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For Sale – MSI 1060 6GB OC Edition

Selling my MSI 1060 6GB OC Edition GPU. Excellent condition. Only purchased end of last year. Recently upgraded so this is no longer needed.

Price includes delivery (RMSD insured) but if you are on the south coast I am happy for you to collect, or I can deliver if you’re reasonably local.

Price and currency: £185
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Emsworth, Hants
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Alienware 15 R3

Selling my Alienware 15 R3

I bought the laptop late last year but I’ve simply not had enough time to to enjoy it as much as I’d like too.

It is in virtually brand new condition and comes with all packaging, cables and documentation you’d expect if you bought brand new.

I’ve upgraded the laptop with a 256gb Samsung SSD which has Windows 10 installed.

Really cannot fault the computer. Full spec listed below.
Full specification :

1080P Resolution – 60hz G Sync Technology
Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
8GB RAM – 2400mhz
1TB HDD
256Gb SSD – Windows 10 installed

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Price and currency: £800
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash
Location: Wigan
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Finalized TLS 1.3 update has been published at last

The finalized and completed version of TLS 1.3 was published last week following a lengthy draft review process.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) published the latest version of the Transport Layer Security protocol used for internet encryption and authentication on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, after starting work on it in April 2014. The final draft, version 28, was approved in March. It replaces the previous standard, TLS 1.2, which was published in RFC 5246 in August 2008. Originally based on the Secure Sockets Layer protocol, the new version of TLS has been revised significantly.

“The protocol [TLS 1.3] has major improvements in the areas of security, performance, and privacy,” IETF wrote in a blog post.

Specifically, TLS 1.3 “provides additional privacy for data exchanges by encrypting more of the negotiation handshake to protect it from eavesdroppers,” compared with TLS 1.2, IETF explained. “This enhancement helps protect the identities of the participants and impede traffic analysis.”

TLS 1.3 also has forward secrecy by default, so current communications will stay secured even if future communications are compromised, according to IETF.

“With respect to performance, TLS 1.3 shaves an entire round trip from the connection establishment handshake,” IETF wrote in its blog post announcing the finalized protocol. “In the common case, new TLS 1.3 connections will complete in one round trip between client and server.”

As a result, TLS 1.3 is expected to be faster than TLS 1.2. It will also remove outdated cryptography, such as the RSA key exchange, 3DES and static Diffie-Hellman, and thus free TLS 1.3 of the vulnerabilities that plagued TLS 1.2, such as FREAK and Logjam.

“Although the previous version, TLS 1.2, can be deployed securely, several high profile vulnerabilities have exploited optional parts of the protocol and outdated algorithms,” IETF wrote. “TLS 1.3 removes many of these problematic options and only includes support for algorithms with no known vulnerabilities.”

And, as Mozilla explained in a blog post, “TLS 1.3 is designed in cooperation with the academic security community and has benefitted from an extraordinary level of review and analysis. This included formal verification of the security properties by multiple independent groups; the TLS 1.3 RFC cites 14 separate papers analyzing the security of various aspects of the protocol.”

TLS 1.3 has already been widely deployed, according to Mozilla. The Firefox and Google Chrome browsers have draft versions deployed, with final version deployments on the way. And Cloudflare, Google and Facebook have also partially deployed the protocol.

For Sale – Alienware 15 R3

Selling my Alienware 15 R3

I bought the laptop late last year but I’ve simply not had enough time to to enjoy it as much as I’d like too.

It is in virtually brand new condition and comes with all packaging, cables and documentation you’d expect if you bought brand new.

I’ve upgraded the laptop with a 256gb Samsung SSD which has Windows 10 installed.

Really cannot fault the computer. Full spec listed below.
Full specification :

1080P Resolution – 60hz G Sync Technology
Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
8GB RAM – 2400mhz
1TB HDD
256Gb SSD – Windows 10 installed

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Price and currency: £800
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash
Location: Wigan
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Alienware 15 R3

Selling my Alienware 15 R3

I bought the laptop late last year but I’ve simply not had enough time to to enjoy it as much as I’d like too.

It is in virtually brand new condition and comes with all packaging, cables and documentation you’d expect if you bought brand new.

I’ve upgraded the laptop with a 256gb Samsung SSD which has Windows 10 installed.

Really cannot fault the computer. Full spec listed below.
Full specification :

1080P Resolution – 60hz G Sync Technology
Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
8GB RAM – 2400mhz
1TB HDD
256Gb SSD – Windows 10 installed

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Price and currency: £800
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash
Location: Wigan
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GTX 1080Ti – £480

Hi all,

Thought i’d start a new thread for the last couple of cards, just so its clear whats left for sale!

Shifting the final few cards I’ve used for crypto mining. Both cards were bought from amazon warehouse around January 2018, so all have the remainder of the 2 year warranty. Both come with original boxes, are working perfectly and great condition.

£570 reduced to £500 – ASUS TURBO (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti
£570 reduced to £500 – ZOTAC (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti

Thanks!

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash / BT
Location: Sheffield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Four WD Red 3TB Drives

Hi,

As title, four WD Red 3TB drives for sale.

Used in a NAS unit for the last 3-4 years.

Cash on collection preferred , but will post for £25 extra (Parcelforce 48)

Cheers

Tony

Price and currency: £180
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash on collection preferred
Location: Bristol
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Where the IBM Project Debater AI system may be headed

Last month, in almost real time and in front of a live audience in San Francisco, two humans debated facts and ethics with an AI system, IBM Project Debater.

