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Motherboard & CPU

Hi guys

Looking for a good deal on a Mobo+CPU, ideally with a cooler

i5 or i7 ideally and Mobo must be full size and SLI capable. No older than socket 1155

I have a few sticks of DDR3, so might be able to get away without needing RAM

Want to spend no more than £200

Cheers

Mickey

Location: Leeds

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Motherboard & CPU

Wanted – NVidia GTX 1080 Ti

Looking for a 1080 Ti – Must be in excellent condition, fully working and not used for mining. Boxed preferrable.

Happy to pay straight cash by BT
or
I can trade an Asus Strix GTX 980 (STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5 | Graphics Cards | ASUS United Kingdom) plus cash paid by BT

Location: Glasgow, UK

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For Sale – Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP b 24 inch Monitor

This has served me well but it is no longer needed. Must be collected from as I don’t have a box for it and being a heavy monitor, sending by post is going to be difficult without proper box. Brought from these forums 3 years ago.

It works fine, I have never had any issues with it. There are some scratches on the back where the stand meets the monitor but these are not visible from the front.

Display Type
LCD monitor / TFT active matrix

Diagonal Size
24″

Viewable Size
24″

Built-in Devices
USB hub, memory card reader

Aspect Ratio
Widescreen

Native Resolution
1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz

Pixel Pitch
0.27 mm

Brightness
450 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio
1000:1

Response Time
6 ms

Vertical Refresh Rate
76 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate
81 kHz

Horizontal Viewing Angle
+89 / -89

Vertical Viewing Angle
+89 / -89

Screen Coating
Anti-glare, hard coating

Controls & Adjustments
Brightness, contrast, H/V position, sharpness, color balance, color temperature, zoom, phase

Features
Picture in picture, picture by picture, UltraSharp

Dimensions (WxDxH)
22 in x 7.7 in x 15.3 in

Weight
18.3 lbs
Connectivity
Interfaces
1 x DVI-D – 24 pin digital DVI ¦ 4 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 pin USB Type A ¦ 1 x VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x component video input – RCA x 3 ¦ 1 x composite video input – RCA ¦ 1 x S-video input – 4 pin mini-DIN

Price and currency: 40
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: PPG or bank transfer
Location: Milton Keynes/Luton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP b 24 inch Monitor

This has served me well but it is no longer needed. Must be collected from as I don’t have a box for it and being a heavy monitor, sending by post is going to be difficult without proper box. Brought from these forums 3 years ago.

It works fine, I have never had any issues with it. There are some scratches on the back where the stand meets the monitor but these are not visible from the front.

Display Type
LCD monitor / TFT active matrix

Diagonal Size
24″

Viewable Size
24″

Built-in Devices
USB hub, memory card reader

Aspect Ratio
Widescreen

Native Resolution
1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz

Pixel Pitch
0.27 mm

Brightness
450 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio
1000:1

Response Time
6 ms

Vertical Refresh Rate
76 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate
81 kHz

Horizontal Viewing Angle
+89 / -89

Vertical Viewing Angle
+89 / -89

Screen Coating
Anti-glare, hard coating

Controls & Adjustments
Brightness, contrast, H/V position, sharpness, color balance, color temperature, zoom, phase

Features
Picture in picture, picture by picture, UltraSharp

Dimensions (WxDxH)
22 in x 7.7 in x 15.3 in

Weight
18.3 lbs
Connectivity
Interfaces
1 x DVI-D – 24 pin digital DVI ¦ 4 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 pin USB Type A ¦ 1 x VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x component video input – RCA x 3 ¦ 1 x composite video input – RCA ¦ 1 x S-video input – 4 pin mini-DIN

Price and currency: 40
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: PPG or bank transfer
Location: Milton Keynes/Luton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Robot Avatars Help Sick Children Stay Connected With Schoolmates Using IoT – Internet of Things

When a child facing a long hospital stay must be pulled out of school, the experience of being away from friends and classmates can lead to feelings of isolation and sadness. As school rhythms go on normally for others, the missing student may become a “ghost child” — out of sight and out of mind. And even when they’re healthy enough to return to school, children who’ve missed six or more months of school due to illness often don’t want to go back, fearing they’ve fallen too far behind and may no longer fit in.

But thanks to an elegant little robot, Microsoft Azure and the Internet of Things (IoT), sick children now have a way to be “present” at school, interacting in real time with their teachers and classmates.

