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For Sale – Dell 9370 i7 FHD, Dell 7590 i7 UHD touch, Alienware m15 r1 GTX 1070

Dell 9370 (white deck/keyboard mod – rare!)
i7 / 16Gb / 512Gb / FHD SKU
Warranty 13/2/2020 w/Amazon
Excellent condition
Brown box with PSU
£700incl.

Dell 7590
i7 9750H / 16Gb / 512Gb / UHD with touch / Nvidia GTX 1650
Warranty 1/2021 w/Dell
XPS packaging (not a refurb)
As new condition
2 x PSU
£1300incl.

Alienware m15 r1 (silver lid)
i7 8750H / 16Gb / 256Gb / GTX 1070 MaxQ / FHD 144Hz
Premier warranty until 3/2022 w/Dell
Refurb packaging
Excellent condition
£1075incl.

The 9370 I’ve had a while but is now not needed due to arrival of a 7390 2in1. The 7590 I love (gaming is surprisingly good now Dell have fixed the throttling issues with latest firmware and a 125mv undervolt helps wonders also) but it’s not getting enough use due to my m15r2. The m15r1 has been my portable gaming console but also pushed out of favour since arrival of the m15r2.

Pics to come. I’m on holiday from Sunday so if anything takes your fancy dont hang around.

Cheers!
Adam

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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 – Dell 9370 i7 FHD, Dell 7590 i7 UHD touch, Alienware m15 r1 GTX 1070

Dell 9370 (white deck/keyboard mod – rare!)
i7 / 16Gb / 512Gb / FHD SKU
Warranty 13/2/2020 w/Amazon
Excellent condition
Brown box with PSU
£700incl.

Dell 7590
i7 9750H / 16Gb / 512Gb / UHD with touch / Nvidia GTX 1650
Warranty 1/2021 w/Dell
XPS packaging (not a refurb)
As new condition
2 x PSU
£1300incl.

Alienware m15 r1 (silver lid)
i7 8750H / 16Gb / 256Gb / GTX 1070 MaxQ / FHD 144Hz
Premier warranty until 3/2022 w/Dell
Refurb packaging
Excellent condition
£1075incl.

The 9370 I’ve had a while but is now not needed due to arrival of a 7390 2in1. The 7590 I love (gaming is surprisingly good now Dell have fixed the throttling issues with latest firmware and a 125mv undervolt helps wonders also) but it’s not getting enough use due to my m15r2. The m15r1 has been my portable gaming console but also pushed out of favour since arrival of the m15r2.

Pics to come. I’m on holiday from Sunday so if anything takes your fancy dont hang around.

Cheers!
Adam

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Watch Communications and Microsoft announce partnership to bring broadband internet to Indiana, Ohio and Illinois – Stories

Deployment of technologies, including TV white spaces, is expected to cover more than four million people in the region, including 815,000 people in rural areas currently without access to broadband

REDMOND, Wash. — July 9, 2019 — On Tuesday, Watch Communications and Microsoft Corp. announced an agreement aimed at closing the broadband gap, and the rural digital divide in particular, in the states of Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. The partnership is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which is focused on extending broadband access to three million people in rural America by July 2022.

The FCC reports that more than 21 million Americans lack broadband access. According to Microsoft data, 162 million people across the United States are not using the internet at broadband speeds, including approximately 17 million people in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. Watch Communications will deploy a variety of broadband connectivity technologies to bring these areas under coverage, with an emphasis on wireless technologies leveraging TV white spaces (e.g., unused TV frequencies) in lower population density or terrain-challenged areas to achieve improved coverage. The areas expected to benefit include 50 counties in Indiana, 22 counties in Illinois, and most counties in Ohio.

“Every person deserves the same opportunity. But too often and in too many places, these opportunities are limited by where people live and their access to reliable and affordable broadband access,” said Shelley McKinley, general manager, Technology and Corporate Responsibility, Microsoft. “Microsoft is working across the country to close this gap. We’re partnering with Watch Communications to improve broadband access in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio and build on the incredible work being done by state and local leaders on this issue on behalf of their citizens.”

