* Posts by Babbit55

120 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Nov 2012


Brexit text-it wrecks it: Vote Leave fined £40k for spamming 200k msgs ahead of EU referendum


Re: Dodgy behavior by Vote Leave?

No, it was none binding because it was a referendum. If it had been legally binding it would have been declared null and void because one party broke campaign laws so badly and lied massively as part of it.



Re: Dodgy behavior by Vote Leave?

One very important note here, from your own link that proves this was NOT legally binding.

(1) A referendum is to be held

Please see this bit of information.

"Referendums are not legally binding, so legally the Government can ignore the results; for example, even if the result of a pre-legislative referendum were a majority of "No" for a proposed law, Parliament could pass it anyway, because parliament is sovereign."


iPhone XR guts reveal sizzle of the XS without the excessive price tag


I like rusty spoons?

Pluto is more alive than Mars, huff physicists who are still not over dwarf planet's demotion


Yes, yes i do.


I am still gutted by this declassification, I still remember the old phonetic for remember the planets, I have also taught this to my Son

My (Mercury) Very (Venus) Easy (Earth) Method (Mars) Just (Jupiter) Speeds (Saturn) Up (Uranus) Naming (Neptune) Planets (Pluto)

Doesn't work without good ole Pluto!

Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman


So, a small shop skims £179k and it's jail.

The giants however skim billions and they get a free pass......

Priorities right?

Well this is awkward. As Microsoft was bragging about Office at Build, Office 365 went down


Re: @Babbit5

Wow, so all sales people are bad right?

Yes I work in sales, though I trained in IT/Networking and that is where I started, and while in Sales I am of the technical sales, so giving demos and the like.

Hate sales all you want, but without sales people then nothing would progress and most people would not have jobs, also the best sales people actually tell the truth, especially in a SaaS/Cloud model since if you sell on a lie people can cancel right away so it would only bite you in the arse.

Now does physical kit have a place and have pros? Yes. Does that mean Cloud is pointless and bad? No, Somethings are just better suited for the cloud and having physical systems for them is counter intuitive. Tech progresses, learn to move with it, or be left in the past.

Also notice how I don't hide behind Anonymous coward?


Re: Cloud just means...

Given the pro on prem kit these comments are showing, I am expecting massive downvotes.

Having worked with Cloud products for near 10 years now, I can say that in general they are much more reliable and lower cost than an on prem equivalent. Sure you cannot stroke the tin, though you do get a much better infrastructure from a company that invests millions/billions and has SLA's around it all than the bit of tin you got from the reseller round the corner.

Man given positive pregnancy test in an Apple Watch box


Re: I knew I should have

I know the feeling. My 2 yr old runs over asking for "Micky House" or grabs my wifes iPhone saying "Thank you!" then on goes CBBies or youtube, the kid can use youtube better than me!

David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report


Re: We will try!

I highly doubt that they would limit the elec and gas usage and cause blackouts, that is ridiculous. Though I honestly have little clue who to actually vote for as they are all out of touch, and it is a sad state of affairs when the closest parties to even consider are still very out of touch


Re: We will try!

I am actually seriously considering voting Green, they are the only party that doesn't seem completely bonkers and out of touch!

Parliament face-sit-in to spark mass debate on UK's stiff smut stance


Re: What about 50 Shades of Gray?

It does state in particular to pornography, so films like that would be perfectly acceptable!

Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes


Re: Meh

Having had my 520 for well over a year now with the Dev preview I have yet to come across any of the issues you have had there. I used to use android and my work phone is an iPhone 4s, I can confidently say with the experience using winphone it is easily the best smart phone i have owned and I plan to upgrade to the 535 as for the price that looks amazing.

Try owing a winphone before hating on them just because it is cool to hate Microsoft

Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone


Or just have it sync right to onedrive, and download them from there. Win 8.1 is really good

'Sony and Twitch' hacking crew Lizard Squad: 'We quit'


Re: Crapping their nappies.

Actually didn't they say that they couldn't get to Microsoft and gave them a mention on there twitter about it being too resilient. It is ok to be a fanboy though stop trying to spread false info?


PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion


Blackberry were arguably the first to have them built into the phone (you could also get those flashing dangely things that worked off the phone signal pickup back in the days of dumb phones) and Android phones like the Moto G have it too. I don't think any winphones have it yet, well at least the nokia range don't. Though this really doesn't bother me with my 520!

Microsoft's Lumia 930... a real HANDFUL


Re: Is this the review of a camera or a phone?

Here maps is the best satnav I have used, are you sure you are using a windows phone? Syncing to MS cloud is nice, not seen any random battery usage and my mail for our standard SMTP server worked without a hitch. You shouldn't be using your phone while driving so locking screens shouldn't be a problem while you drive! also use the right search button, the one on the device goes to bing though the one within the apps menu searches apps.

Just to point out I live near and use the M62 frequently and my 520 hasn't failed me on a journey yet, en-fact my wife nicks my phone to go to work sometimes cause she dislikes the satnavs available on her iPhone!


