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For Sale – Random bits, b> core p3 case, monitor stand, itx mobo, ddr 4 ram

Hey guys,

B> core p3 case, ideally white… and a single monitor stand (to mount the core p3)

B> mini itx z170/270 mobo, 2x8gb ddr4 not fussed for speeds

Had to archive my old thread as it was getting lengthy. Hope this will be a lot more manageable.

All in very good/mint condition unless specified:

Asus gladius mouse, box extra switches pretty good condition – 30£ delivered

Ax 860/760 red individually sleeved cable set incl 24pin – 60£ – 24 pin has some slight marks from arctic mx-4 paste, barely visible

Harman kardon soundsticks 3 – 50£ delivered – sold

Ozone battle strike tkl keyboard with mx brown cherries – 40£ delivered – sold elsewhere

Will update if I dig up more stuff.

Many thanks

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For Sale – Random bits, b> core p3 case, monitor stand, itx mobo, ddr 4 ram

Hey guys,

B> core p3 case, ideally white… and a single monitor stand (to mount the core p3)

B> mini itx z170/270 mobo, 2x8gb ddr4 not fussed for speeds

Had to archive my old thread as it was getting lengthy. Hope this will be a lot more manageable.

All in very good/mint condition unless specified:

Asus gladius mouse, box extra switches pretty good condition – 30£ delivered

Ax 860/760 red individually sleeved cable set incl 24pin – 60£ – 24 pin has some slight marks from arctic mx-4 paste, barely visible

Harman kardon soundsticks 3 – 50£ delivered – sold

Ozone battle strike tkl keyboard with mx brown cherries – 40£ delivered – sold elsewhere

Will update if I dig up more stuff.

Many thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift
Location: London – canary wharf
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Health Tech Podcast: How AI is making humans the ‘fundamental thing in the internet of things’

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Twenty years ago, in 1998, you would have been hard-pressed to find a single hospital room with a personal computer in it.

Patient files were kept in filing cabinets. Prescriptions were written by hand. The Human Genome Project was still just halfway through a years-long, multi-billion-dollar effort to sequence the DNA of the human race. In short, there wasn’t a huge abundance of data on our health.

Today, electronic medical records and advanced genetic sequencing have completely changed the landscape — and brought challenges and opportunities that are almost impossible for humans to tackle on their own. That’s where artificial intelligence steps in.

AI is finding fertile ground for growth in hospitals and medical labs around the world, promising to give human health a boost as it addresses everything from preventing heart attacks to revolutionizing how we diagnose diseases. That interplay is the topic of our most recent Health Tech Podcast, and if the experts are to be believed, it’s just the beginning.

“I see this possibility of precision health, where people are the most fundamental thing in the Internet of Things,” said Peter Lee, a corporate vice president at Microsoft who leads the company’s NExT program. “When we’re looking 10 years out, that sort of precision in diagnosis and treatment, I think, can be incredibly powerful.”

Peter Lee, a corporate vice president at Microsoft, leads the company’s efforts in applying AI technology to healthcare. (GeekWire Photo / Clare McGrane)

Lee works with industry partners to implement cutting-edge technologies, including AI, and his team started looking into health applications of AI about a year ago.

“Honestly, that feels a little bit like being thrown into the middle of the Pacific Ocean and asked to find land, because healthcare is just such a huge, huge space,” Lee said. “But as time has gone on, over the past year, we’ve really gotten completely sucked into it and we’re pretty excited.”

Ankur Teredesai, a longtime University of Washington data scientist and co-founder and CTO of health AI startup KenSci, started studying artificial intelligence twenty years ago, back in 1998. At that point, the technology was still in its infancy, much as health data was at the time.

“Just this abstract concept of intelligence, which could be derived from a computer program, was fascinating to me,” Teredesai said. He went on to found the Center for Data Science at UW Tacoma in 2010 and saw a huge opportunity in health.

“There was a ready availability of data emerging” in health, he said, “but there were hardly any data scientists that were looking at solving big problems in this space.”

KenSci now works on AI that predicts which patients will get sick and helps hospitals intervene early.

The confluence of huge amounts of data, advancing AI technology and the many challenges facing healthcare in the U.S. puts the industry in a unique space, ready for a new way of solving problems.

One issue Microsoft NExT is taking on is personalized medicine, treatments or other health actions that are tailored to an individual based on genes and other health data.

Lee said precision medicine is interesting to Microsoft for two reasons.

