, UK enterprise customers will soon be able to participate in AI Business School sessions in the Microsoft Store in London!

I believe that helping everyone understand how to better approach AI can be a boon to every industry, and to society at large. I have been overwhelmed by the feedback and engagement with AI Business School, and I am humbled and grateful for the many conversations it has enabled with customers and business leaders!

One such customer is TD Bank, whose leaders have sought to advance an industry-wide dialogue on what responsible AI looks like in financial services. Microsoft works with TD on a variety of fronts as the bank continues to advance its AI capabilities.

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TD hosts an industry roundtable on responsible AI. The organization’s leaders have sought to advance a dialogue on what responsible AI looks like in financial services. Photo by TD Bank.

Adapting to an AI-first world

As AI is adopted across financial services, TD’s leaders believe it’s a critical time to initiate an industry-wide discussion on the unique opportunities and challenges of this technology. TD recently released a report called Responsible AI in Financial Services that brought together perspectives from AI experts and consumers to inform key areas where the financial services industry needs to focus to build best practices for the responsible use of AI. The three areas of focus identified in the report – addressing explainability, controlling for bias and promoting diversity – are informing TD’s work as they develop AI-powered solutions and unlock new and innovative ways to meet customer needs.

Microsoft encourages each of our partners and customers to embed their organizational values into every aspect of their AI strategy. Our own core principles – fairness; reliability and safety; privacy and security; inclusiveness; transparency; and accountability – inform how we develop and design AI.

We continue to invest in the research and creation of tools that can tackle the challenges of bias, privacy, security and interpretability. Just last week we announced a partnership with Harvard University to develop a service for differential privacy that will open new possibilities for groundbreaking research while also protecting sensitive information.

And last month we joined forces with other industry leaders to improve the detection of AI-generated deepfakes. We will continue to make every effort to ensure that this technology we work so hard to advance will be used in ways that will also advance society. Because it is not enough to know that we CAN do something with the help of AI; it is vital that we first ask whether we SHOULD.

As I see it, the biggest potential that AI holds is its ability to help us work together to tackle our toughest problems. I see its possibility to bring people together, to improve lives and to help save our planet. One of our AI for Earth grantees, global nonprofit OceanMind, is doing just this: They are using AI to detect illegal and unregulated fishing, which helps authorities protect ocean life and promote sustainability.

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The responsible creation and use of AI is not the job of any one company, but one that we all share, and it requires the shared responsibility to think about not just what AI can do, but what it should do.  Our overarching goal is to empower everyone to innovate and use AI responsibly so that it reflects their positive goals, good intentions and core values.

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Wanted – WANTED All In one Desktop PC

As per title, I’m looking for a all in one desktop pc as part of a study room I’m making for my son.

If anyone has an all in one pc that they would consider selling please let me know.

Ideally within the West Yorkshire area but if your far I would cover postage costs.

Please it must be a good working order with zero faults.

Thanks in advance

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For Sale – Custom water loop 9800x rtx 2080 work station pc

I’m selling my work station due to moving into a smaller office and needing a smaller machine. It’s running on windows 10. I was going to dismantle and put components into a new case but i love the build and think it’s a shame to dismantle.

It’s only recently been built (3 months) and is packed with top of the line parts. Used for mainly cad applications but is an absolute beast for gaming and can handle any 4K game.

List below

Intel 9800x 8 core 16 threads cpu
Rtx 2080 Gpu founders edition
Asus x299 motherboard
T force nighthawk 32gb ddr4 3000mhz quad channel memory
Wd black 500gb nvme m.2 drive
2tb hard drive
Evga 850w gold certified psu

Water cool parts include
Alphacool 480mm radiator (80mm thick)
4 Thermaltake riing premium edition fans with controller
Thermaltake d5 pr22 Pacific pump reservoir
Ek nickel fittings and acrylic tubes
Ek mono block for cpu and vrm

Machine runs super cool due to the massive radiator. The cpu is lightly overlocked to 4.6ghz on all cores and runs like a dream. Could easily push more but i do not chase numbers.

all fans and res rgb is managed by software.
mono block and ram along with motherboards rbg all managed by ASUS software.

