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For Sale – HTPC System (can split)

Hi all
Had my HTPC up and running for about a year now – initially it was built as a gaming PC but I ended up with an Xbox One S so have just used it as a streamer/media centre so it is a bit overkill.

I can take photos if there is any real interest but have just attached some photos from CPU-Z for now. Some parts were new but mostly sourced from these forums. Most come boxed but take it as there is no warranty on anything.

Ideally I want to sell the system together but I am willing to split. If you are interested in splitting I might have to ask you to hold back until I have sold a few parts, otherwise I will be left with an unusable system.

All parts working great and all prices inc delivery. Obviously there will be discounts for bulk purchases or if you want the whole system. It will come with a fresh Ubuntu install. It currently has a legit Windows 10 Education license but not entirely sure if I am allowed to sell it with an OS on?

As for prices, I have just really compared with eBay so if I am WAY out please let me know, I won’t be offended!

Silverstone Grandia GD09 HTPC Desktop PC Case – £50
ASRock Z97 Motherboard (will have to check on exact model but think it is Fatality Gaming) – £70
Intel 4790K CPU – £200
Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler – £15
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) RAM – £100
WD Green 4GB HDD – £70
Samsung Evo 250GB SSD – £70
Logitech K400 Keyboard/Touchpad – £10
EVGA GTX 780 GPU – £90
Silverstone SST Strider 700W Modular Power Supply – £60

Total system price inc delivery – £700

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Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: North Shields
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Wanted – 4 x 2GB DDR2 800Mhz Desktop DIMMS

Just bought my 3 year boy a cheapo Dell Optiplex 755 from eBay and I’m looking for some 2GB DDR2 800Mhz DIMMS.
It accepts 8GB so looking for 4 x 2GB.

Anyone have any for sale?

Thanks.

Location: Stevenage

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For Sale – HTPC System (can split)

Hi all
Had my HTPC up and running for about a year now – initially it was built as a gaming PC but I ended up with an Xbox One S so have just used it as a streamer/media centre so it is a bit overkill.

I can take photos if there is any real interest but have just attached some photos from CPU-Z for now. Some parts were new but mostly sourced from these forums. Most come boxed but take it as there is no warranty on anything.

Ideally I want to sell the system together but I am willing to split. If you are interested in splitting I might have to ask you to hold back until I have sold a few parts, otherwise I will be left with an unusable system.

All parts working great and all prices inc delivery. Obviously there will be discounts for bulk purchases or if you want the whole system. It will come with a fresh Ubuntu install. It currently has a legit Windows 10 Education license but not entirely sure if I am allowed to sell it with an OS on?

As for prices, I have just really compared with eBay so if I am WAY out please let me know, I won’t be offended!

Silverstone Grandia GD09 HTPC Desktop PC Case – £50
ASRock Z97 Motherboard (will have to check on exact model but think it is Fatality Gaming) – £70
Intel 4790K CPU – £200
Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler – £15
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) RAM – £100
WD Green 4GB HDD – £70
Samsung Evo 250GB SSD – £70
Logitech K400 Keyboard/Touchpad – £10
EVGA GTX 780 GPU – £90
Silverstone SST Strider 700W Modular Power Supply – £60

Total system price inc delivery – £700

Price and currency: See ad
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: North Shields
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Microsoft Translator accelerates use of Neural Networks across its offerings

Exactly one year ago, Microsoft Translator made a new AI-powered technology available to everyone: neural machine translation (NMT) . Since then, the team has been working hard to expand the use of NMT to improve translations in the Microsoft Translator Text and Speech APIs, as well as in all of Microsoft Translator’s supported products.  

