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For Sale – KINGSTON FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT – Brand new

FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT

This kit was used for a day before I decided to go back to 16GB RAM so it’s barely had any use at all. These kits are £330 new so I am asking £295 including special delivery

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Asus VX24AH IPS 1440p monitor for sale

The monitor is in perfect condition, it is fully boxed

I can’t see any stuck pixels on the monitor and backlight bleed doesn’t seem to be an issue

I’m asking £120 for a quick sale, but may consider close offers if you’re a serious buyer

SOLD

Price and currency: £Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Stoke on trent
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For Sale – KINGSTON FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT – Brand new

FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT

This kit was used for a day before I decided to go back to 16GB RAM so it’s barely had any use at all. These kits are £330 new so I am asking £295 including special delivery

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Asus VX24AH IPS 1440p monitor for sale

The monitor is in perfect condition, it is fully boxed

I can’t see any stuck pixels on the monitor and backlight bleed doesn’t seem to be an issue

I’m asking £120 for a quick sale, but may consider close offers if you’re a serious buyer

SOLD

Price and currency: £Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Stoke on trent
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – KINGSTON FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT – Brand new

FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT

This kit was used for a day before I decided to go back to 16GB RAM so it’s barely had any use at all. These kits are £330 new so I am asking £295 including special delivery

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Asus VX24AH IPS 1440p monitor for sale

The monitor is in perfect condition, it is fully boxed

I can’t see any stuck pixels on the monitor and backlight bleed doesn’t seem to be an issue

I’m asking £120 for a quick sale, but may consider close offers if you’re a serious buyer

SOLD

Price and currency: £Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Stoke on trent
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT – Brand new

FURY WHITE 32GB (2X16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT

This kit was used for a day before I decided to go back to 16GB RAM so it’s barely had any use at all. These kits are £330 new so I am asking £295 including special delivery

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Asus VX24AH IPS 1440p monitor for sale

The monitor is in perfect condition, it is fully boxed

I can’t see any stuck pixels on the monitor and backlight bleed doesn’t seem to be an issue

I’m asking £120 for a quick sale, but may consider close offers if you’re a serious buyer

SOLD

Price and currency: £Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Stoke on trent
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Tech giants support FHIR standard. Will that make a difference?

During a White House meeting about the new Blue Button 2.0 API for Medicare, six major technology players signed a joint statement pledging to work toward healthcare interoperability with a particular focus on the cloud and artificial intelligence.

The companies — Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce — promised to support the goal of  “frictionless” interoperability using established industry standards, including the HL7 FHIR standard API. They offered a vision of a robust ongoing dialogue that would include every healthcare entity from payers to patients and application developers, according to a statement released by the Information Technology Industry Council.

Pushing the FHIR standard forward

The statement comes at a time when patient demand for easy access to healthcare data has never been greater. Large hospitals have responded with nascent efforts to improve data exchange based on the FHIR standard API, but there is widespread acknowledgement that healthcare lags far behind other industries when it comes to tech innovation and particularly interoperability. The idea of what could effectively be a consortium of mainstream technology companies working on this tricky problem and promoting the FHIR standard was received warmly by some this week and with a healthy dose of skepticism by others.

The fact that the statement called out cloud usage specifically, is telling, because, for reasons ranging from security to cost, a significant portion of healthcare organizations continue to avoid the cloud. A 2017 report from KLAS Research found 31% of hospitals either won’t expand their cloud efforts or won’t move to the cloud. “The cloud really is a double-edged sword,” said Kathy Downing, vice president of information governance,  informatics, standards, privacy and security at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), in an interview. While the cloud might offer a more secure environment than some smaller health organizations could achieve, Downing isn’t convinced the cloud itself is pivotal to interoperability. “I don’t know that the cloud really has a dog in this interoperability hunt,” she said. “You want to think through the safeguards and do all the assessments. That’s more important than whether you’re using a server or the cloud.”

I’m not sure how any of these entities will solve the issue of semantic interoperability.
John Moorefounder and managing partner of Chilmark Research

It’s a positive sign for the healthcare industry that it’s attracted the attention of these major players, said Coray Tate, vice president of clinical research at KLAS, in an email. But the market has to be there for this to work. “We’re at the base of the mountain and early steps are the easiest,” he said. “It remains to be seen if the market will provide a business case that will sustain the long climb.”

And the business case may not be there because this group of tech companies isn’t in most hospitals in any significant way today, said John Moore, founder and managing partner of Chilmark Research, in an email. “As big and influential as these companies are their collective presence in healthcare is quite disparate and at the end of the day it is what a clinician is using in their workflow that matters,” he explained. “These companies are simply not there. I’m not sure how any of these entities will solve the issue of semantic interoperability.” To further complicate matters, most hospitals don’t want to share patient data with competitors, he said. “They have instead opted to let patients themselves take direct responsibility.”

