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For Sale – Silverstone Fortress mini FT03 case with PSU

Selling this beautiful and top quality case as I needed a white one for the living room. Excellent condition. Will include the PSU (SFF) as these are expensive and the new HTPC has an external brick. Although I have the original box, manuals etc I would prefer collection but could post if you arranged a courier.

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For Sale – Monitor: Dell 24inch Monitor SE2417HG 1920 x 1080 2ms @60Hz

Used for about 6 months now no longer needed, as new in box, still has the protective plastic on the back.

Comes fully boxed with unused VGA cable, power cable and instructions.

Just see the photos, my feedback, buy with confidence and grab a bargain.

Can be collected (preferred) for free from Northampton or posted at cost for the buyer.

Dell SE2417HG => £75 ono collected or + p&p

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Quobyte storage brings satellite imagery down to Earth

3vGeomatics needed storage that handled data from space to assess foundations here on Earth. After considering NAS arrays and object storage, the company chose Quobyte storage for its ability to handle massive file workloads.

The company, based in Vancouver, B.C., deploys special radar equipment to detect millimeter-level ground movements. The goal is to preserve structural integrity and forestall environmental disasters. The firm’s customers include companies in construction, energy exploration, earth science and transportation.

3vGeomatics uses technology known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) to capture satellite images and overlay them one over another to map deformities on a given area.

“We measure the ground from space, which I think is really cool. We take a stack of satellite radar images of an area over time, and then we compare them,” 3vGeomatics IT manager Joe Chapman said.

Distributed storage to replace NFS

Shortly after Chapman joined 3vGeomatics, he deployed the Quobyte storage file system in 2018. He was hired with a mandate to upgrade outmoded NFS storage.

“I needed storage that is POSIX-compliant. And I needed it to be fast,” Chapman said.

At the time, 3vGeomatics had been planning to expand its compute farm but was already experiencing NFS bottlenecks. The company had a “giant[Oracle] ZFS node” and storage frequently locked up when sending data to its NFS server.

“That was due to the way we manipulate data. It’s very hard on storage,” Chapman said.

He broke his options into three distinct categories to better evaluate the individual technologies: legacy array vendors, object storage and software-defined storage on commodity servers, which includes Quobyte storage and several other vendors.

I needed storage that is POSIX-compliant. And I needed it to be fast.
Joe ChapmanIT manager, 3vGeomatics

He looked at Dell EMC Isilon NAS arrays, but the “storage under the hood is based on NFS.” Object storage didn’t enable 3vGeomatics’ need for high parallelization of data.

Chapman said Quobyte storage proved to be the best fit for his company and its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery. Quobyte natively supports Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) protocols and, while it supports standard file protocols like NFS, the scale-out file system has its own client to avoid performance lags.

Quobyte founders Felix Hupfeld and Björn Kolbeck are former Google engineers who compare their file system to “Google-like storage.” Quobyte policies bind its file system volumes to storage hardware for data placement across devices. The Quobyte file system also includes built-in analytics and monitoring.

“I wanted to be able to put all our storage on one system and manage it from there,” Chapman said.

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For Sale – Monitors: Acer ED323QURwidpx 31.5 inch WQHD 1800R Curved Monitor 2560 x 1440 @75Hz and Dell 24 Monitor SE2417HG 1920 x 1080 2ms @60Hz

Both Monitors used for about 6 months now no longer needed, as new in box, still have the protective plastic on the back.

The Acer comes with unused Display-port cable, power cables and instructions.

The Dell comes with unused VGA cable, power cable and instructions.

Just see the photos, my feedback, buy with confidence and grab a bargain.

Can be collected (preferred) for free from Northampton or posted at cost for the buyer.

Acer ED323QUR => £229 collected or + p&p

Dell SE2417HG => £75 collected or + p&p

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For Sale – Monitors: Acer ED323QURwidpx 31.5 inch WQHD 1800R Curved Monitor 2560 x 1440 @75Hz and Dell 24 Monitor SE2417HG 1920 x 1080 2ms @60Hz

Both Monitors used for about 6 months now no longer needed, as new in box, still have the protective plastic on the back.

The Acer comes with unused Display-port cable, power cables and instructions.

The Dell comes with unused VGA cable, power cable and instructions.

Just see the photos, my feedback, buy with confidence and grab a bargain.

Can be collected (preferred) for free from Northampton or posted at cost for the buyer.

Acer ED323QUR => £229 collected or + p&p

Dell SE2417HG => £75 collected or + p&p

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For Sale – Samsung 860 EVO 500GB (New)

Un used and no longer needed. Price includes delivery to mainland UK.

More than happy to help out with warranty. Feedback speaks for itself

Collection welcome.

Any questions, let me know

Price and currency: 85
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Farnborough
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Data guru living with ALS modernizes industries by typing with his eyes – Stories

The couple remodeled their two-story townhouse near Guatemala City so he had everything he needed on the first floor and didn’t have to navigate stairs. Otto learned to use a trackball mouse with his foot to type with an on-screen keyboard. But it was cumbersome, and he needed Pamela nearby to move the cursor from one corner of his two 32-inch screens to another as he navigated Excel spreadsheets and Power BI dashboards.