Today, the Microsoft Translator team is announcing several developments in NMT technology, making advanced AI translations more accessible, no matter how you use them:  

  • 10 new languages are now available for NMT in both the API and the apps 
  • All of the API traffic for Chinese and Hindi is now powered by NMT, developers do not need to do anything to use it 
  • New “hybrid” translation is available for API and apps users alike, bringing benefits of neural translations to languages not yet available on NMT 
  • Speech translation is now powered end to end with LSTM technology with the release of speech recognition LSTM systems in the speech API  
  • NMT is now also available as an on premises service 

NMT technology has transformed machine translation, providing major advances in translation quality over the existing industry-standard statistical machine translation (SMT) technology. NMT better captures the context of full sentences before translating them, providing much higher quality translation and more human-sounding output. Learn more about how NMT works on the Microsoft Translator website, and watch the video below to see how NMT is integrated into Microsoft Translator’s speech translation.

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You can try out the new NMT powered translation today in Translator for Bing, the Microsoft Translator apps, Edge, the Translator PowerPoint add in, and of course, the Microsoft Translator Text and Speech APIs. 

Introducing 10 New NMT-Powered Languages 

Microsoft Translator adds 10 new languages to its list of NMT systems—now at 21 languages and growing! NMT now powers translations in the following languages (new languages in bold). 

Arabic 

Bulgarian 

Chinese 

Czech 

Danish 

Dutch 

English 

French 

German 

Hindi 

Italian 

Japanese 

Korean 

Norwegian 

Polish 

Portuguese 

Romanian 

Russian 

Spanish 

Swedish 

Turkish 

 

100% of Chinese and Hindi translations moved to NMT  

Microsoft is making NTM more easily available to developers. Specifically, all Chinese simplified and Hindi translations to and from English are now using our new NMT systems by default.  This means that developers do not need to call the “generalnn” category in their apps to benefit from these new systems. For the other languages this category is still needed, but additional languages will be switched to 100% NMT in the coming weeks and months.  

For developers that want to keep using SMT systems for the time being, for instance if they have built customs systems using the Hub, the category “SMT” can be used when calling the API. 

 

“Hybrid” Neural/Statistical translation 

With hybrid translation, when only one of the two languages you are translating to or from is NMT-powered, you will still see an increase in translation quality.  

Because of the scarcity of available training data between languages and the exponential complexity of building and running dedicated systems for each language pair, machine translation systems use English as a “pivot language” to translate from one language to the other. This means that each time you ask a machine translations system to translate from, say, Chinese to Spanish, the translation system usually translates Chinese to English, then translates the English to Spanish.  

With hybrid translations, when at least one of the two languages has an available NMT system, Microsoft Translator will automatically use NMT for that section of the translation. This portion of the translation will improve, making the entire translation better. View our article on the Microsoft support forum to learn more about hybrid translation. 

 

End to end LSTM neural network powered speech translation to dramatically improve speech translation quality 

Speech recognition is moving to advanced LSTM neural network architecture. Combined with an increase in available speech data, LSTM speech recognition improves quality (measured by the industry standard “word error rate”) up to 29%, depending on the language. This has a direct impact on the quality of the machine translation, since the more accurate the speech recognition is, the more accurate the resulting translation will be.  

Microsoft Translator’s NMT uses LSTM technology speech translation is therefore now using  LSTM technology from end to end. Try out end to end LSTM speech translation capabilities with Microsoft Translator live feature in the Translator PowerPoint add in, on http://translate.it and the Microsoft Translator apps, or in the Translator Speech API. 

On premises neural networks  

For organizations that require additional data security, neural network translation is now also available as an on premises service, using the organization’s own servers rather than the Microsoft Azure cloud service. Learn more about Microsoft Translator’s on premises offering. 

Learn more in the blogs from Microsoft Research and Cognitive Services.

Skype and Glamour Magazine partnership aims to help young women achieve their dreams | Skype Blogs

As a sponsor of Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Summit, we launched a new mentor program in partnership with The Girl Project—Glamour Magazine’s philanthropic initiative. The Girl Project aims to unleash the vast economic and social power of girls through education to ensure that girls everywhere have access to quality secondary education. This mentorship program will pair young female leaders at Skype with high school students sponsored by The Girl Project, and will focus on early career development, college preparation, public speaking, personal branding, and strategies for transforming setbacks into opportunities. We hope to empower the young women of the world to achieve their wildest dreams by celebrating their stories, fostering mentorship opportunities, and creating the technology to make progress possible. We will publish our Skype community lessons, stories, and inspiring content as the Girl Project Mentorship Program progresses.

