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For Sale – Beat the Pre order! Das Keyboard 5Q: The Cloud Connected Keyboard

I backed this KS many moons ago and forgot about it.

Das Keyboard 5Q: The Cloud Connected Keyboard

DK have been around quite a while producing high end mechanical keyboards see – Das Keyboard – Wikipedia

My UK layout keyboard turned up (a year after original estimated delivery) and my excitement for it has rather died down some what.

So I’m looking to sell for what I originally spent on it (KS pledge, delivery & import duty), which is still cheaper than the current pre orders by the time you add delivery and import fees. BNIB.

OCUK currently have it up for £240 – Das Keyboard 5Q USB RGB Cloud-connected Mechanical Gaming Keyboard UK Layout

£185 delivered.

Price and currency: 185
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PP if you cover fees
Location: Cambridge / Sudbury
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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How Technology Led Me to the Best Job in the World

There are many days when I’m convinced I have the best job in the world. That feeling is compounded in moments when I’m meeting with our team of engineers and creatives, reviewing game storyboards, character designs, and what’s next for the Master Chief, knowing millions of dedicated fans are eagerly awaiting the release of our next Halo game. Or I’ll be sitting with a team of creatives, reviewing scripts for our upcoming Showtime television series, and I’ll take a step back and think to myself, “this is the most phenomenal job! How did I get here?”

I’m Bonnie Ross and I’m incredibly honored to lead of one of the most iconic and beloved video game franchises in the world, in Halo.  Our team at 343 Industries tells epic sci-fi stories, we build incredible worlds and I’ve enjoyed a more of a creative career than I ever thought possible: one where technology empowers art. I lead the most amazingly talented team of engineers, computer programmers, artists, and storytellers – all working together to bring the world of Halo to millions of passionate fans globally. Halo is a universe worthy of devotion, a universe in which you can tell thousands of stories – and technology brings all this magic vividly to life.

Throughout middle school, high school and college, my dad encouraged me to think about pursuing engineering and science as a career.  In high school, he pushed me to take the advanced math and science classes, even though I didn’t understand the “why.”  I couldn’t see the opportunities that lie ahead.  I needed that push.  I needed those words of encouragement.  I couldn’t be more thankful that my dad gave me that support.

When I graduated from college, I managed to land a job with Microsoft working on operating systems. While it was an amazing job – especially for someone fresh out of college – I don’t think I would have stayed at Microsoft or in tech, if I didn’t eventually find my passion.  At that time, I wasn’t able to connect the dots and see why technology mattered to me.  Luckily, four years after I started at Microsoft, I found video games.  For me, video games made that connection to what I could do with technology…be creative. Gaming is this amazing merging of art and technology.  Gaming is technology empowering art, creativity, and storytelling.  Gaming opened my eyes to the extraordinary things I could achieve with technology. 

For me, pursuing and remaining in technology, as a career, wasn’t something I would have done without a little help. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to inspire and encourage girls and nurture other women to pursue careers in computer science and technology. There is such a need for talent – girls and boys – in technical fields, particularly in the United States.

Girls start losing interest in STEM in middle school:

  •  Studies show that girls lose interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and computer science as time goes on. In middle school, 31% of girls believe that jobs requiring coding and programming are “not for them.” In high school, that percentage jumps up to 40%. By the time they’re in college, 58% of girls count themselves out of these jobs.

And yet the opportunities for girls and women have never been greater:

  •  In the next two years, there will be an estimated 1.4M jobs in the US that require some form of technical experience or degree. Based on the number of students enrolled in technology and engineering degrees today, it’s predicted we will only be able to fill 400,000 of these jobs in the US. Such a profound worker shortage carries global implications for the US and our economy.
  •  Research shows a diverse workforce brings with it diverse perspectives that improve everything from better product development to better teams to better profits. We need women engineers. And it’s not just a nice thing, it can change everything. Anatomically female crash test dummies, with associated differences in physique and physics, weren’t used until 2011 and women were less safe for it. A 2011 University of Virginia study found that women had a 47% higher change of serious injuries compared to men and a 71% higher chance of a moderate injury.
  •  STEM jobs tend to be higher paid. The lack of women going into technology or engineering or science is contributing to the salary gap between men and women. And here’s the not-so-secret secret: If you have a degree in tech, companies around the world aren’t just looking for you. They’re fighting to hire you since we’re all competing for a very small pool of qualified female candidates.