The machine is located at my home address in Tadworth Surrey and can be demoed prior to purchase.

Price and currency: 2050
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: pp gift or b/t
Location: tadworth surrey,
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Synology DS215J

I’m selling my synology DS215J after having upgraded to a higher spec model.

It’s a solid little NAS – had been using it as a media server (Kodi/PLEX), fowl storage and download box and it’s been faultless.

I’ve got the box but none of the instructions. It’s about 18 ish months old so there’s no warranty.

Looking for £100 (delivery included)

Price and currency: £100
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT / PPG
Location: Cheltenham / Medway
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Custom water loop 9800x rtx 2080 work station pc

I’m selling my work station due to moving into a smaller office and needing a smaller machine. It’s running on windows 10. I was going to dismantle and put components into a new case but i love the build and think it’s a shame to dismantle.

It’s only recently been built (3 months) and is packed with top of the line parts. Used for mainly cad applications but is an absolute beast for gaming and can handle any 4K game.

List below

Intel 9800x 8 core 16 threads cpu
Rtx 2080 Gpu founders edition
Asus x299 motherboard
T force nighthawk 32gb ddr4 3000mhz quad channel memory
Wd black 500gb nvme m.2 drive
2tb hard drive
Evga 850w gold certified psu

Water cool parts include
Alphacool 480mm radiator (80mm thick)
4 Thermaltake riing premium edition fans with controller
Thermaltake d5 pr22 Pacific pump reservoir
Ek nickel fittings and acrylic tubes
Ek mono block for cpu and vrm

Machine runs super cool due to the massive radiator. The cpu is lightly overlocked to 4.6ghz on all cores and runs like a dream. Could easily push more but i do not chase numbers.

all fans and res rgb is managed by software.
mono block and ram along with motherboards rbg all managed by ASUS software.

The machine is located at my home address in Tadworth Surrey and can be demoed prior to purchase.

Price and currency: 2050
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: pp gift or b/t
Location: tadworth surrey,
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Name and address including postcode
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For Sale – Alienware Aurora R7 & Alienware AW2518H monitor

I’m selling an Alienware Aurora R7 PC with the following spec:

– Intel Hexa Core i7 8700 (8th gen)
– NVIDIA GTX 1080
– 32GB Optane Memory & 2TB HDD
– 16GB RAM

It comes with an Alienware AW2518H 24.5 inch NVIDIA G-Sync monitor.

Both items are in immaculate condition, but unboxed. PC was purchased from John Lewis and the monitor from Amazon. I’m happy to email both receipts (purchased November 2018). I’ll also throw in my Corsair keyboard and Logitech G900 mouse too.

Looking for £1200 for the lot. Reason for sale is that my work has changed a bit recently and have other uses for the money.

Given the size of the items, I’ll only accept collection/delivery in person. Happy to drive within 100 odd miles of Glasgow where I live.

Price and currency: 1200
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Alienware Aurora R7 & Alienware AW2518H monitor

I’m selling an Alienware Aurora R7 PC with the following spec:

– Intel Hexa Core i7 8700 (8th gen)
– NVIDIA GTX 1080
– 32GB Optane Memory & 2TB HDD
– 16GB RAM

It comes with an Alienware AW2518H 24.5 inch NVIDIA G-Sync monitor.

Both items are in immaculate condition, but unboxed. PC was purchased from John Lewis and the monitor from Amazon. I’m happy to email both receipts (purchased November 2018). I’ll also throw in my Corsair keyboard and Logitech G900 mouse too.

Looking for £1200 for the lot. Reason for sale is that my work has changed a bit recently and have other uses for the money.

