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Inside Xbox is Live from gamescom on Tuesday, August 21 – Xbox Wire

Inside Xbox kicks off one of the world’s largest video game shows with a live broadcast direct from Cologne, Germany on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. PDT/10:30 a.m. EDT on MixerTwitchYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.

Our gamescom content will include the latest on Forza Horizon 4Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2, plus breaking news, exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content for many other games.

Stay tuned @Xbox on Twitter and here on Xbox Wire for the latest Inside Xbox: Live @ gamescom news, and mark August 21 on your calendar so you don’t miss out!

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.

Microsoft adds live broadcasting software to Teams

Microsoft has added live broadcasting software to Microsoft Stream and integrated the service with Yammer and Microsoft Teams. The move should help Microsoft compete against main rival Cisco, which has made the video platform Webex the centerpiece of its collaboration portfolio.

The vendor will soon give Microsoft Teams users the ability to host one-to-many live events from within the team collaboration app. The feature, released in preview this week, will eventually replace Skype Meeting Broadcast, although Microsoft did not provide a timeline for that transition.

Enterprises can use the live broadcasting software added to Microsoft Stream this week in a variety of ways. For example, companies could use the software to conduct in-house town halls or product launches.

Microsoft Stream works with webcams and lets presenters share files and their screens while attendees comment in real time. Microsoft has also partnered with video encoding vendors, including Telestream and Haivision, so that businesses can integrate Stream with third-party cameras.

Microsoft plans to give more customers access to advanced AI features in Stream later this quarter, including automated, searchable, speech-to-text transcripts. Stream also uses facial recognition to identify speakers, creating an interactive list of speakers that viewers can use to navigate the recording.

Microsoft live broadcasting software improves Office 365

The enterprise market for live broadcasting software is crowded with vendors, from consumer options like YouTube and Venmo to pure-play webcasting services like On24 and TalkPoint. Most web conferencing platforms, such as Cisco Webex and Zoom, can also host webinars.

Microsoft is trying to stand out by offering an integrated portfolio that connects the live events of Microsoft Stream with collaboration apps like Microsoft Teams. Combining the software makes sense because businesses already use Teams for messaging and online meetings, according to Adam Preset, an analyst at Gartner.

“Technology vendors that can keep their customers inside an ecosystem can add more value if everything works together nicely,” Preset said. “That can also displace competitors who would have a tougher time breaking in even if their solutions are more mature or stronger in other areas.”

Stream’s integration with Microsoft Teams means that messages and content related to both daily work and company-wide meetings will exist in the same place, making it easier to start and continue conversations stemming from those live events, Preset said.

Cisco has also sought to provide a one-stop-shop for collaboration by merging its team collaboration app, Cisco Webex Teams (formerly Cisco Spark), with its industry-leading web conferencing platform, Cisco Webex.

Skype for Business customers that use that platform’s live broadcasting feature will soon be forced to transition to Microsoft Stream. However, Microsoft’s recently demonstrated willingness to open the Teams platform to developers could lead to other live broadcasting services being integrated with the product.

“The pool of people running large events in Skype Meeting Broadcast isn’t as large as those using Skype for Business Online for daily messaging and meetings,” Preset said. “That smaller set of event organizers will be looking at a large set of alternatives for delivering broadcasts.”

Inside Xbox Returns July 10 – Xbox Wire

Inside Xbox returns to the spotlight live on Tuesday, July 10 at 3 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter with interviews for Forza Horizon 4, We Happy Few, Earthfall, the latest news on Xbox Game Pass and a special story born from the Xbox Live Creators Program you won’t want to miss. Of course, we’ll also have a couple of secrets under wraps, and ready to reveal during the show as well.

Forza Horizon 4: Ralph Fulton from Playground Games will be on-hand to reveal more about Seasons in Forza Horizon 4, but better yet, Inside Xbox will transition to a special hour-plus long broadcast from Playground Games in the UK, where the team will reveal never-before-seen gameplay for the Summer Season in FH4.