“The beauty of Skype is that you can connect with people from anywhere. No matter where our mentees are located or where we happen to be ourselves, we have a vehicle to reach out and provide support. We hope that by utilizing Skype to break down the barriers of distance we are able to grow our mentorship community, creating a safe and inspiring space to learn from each other.”
—Skype 2017 Girl Project Mentorship team

Celebrate powerful women with new stickers and frames

In honor of Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Summit, held November 13, 2017, and our partnership with The Girl Project, we’re releasing a collection of new stickers and frames celebrating the sisterhood of girls mentoring girls. We created an exclusive “breaking the glass ceiling” emoticon to help you applaud the powerful women in your community—try them in Skype today!

To get started using the new Skype app and share this fresh, empowering content, make sure you are on the latest Skype mobile app. Upgrade your Skype for Android and iPhone mobile or go download the app from the Google Play store and iTunes. Click the emoticon picker to send our newest emoticon, and swipe right to the camera to express yourself with the new stickers and frames. Got feedback? We’d love to hear it! Please head over to the Skype Community.

Meet the mentors

From the left: Francesca Bassa, Cagla Kaymaz, Maria Isabel (Sabi) Vega, Karen Islas, and Sarah Hubbard attending Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Awards.

Cagla Kaymaz is a product manager at Skype currently working on calling and media experiences. Passionate about helping women in tech, Cagla is on the board of Women at Microsoft Silicon Valley, which helps women in the Microsoft tech community grow as leaders. Some of the best career advice she’s ever received: “Don’t wait for someone to hand you your dream job on a silver platter. In most cases, asking for it and proactively doing the work it takes goes a long way.”

Karen Islas is a product marketing manager on the Skype consumer team, where she leads go-to-market for Skype’s AI/bot platform, add-ins, and expressive chat content. Karen is a strong believer in the power of mentorship and guidance and hopes to one day start her own college prep non-profit. “There is a huge community and network of other woman in the workplace (and in the world) who want to see you succeed—don’t be afraid to tap into that network. If you want to learn more about a certain role, company, or hobby, there are interest groups from women for just about anything. You’ll be surprised how open other women are to help you.”

Maria Isabel Vega is currently the onboarding product manager for the Skype growth team. She is an active member of Women at Microsoft and volunteers for the annual Microsoft Give Campaign. “In high school, I wish I knew that things are only as important as the attention I give them. When I was younger, I worried a lot about what other people thought about me and wondered if I’d ever be cool or pretty enough as the standard I thought everyone expected me to reach. Today, if I catch myself wondering what others think, I try to refocus on the ideas I think are important and the standards I have set for myself.”

Sarah Hubbard is a program manager on the Skype Feedback team. She is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM by being on the organizational team for GHC with The Anita Borg Institute and helping lead the Skype Women’s Group. She also worked at the White House in STEM education. “If there was one thing I wish I had known in high school, it’s that there isn’t necessarily a recipe for success and happiness in life—getting one bad grade on a paper isn’t going to make or break you. Your path isn’t linear. Choose interesting challenges to tackle, skills to learn, places to travel, and work hard at whatever you choose to do. Remember, there are a multitude of things that will bring you not only success but happiness.”

Francesca Bassa is a product marketing manager at Skype who loves bringing exciting new products to life through storytelling. “Don’t be afraid to break the rules. If a system, role, or company isn’t working for you—know that you have the power to either change the system or create your own. There are so many ways to achieve your goals. No one, and young women in particular, should have to accept the status quo.”

For Sale – Components clear out

Right, so selling some components I have accrued over the past year or two.