Given the size of the items, I’ll only accept collection/delivery in person. Happy to drive within 100 odd miles of Glasgow where I live.

Price and currency: 1200
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Name and address including postcode
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Introducing Altaro Physical Server Backup

Hello again everyone! I’m delighted to bring you news about a hugely requested and great new addition to the Altaro Backup family, Altaro Physical Server Backup!

Altaro Physical Server Backup

If you’ve been a user of Altaro products in the past you will know that we focused our attention over the years towards creating the best virtual machine backup application on the market. However, one piece of feedback that we’ve encountered by many users is the request for a physical server backup solution. Most organizations have that one server that for whatever reason cannot be virtualized. This usually comes down to a supportability issue with a very old operating system or a 3rd party vendor concern. Additionally, from the managed services provider perspective, it is advantageous to be able to onboard a new customer knowing you’ll be able to protect physical servers should you run into one. Altaro Physical Server Backup is designed to address this gap and means you can now use Altaro to secure both your virtual and physical environments!

The initial release of Altaro Physical Server Backup will be offered as freeware, with a community support forum available for assistance. This initial release allows users to back up physical servers and recover them to a virtual machine or a VHD(X) if recovery is needed. Not only does this provide backup services, but it also provides the means to convert a physical machine into a virtual machine running on Hyper-V. Support for vSphere will follow at a later date.

Altaro Physical Server Backup

Altaro Physical Server Backup Roadmap

Future releases will include commercial features that will provide additional functionality and official support from the lightning-fast Altaro support team!

Future features expected currently are:

  • Integration with Altaro VM Backup for MSPs
  • Central Management with the Altaro Cloud Management Console

How to Download Altaro Physical Server Backup

Those wishing to download this solution for free can do so by completing the download form. After completing the form you’ll be sent a freeware license key for the product via email.

System requirements can be found here. Also, a getting started guide can be found here for more information on how to configure your first backup.

Wrap-Up

We hope you’ll enjoy using Altaro Physical Server Backup as much as we’ve enjoyed making it. We’re looking forward to your feedback and also looking forward to developing new features and products to make your lives as system administrators easier!

Let us know what you think of this offering in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Andy Syrewicze

I currently have the distinct pleasure of acting as a Technical Evangelist for Altaro Software, makers of Altaro VM Backup. I’m heavily involved in IT community, on Altaro’s behalf, in a number of different ways, including, podcasts, webinars, blogging and public speaking. Prior to that, I spent the last 12+ years providing technology solutions across several industry verticals working for MSPs and Internal IT Departments. My areas of focus include, Virtualization, Cloud Services, VMware and the Microsoft Server Stack, with an emphasis on Hyper-V and Clustering. Outside of my day job, I spend a great deal of time working with the IT community, I’m a published author, and I’ve had the great honor of being named a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP by Microsoft. I have a passion for technology and always enjoy talking about tech with peers, customers and IT pros over a cup of coffee or a cold beer.

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For Sale – 2 x Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI Gaming 4G/Twin Frozr)

I’m have both of my GTX 970s available for sale, photo added..

One was purchased 4th Sept 2015 and the other was a Christmas present that same year.

Both cards have been a well maintained system and have really had quite minimal use. Basically, I built the system and then immediately got a job working in a different city and didn’t have the space to bring my system with me. So for the last 3 years, they’ve been powering my little sister’s school homework

Both cards are fully boxed. I imagine they have all of the accessories included since I don’t think I took anything other than the cards out of the box.

If someone wants to buy both cards, I’ll throw this MSI Gaming SLI Bridge free of charge.

Each card is £120.00 (which is approximately cheaper than what they are selling for this model on eBay).

I’m willing to sell both cards together for £230 (and you get the SLI Bridge).

I’m not accepting offers or providing any flexibility on price, these cards are priced well, have had minimal use and are fully boxed.

They will be going up on eBay over the weekend.

Price and currency: £120 each + RMSD
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BACS
Location: Oxford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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