Tech support potentially a good thing

Attention from tech giants, however, should be seen as a good thing as long as everyone is thoughtful about how to proceed, said Stan Huff, M.D., chief medical informatics officer at Intermountain Healthcare and co-chair of the Health Level 7(HL7) Clinical Information Modeling Initiative, which developed the FHIR standard API. “This is significant because it creates faith in HL7 FHIR and will encourage investment in FHIR development,” he said. “The thing I would want to encourage is that this group work with existing organizations like HL7, ONC, HSPC and CIIC to ensure they all implement the FHIR standard the same way so we get to true semantic interoperability at some point.”

The joint statement offered few details on future plans but stressed the need to get everyone involved, including the open source community. “I think we will need to wait a few weeks to hear specific projects to know what additional impact they will have,” Huff said.

For Sale – Acer 31.5″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) monitor (EB321HQU)

Ha, I know what you mean – I don’t “need” my kit either (it’s 100% essential though)!

The white edging isn’t a distraction at all. I actually like it. It’s especially nice if backing on to a light coloured wall. The picture’s nice and bright so you don’t notice the bezel while in use. Besides, given it’s a 32″ screen, it takes up most of my field of view when I’m at my desk. I play FPS games, so I bought it partly for that. It was awesome for gaming (although not quite as good as my 65″ OLED, hence the lack of use). The design also looks great in my office – I’m almost tempted to keep it as an ornament even if I rarely use it!

Tbh, I priced it at £200 to give me room to drop the price, but I’d never intended on going that low. £170 + delivery (or including uninsured delivery) is as far as I can bend. It’s a hell of a lot if monitor for that money.

RTO Wireless and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband internet to rural communities in New York and Maine

TV white spaces and other new technologies will provide affordable, reliable broadband access to approximately 290,000 people

REDMOND, Wash. — July 24, 2018 — On Tuesday, RTO Wireless and Microsoft Corp. announced a new agreement to provide broadband internet access to more than 290,000 people living in unserved rural regions of New York and Maine. The partnership is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which aims to extend broadband access to 2 million people in unserved portions of rural America by July 4, 2022.

Currently, 19.4 million people living in rural areas in the United States lack access to a broadband internet connection. RTO Wireless will use innovative techniques and technologies, including TV white spaces and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), to deliver fixed and mobile wireless services to rural markets within the U.S., with initial rollouts across 16 counties in Maine and 20 counties in New York.

“Without reliable internet access, many people living in rural America are unable to take advantage of the same opportunities as their urban neighbors,” said Shelley McKinley, Microsoft’s head of Technology and Corporate Responsibility. “We are excited to partner with RTO Wireless to bring broadband to students, farmers, educators and business owners across the Southern Tier and North Country of New York and Western Maine so that they have an equal opportunity to learn, grow, contribute and prosper in the 21st century economy.”

“The TV white spaces technology ecosystem championed by Microsoft provides a critical low-band function enabling tremendous RF propagation over a large service area,” said Steve Hubbard, CEO of RTO Wireless. “Microsoft is contributing tremendous resources to solving the lack of broadband options in rural America. Joining the Microsoft Airband Initiative will enable RTO to enhance the educational, healthcare and agricultural services that can be provided to the rural communities. RTO is proud to launch its initial networks in New York and Maine with an impressive consortium of technology partners to deliver exciting applications and services.”

This partnership between Microsoft and RTO Wireless will complement the already established and successful “broadband for all” initiative in New York. In 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature established the $500 million New NY Broadband Program, the nation’s largest and most ambitious state investment in broadband expansion. Three rounds of grants using a reverse-auction method have expended this $500 million and provided support to projects that deliver high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas of the state.

Leaders in New York have offered strong support for closing the rural broadband gap in the U.S.:

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, District 23, said, “We care about the promotion of rural broadband, and this announcement will allow more hardworking people in our region to access the digital economy and quality, family-sustaining jobs. We will continue our work in Washington to promote broadband infrastructure through funding and fair regulation.”

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, District 27,  said, “New York’s 27th Congressional District is 65 percent underserved by broadband technologies, and it is welcome news that RTO Wireless and Microsoft are taking action to expand service in five of the counties I represent. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, I’ve been able to work on policies that will help bring more broadband to rural America. We still have a long way to go in making sure all of Western New York has reliable access to broadband, but I commend Microsoft for its investment in our area that will benefit thousands of my constituents.”