The AI platform offered points and rebuttals during its first public debate, going first against Noa Ovadia, the 2016 Israeli national debate champion, on the issue of subsidizing space exploration, and then against Israeli professional debater Dan Zafrir on the topic of telemedicine. Debaters, human and machine, were not made aware of the subjects ahead of time.

According to a snap poll of the audience after each session, audiences felt that Project Debater, at least on the topic of space exploration, enriched their knowledge more than its human counterpart.

The humans, however, were largely found to be better, more persuasive speakers. Indeed, despite its digital prowess, some debate experts have noted that the AI debating system lacks a certain ability to deploy tonal effects, such as irony and sarcasm.

The debating system isn’t IBM’s first foray into machine-human jousting. In 2011, IBM’s Watson supercomputer beat trivia stars in a game of Jeopardy, and in 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue chess computer bested world chess champion Garry Kasparov.

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IBM Research teaser for Project Debater

The Project Debater engineers appear to be taking a more nuanced approach this time.

Ranit Aharonov, manager of the IBM Project Debater team, said members of the project team didn’t think of the system simply as something that could win a debate.

“When we look at a debate, we don’t only look at who swayed the audience more. There’s a lot more to it,” Aharonov said.

Building a debating machine

Developed over the past six years at the IBM Research lab in Haifa, Israel, IBM Project Debater uses sophisticated machine learning algorithms and millions of newspapers and articles to identify and organize facts relevant to a debate topic.

The AI is able to cluster that information into themes based on the topic of debate, and, using what IBM calls data-driven speech writing, delivers the information in a coherent sentence.

IBM Project Debater is essentially trained in the art of debate — to have a general idea of when and how to use factual and ethical arguments to support or dispute a point. To be able to debate in real time, the system employs natural language processing to identify the main components of an opponent’s speech and then give a rebuttal.

While pursuing this researching project, during the process, we are actually finding ourselves facing new problems we haven’t faced before.
Noam SlonimIBM

According to Noam Slonim, principal investigator for IBM Project Debater, the technology could have a number of applications. The most immediate one, he said, is advancing the field of science.

“While pursuing this researching project, during the process, we are actually finding ourselves facing new problems we haven’t faced before,” Slonim said

Real-life applications

Beyond advancing the field, Slonim said he sees “the underlying technology with the Debater being very, very aligned with technologies that help people make a better-informed decision,” noting that it could eventually have uses in the fields of politics or business.

“Just imagine giving Debater a topic and asking it to find everything of relevance to that topic and what that could mean,” he said.

Also, Slonim said he sees the technology being useful in the education field. Having a debating AI system “can help kids learn how to build better arguments and become more informed in a topic.”

Dan Zafrir and IBM Project Debater, San Francisco
Israeli debater Dan Zafrir poses with IBM’s Project Debater before a public debate in San Francisco last month

“IBM Project Debater, while still in development, could be brought into specific use cases, and is slated to be released in some form next year,” Slonim said. He declined to say what incarnation the technology might take.

As for bringing some of the technology behind IBM Project Debater to IBM’s well-publicized AI system, Watson, Slonim said: “The implication is that these will be incorporated into Watson and enhance its capabilities.”

Mixed review from an analyst

Adrian Bowles, vice president of research and lead analyst for artificial intelligence at Aragon Research, was at last month’s live debate in San Francisco.

Bowles, who said he first spoke with an IBM representative about the IBM Project Debater four years ago, said he was struck more by how IBM Project Debater identified arguments than how it expressed them.

“The natural language generational software is not nearly as impressive to me as what they’ve done with natural language understanding,” he said, adding that the AI system presented arguments more on a high school or college level than a professional one.

“Finding and representing the logical position and being able to identify the opposite of that is where the magic happens, if you will,” Bowles continued.

Bowles agreed that the technology could be useful when applied in a classroom setting, but noted that he would also like to see it used to help extract provable facts from bodies of text, like multiple sources of news.

Specifically, Bowles cited fake news and the political bias reflected by news sources. Technology in IBM Project Debater could be used to analyze multiple news sources on the same topic and help separate facts from bias or misreporting.

“What I would like to see is it being able to identify practical arguments and being able to map those out,” he said.

Due to the vast number of documents Debater has access to, Slonim said he would expect technology to be separated out before the system is commercialized, partitioning it out to get to the basic underlying technology and allowing users to input their own data to be analyzed.

“I think that would get people using it and experimenting in novel ways,” he said.

For Sale – *New* Asrock Rack C2750D4I and 16GB ECC DDR3

Asrock Rack C2750D4I – I received this as a warranty replacement last week, after my original died. It’s a great little board, and would be ideal for a NAS or UnRaid server.

This will come boxed with all accessories, and 16GB (2 x 8GB) Samsung ECC DDR3 RAM.

£350

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Alienware 15 R3

Selling my Alienware 15 R3

I bought the laptop late last year but I’ve simply not had enough time to to enjoy it as much as I’d like too.

It is in virtually brand new condition and comes with all packaging, cables and documentation you’d expect if you bought brand new.

I’ve upgraded the laptop with a 256gb Samsung SSD which has Windows 10 installed.

Really cannot fault the computer. Full spec listed below.
Full specification :

1080P Resolution – 60hz G Sync Technology
Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
8GB RAM – 2400mhz
1TB HDD
256Gb SSD – Windows 10 installed

Price and currency: 800
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash or BT
Location: Northwood
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Price and currency: £800
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash
Location: Wigan
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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