One is: Precision medicine still depends — a lot — on fundamental research and especially research in AI and machine learning,” he said, “and two, the computing workloads are really very data dependent and typically involve very large volumes of data.”

Microsoft just announced a new, multi-hundred million dollar precision medicine project with Adaptive Biotechnologies, a Seattle company that specializes in sequencing the genes of immune cells. Microsoft will help Adaptive build a machine learning program that can scan those genes and use the data to figure out what diseases someone might have, potentially months or years before they show symptoms.

KenSci co-founders Ankur Teredesai (left) and Samir Manjure. (KenSci Photo)

Microsoft is also working on a patient-facing AI chatbot that will help people navigate their healthcare and insurance benefits — and although those two projects seem totally different on their face, Lee says the technology behind them is actually very similar.

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“In a way, both the health bot technology and what we’re doing with Adaptive — from an AI perspective — have common roots in what we do today in machine learning for language processing,” he said.

The health bot is rooted in language because it needs to have a natural language interface that can hold a conversation with a user. It turns out the biotech project with Adaptive is also a language problem.

“You have these antigens that are indicative of some disease state in your body. Those antigens are like words that are telling some story about what’s going on in your body. The T-cell receptors that are part of your immune system are like a translation of those words into a new language,” Lee explained. Adaptive’s technology lets them read and understand the genetics of a T-cell.

“From an AI perspective, what we’re trying to do is use machine learning to do the language translation from the T-cell receptors back to the antigens so that we can understand what your body is saying,” Lee said.

Teredesai and KenSci are working on a different kind of artificial intelligence problem: Predicting future events given a past history.

KenSci’s technology uses patient data from electronic medical records to do a few things, chief among them predicting which patients will get chronic diseases.

“A chronic condition patient — a patient who is a diabetic, or has an episode of heart failure — often starts off as a patient that is normal,” Teredesai said.

“They are able to take care of themselves, they are [at] very low risk of mortality. And it is the small details in their daily lives that — if they manage properly — they can have a very, very successful life that is pain-free, disease free and leads to a desirable outcome where mortality can be managed, to a great extent,” he said.

KenSci also works on tools that help hospitals see patterns in how patients are faring. It might help a hospital change certain policies or give caregivers new training to improve health outcomes, for example.

Teredesai also emphasized that KenSci’s products — and all AI programs — are not replacements for humans in the health system. He actually prefers to call AI “augmented intelligence” or “assistive intelligence,” making the point that it must work in tandem with doctors, “rather than act like death robots that are controlling the entire healthcare ecosystem,” he said.

Lee also raised a point of concern about AI in the health field, namely its reliance on correlations that make up a pattern.

“Medicine is, properly, not based on correlations, but is based on causal relationships — and it needs to be that way. That’s why medical research is really founded on ideas about having controlled experiments, about really understanding statistical significance and really being very wary of making decisions based only on statistical correlations,” Lee said.

“So there’s a gap right now between what we are actually doing today in the world with machine learning and AI and what medical science has always been based on,” he said. That gap must be closed if AI is to reach its full potential in the health world.

And Lee predicts a bold and successful future for AI in health. At the moment, he says, AI is helping build one-off clinical tools that are useful in a certain situation.

“What I see coming after that is something that really would be enabled by a much broader look across large populations, to look at longitudinal patient records for millions or even hundreds of millions of people and understand them in ways that can be actionable by clinicians and by healthcare organizations,” he said.

“If you were looking 10 years out, I see this possibility of precision health where people are the most fundamental thing in the Internet of Things,” he said. “It’s not just your Fitbit but it’s your genome, it’s your activities all day every day.”

“It’s where you live, it’s who is living around you, what you’re eating… those things are creating a kind of digital avatar that can virtually see an intelligent doctor. Maybe every day, or even every hour.”

He compared the idea to the way the health of cars is monitored today: If something goes wrong in the car, sensors discover it and notify the driver before he or she can even tell there’s a problem. The same could be done with different health monitoring systems for someone’s body.

“Today, health care is 95 percent about people and chemistry and drugs and so on and 5 percent compute, and that gets to a world where health care really starts to flip. It will approach something more like 5 percent that stuff and 95 percent compute,” Lee said.

It may be a decade or two before we carry virtual, AI doctors in our pockets, but it’s clear AI is already having a stark impact on the health world.