We know how to get more girls into STEM: 
Microsoft recently conducted research
 to learn more about what causes the gender gap and how to close it. We know why girls or young women either don’t go into STEM or leave. The research echoes my own story growing up. And we know what girls need to stay in STEM. It’s also what I personally needed.

  •  Connect the dots for girls. Girls often leave STEM because they don’t understand the potential and opportunities a technology or engineering degree can provide. 91% of girls say that they’re creative and 72% say it’s important that they have a job that helps the world, so I’m sharing my story to show that they can achieve both of those goals with a STEM qualification.  As a parent or educator, you can do the same. Seek and tell the computer science story. When girls learn about real-world STEM jobs, their perception of the creativity and positive impact of STEM double. Coding is the fabric our modern lives, built on and technology, and continues to shape and improve our world. Let her know she can define, drive and be that change. 
  •  Be a mentor. Girls need encouragement to stay in STEM. I was lucky to have my dad and I’m convinced that without his encouragement of my STEM education, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  65% of middle school girls who are encouraged by a parent say they’re likely to study computer science in high school, compared to 36% who haven’t been encouraged by either parent. With mutual support from parents and teachers, girls are twice as likely to consider studying computer science in high school, and three times more likely to consider studying computer science in college. You don’t need to be an engineer to encourage girls to pursue STEM and inspire their confidence in math and science. Just help them imagine their future with a computer science education.

This summer, I had the privilege of spending the day with 11 amazing young girls to work on a project for the Ad Council’s latest communication campaign, to encourage more girls to pursue careers in STEM. These girls are our future.  They were surprised and enthused to discover how math and science can be creative and can lead to a career making video games.  We talked about what games they play, what experiences and stories they want to create, and I made sure to tell them that they could achieve that and that would change the world.

Technology is the most powerful and the most creative tool we have today to create impact; to change and improve the world. Join me in raising the next generation of world-builders and world-changers. Connect the dots and be a mentor for the girls and young women in your life. Please share your story, my story, share the #SheCanStem videos and inspire the next generation. #MakeWhatsNext.

For Sale – Beat the Pre order! Das Keyboard 5Q: The Cloud Connected Keyboard

I backed this KS many moons ago and forgot about it.

Das Keyboard 5Q: The Cloud Connected Keyboard

DK have been around quite a while producing high end mechanical keyboards see – Das Keyboard – Wikipedia

My UK layout keyboard turned up (a year after original estimated delivery) and my excitement for it has rather died down some what.

So I’m looking to sell for what I originally spent on it (KS pledge, delivery & import duty), which is still cheaper than the current pre orders by the time you add delivery and import fees. BNIB.

OCUK currently have it up for £240 – Das Keyboard 5Q USB RGB Cloud-connected Mechanical Gaming Keyboard UK Layout

£185 delivered.

Price and currency: 185
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PP if you cover fees
Location: Cambridge / Sudbury
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GTX 1060 6gb

Like many others, I’m spitting my mining rig. All GPUs bought January 2018 from ebuyer. They have 2 years warranty, so approx 17 months left.

Run at 60% power and kept under 70c at all times. I mined Lyra2z over the summer to keep heat down.

I have 7 for sale, would happily do a deal on multiples. All are boxed and complete with whatever the shipped with (nothing iirc)

Here’s a link to the card: Palit GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 6GB Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com

If you have any questions please let me know.

1: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
2: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
3: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
4: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
5: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
6: palait 1060 6b – available
7: palait 1060 6b – CEX

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT / PayPal / crypto
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GTX 1060 6gb

Like many others, I’m spitting my mining rig. All GPUs bought January 2018 from ebuyer. They have 2 years warranty, so approx 17 months left.