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, District 21, said, “This is excellent news, and I applaud Microsoft and RTO Wireless for working to bring broadband to our district. Increasing access to broadband is critical to ensuring our businesses can compete, our economy can grow and our children have access to the best educational resources. At the federal level, I am pleased to be a leader on expanding access to rural broadband and will continue to work to ensure the North Country has access to this critical 21st century infrastructure.”

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, District 22, said, “Broadband internet access unlocks pathways to better education, business growth, health and so much more. Microsoft and RTO Wireless’ new agreement to bring broadband to underserved rural regions of New York, including to people in the 22nd District, ensures our community can take advantage of the opportunities offered by today’s digital economy.”

The Microsoft Airband Initiative is focused on bringing broadband coverage to rural Americans through commercial partnerships and investment in digital skills training for people in the newly connected communities. Proceeds from Airband connectivity projects will be reinvested into the program to expand broadband to more rural areas.

About RTO Wireless

RTO Wireless is a “Rural Technology Operator” who has solved a unique set of operational and economical constraints plaguing rural broadband & narrowband connectivity, by incorporating the latest wireless connectivity technologies across TV White Space, CBRS, LoRaWAN and traditional spectrum bands. RTO is founded by executives with vast experience building and operating neutral host and wholesale wireless affiliate & roaming networks for top tier mobile operators. In 2018, RTO’s financial commitments to new wireless infrastructure construction has exceeded $150,000,000. RTO is building wireless infrastructure for rural communities to access fixed broadband services and IoT applications, including middle mile backhaul connections to serve education, healthcare, public safety, utilities, asset tracking, precision agriculture, connected vehicles, and environmental applications. RTO’s neutral host rural networks enable dynamic partnerships with IoT ASPs, wireless carriers and wireline/cable operators in need of higher capacity rural network footprint. More information can be found at www.rtowireless.com.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Experts skeptical an AWS switch is coming

Industry experts said AWS has no need to build and sell a white box data center switch as reported last week but could help customers by developing a dedicated appliance for connecting a private data center with the public cloud provider.

The Information reported last Friday AWS was considering whether to design open switches for an AWS-centric hybrid cloud. The AWS switch would compete directly with Arista, Cisco and Juniper Networks and could be available within 18 months if AWS went through with the project. AWS has declined comment.

Industry observers said this week the report could be half right. AWS customers could use hardware dedicated to establishing a network connection to the service provider, but that device is unlikely to be an AWS switch.

“A white box switch in and of itself doesn’t help move workloads to the cloud, and AWS, as you know, is in the cloud business,” said Brad Casemore, an analyst at IDC.

What AWS customers could use isn’t an AWS switch, but hardware designed to connect a private cloud to the infrastructure-as-a-service provider, experts said. Currently, AWS’ software-based Direct Connect service for the corporate data center is “a little kludgy today and could use a little bit of work,” said an industry executive who requested his name not be used because he works with AWS.

“It’s such a fragile and crappy part of the Amazon cloud experience,” he said. “The Direct Connect appliance is a badly needed part of their portfolio.”

AWS could also use a device that provides a dedicated connection to a company’s remote office or campus network, said John Fruehe, an independent analyst.  “It would speed up application [service] delivery greatly.”

Indeed, Microsoft recently introduced the Azure Virtual WAN service, which connects the Azure cloud with software-defined WAN systems that serve remote offices and campuses. The systems manage traffic through multiple network links, including broadband, MPLS and LTE.

Connectors to AWS, Google, Microsoft clouds

For the last couple of years, AWS and its rivals Google and Microsoft have been working with partners on technology to ease the difficulty of connecting to their respective services.

In October 2016, AWS and VMware launched an alliance to develop the VMware Cloud on AWS. The platform would essentially duplicate on AWS a private cloud built with VMware software. As a result, customers of the vendors could use a single set of tools to manage and move workloads between both environments.

A year later, Google announced it had partnered with Cisco to connect Kubernetes containers running on Google Cloud with Cisco’s hyper-converged infrastructure, called HyperFlex. Cisco would also provide management tools and security for the hybrid cloud system.

Microsoft, on the other hand, offers a hybrid cloud platform called the Azure Stack. The software runs on third-party hardware and shares its code, APIs and management portal with Microsoft’s Azure public cloud to create a common cloud-computing platform. Microsoft hardware partners for Azure Stack include Cisco, Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Vodafone puts Facebook Voyager through its paces

Vodafone has completed what it described as a successful trial of a Facebook-designed white box transponder, called Voyager. The announcement is the latest example of the carrier’s effort to develop alternatives to proprietary technology.