The robot, from Avatarion Technology, is designed for children ages 4 to 12 and serves as a child’s 3-D avatar — a physical presence in the classroom that bears the child’s name and sits in the child’s place. Using interactive video communication and remotely controlled movements, the robot becomes the sick child’s eyes, ears and voice at school.

Miles away, at the hospital, the child uses a tablet computer to communicate, send images and control the robot’s movements. The robot’s integrated camera, microphone and speakers let the child see and hear what is going on in class and speak with the teacher and classmates. The software interface on the tablet includes buttons the child can use to communicate gestures and body language via the robot, such as nodding, shaking the head, standing or raising the robot’s hand. These physical movements enable the child to more actively participate alongside peers and feel included in activities in ways that wouldn’t be possible with a simple tablet or computer interface.

The teacher also has a tablet that connects via the robot and can share assignments, images and activity instructions with the child. An optional smart device mounted on the robot’s head enables two-way video communication when desired or can display an image, an emoticon that shares the child’s reaction to something or a message that indicates the child has gone away for a while. Medical staff at the hospital oversee the child’s use of the technology to ensure energy levels and health needs are managed appropriately.

Children in the classroom are naturally drawn to the friendly-looking — and undeniably cool — robot. Familiarity with the use of avatars in video games and the robot’s lifelike ambient movements make it even easier for classmates to adapt to seeing the bot as an avatar for their friend. Having the robot present among the absent child’s peers helps maintain social bonds while the classmate is away and smooths reintegration when the child returns to school. Having contact via the robot avatar also helps teachers keep the child in mind throughout a long absence and keeps teacher-student communication more natural in the classroom setting.

Behind the scenes, Microsoft Azure IoT Hub ties the whole system together, enabling Avatarion system administrators to connect and remotely maintain, update and manage multiple IoT robots and devices from the cloud. Because of the psychological nature of the robots serving as avatars for children, it’s essential that they remain securely up and running and be able to support live HD streaming for up to nine hours a day. IoT Hub telemetry monitors the status of the robots and controllers in the field, and, using Microsoft Stream Analytics along with a Power BI dashboard, the system flags potential issues and sends notifications, such as when a robot’s battery will need to be changed.

Avatarion is the brainchild of social entrepreneur Jean Christophe Gostanian, whose team worked with a child psychologist, a Japanese robot-maker and Microsoft’s Azure IoT team to create the solution. For the past two years, the robots have served as avatars for sick children in schools throughout Switzerland, and the company has plans to roll out the solution to schools, hospitals and children around the world.

As Gostanian and his team look to the future, they’ll continue to explore new ways to incorporate technologies, such as Microsoft HoloLens, to enable even finer control of the robot avatars. His dream is to see robots making lives better for sick children around the world — a dream that can be realized from anywhere, at any scale, thanks to Microsoft IoT.

Tags: Avatarion, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Stream Analytics, Power BI

Wanted – Flight Simulation Equipment. Hotas, Yoke, Throttle, etc

Hi,

Looking for items for my son for Xmas. Must be excellent working order…

Currently using cheap Hotas Joystick and wanting to upgrade. Prefer items with a stand if possible.

Anything considered

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Procurement transformation a main focus at CPO Rising Summit

BOSTON — Corporate procurement and supply chain operations must undergo a modern digital transformation, or the companies will be left behind.

This procurement transformation will be driven by real-time processes and next-generation technologies that allow procurement professionals to see what’s ahead and react immediately to any changes in the conditions, according to Tom Linton, chief procurement officer and supply chain officer for Flex, a company that designs and builds intelligent devices for a variety of industries.

Linton spoke at the CPO Rising Summit, a conference for procurement and supply chain professionals sponsored by the research firm Ardent Partners.

“We have to operate in real time and have systems and business processes that operate in real time, because the velocity of the business is going to continue to get faster,” Linton said. “Everything, whether you’re looking at technology or medicine or information systems, is moving faster. If we can’t communicate or conduct business in real time, we actually consider ourselves failing or falling behind.”

Every generation of every product today is smarter than the one that came before, Linton explained, and the average generational change is just nine months. Procurement needs to keep up with this increase in intelligence and start to take advantage of the new opportunities.

“How do we operate in an age of intelligence?” Linton asked. “How do we operate in a world which is not about the internet of things, because the things themselves are getting more intelligence? How do you develop a system of intelligence in procurement that helps us identify where we are in this progression?”

Visualization helps show where you’re going

One way to do this is through visualization, where information is presented in more digestible ways for procurement.

“What if everything you need to know about your business is available to you in the same time that you can open Uber on your smartphone?” Linton asked.