“Public-private partnerships, collaboration and understanding local initiatives are key to enabling connectivity success. Providing rural broadband can be difficult, so working as a team to solve the digital divide requires partners. We are excited to partner with Microsoft on this initiative,” said Greg Jarman, chief operating officer, Watch Communications.

Improved connectivity will bolster economic, educational and telehealth opportunities for everyone in the region, and could be particularly impactful for this region’s farmers. Together, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio account for more than $38.5 billion in agricultural value, with all three ranking in the top 16 states by agricultural output, according to the USDA. With broadband access, farmers can take advantage of advanced technologies such as precision agriculture which can help better monitor crops and increase yields.

In addition, Watch Communications and Microsoft will work together to ensure that once connectivity is available, people know how to use it and can get the training needed to fully participate in the digital economy, access educational opportunities and access telemedicine.

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State by State View

Indiana

This is Microsoft’s first Airband Initiative deployment in Indiana. The need for improved connectivity is acute — the FCC broadband mapping report shows that more than 673,000 people in Indiana do not have access to broadband, and Microsoft data suggests that more than 4.3 million people are not using the internet at broadband speeds in the state. The partnership between Watch Communications and Microsoft is expected to cover more than 1 million Hoosiers, more than 440,000 of whom are people in rural areas that are currently unserved.

Watch Communications was a recent award winner of funds from the FCC to extend broadband services in Indiana. As a result, Watch Communications has been working with Indiana counties to develop the deployment approach that best meets the needs of the local communities. In addition to broadband, Watch Communications has been working to use its network to design an IoT network to serve Indiana businesses.

This also builds on Microsoft’s presence in Indiana. Last October, Microsoft and the Markle Foundation announced the launch of Skillful Indiana, focused on bringing investment, training, tools, and innovative methods to support workforce development in the state. In addition, the Hope FFA chapter in Indiana was recently awarded Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits, which will help FFA students develop essential digital skills for precision agriculture and IoT technologies.

Ohio

Watch Communications was a recent award winner of funds from the FCC to extend broadband services in Ohio. As a result, Watch Communications has been working with Ohio counties to develop the deployment approach that best meets the needs of the local communities.

“You can’t be a part of the modern economy or education system without access to high-speed internet, and we are taking steps in Ohio to extend broadband to those who are underserved across the state,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “Thank you to Microsoft for being among the leaders on this and for being willing to consider innovative solutions to help extend opportunity to people in Ohio who need it.”

This is Microsoft’s second Airband Initiative deployment in Ohio, following an August 2018 agreement between Microsoft and Agile Networks. The need for improved connectivity is acute — the FCC broadband mapping report shows that more than 621,000 people in Ohio do not have access to broadband, while Microsoft data suggests that more than 6.9 million people are not using the internet at broadband speeds in the state. The partnership between Watch Communications and Microsoft is expected to cover approximately 2.5 million people, more than 288,000 of whom are people in rural areas that are currently unserved.

This also builds on Microsoft’s presence in Ohio. Microsoft’s TEALS program is helping to deliver computer science education to Ohio students. In addition, the Arcadia FFA chapter and Triad-OHP FFA chapter in Ohio were recently awarded Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits, which will help FFA students develop essential digital skills for precision agriculture and IoT technologies.

Illinois

This is Microsoft’s second Airband Initiative deployment in Illinois, the first being a September 2018 agreement between Microsoft and Network Business Systems to bring broadband internet to people in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota. The need for improved connectivity is acute — the FCC broadband mapping report shows that more than 680,000 people in Illinois do not have access to broadband, while Microsoft data suggests that more than 6.6 million people are not using the internet at broadband speeds in the state. The partnership between Watch Communications and Microsoft is expected to cover more than 275,000 people, more than 80,000 of whom are people in rural areas that are currently unserved.

About Watch Communications

Founded in 1992, Watch Communications is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) using a combination of fixed wireless and fiber technologies to serve residential and business customers throughout Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Watch Communications began as a wireless cable TV provider and expanded service offerings in 1998 to include Internet. Since its creation, Watch Communications has focused on unserved and underserved small and rural markets.

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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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The monitor is in perfect condition, it is fully boxed

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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.