The telecommunications company said this week the trial demonstrated the viability of running the optical transponder hardware through a software-based networking system. Vodafone tested Facebook Voyager and the related software on a live network in Spain.

The software used with Voyager included a network operating system developed by Cumulus Networks and network orchestration technology from Zeetta Networks. ADVA Optical Networking, a European telecommunications vendor, was one of the architects of the platform.

Open source technology is playing a more significant role in the networks and data centers of carriers that are trying to decrease their dependence on suppliers for innovation. For example, sales of open hardware from the Facebook-founded Open Compute Project are expected to grow 59% annually to $6 billion in 2021, according to research firm IHS Markit, based in London.

Facebook Voyager’s accomplishments

The Vodafone trial showed the Facebook Voyager platform could achieve optical commissioning and optical real-time monitoring at 200 Gbps. Voyager also was able to deliver capacity of 800 Gbps per rack unit over an existing optical infrastructure.

“We wanted to show how Voyager’s variable-rate transceivers can be used to match speeds and modulation formats with actual line conditions,” Santiago Tenorio Sanz, head of network strategy and architecture at U.K.-based Vodafone, said in a blog post. “Thanks to a streamlined network operating system and SDN [software-defined networking] automation, we showed how our live network can set up optical services and keep them running, reduce unnecessary and lengthy customer service interruptions, and improve network utilization.”

In 2016, Facebook’s introduction of Voyager advanced the company’s move into the telecom industry. The platform works with Open Packet DWDM, or dense wavelength division multiplexing, which is Facebook’s combination of packet and DWDM technology to transmit over optical networks.

Facebook contributed Voyager to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an industry group dedicated to developing an open source telecom network architecture. Facebook also added its open source wireless access platform, OpenCellular, to TIP.

In January, the growing demand for better open source products led the Linux Foundation to streamline its networking projects by having them share financial resources and staff under a single governing body, called the LF Networking Fund.

Constant offensive cyberattacks approved by Pentagon

In a move with no publicity and reportedly little input from the White House, the Pentagon has allegedly approved the U.S. Cyber Command to perform offensive cyberattacks.

The Pentagon approved the use of daily and constant offensive cyberattacks in the spring of this year, according to the original report by The New York Times. The offensive cyberattacks would aim to take pre-emptive action against malicious actors before damage could be done to the U.S.

The planned actions would fall “short of war,” although experts have previously argued there may not be a consensus definition of what constitutes an act of cyberwar. In 2016, the Senate introduced a bill to have then-President Barack Obama clarify the definition of an act of cyberwar, but that bill never passed. 

According to The New York Times, the decision to approve offensive cyberattacks was not formally debated inside the White House, and it is unclear what concessions may have been made to address the potential risks, which include the possible need to invade an ally’s network or how to handle escalation in counterattacks.

The mission statement of the U.S. Cyber Command had been to take a more defensive role and protect the Department of Defense networks. There was leeway in that mission to perform offensive cyberattacks, but only in the effort of preventing harm to the U.S. or its allies.

Leo Taddeo, CISO at Cyxtera Technologies, based in Coral Gables, Fla., and former special agent in charge of cyberops for the FBI’s New York office, said enterprises are likely to take collateral damage as a result of this change.

If the U.S. begins to conduct constant and disruptive activities in foreign computer networks, private enterprises here should expect to be on the receiving end of the return fire.
Leo TaddeoCISO at Cyxtera

“If the U.S. begins to conduct constant and disruptive activities in foreign computer networks, private enterprises here should expect to be on the receiving end of the return fire,” Taddeo said via email. “This would not be a positive development for organizations that are already struggling to address the cyber threat.”

Andrea Limbago, chief social scientist at Endgame, based in Arlington, Va., said the Cyber Command’s action plan likely focuses on maneuvering between defense and using offensive cyberattacks as part of a deterrent strategy.

“The United States has largely done very little publicly in response to cyberattacks, generally avoiding discussing any kind of offensive capabilities or objectives for decades, and still has only publicly attributed a handful of cyberattacks to foreign governments,” Limbago wrote via email. “It is essential to keep that point in mind, as the cyber domain is not siloed from other domains, and so we must move beyond a focus on cyber tit-for-tat when discussing offense and defense.”

“Perhaps the greatest takeaway from this ongoing debate about offense and defense is that both are crucial components of any larger United States cybersecurity strategy, which still is lacking and desperately needed,” she continued. “If and when that is released, we’ll have a better gauge on concrete priorities in the cyber domain.”