Postage is at buyers cost

Noctua NH-D9L cooler with extra NF-A9 fan – £25 sold
This is in good condition, still a bit of dust on the fans and some small marks on the CPU plate see photos. Includes all accessories for AMD/Intel CPU’s, also includes noctua thermal compound which should still be good I think.

Silverstone SST-ST70F-ESG Gold PSU 700W£40
Unboxed, otherwise in good condition. Will be well packaged if posted.

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard£130
Boxed with all accessories. Thunderbolt 3 certified motherboard.

Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance LPX DDR4 Black 2666Mhz C16 – £210
Unboxed, will be well packaged.

Arctic 80mm F8TC x3 – £6 for all three, inc postage
Three 80mm fans – barely worth moving on, but yours for a few quid.

Asus X99-S Motherboard – £80
Boxed, should have most of the accessories still with it, definitely has all the essentials.

Streacom F12C Chassis – £90
In OK condition, see pictures. You can fit an impressive amount of stuff in this case, I managed to stuff the below EVGA 980 Hybrid and a Corsair h100 in there with an ATX motherboard.
The condition isn’t perfect, there are a few scratches and the wires from the switch and LED on the front have been bend 90degrees to get them under a fan. They still work but are delicate – I snapped two of them and had to solder them back together. If they break you will need to rewire the ends. Price reflects condition, as this is a £190 case.

EVGA 980 Hybrid 4GB – £200
Few small dinks in the radiator fins. There is a soft material that covers the pipes that was removed as it was fraying.
Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £150
Unboxed but will be in plastic CPU clamshell and otherwise well packed. No pics but its a CPU, can provide them if you need them.

I think thats it for now. Will add a H100i in later, need to grab a photo or two.

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Price and currency: GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Components clear out

Right, so selling some components I have accrued over the past year or two.

Postage is at buyers cost

Noctua NH-D9L cooler with extra NF-A9 fan – £25 sold
This is in good condition, still a bit of dust on the fans and some small marks on the CPU plate see photos. Includes all accessories for AMD/Intel CPU’s, also includes noctua thermal compound which should still be good I think.

Silverstone SST-ST70F-ESG Gold PSU 700W£40
Unboxed, otherwise in good condition. Will be well packaged if posted.

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard£130
Boxed with all accessories. Thunderbolt 3 certified motherboard.

Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance LPX DDR4 Black 2666Mhz C16 – £210
Unboxed, will be well packaged.

Arctic 80mm F8TC x3 – £6 for all three, inc postage
Three 80mm fans – barely worth moving on, but yours for a few quid.

Asus X99-S Motherboard – £80
Boxed, should have most of the accessories still with it, definitely has all the essentials.

Streacom F12C Chassis – £90
In OK condition, see pictures. You can fit an impressive amount of stuff in this case, I managed to stuff the below EVGA 980 Hybrid and a Corsair h100 in there with an ATX motherboard.
The condition isn’t perfect, there are a few scratches and the wires from the switch and LED on the front have been bend 90degrees to get them under a fan. They still work but are delicate – I snapped two of them and had to solder them back together. If they break you will need to rewire the ends. Price reflects condition, as this is a £190 case.

EVGA 980 Hybrid 4GB – £200
Few small dinks in the radiator fins. There is a soft material that covers the pipes that was removed as it was fraying.
Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £150
Unboxed but will be in plastic CPU clamshell and otherwise well packed. No pics but its a CPU, can provide them if you need them.

I think thats it for now. Will add a H100i in later, need to grab a photo or two.

