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For Sale – i7 Rig – Various Components

Hi,

I’m selling the below parts from what was once my gaming pc, I have recently moved to a Dell XPS therefore this lot has to go. Graphics card was just sold so that’s the only thing missing from the below list.

I7 6700K Retail (Never overclocked) £200 – Sold
Asus Z170-P £50 – Sold
Corsair Force LE 240GB £65 – Sold
Samsung SM951 128GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe SSD £60 – Will be packaged appropriately – Sold
6TB WD RED warranty until 25.02.2018 Now £145
Seasonic Gold 360W PSU Now £42
Noctua NH-U9S PU Cooler Now £35 – Sold
Silverstone Grandia GD09 Home Theatre Server Case – Black Now £35 – Collection price
Logitech Illuminated Living Room K830 Wireless Keyboard – Brand new – £60 – Sold

Everything will arrive in its original packaging unless otherwise stated.

Open to reasonable offers

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/CC
Location: Crewe
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – 2016 (Late) MacBook Pro 13″

Thanks for the reply,
Just a couple more things, can you send a picture of the back of the box showing the full specs.

Also the serial no so I can confirm warranty?

Any scratches, or marks, dead pixels?

Is there away we can confirm who you are, send me a pm with your details and away I can confirm who you are, Its just very risky and a lot of money involved to risk, especially as you have just joined.
I know you have said your on eBay please can you pm me your username, so I can send over a message?

Sorry for the questions, but just trying to be safe.
Thanks

For Sale – HP Microserver N54L, 8GB RAM, 3x750GB HDD

Hey everyone

Ive recently upgraded my HP Microserver that ive had for a few years, so looking to move this on.

It has 3x 750GB drives to get you started. It has upgraded RAM to 8GB and I’ve been running free NAS from a USB as the boot drive.

Its a great little server and has never let me down.

Please, any questions then shoot away. Happy for collection, but will wrap up and post at buyers expense.

Thanks

Price and currency: 100
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG/BT/CASH
Location: Mansfield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Apple 12″ MacBook & Sleeve – 4 weeks old

We recently bought my folks a laptop as a present but have since found out they’ve bought one themselves and not mentioned it… Unfortunately we missed the 14 day grace period for Apple returns.

Its been turned on, setup, put away for their visit… before being opened up and the OS reinstalled following their revelation that they didn’t need it after all. #ungrateful

Details are:

  • 12″ Apple MacBook (A1534) in Space Grey
  • Bought September 2017 from Apple Store
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB HDD
  • Intel Iris 615 Graphics
  • 11 months of AppleCare Warranty
  • As-new condition
  • Boxed as-new with all cables etc
  • Black InCase Icon Sleeve

Postage is included – will be insured, 48 hour delivery within the UK.

Price and currency: £900
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal (can send invoice) or Bank Transfer
Location: Edinburgh
Advertised elsewhere?: Yes. I have also listed it on Gumtree
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Preventing tragic software failures with DevOps success

I recently came across a thought-provoking article on The Atlantic about “saving the world from code” and how software can mean life or death for almost all of us on the planet. Software has kept our hearts and cars running for a minute, but it has an imprint at every level of society.

“The Coming Software Apocalypse,” by James Somers, a programmer and regular Atlantic contributor, shares some sobering examples of tragic software failures and how software controls many of our society’s most vital services.

For example, software controls 911 call routing. And for about 40 minutes in 2014, the entire state of Washington lost the ability to reach help dialing 911, all because of one faulty line of code.

The major software failures now mean literal life or death. Other examples include Toyota vehicle acceleration errors causing fatal accidents because of a software malfunction and medical radiation therapy killing patients. This is scary stuff.

Even for someone deeply entrenched in the world of technology innovation, I am amazed at how software has taken control of so many aspects of our lives and how lines of code control activities we don’t even realize.

In his piece, Somers detailed the dangers of our current development practices. Software, as it’s created and delivered today, is subject to human error, primarily because the developers are so disconnected from the end product of their work.

Vehicle braking systems, for example, involve complex and massive programs with millions of lines of code. In the old days, braking systems consisted of metal parts. Fifty years ago, mechanics could easily see the cause and effect of making changes within the vehicle and could visually identify problems. Today, software failures require examining complex code, and creating these mechanisms is merely conceptual.

Can DevOps success prevent tragic software failures?

While certainly there’ve been tragic failures of important software, one could argue the potential and promise of these innovations is far greater. So, let’s focus on the risk of using software for mission-critical operations that Somers pointed out, and let’s look at solving that challenge.

Somers contends:

“The problem is that software engineers don’t understand the problem they’re trying to solve, and don’t care to … they’re too wrapped up in getting their code to work.”

And he’d later write:

“Programmers were like chess players trying to play with a blindfold on — so much of their mental energy is spent just trying to picture where the pieces are that there’s hardly any left over to think about the game itself.”

It’s exactly this problem that led to the first DevOps grassroots movements — developers didn’t seem to have empathy or awareness of what happened to their code after it was passed to operations. And vice versa, the business was not including developers enough in the bigger picture to help them focus their efforts. This problem was identified some time ago; in fact, it’s part of the reason Agile practitioners started holding interactive meetings — to help developers see how their individual part fits into the whole.