We Happy Few: Our friends from Compulsion Games will also drop by with a fresh, in-depth look at the new Story mode they’ve brought to life in the tense, disturbing, and enthralling world of We Happy Few, including a first look at gameplay from a brand-new character’s perspective. Have you had your Joy today?

Earthfall: We’ll also be joined for by the team behind Earthfall, releasing July 13 in the Microsoft Store. We’ll have an exclusive, in-depth look at the action and strategy at the heart of this frantic four-player co-op FPS.

Xbox Live Creators Program: “How do I get into the games industry?” is a universal question always in need of a fresh answer. Inside Xbox traveled to Vancouver Canada to tell the story of one inspiring developer who combined their own hard work and ingenuity, with the access provided by the Xbox Live Creators Program to answer that question on their own terms.

Don’t forget to tune in for these stories and more on July 10 at 3 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. We’ll see you online!

Hyper-V Quick Tip: How to Choose a Live Migration Performance Solution

Q: Which Hyper-V Live Migration Performance Option should I choose?

A: If you have RDMA-capable physical adapters, choose SMB. Otherwise, choose Compression.

You’ve probably seen this page of your Hyper-V hosts’ Settings dialog box at some point:

live migration performance

The field descriptions go into some detail, but they don’t tell the entire story.

Live Migration Transport Option: TCP/IP

In this case, “TCP/IP” basically means: “don’t use compression or SMB”. Prior to 2012, this was the only mode available. A host opens up a channel to the target system on TCP port 6600 and shoots the data over as quickly as possible.

Live Migration Transport Option: Compression

Introduced in 2012, the Compression method mostly explains itself. The hosts still use port 6600, but the sender compresses the data prior to transmission. This technique has three things going for it:

  • The vast bulk of a Live Migration involves moving the virtual machine’s memory contents. Memory contents tend to compress quite readily, resulting in a substantially reduced payload size over the TCP/IP method
  • For most computing systems, the CPU cycles involved in compression are faster and cheaper than the computations needed to break down, transmit, and re-assemble multi-channel TCP/IP traffic
  • Works for any environment
  • Each virtual machine that you move simultaneously (limited by host settings) will get its own unique TCP channel. That gives the Dynamic and Hash load balancing algorithms an opportunity to use different physical pathways for simultaneous migrations

Live Migration Transport Option: SMB

Also new with 2012, the SMB transport method leverages the new capabilities of version 3 (and higher) of the SMB protocol. Two things matter for Live Migration:

  • SMB Direct: Leveraging RDMA-capable hardware, packets transmitted by SMB Direct move so quickly you’d almost think they arrived before they left. If you haven’t had a chance to see RDMA in action, you’re missing out. Unfortunately, you can’t get RDMA on the cheap.
  • SMB Multichannel: When multiple logical paths are available (as in, a single host with different IP addresses, preferably on different networks), SMB can break up traffic into multiple streams and utilize all available routes

Why Should I Favor Compression over SMB?

The SMB method sounds really good, right? Even if you can’t use SMB Direct, you get something from SMB multichannel, right? Well… no… not much. Processing of TCP/IP packets and Ethernet frames has always been intensive at scale. Ordinarily, our server computers don’t move much data so we don’t see it. However, a Live Migration pushes lots of data. Even keeping a single Ethernet stream intact and in order can cause a burden on your networking hardware. Breaking it up into multiple pieces and re-assembling everything in the correct order across multiple channels can pose a nightmare scenario. However, SMB Direct can offload enough of the basic network processing to nearly trivialize the effort. Without that aid, Compression will be faster for most people.

Should I Ever Prefer the Plain TCP/IP Method?

I have not personally encountered a scenario in which I would prefer TCP/IP over the other choices. However, it does cause the least amount of host load. If your hosts have very high normal CPU usage and you want Live Migrations to occur as discreetly as possible, choose TCP/IP. You may add in a QoS layer to tone it down further.

Your Comments

Don’t agree with my assessment or encountered situations which don’t line up with my advice? I’m happy to hear your thoughts on Live Migrations Performance Options and which are the correct solutions to choose in various circumstances. Write to me in the comments below.

