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For Sale – Zotac GeForce GTX770

Zotac GTX770 2GB, had it a few years and just upgraded to a 1050Ti.

Due to its size and weight I’d rather it was collected in person.

Price and currency: 45.00
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Mike McCarter: lean, mean, hacking machine – Microsoft Life

About four years ago, I almost quit.

I was getting restless and decided that I wanted to launch a startup. Soon after that, I told my manager that I planned to leave within the next year.

I told her that I needed autonomy and creativity. I wanted a job with greater purpose and world-changing impact. I wanted rapid growth, not just of my products, but also of myself.

Her response caught me off guard. She said she’d support me either way and offered a few suggestions for ways I could get all those things at Microsoft, should I consider staying. She could give me more room for creativity and risk-taking, more help gaining access to all of Microsoft’s resources, and a lot of other things that I’d not considered doing before.

I stayed, and I never looked back.

I’ve always looked for creative ways to solve problems, ideally without involving a ton of waste. As a rural kid growing up three miles away from a very small town, I didn’t have much to do other than figure out how to entertain myself. I had to be independent and resourceful. So I got into fixing and building and creating things—treehouses, go carts, you name it.

Once I got my uncle’s ancient dune buggy up and running again with very few tools and even less adult supervision; for a brief moment I may have been the only eighth grader with wheels. I was always redesigning things that were broken and giving them a new purpose.

Although I didn’t know what to call it at the time, I now realize that was lean hacking (experimenting with new ideas and testing them—quickly), and it turns out I’d been doing it for a while.

Instead of leaving the company, I decided to bring more of this mindset to my job at Microsoft. I turned an old lab into a collaboration space where my team and I can experiment constantly. I love that space. In it, our vetting and forensic services team (translation: we protect Microsoft and its customers from a variety of risks) have developed products—sometimes with the help of The Garage, and other times as volunteers supported by Microsoft Philanthropies.

Together, we built a state-of-the-art identity-vetting platform. We found that our skills translated well to areas with great societal value too; our lean hacking tactics have helped us address major global challenges through solutions like PhotoDNA, a product used to fight child exploitation on the internet; Child Finder Service, which helps find missing children; and Content Moderator, which helps organizations identify high-risk text, images, or video on their platforms.

Mike McCarter

Instead of leaving the company four years ago, Mike McCarter decided to bring more of lean hacking mindset to his job at Microsoft. “So far, there’s nowhere else I’ve found where I can have a greater, global impact than at Microsoft,” said McCarter.

Other hacks are fun, and our team engages in small experiments constantly; we’ve created a four-in-one programmable-height ping-pong scrum table, a custom-designed lab layout with a bell for big wins, and a community snack cart for sharing healthy treats. In a team survey, 100 percent of our people said that their jobs are more than just jobs—they have real meaning. I think this is due to our hacking culture.

Since that conversation with my manager four years ago, I’ve gone through a transformation—I used to think that I needed to start my own company, make a fortune, and then have a positive impact on the world afterward. But I’ve realized that life is too short to defer one’s calling.

I still often wonder about other opportunities. But the question I ask myself is how much impact can I make somewhere else versus where I am at. So far, there’s nowhere else I’ve found where I can have a greater, global impact than at Microsoft.

Are you a Microsoft employee with a journey to share? Drop us a line from your work email at MicrosoftLife (at) microsoft.com.

For Sale – Low/Mid spec Media/Gaming pc SPLIT AMD, RADEON *OFFERS*QUICK SALE*

Hello,

Pc was built around 4-5 years ago has been used pretty much daily and never has let me down. Looking for upgrade hence sale.

Dell 2209WA – £45 inc
Amd FX-8350 With custom fan (will find name) – £85inc
AMD HD7950 (will find brand) – £95 inc
Kingston Hyper X Black DDR3 1600 2X8GB – £65inc
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX With Box – £110inc
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB – £30inc
PSU Corsair HX850 – £110inc

Open to sensible offers and collection is welcome.

Thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, PPG AND CASH
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Low/Mid spec Media/Gaming pc SPLIT AMD, RADEON *OFFERS*QUICK SALE*

Hello,

Pc was built around 4-5 years ago has been used pretty much daily and never has let me down. Looking for upgrade hence sale.

Dell 2209WA – £45 inc
Amd FX-8350 With custom fan (will find name) – £85inc
AMD HD7950 (will find brand) – £95 inc
Kingston Hyper X Black DDR3 1600 2X8GB – £65inc
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX With Box – £110inc
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB – £30inc
PSU Corsair HX850 – £110inc

Open to sensible offers and collection is welcome.

Thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, PPG AND CASH
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Zotac GeForce GTX770

Zotac GTX770 2GB, had it a few years and just upgraded to a 1050Ti.

Due to its size and weight I’d rather it was collected in person.

Price and currency: 45.00
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Zotac GeForce GTX770

Zotac GTX770 2GB, had it a few years and just upgraded to a 1050Ti.

Due to its size and weight I’d rather it was collected in person.

Price and currency: 45.00
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Low/Mid spec Media/Gaming pc SPLIT AMD, RADEON *OFFERS*QUICK SALE*

Hello,

Pc was built around 4-5 years ago has been used pretty much daily and never has let me down. Looking for upgrade hence sale.

Dell 2209WA – £45 inc
Amd FX-8350 With custom fan (will find name) – £85inc
AMD HD7950 (will find brand) – £95 inc
Kingston Hyper X Black DDR3 1600 2X8GB – £65inc
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX With Box – £110inc
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB – £30inc
PSU Corsair HX850 – £110inc

Open to sensible offers and collection is welcome.

Thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, PPG AND CASH
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Low/Mid spec Media/Gaming pc SPLIT AMD, RADEON *OFFERS*QUICK SALE*

Hello,

Pc was built around 4-5 years ago has been used pretty much daily and never has let me down. Looking for upgrade hence sale.

Dell 2209WA – £45 inc
Amd FX-8350 With custom fan (will find name) – £85inc
AMD HD7950 (will find brand) – £95 inc
Kingston Hyper X Black DDR3 1600 2X8GB – £65inc
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX With Box – £110inc
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB – £30inc
PSU Corsair HX850 – £110inc

Open to sensible offers and collection is welcome.

Thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, PPG AND CASH
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Low/Mid spec Media/Gaming pc SPLIT AMD, RADEON *OFFERS*QUICK SALE*

Hello,

Pc was built around 4-5 years ago has been used pretty much daily and never has let me down. Looking for upgrade hence sale.

Dell 2209WA – £45 inc
Amd FX-8350 With custom fan (will find name) – £85inc
AMD HD7950 (will find brand) – £95 inc
Kingston Hyper X Black DDR3 1600 2X8GB – £65inc
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX With Box – £110inc
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB – £30inc
PSU Corsair HX850 – £110inc

Open to sensible offers and collection is welcome.

Thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, PPG AND CASH
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Low/Mid spec Media/Gaming pc SPLIT AMD, RADEON *OFFERS*QUICK SALE*

Hello,

Pc was built around 4-5 years ago has been used pretty much daily and never has let me down. Looking for upgrade hence sale.

Dell 2209WA – £45 inc
Amd FX-8350 With custom fan (will find name) – £85inc
AMD HD7950 (will find brand) – £95 inc
Kingston Hyper X Black DDR3 1600 2X8GB – £65inc
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX With Box – £110inc
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB – £30inc
PSU Corsair HX850 – £110inc

Open to sensible offers and collection is welcome.

Thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, PPG AND CASH
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.