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For Sale – Samsung Q1 hand-held Widows mini-computer

Clearing out my loft…

Samsung Q1 hand held Windows mini computer.

Curious little thing, don’t even remember buying it, but it’s hardly been used and still in its original box.

I’m in the Reading area.

Price and currency: £10
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: cash
Location: Reading
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Samsung Q1 hand-held Widows mini-computer

Clearing out my loft…

Samsung Q1 hand held Windows mini computer.

Curious little thing, don’t even remember buying it, but it’s hardly been used and still in its original box.

I’m in the Reading area.

Price and currency: £10
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: cash
Location: Reading
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Samsung Q1 hand-held Widows mini-computer

Clearing out my loft…

Samsung Q1 hand held Windows mini computer.

Curious little thing, don’t even remember buying it, but it’s hardly been used and still in its original box.

I’m in the Reading area.

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: cash
Location: Reading
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Samsung Q1 hand-held Widows mini-computer

Clearing out my loft…

Samsung Q1 hand held Windows mini computer.

Curious little thing, don’t even remember buying it, but it’s hardly been used and still in its original box.

I’m in the Reading area.

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: cash
Location: Reading
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Microsoft: Enterprises need to stop fighting cloud services adoption

BOSTON — Enterprise security teams’ zero-trust mindset is often a good thing. But when it comes to cloud services adoption, Microsoft argued it may be doing more harm than good.

During her session this week at the 2018 Identiverse conference, “The Cake is Not a Lie,” Laura Hunter, principal program manager at Microsoft, said security professionals need to change their default reactions when their organizations want to introduce new cloud applications. She said she finds security professionals go through something similar to the five stages of grief when their organization begins the process of cloud services adoption.

“I put a portion of the blame at the feet of the cloud service provider,” Hunter said regarding why the reactions are so intense. “When [cloud service providers] talk to our customers, we maybe, historically, lay it on a little thick” and promise perfectly secured cloud environments.

The bigger problem, she noted, is security professionals are naturally predisposed to be skeptical of anything “new and shiny,” like the perfectly secured cloud environments.

“It’s in our nature, as security professionals, when we hear the stories of happy, shiny, flowers and goodness, to immediately go ‘shields up,'” she said. “In some ways, this is good. But, in some ways, it can actually work to our detriment.”

Laura Hunter of Microsoft discusses cloud services adoption during Identiverse 2018.
Microsoft’s Laura Hunter in her Identiverse 2018 session, ‘The Cake is not a Lie’

According to Hunter, security professionals work in a zero-trust mindset, especially when it comes to cloud services adoption. As a result, when another unit in the organization proposes using a cloud application or service, security professionals have an automatic answer of “no,” because it would be bad for security.

However, if the IT department says no to a service that a business department or employee needs to do their job effectively, that business department or employee will most likely go out and procure the service on their own anyway.

Because of this, Hunter questioned the zero-trust mindset of security professionals.

“Is this default answer of ‘Trust no one’… really acting in our organization’s best interest?” she asked.

Maintaining that ‘hard-line no’ is actually making your organization less secure.
Laura Hunterprincipal program manager, Microsoft

By maintaining a “hard-line no” as the default answer every time cloud services adoption is brought up, “we are removing ourselves from the conversation,” Hunter said. “We are removing ourselves from conversations our businesses are having whether we want them to or not.”

When it comes down to business need versus security, business need is always going to win, she said, and then you end up with shadow cloud IT that the security team has no control over.

“It’s going to happen anyway, and the only thing you’ve done by maintaining that hard-line approach is ensure that it happens without you at the table, ensure that it’s happening without you as part of the conversation” about how to monitor the cloud applications, apply controls and policies, and maintain organizational compliance, she said.

“Maintaining that ‘hard-line no’ is actually making your organization less secure,” Hunter said.

Security professionals should instead remain open-minded and “have a conversation that’s a question,” rather than always saying no. The solution is to embrace the use of cloud applications in the enterprise and work to find ways to make them more secure. Better yet, use the cloud services to improve enterprise security.

“Let’s use the cloud for the good of our organization.”

Alienware Aurora R4

Upgraded my PC last week…so the Alienware is no longer required.
This thing is a beast it weigh’s 20kg! I may still have the box in the shed but not sure of it’s condition.I will be removing the hard drive….but will include a Kingston 250gb SSD and product id for Windows 8.1, all the drivers can be downloaded from Dell.
I have used this on a 4k tv and it has no problem playing games in 4k,and playing back 3D blurays in either disk or iso’s

The specs are as follows…..
Intel Core…

Alienware Aurora R4

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Graphic Tablet

Recently received gift from family – opened and used once.

Not my thing as I tend to do everything using the mouse.

Great bit of kit for those who are keen to do some photo editing and drawing.

Item is boxed with everything inside – all in mint as new condition – all packaged up.

Advertised elsewhere for less (for collection). Advertised price is including tracked parcel delivery to UK address.