For Sale – Random bits, b> core p3 case, monitor stand, itx mobo, ddr 4 ram

Hey guys,

B> core p3 case, ideally white… and a single monitor stand (to mount the core p3)

B> mini itx z170/270 mobo, 2x8gb ddr4 not fussed for speeds

Had to archive my old thread as it was getting lengthy. Hope this will be a lot more manageable.

All in very good/mint condition unless specified:

Asus gladius mouse, box extra switches pretty good condition – 30£ delivered

Ax 860/760 red individually sleeved cable set incl 24pin – 60£ – 24 pin has some slight marks from arctic mx-4 paste, barely visible

Harman kardon soundsticks 3 – 50£ delivered – sold

Ozone battle strike tkl keyboard with mx brown cherries – 40£ delivered – sold elsewhere

Will update if I dig up more stuff.

Many thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift
Location: London – canary wharf
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Random bits, b> core p3 case, single monitor stand

Hey guys,

B> core p3 case, ideally white… and a single monitor stand (to mount the core p3)

Had to archive my old thread as it was getting lengthy. Hope this will be a lot more manageable.

All in very good/mint condition unless specified:

Asus gladius mouse, box extra switches pretty good condition – 30£ delivered

Ax 860/760 red individually sleeved cable set incl 24pin – 60£ – 24 pin has some slight marks from arctic mx-4 paste, barely visible

Harman kardon soundsticks 3 – 50£ delivered – sold

Ozone battle strike tkl keyboard with mx brown cherries – 40£ delivered – sold elsewhere

Will update if I dig up more stuff.

Many thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift
Location: London – canary wharf
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Citrix Summit 2018: Partners to see simplified program

Citrix plans to collapse five partner incentive programs into a single structure that the company said will simplify the way channel companies apply for incentives.

The unified incentive program, dubbed Citrix Ultimate Rewards, was announced at this week’s Citrix Summit 2018 and will go live Feb. 10. Paul Fecteau, managing director of partner programs and operations at Citrix, said the move marks a “simplification of our partner program structure and the process involved.”

Prior to the restructuring, Citrix operated five program elements: Citrix Advisor Rewards (CAR), CAR Plus, CAR Bonus, Opportunity Registration and Net New Partner-Sourced (NNPS). Fecteau said the components, which have rolled out over the course of 18 years, have all served a purpose in Citrix’s partnering initiative, but added a level of complexity. Partners have to apply separately to each of the five programs, for example.

With the new system, partners can register a deal without having to apply for the individual incentives. Instead, partners provide information on the customers, and the systems’ built-in intelligence determines the discount elements for which a Citrix partner qualifies, according to Fecteau.

“They can register deals … without having to understand the intricacies,” he said.

Citrix joins Cisco and Microsoft as vendors that have moved to streamline their channel programs in recent months. At its 2017 Partner Summit, Cisco discussed the retooling of channel programs targeting its resale partners. The networking vendor said it is taking steps to simplify its specialization portfolio and deal registration efforts. And at its annual channel meetup in July 2017, Microsoft unveiled measures the company said will simplify partner engagement and go-to-market approaches.

Citrix turnaround timeline

Discount and rebate programs

They can register deals … without having to understand the intricacies.
Paul Fecteaumanaging director of partner programs and operations at Citrix

As part of the Citrix Ultimate Rewards revamp revealed at Citrix Summit 2018, partner incentives have been recast as two discount programs, Spark and Drive, and one rebate program, called Accelerate. Accelerate provides a quarterly aggregated rebate. Spark, which Fecteau said is akin to NNPS, rewards partners for identifying and registering new selling opportunities that Citrix didn’t already know about, Fecteau explained.

Drive, meanwhile, is similar to CAR in that it offers rewards to partners that pursue value-selling activities that result in a sale. Value-selling activities include delivering a solution design, scheduling a customer demo or proof of concept, and providing an implementation schedule.

David Henshall, CEO, CitrixDavid Henshall

Beyond program simplification, the Citrix partner program changes also aim to accelerate partners’ profit in the cloud, while still rewarding them for on-premises business, Fecteau said. In 2018, partners will earn rebates based on selling Citrix Cloud services and product sales growth.

Fecteau said the cloud-related rebate is the first time Citrix has established a rebate specifically for cloud sales. But any combination of cloud sales expansion and on-premises product revenue growth will earn partners a rebate, he added.

Also at Citrix Summit 2018

Partners attending at Citrix Summit 2018 will hear keynoters, including Citrix President and CEO David Henshall, talk about the company’s overall strategy.