Flex built a procurement environment, called Flex Pulse, which uses a 100-foot wall of interactive monitors that display up to 58 applications that tell what’s going on with purchases and transactions in real time, according to Linton.

“The idea with Flex Pulse is to take that data and actually make it actionable,” Linton said. “It’s not doing anything truly different; it’s just taking information and restructuring it to make it more digestible for the users.”

The need for the procurement transformation to get up to speed was echoed at a subsequent expert panel.

Need to build trust in transactions

Mike Palackdharry, president and CEO of Aquiire, a Cincinnati-based B2B purchasing and supply chain process technology company, said real-time and next-generation technologies will drive the transformation.

“Things like blockchain, machine learning, AI and natural language processing are all about increasing the speed, the transparency and the trust within the supply chain. And all of that is about real time and how we create communications between buyers and sellers in real time, where we can trust the transaction and the accuracy of the data,” Palackdharry said.

The ultimate goal will be to provide systems that guide buyers to where you want them to go.

“It’s about how you use all of this real-time information that you’re gathering to guide your users to the items that you want them to buy,” said Paul Blake, technology product marketing leader for GEP, a provider of procurement technology in Clark, N.J. “It’s not just about cost savings; it’s about all the value you can bring into the supply chain and how we guide the users to those items.”

Procurement software will need to be fully functional to allow users to do everything they need to do, but underlying complexity must fall under a simple user experience, according to Blake.

“Increasingly, because of our changing expectations and innovations in technology, it has to be able to be used in the same way as all the other technologies around us,” Blake said. “The user experience, ease of use, seamless and formless interface with the technology is a major driving force in what’s going to deliver value in the future. It’s simplicity and complexity represented in the single whole — difficult to achieve, but that’s where I see it going today.”

The future is now — maybe

However, Blake cautioned the procurement transformation may not happen in the immediate future.

It’s extremely difficult to change. If you have a supertanker of a mammoth corporation, you need 100 miles to slow down and change direction.
Paul Blaketechnology product marketing leader at GEP

“In the 1990s, there were major corporations that said, ‘We think we need software that helps us to buy stuff more effectively.’ And today, there are still corporations saying the same thing,” Blake said. “There’s enormous inertia in the corporate world toward adopting new technologies, not because there isn’t the will to do something or the technology isn’t there, but because it’s extremely difficult to change. If you have a supertanker of a mammoth corporation, you need 100 miles to slow down and change direction.”

The procurement transformation is interesting and has potential, but real time may not be quite ready for the real world of procurement today, according to conference attendee Lynn Meltzer, director of sourcing for Staples, the office supply retailer based in Framingham, Mass.

Staples transitioned from a largely paper- and spreadsheet-based procurement system to Coupa, a cloud-based procurement SaaS platform, in the past year, Meltzer said.

“If you are just now getting a procure-to-pay system and you’re working to pull in your processes and your data and get there, then the timeline is highly compressed from where you are today to what they’re saying about the next 10 years,” she said. “It doesn’t mean that it can’t happen; you’ve just got to show the value and senior management fully buys in.”

It will be important to define the next step on the procurement transformation journey, said Jaime Steele, Staples’ senior director of procurement operations, and that probably won’t involve advanced AI or blockchain yet.

“The next step, not only for us but in the procurement industry, is that you’ve got to punch this out to every system and company next,” Steele said. “So, the realistic next step might be a simple chatbot, and nobody has done that well yet, so you need to solve the more basic things first.”

Meltzer agreed that certain basic things need to be taken care of before procurement organizations can use technology like blockchains.

“When you think about blockchain, you can’t move yourself to that until you figure how you can get that into a place where a robot can grab it or AI can figure out how to make some kind of decision on it,” she said. “I think those are some of the things that need to get sorted through, and it’s going to take a little bit of time. I would probably put it in five to 10 years, but I don’t see full automation getting in there anytime soon.”

Wanted – 1tb Internal Harddrive

Looking to buy a 1tb hdd. Must be in perfect working condition.
Payment via Paypal g+s…..budget of £30

Location: North Lincolnshire

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Wanted – Flight Simulation Equipment. Hotas, Yoke, Throttle, etc

Hi,

Looking for items for my son for Xmas. Must be excellent working order…

Currently using cheap Hotas Joystick and wanting to upgrade. Prefer items with a stand if possible.

Anything considered

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Looking to buy a 1tb hdd. Must be in perfect working condition.
Payment via Paypal g+s…..budget of £30

Location: North Lincolnshire

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