Run at 60% power and kept under 70c at all times. I mined Lyra2z over the summer to keep heat down.

I have 7 for sale, would happily do a deal on multiples. All are boxed and complete with whatever the shipped with (nothing iirc)

Here’s a link to the card: Palit GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 6GB Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com

If you have any questions please let me know.

1: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
2: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
3: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
4: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
5: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
6: palait 1060 6b – available
7: palait 1060 6b – CEX

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT / PayPal / crypto
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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CloudHealth’s Kinsella weighs in on VMware, cloud management

VMware surprised many customers and industry watchers at its annual user conference, VMworld 2018, held this week, with its acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies, a multi-cloud management tool vendor. This went down only days before CloudHealth cut the ribbon on its new Boston headquarters. Joe Kinsella, CTO and founder at CloudHealth, spoke with us about events leading up to the acquisition, as well as his thoughts on the evolution of the cloud market.

Why sell now? And why VMware?

Joe KinsellaJoe Kinsella

Joe Kinsella: A year ago, we raised a [Series] D round of funding of $46 million. The reason we did that is because we had no intention of doing anything other than build a large public company — until recently. A few months ago, VMware approached us with a partnership conversation. We talked about what we could do together. It became clear that the two of us together would accelerate the vision that I set out to do six years ago. We could do what we set out to do faster, on the platform of VMware.

How will VMware and CloudHealth rationalize the products that overlap within the two companies?

Kinsella: The CloudHealth brand will be a unifying brand across their own portfolio of SaaS and cloud products. That said, in the process of doing that, there will be overlap, but also some opportunities, and we will have to rationalize that over time. There is no need to do it in the short term. [VMware] vRealize and CloudHealth are successful products. We will integrate with VMware, but we will continue to offer a choice.

What was happening in the market to drive your decision?

[Enterprises] have settled on a nuanced approach to leverage a broad portfolio of cloud options, which means many public clouds, many private clouds and a diverse set of SaaS products. Managing [such] a diverse portfolio is incredibly complex.
Joe KinsellaCTO and founder, CloudHealth Technologies

Kinsella: Cloud management has evolved rapidly. What drives it [is something] I call the ‘three phases of cloud adoption.’ In phase one, enterprises said they would not go to the public cloud, despite the fact that their lines of business used the public cloud. Phase two was this irrational exuberance that everything went to the public cloud. [Enterprises in phase three] have settled on a nuanced approach to leverage a broad portfolio of cloud options, which means many public clouds, many private clouds and a diverse set of SaaS products. Managing a single cloud is complex; managing [such] a diverse portfolio is incredibly complex.

What’s your view today of cloud market adoption and how the landscape is evolving?

Kinsella: Today, the majority of workloads still run on premises. But public cloud growth has been dramatic, as we all know. Amazon remains the market leader by a good amount. [Microsoft’s] Azure business has grown quickly, but a lot of that growth includes the Office 365 product as well. Google has not been a big player until recently. It’s only been in the past 12 months that we felt the Google strategy that Diane Green started to execute in the market. Alibaba has made some big moves and is a cloud to watch. Though Amazon is still far ahead, it’s finally getting competitive.

But customers don’t really just focus on one source anymore, correct?

Kinsella: I’ve talked about the concept of the heterogenous cloud, which is building applications and business services that take advantage of services from multiple service providers. We think of them as competitors today, but instead of buying services from Amazon, Google or Azure, you might build a business service that takes advantage of services from all three. I think that’s the future. I believe these multiple cloud providers will continue to exist and be differentiated based on the services they provide.

For Sale – GTX 1060 6gb

Like many others, I’m spitting my mining rig. All GPUs bought January 2018 from ebuyer. They have 2 years warranty, so approx 17 months left.

Run at 60% power and kept under 70c at all times. I mined Lyra2z over the summer to keep heat down.