Conference sessions are organized around a handful of tracks, including sales, technical, marketing and Citrix service provider.

The Citrix partner conference, held in Anaheim, Calif., concludes Jan. 9.

For Sale – Random bits, b> core p3 case, single monitor stand

Hey guys,

B> core p3 case, ideally white… and a single monitor stand (to mount the core p3)

Had to archive my old thread as it was getting lengthy. Hope this will be a lot more manageable.

All in very good/mint condition unless specified:

Asus gladius mouse, box extra switches pretty good condition – 30£ delivered

Ax 860/760 red individually sleeved cable set incl 24pin – 60£ – 24 pin has some slight marks from arctic mx-4 paste, barely visible

Harman kardon soundsticks 3 – 50£ delivered – sold

Ozone battle strike tkl keyboard with mx brown cherries – 40£ delivered – sold elsewhere

Will update if I dig up more stuff.

Many thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift
Location: London – canary wharf
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – 8GB – 2400MHz DDR4 UDIMM Non-ECC

Hi All

After the above, strictly as a single stick given it’s to upgrade an existing system. Not in a massive rush.

Thx

Location: London

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Wanted – 8GB Laptop Ram & SSD

Wanted:

8GB single stick RAM for laptop

SSD for laptop

Budget is £30 each

Location: Preston

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AWS SSO puts Amazon at the center of IT access

AWS’ latest service is another step in the company’s goal to be the hub for corporations’ IT activity.

AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO), added with little fanfare after AWS re:Invent 2017, is a welcome addition for many users. The service centralizes the management of multiple AWS accounts, as well as additional third-party applications tethered to those accounts.

AWS SSO uses AWS Organizations and can be extended with a configuration wizard to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) applications. It also comes with built-in integrations with popular services such as Box, Office 365, Salesforce and Slack.

Users of the service access AWS and outside applications through a single portal, within individually assigned access policies. Sign-in activities and administrative changes are tracked by AWS CloudTrail, and companies can audit employee use of those services themselves or use an outside service such as Splunk or Sumo Logic to analyze those logs.

Permissions to various Amazon cloud services and outside apps can be configured in AWS SSO for common IT job categories or by creating custom groupings. The service also connects to on-premises Microsoft Active Directory to identify credentials and manage which employees or groups of employees can access which AWS accounts.

The service has limitations. It’s currently confined to the U.S. East region in Virginia, and can’t be accessed through the AWS Command Line Interface or via an API. Also, any changes to permissions can only be made by a master account.

AWS has a reputation for going after segments of IT that it sees as vulnerable, and this could be a direct shot at some of the prominent SSO providers on the market. Okta in particular is popular among the enterprise market, so this free alternative from AWS could be attractive, said Adam Book, principal cloud engineer at Relus Technologies, an AWS consulting partner in Peachtree Corners, Ga.

For large organizations single sign-on is important. … Once you get into third-party apps your users don’t want to remember 50 different passwords.
Adam Bookprincipal cloud engineer, Relus Technologies

“You can manage all your apps in one place and not pay for a third party,” he said. “Amazon then becomes your one trusted source for everything.”

AWS solved some of the complexity around managing accounts when it enabled administrators to establish roles for users, but this simplifies things further with a single point to track work across development, QA and production accounts, Book said. It also helps to manage onboarding and removal of employees’ credentials based on their employment status.

“For large organizations single sign-on is important,” he said. “I don’t think it’s as much for the Amazon accounts, but once you get into third-party apps your users don’t want to remember 50 different passwords.”

Joe Emison, founder and CTO, BuildFaxJoe Emison

Others see AWS SSO as not just a way to unseat Okta, but to go after Active Directory as well. SSO can be used with or without the Microsoft directory service, which isn’t ideal for cloud environments despite an updated version in Microsoft Azure, said Joe Emison, founder and CTO of BuildFax, an AWS customer in Austin, Texas.

“Active Directory, at its core, is really based around the idea that everyone is going to be connected to a local network to start up their computer and connect to a master server and get rules and policies from there,” he said. “That’s nice if everyone goes into the office, but this is not the world we live in.”

Compared to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Active Directory lacks fine-grained access control to assign permissions and can be difficult to integrate with SAML-based applications, Emison said. By incorporating IAM tools within SSO and extending that level of control to outside applications, AWS could eventually supplant Active Directory as organizations’ preferred means to manage employee access.

Trevor Jones is a senior news writer with SearchCloudComputing and SearchAWS. Contact him at tjones@techtarget.com.