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Price and currency: GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GTX 960 4GB & Razer Deathadder Chroma Mouse

As above 1 x GTX 960 4gb Around a year old, perfect working condition only selling due to upgrade
£100 + Postage

Razer deathadder chroma very good condition £30 + postage

any questions feel free to ask
Thanks

Price and currency: £130
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Payment method: BT
Location: Kent
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For Sale – GTX 960 4GB & Razer Deathadder Chroma Mouse

As above 1 x GTX 960 4gb Around a year old, perfect working condition only selling due to upgrade
£100 + Postage

Razer deathadder chroma very good condition £30 + postage

any questions feel free to ask
Thanks

Price and currency: £130
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Location: Kent
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Microsoft Digital Civility Challenge resonating with consumers worldwide, new data show – Microsoft on the Issues

Earlier this year, Microsoft called on people around the world to embrace “digital civility” in all online interactions by leading and acting with empathy, compassion and kindness. The concept appears to be taking hold, but there is still more work to be done, according to results of a new Microsoft research study.Chart showing teens do a better job of defending themselves online than adults

Eighty-eight percent of teens and 87 percent of adults said they treat other people with respect and dignity online, while 84 percent of both age groups responded that they show respect for other people’s points of view. Three-quarters of young people and 77 percent of adults said they pause before replying to posts, texts and other content they disagree with, and nearly the same percentages said they stand up for themselves in the digital space (77 percent of teens, 73 percent of adults). Fewer – although still significant proportions – responded that they stand up for others online (65 percent of teens, 59 percent of adults).

Findings are from Microsoft’s latest research into digital civility around the world. We’re releasing these results on World Kindness Day to emphasize that it’s never too late to help foster safer, healthier and more respectful online interactions for everyone. “Civility, Safety and Interaction Online — 2017” polled teens ages 13-17 and adults ages 18-74 in 23 countries[1] regarding 20 online risks.[2] This year’s research builds on our first study done last year, which polled the same age demographics in 14 countries about 17 types of online abuse. Nearly 11,600 teens and adults participated in this year’s research.

Highlighting the research, our campaign for digital civility was launched on Safer Internet Day 2017 and featured our Digital Civility Challenge in which we asked people across the globe to commit to four basic tenets for life online:

  • Treat others as you would like to be treated by acting with empathy, compassion, and kindness in every interaction, and affording everyone respect and dignity.
  • Respect differences by honoring diverse perspectives and, when disagreements surface, engaging thoughtfully and avoid name-calling and personal attacks.
  • Pause before replying to contrary comments and refrain from posting or sending anything that could hurt someone, damage a reputation or threaten someone’s safety.
  • Stand up for oneself and others by supporting those who are targets of online abuse or cruelty, reporting activity that threatens anyone’s safety and preserving evidence of inappropriate or unsafe behavior.

These challenge actions served as the basis for some new research questions this year. Still, more work appears to be needed. About half of teens see others demonstrating thoughtful consideration (51 percent) and standing up for others (52 percent) online, compared to 46 percent of adults, respectively. Those seeing people show respect for opposing views yielded similar results (54 percent of youth, 48 percent of adults). Meanwhile, respondents who saw others stand up for themselves online were higher: 66 percent of teens and 60 percent of adults.

Final results will be made available on international Safer Internet Day 2018 on Feb. 6, along with a year-over-year look at the Microsoft Digital Civility Index. The inaugural 14-country index, released earlier this year, represents respondents’ lifetime exposure to the 17 original online risks. (Our full Safer Internet Day 2017 release can be found at www.microsoft.com/digitalcivility.) A new international index reading will be announced next year, accounting for respondents’ experience with the expanded list of 20 online risks.

If you’d like to learn more about online safety generally and how best to protect yourself and your family, visit our website and review our resources; “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

[1] Countries surveyed: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

[2] The 20 risks are grouped into four categories:

  • Reputational – “Doxing” and damage to personal or professional reputations
  • Behavioral – Being treated meanly; experiencing trolling, online harassment or bullying; encountering hate speech and microaggressions
  • Sexual – Sending or receiving unwanted sexting messages and making sexual solicitations; being a victim of sextortion or non-consensual pornography (aka “revenge porn”)-
  • Personal / Intrusive – Being the target of unwanted contact, experiencing discrimination, “swatting,” misogyny, exposure to extremist content/recruiting, or falling victim to hoaxes, scams or fraud.

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