We’re seeing DevOps success, and movements like it are resonating with companies worldwide. They see the value.

So, it’s not as if the software development community is unaware that “creators need an immediate connection to what they’re creating,” as Somers wrote. That’s exactly why we’re seeing DevOps success, and movements like it are resonating with companies worldwide. They see the value, particularly in preventing tragic software failures.

Somers mentioned that software development should be geared toward creating tools for developers that make code more reliable and connect developers to the end product they are working on. And he is exactly right.

Tools that make code reviews and versioning simple and clean help prevent spaghetti code. Also, adding transparency and visibility into the development process improves developer performance by giving needed accountability, traceability and teamwork.

Somers’ argument is just another confirmation of the need for a better software development lifecycle, one that builds on existing code and prevents errors through continual visibility, traceability and feedback loops. The answer to developers being disconnected to the end product or purpose of their work can largely be solved by implementing DevOps practices and creating an environment of cross-team collaboration.

I would be remiss not to mention open source software as a solution to this problem, as well. Contrary to initial opinions, open source software is safe and reliable, and many organizations — even government organizations — rely on open source to run mission-critical programs. Open source offers the needed teamwork, cross-checks and regular improvement that only can happen when you’ have input from a broad community. 

I encourage you to read “The Coming Software Apocalypse” and share your thoughts. How’s your organization working to overcome problems like spaghetti code and outages? How are you using DevOps to connect developers to the end product or the customer experience?

For Sale – i7 Rig – Various Components

Hi,

I’m selling the below parts from what was once my gaming pc, I have recently moved to a Dell XPS therefore this lot has to go. Graphics card was just sold so that’s the only thing missing from the below list.

I7 6700K Retail (Never overclocked) £200 – Sold
Asus Z170-P £50 – Sold
Corsair Force LE 240GB £65 – Sold
Samsung SM951 128GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe SSD £60 – Will be packaged appropriately – Sold
6TB WD RED warranty until 25.02.2018 Now £145
Seasonic Gold 360W PSU Now £42
Noctua NH-U9S PU Cooler Now £35 – Sold
Silverstone Grandia GD09 Home Theatre Server Case – Black Now £35 – Collection price
Logitech Illuminated Living Room K830 Wireless Keyboard – Brand new – £60 – Sold

Everything will arrive in its original packaging unless otherwise stated.

Open to reasonable offers

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/CC
Location: Crewe
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – I5-4670k, MSI Z97I ITX, 8GB Corsair Vengeance *Now Splitting*

Recently upgraded, everything taken from working machine.

Intel i5-4670k 3.40GHz – Sold elsewhere
MSI Z97i AC Gaming ITX motherboard – Sold to kcn
2x4GB Corsair Vengeance – Sold elsewhere

Or everything for £220

Everything is unboxed but will be packed well. Mobo missing I/O plate.

Price and currency: 220
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – i7 Rig – Various Components

Hi,

I’m selling the below parts from what was once my gaming pc, I have recently moved to a Dell XPS therefore this lot has to go. Graphics card was just sold so that’s the only thing missing from the below list.

I7 6700K Retail (Never overclocked) £200 – Sold
Asus Z170-P £50 – Sold
Corsair Force LE 240GB £65 – Sold
Samsung SM951 128GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe SSD £60 – Will be packaged appropriately – Sold
6TB WD RED warranty until 25.02.2018 Now £145
Seasonic Gold 360W PSU Now £42
Noctua NH-U9S PU Cooler Now £35 – Sold
Silverstone Grandia GD09 Home Theatre Server Case – Black Now £35 – Collection price
Logitech Illuminated Living Room K830 Wireless Keyboard – Brand new – £60 – Sold

Everything will arrive in its original packaging unless otherwise stated.

Open to reasonable offers

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/CC
Location: Crewe
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – i7 Rig – Various Components

Hi,

I’m selling the below parts from what was once my gaming pc, I have recently moved to a Dell XPS therefore this lot has to go. Graphics card was just sold so that’s the only thing missing from the below list.

I7 6700K Retail (Never overclocked) £200 – Sold
Asus Z170-P £50 – Sold
Corsair Force LE 240GB £65 – Sold
Samsung SM951 128GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe SSD £60 – Will be packaged appropriately – Sold
6TB WD RED warranty until 25.02.2018 Now £145
Seasonic Gold 360W PSU Now £42
Noctua NH-U9S PU Cooler Now £35 – Sold
Silverstone Grandia GD09 Home Theatre Server Case – Black Now £35 – Collection price
Logitech Illuminated Living Room K830 Wireless Keyboard – Brand new – £60 – Sold

Everything will arrive in its original packaging unless otherwise stated.

Open to reasonable offers

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/CC
Location: Crewe
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – I5-4670k, MSI Z97I ITX, 8GB Corsair Vengeance *Now Splitting*

Recently upgraded, everything taken from working machine.

Intel i5-4670k 3.40GHz – Sold elsewhere
MSI Z97i AC Gaming ITX motherboard – Sold to kcn
2x4GB Corsair Vengeance – Sold elsewhere

Or everything for £220

Everything is unboxed but will be packed well. Mobo missing I/O plate.

Price and currency: 220
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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