If you like this Hyper-V Quick tip, check out another in the Hyper-V Quick Tip Series.

For Sale – PC components – graphics, cpu, psu, sound & more

FOR SALE

I’m selling these items on behalf of my nephew who has gone abroad to live and work. He has bought another machine over there rather than try and ship this lot over safely.

Please note: prices shown do not include delivery since the exact cost depends on whether you want next day, 2 days or 3 days etc. I will work out shipping if anyone is interested in any item.

All items are boxed.
All items are in full working order and are in very good (or exceptionally good) condition.

Pictures are available and I will post them here if anyone is interested in any item.

  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 motherboard – £99
  2. Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 sound card – £59
  3. Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 sound card – £29
  4. Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition headphones – £129
  5. Corsair AX1200i psu – £249
  6. Corsair AX1200i individually sleeved modular cable kit, white – £69
  7. Corsair HX1000W psu – £99
  8. Corsair Vengeance 4GB single module DDR3 – £25
  9. Corsair Vengeance 12GB triple channel DDR3 – £75
  10. Corsair Vengeance K95 fully mechanical keyboard – £85
  11. SOLD – Corsair Hydro Series H100i cpu cooler – SOLD
  12. EVGA GeForce GTX Titan (06G-P4-2790-KR) 6GB GDDR5 graphics card – £249**
  13. EVGA SLI bridge (100-2W-0021-LR) two available – £9 each
  14. Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA1155 cpu – £99
  15. Sennheiser HD598 headphones (cream & brown version) – £99

** GTX Titan graphics card includes backplate and new Arctic thermal pad​

I’m happy for buyers to collect if it’s easier.

Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: as shown above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal or bank transfer
Location: Near Stratford on Avon, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Yes (as of 23rd June)
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – PC components – graphics, cpu, psu, sound & more

FOR SALE

I’m selling these items on behalf of my nephew who has gone abroad to live and work. He has bought another machine over there rather than try and ship this lot over safely.

Please note: prices shown do not include delivery since the exact cost depends on whether you want next day, 2 days or 3 days etc. I will work out shipping if anyone is interested in any item.

All items are boxed.
All items are in full working order and are in very good (or exceptionally good) condition.

Pictures are available and I will post them here if anyone is interested in any item.

  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 motherboard – £99
  2. Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 sound card – £59
  3. Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 sound card – £29
  4. Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition headphones – £129
  5. Corsair AX1200i psu – £249
  6. Corsair AX1200i individually sleeved modular cable kit, white – £69
  7. Corsair HX1000W psu – £99
  8. Corsair Vengeance 4GB single module DDR3 – £25
  9. Corsair Vengeance 12GB triple channel DDR3 – £75
  10. Corsair Vengeance K95 fully mechanical keyboard – £85
  11. SOLD – Corsair Hydro Series H100i cpu cooler – SOLD
  12. EVGA GeForce GTX Titan (06G-P4-2790-KR) 6GB GDDR5 graphics card – £249**
  13. EVGA SLI bridge (100-2W-0021-LR) two available – £9 each
  14. Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA1155 cpu – £99
  15. Sennheiser HD598 headphones (cream & brown version) – £99

** GTX Titan graphics card includes backplate and new Arctic thermal pad​

I’m happy for buyers to collect if it’s easier.

Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: as shown above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal or bank transfer
Location: Near Stratford on Avon, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Yes (as of 23rd June)
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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 – PC components – graphics, cpu, psu, sound & more

FOR SALE

I’m selling these items on behalf of my nephew who has gone abroad to live and work. He has bought another machine over there rather than try and ship this lot over safely.

Please note: prices shown do not include delivery since the exact cost depends on whether you want next day, 2 days or 3 days etc. I will work out shipping if anyone is interested in any item.

All items are boxed.
All items are in full working order and are in very good (or exceptionally good) condition.

Pictures are available and I will post them here if anyone is interested in any item.