I have 7 for sale, would happily do a deal on multiples. All are boxed and complete with whatever the shipped with (nothing iirc)

Here’s a link to the card: Palit GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 6GB Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com

If you have any questions please let me know.

1: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
2: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
3: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
4: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
5: palait 1060 6b – available
6: palait 1060 6b – available
7: palait 1060 6b – CEX

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT / PayPal / crypto
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GTX 1060 6gb

Like many others, I’m spitting my mining rig. All GPUs bought January 2018 from ebuyer. They have 2 years warranty, so approx 17 months left.

Run at 60% power and kept under 70c at all times. I mined Lyra2z over the summer to keep heat down.

I have 7 for sale, would happily do a deal on multiples. All are boxed and complete with whatever the shipped with (nothing iirc)

Here’s a link to the card: Palit GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 6GB Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com

If you have any questions please let me know.

1: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
2: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
3: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
4: palait 1060 6b – HOLD
5: palait 1060 6b – available
6: palait 1060 6b – available
7: palait 1060 6b – CEX

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT / PayPal / crypto
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GTX 1060 6gb

Like many others, I’m spitting my mining rig. All GPUs bought January 2018 from ebuyer. They have 2 years warranty, so approx 17 months left.

Run at 60% power and kept under 70c at all times. I mined Lyra2z over the summer to keep heat down.

I have 7 for sale, would happily do a deal on multiples. All are boxed and complete with whatever the shipped with (nothing iirc)

Here’s a link to the card: Palit GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 6GB Graphics Card | Ebuyer.com

If you have any questions please let me know.

1: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
2: palait 1060 6b – SOLD
3: palait 1060 6b – available
4: palait 1060 6b – available
5: palait 1060 6b – available
6: palait 1060 6b – available
7: palait 1060 6b – available

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT / PayPal / crypto
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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A quick take on the State of Hybrid Cloud survey

What does hybrid cloud mean to IT professionals, and why are so many companies using it? Microsoft conducted a survey with research firm Kantar TNS in January 2018, asking more than 1700 respondents to chime in. Surveys were collected from IT professionals, developers, and business decision makers to identify how they perceive hybrid cloud, what motivates adoption, and what features they see as most important. Survey participants in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India were asked their thoughts about hybrid, which for the survey was defined as consisting of “private cloud or on-premises resources/applications integrated with one or more public clouds”. We’ve created a summary infographic of the survey that you can review. A few survey highlights:

  • Hybrid is common, with a total of 67 percent of respondents now using or planning to deploy a hybrid cloud. Many of those hybrid users have made the move recently, 54 percent of users in the past two years.
  • Cost, a consistent IT experience, and the ability to scale quickly were all given as important reasons for moving to hybrid cloud.
  • The perceived benefits of hybrid cloud, as well as some of the challenges, vary by the geographic location of respondents. For example, increased security was the top benefit cited in the United Kingdom and Germany, while the top United States benefit was better scalability of compute resources.
  • The top use case given for hybrid cloud was controlling where important data is stored at 71 percent. Using the cloud for backup and disaster recovery was a close second at 69 percent.

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We invite you to download and share our infographic on the state of today’s hybrid cloud. For a more complete review of the State of Hybrid Cloud 2018 survey findings, watch the on-demand webinar Among the Clouds: Enterprises Still Prefer Hybrid in 2018.

For more information about hybrid networking, identity, management and data on Azure, you can also check out this new Azure Essentials segment, Integrating Azure with your on-premises infrastructure.


State of Hybrid Cloud 2018 survey

Participants for this online survey were recruited from (non-Microsoft) local market lists selected by Microsoft and the international research firm Kantar TNS, which was hired to conduct the outreach. Survey participants included IT professionals, professional developers, and business decision makers/influencers who use, are planning, or have considered a hybrid cloud deployment. Surveyed company sizes were from mid-market to enterprise (250+). The survey was conducted January 4 – 24, 2018. For the purposes of this survey, hybrid cloud was defined as follows. Hybrid cloud consists of private cloud or on-premises resources/applications integrated with one or more public clouds.