Price and currency: 45
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country…

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Graphic Tablet

Wanted – Z170 Motherboard & 1151/Skylake CPU

I have this pc for sale.

You can have the whole thing for £450 delivered

Intel Core i5 7600K, retail cpu

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming, ATX motherboard

16Gb ( 4 x 4Gb ) 2666MHz Team Group, Delta RGB memory

Antec VSK-4000B USB 3.0 Mid Tower PC Case

Corsair 450 Watt VS450 Refurb ATX PSU/Power Supply Unit

Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB

Windows 10 fully activated with digital license

Has a Microsoft stock cooler fitted to the CPU

I use the graphics from the CPU but a dedicated graphics card would be needed for gaming

I have the box for the case so posting not a problem.

Noticed on inspection a scratch on the side panel of the case

For Sale – RAZER BLADE PRO 17″

I am posting for a very good friend. This is what he sent me:

“This thing is basically untouched, I’m a video editor and had to quickly buy a machine in August for an editing gig that came up at Comedy Central. That was for three weeks and I’ve edited only one other thing on this machine since then, so it’s hardly been used, I need to cash in for a desktop, it’s boxed and doesn’t even have one scratch. The one year warranty is valid until August.”

It is the version with the GTX 1080
Has the 1TB ssd
Everything else is standard.
This would set you back £4199 brand new.

I can vouch for him and am happy to be a go between for anyone who is interested.

Any questions please do not hesitate.

Asking for £3600

Price and currency: 3600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PP
Location: London
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SD-WAN a tool for combining networks, engineer says

It’s a good thing to work at a growing company. But it can be a bad thing when that growing company acquires another, and you’re the one charged with combining networks into a cohesive whole.

Ethan Banks, writing in PacketPushers, said the pressure to integrate applications and systems can be intense, leading engineers to cobble together quick-and-dirty options to keep the data flowing. But those options — say, a quick-and-dirty IPsec tunnel — can cause headaches later on.

Yet, there might be another approach to ease the pain associated with combining networks: SD-WAN. Software-defined WAN can be the glue engineers are looking for, Banks said. Among the technology’s advantages, it’s easily managed, offers redundant connectivity and it supports the Interior Gateway Protocol, including the use of a dynamic multipoint virtual private network. In addition, Banks said SD-WAN permits network segmentation and service chaining. Banks also listed some caveats, among them cost and complexity.

Still, he said, “I see SD-WAN as a way to onboard an acquired network permanently, while retaining the fast time to connect that an IPsec tunnel offers. For organizations who already have an SD-WAN solution in place, there’s not much to think about. For organizations who haven’t invested in SD-WAN yet, this might be an additional driver to do so.”

Read what else Banks has to say about using SD-WAN as a tool for combining networks.

Juniper’s embrace of automation and what to expect

Dan Conde, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group in Milford, Mass., said he expects Juniper Networks to use its annual conference to shed more light on its Self-Driving Networks initiative. The company last week released details about a trio of bot apps engineered to automate telemetry, auditing and peer monitoring, which will be released early next year.

Conde said he believes this is just the start. “Juniper has been an advocate of automation for a while,” he said, citing first-generation devices that relied on APIs instead of command-line interfaces to program them. “Automation is nothing new to them.”

What is new is layering intelligence to automation, giving the software the ability to adjust network performance as needed. Conde said it’s immaterial what role the intelligence is used for — whether it’s to check configuration or status. What is important is automating as many processes as possible.

“I look forward to a day when even more items get automated, and when IT pros will someday leave behind their skepticism and conservatism on automation and embrace timesavers that make their lives easier,” Conde said.

Dig deeper into Conde’s thoughts about Juniper’s strategy.

What Google’s nifty chip may say about AI

So, Google’s nifty AlphaZero computer algorithm not only learned how to play chess in four hours, it went on to demolish Stockfish — known as the highest-rated chess computer — in a match of the gadgets.

After 100 games, it was AlphaZero 28-0 over Stockfish, with 72 draws, said Brad Shimmin, research director at Current Analysis Inc. in Sterling, Va., in a recent post. But it wasn’t about the game. Instead, it was about the chips.

Google engineered AlphaZero with 5,000 AI-specific TensorFlow processing units (TPUs), which the machine used to “learn” how to play chess. The machine also had 64 second-generation TPUs that provided the necessary neural training. Once the games began, Google stripped AlphaZero down to only 4 TPUs, which is all the machine needed to defeat Stockfish.

“AlphaZero’s mastery of chess stemmed from the sheer, brute force of Google’s AI-specific TRUs,” Shimmin said, adding that each TRU can deliver up to 225,000 predictions per second. A conventional CPU, by contrast, can only churn out 5,000 predictions per second. “It is this hardware-driven ability to iteratively learn at speed that unlocks the door to AI’s potential,” Shimmin said. “That’s where we’ll see the most innovation and competition over the coming year as vendors speed up AI through purpose-build hardware.”

Check in with Shimmin to read more about what Google is trying to do.