  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 motherboard – £99
  2. Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 sound card – £59
  3. Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 sound card – £29
  4. Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition headphones – £129
  5. Corsair AX1200i psu – £249
  6. Corsair AX1200i individually sleeved modular cable kit, white – £69
  7. Corsair HX1000W psu – £99
  8. Corsair Vengeance 4GB single module DDR3 – £25
  9. Corsair Vengeance 12GB triple channel DDR3 – £75
  10. Corsair Vengeance K95 fully mechanical keyboard – £85
  11. SOLD – Corsair Hydro Series H100i cpu cooler – SOLD
  12. EVGA GeForce GTX Titan (06G-P4-2790-KR) 6GB GDDR5 graphics card – £249**
  13. EVGA SLI bridge (100-2W-0021-LR) two available – £9 each
  14. Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA1155 cpu – £99
  15. Sennheiser HD598 headphones (cream & brown version) – £99

** GTX Titan graphics card includes backplate and new Arctic thermal pad​

I’m happy for buyers to collect if it’s easier.

Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: as shown above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal or bank transfer
Location: Near Stratford on Avon, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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 – PC components – graphics, cpu, psu, sound & more

FOR SALE

I’m selling these items on behalf of my nephew who has gone abroad to live and work. He has bought another machine over there rather than try and ship this lot over safely.

Please note: prices shown do not include delivery since the exact cost depends on whether you want next day, 2 days or 3 days etc. I will work out shipping if anyone is interested in any item.

All items are boxed.
All items are in full working order and are in very good (or exceptionally good) condition.

Pictures are available and I will post them here if anyone is interested in any item.

  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 motherboard – £99
  2. Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 sound card – £59
  3. Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 sound card – £29
  4. Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition headphones – £129
  5. Corsair AX1200i psu – £249
  6. Corsair AX1200i individually sleeved modular cable kit, white – £69
  7. Corsair HX1000W psu – £99
  8. Corsair Vengeance 4GB single module DDR3 – £25
  9. Corsair Vengeance 12GB triple channel DDR3 – £75
  10. Corsair Vengeance K95 fully mechanical keyboard – £85
  11. Corsair Hydro Series H100i cpu cooler – £39
  12. EVGA GeForce GTX Titan (06G-P4-2790-KR) 6GB GDDR5 graphics card – £249**
  13. EVGA SLI bridge (100-2W-0021-LR) two available – £9 each
  14. Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA1155 cpu – £99
  15. Sennheiser HD598 headphones (cream & brown version) – £99

** GTX Titan graphics card includes backplate and new Arctic thermal pad​

I’m happy for buyers to collect if it’s easier.

Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: as shown above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal or bank transfer
Location: Near Stratford on Avon, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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 – PC components – graphics, cpu, psu, sound & more

FOR SALE

I’m selling these items on behalf of my nephew who has gone abroad to live and work. He has bought another machine over there rather than try and ship this lot over safely.

Please note: prices shown do not include delivery since the exact cost depends on whether you want next day, 2 days or 3 days etc. I will work out shipping if anyone is interested in any item.

All items are boxed.
All items are in full working order and are in very good (or exceptionally good) condition.

Pictures are available and I will post them here if anyone is interested in any item.

  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 motherboard – £99
  2. Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 sound card – £59
  3. Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 sound card – £29
  4. Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition headphones – £129
  5. Corsair AX1200i psu – £249
  6. Corsair AX1200i individually sleeved modular cable kit, white – £69
  7. Corsair HX1000W psu – £99
  8. Corsair Vengeance 4GB single module DDR3 – £25
  9. Corsair Vengeance 12GB triple channel DDR3 – £75
  10. Corsair Vengeance K95 fully mechanical keyboard – £85
  11. Corsair Hydro Series H1000i cpu cooler – £39
  12. EVGA GeForce GTX Titan (06G-P4-2790-KR) 6GB GDDR5 graphics card – £249**
  13. EVGA SLI bridge (100-2W-0021-LR) two available – £9 each
  14. Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA1155 cpu – £99
  15. Sennheiser HD598 headphones (cream & brown version) – £99

** GTX Titan graphics card includes backplate and new Arctic thermal pad​

I’m happy for buyers to collect if it’s easier.

Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: as shown above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal or bank transfer
Location: Near Stratford on Avon, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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.