A tracheotomy was put in his throat to help him breathe, taking away his limited speech and increasing his isolation. But when Knoke, who spends two hours a day reading blogs and researching, saw his friend Juan Alvarado’s post about the new Eye Control feature in Windows 10, he let loose with his version of a shout and immediately ordered the Tobii Eye Tracker hardware to use with the software.

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Otto Knoke with his wife, daughters and sons-in-law. Photo provided by Pamela Knoke.

Alvarado, who met Knoke as a database consultant working on the ATM system Knoke had implemented, hadn’t known about Knoke’s condition until he suddenly saw him in a wheelchair one day. And fittingly, Eye Control itself began with a wheelchair.

Microsoft employees, inspired by former pro football player Steve Gleason, who had lost the use of his limbs to ALS, outfitted a wheelchair with  electronic gadgets to help him drive with his eyes during the company’s first Hackathon, in 2014. The project was so popular that a new Microsoft Research team was formed to explore the potential of eye-tracking technology to help people with disabilities, leading to last year’s release of Eye Control for Windows 10.

Knoke said it was “a joy” to learn how to type with his eyes, getting the feel of having sensors track his eye movements as he navigated around the screen and rested his gaze on the elements he wanted to click. Using Eye Control and the on-screen keyboard, he now can type 12 words a minute and creates spreadsheets, Power BI dashboards and even PowerPoint presentations. Combined with his foot-operated mouse, his productivity has doubled. He plans to expand his services to the U.S., where he spent six years studying and working in the 1970s. He no longer relies on his wife’s voice, because Eye Control offers a text-to-speech function as well.

“It was frustrating trying to be understood,” Knoke said in the email interview. “After a few days of using Eye Control I became so independent that I did not need someone to interact with clients when there were questions or I needed to explain something. We have a remote session to the client’s computer, and we open Notepad and interact with each other that way.”

His wife and his nurse had learned to understand the sounds he was able to make, even with the tracheotomy restricting his vocal chords. But now he can communicate with his three grown daughters, his friends and all his customers.

A man lies in a reclining chair, while a younger woman sits in a chair next to him. Both are smiling and looking at a computer screen with a Spanish phrase typed on it.
Using a foot-operated mouse, Eye Control for Windows 10 and the text-to-speech function, Otto Knoke is able to communicate with his family — including his daughter, seen here — as well as with clients.

“Now when our children visit, he can be not just nodding at what they say, but he can be inside the conversation, too,” Pamela Knoke said. “He always has a big smile on his face, because he’s got his independence back.”

He’s also started texting jokes to friends again.

“It’s kind of like it brought my friend back, and it’s amazing,” Alvarado said. “Otto told me that for him, it was like eye tracking meant his arms can move again.”

Being able to text message with Eye Control has helped his business as well.

Grupo Tir, a real-estate development and telecommunications business in Guatemala, hired Knoke for several projects, including streamlining its sales team’s tracking of travel expenses with Power BI.

“Working with Otto has been amazing,” said Grupo Tir Chief Financial Officer Cristina Martinez. “We can’t really meet with him, so we usually work with texts, and it’s like a normal conversation.

“He really has no limitations, and he always is looking for new ways to improve and to help companies.”

For Sale – MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Selling my 2015 MacBook Pro 2015.

The MacBook is in good condition and happy for viewings if needed. Bought this about a year ago from a friend for my other half but used it maybe 5 times and has been doing nothing, thus time to sell. Does not come with any receipts and no applecare as it was given as a present from his company when he left.

Specs:
Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
Display 15.4-Inch (2880 x 1800)
SSD: 256 GB
Manufacture Date: 2015-05-11
Battery Status: Good
Cycle Count: 92

Fresh install of the MAC OS.

Postage and insurance are not included in the price and will need to be added. I do prefer collection so I can demo the Laptop to the buyer and ensure they are happy with the everything before the sale.

Comes with Charger and new network thunderbolt adaptor

Any questions, do ask .

Thanks

Price and currency: 950
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal, BT or Cash on Collection
Location: HARROW
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Selling my 2015 MacBook Pro 2015.

The MacBook is in good condition and happy for viewings if needed. Bought this about a year ago from a friend for my other half but used it maybe 5 times and has been doing nothing, thus time to sell. Does not come with any receipts and no applecare as it was given as a present from his company when he left.

Specs:
Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
Display 15.4-Inch (2880 x 1800)
SSD: 256 GB
Manufacture Date: 2015-05-11
Battery Status: Good
Cycle Count: 92

Fresh install of the MAC OS.

Postage and insurance are not included in the price and will need to be added. I do prefer collection so I can demo the Laptop to the buyer and ensure they are happy with the everything before the sale.

Comes with Charger and new network thunderbolt adaptor

Any questions, do ask .

Thanks

Price and currency: 950
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal, BT or Cash on Collection
Location: HARROW
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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