Re: er, specs?

Being a Win 8 phone the battery life shouldn't be too bad. My 520 lasts for ever, normal use I can get about 2.5 days out of it, my work iPhone struggles with 1!

REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms


Re: An opportunity to vote with your wallet...

Actually aren't they all signed to "Indie" record labels? I think Dion and Byonce may have been with Sony for a time though left for Columbia and Beiber is on Jay Z's is he not?

So you wouldn't get those 3. You would be left largely with older records and manufactured bands for those labels.

'World’s dumbest' suspect collared in Facebook sting


Re: not password protected?

@Archivist. As a Windows 8 user it is tied to my Microsoft account, and required a login every time either Bio or password, so actually may be more common than you think that people get login screens now.

Microsoft ups OneDrive storage, slashes prices to match Google Drive


Re: Watch the lawsuites fly...

Windows 8 actually does have your Onedrive as a drive basically, works well too I have a Lumia and when I take a photo it automatically goes to Onedrive, really easy way of doing cloud storage I think! For general usage 2GB of storage is fine, as for sharing I have shared some videos from the Xbox online easily along with some photos with friends.

King's stocks are candy-crushed as its top toy suffers splurge slump


Re: New IP?

Hey they might branch out and try aligning blocks to make words!

Review: GFI Cloud eliminates need to nursemaid Windows


Re: Hello... is anyone out there?

If you are based in the UK then if you can let me know your company name then I will look for your account and contact you directly to resolve this one for you.

As for security the agent only transmits basic information required for monitoring and this is sent though https. The file is KB in size.


Please don't paint us all with that brush! though sorry for the previous experience. I am on the GFI sales team though within the MSP "MAX" product range based in Dundee, cloud is really well received though if you are looking for something to manage clients as a support company instead of end users within your organisation you want GFIMAX Remote management, Cloud was built to be the "Sys admin" MAXRM.

Sony on the ropes after revising losses UP to $1.3 BEEELLION


Re: It's not my birthday today!

Why would you celebrate a company failing so much? If it is the gamer angle then seriously as a xbox owner and live user for a good 9/10 years I want Sony to succeed because if they fail and it is just Microsoft in the mainstream console industry then gamers will get screwed over royally.

Microsoft may slash price of Windows 8.1 on cheap 'slabs


Re: When are they going to get it in their thick skulls...

Got to admit, Win 8 on a touch device is a nice experience, just the store badly needs apps. Having moved from my many years of using Android on my personal phone and having an iPhone for work when I moved to a Nokia 520 I don't think I will look back at Android as Win 8 feels fluid and runs much better than my Android phones ever had!

Reports pump fuel into iCar gossip: Apple in 'talks' with Tesla


So when it gets a fault will you be driving it wrong?

Life support's ABOUT to be switched off, but XP's suddenly COOL again


Re: "none of them have had any security problems"

The single best way to keep a network secure is to keep EVERTHING up to date, if you cannot update the OS then you will very quickly have a site full of security holes, it will just be a matter of time till you are compromised (if you aren't already)

Security threats nowadays don't scream out, they hide and do not want to be found. AV alone will not keep your machines safe

Schmidt: 'Android mobes are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!'


Re: Why I "bought" an Iphone when my HTC went tits up

I think your problem was buying HTC, they are quite poor build quality wise, I would say though that iPhone was not the only choice for high end smart phone. When my HTC Desire died on me I had a look around and picked up the Nokia 520, I really like it, runs nicely and the apps work well, overall I may be a bit of a windows phone convert.

I used to have an iPhone for work and after countless "Called Failed" messages when swapping from 3G to edge or not having at least 3 bars I was glad to be rid of it

iPhone slips in Europe as Windows Phone claims OVER 10% market share


Re: Windows Phone vs. iPhone

I have to admit I am the same, having used Android now since like 2009 and having used a host of devices and having a Nexus 7, my HTC bit the dust and I only have about 6 months left on my contract so I decided to buy a 520 outright and get a cheaper contract on renewal or if I hated Win8 go back to android however even with my investment I have to admit I really like the 520 and I am even considering upgrading to the 920 come renewal!

All in all I am impressed with the windows phone offerings it is a very smooth OS though it could do with a few more apps

Best budget Android smartphone there is? Must be the Moto G


Give nokia a try. I have to say considering the power in my Lumia 520 it feels like the smoothest and most fluid phone i have used to date and I have had both android and apple phones

Reg readers! You've got 100 MILLION QUID - what would you BLOW it on?


Re: Simple:

While a fantastic idea, would 100 mil be enough for even the underground base (never mind the monorail+ninjas!)

How do you choose your vendors?


Working for a Vendor sales team I represent that comment! So how are you doing with our product today!

Xbox One launch date REVEALED - and it's on the 360's birthday


Answer me this, can you do any of that with Steam? the 1 day thing I agree was too short, 14 days to a month would be fine. A purely digital market place would hopefully see game prices come down significantly much like they did on Steam and have on Origin!

People not wanting to take the step forward into the digital age has put us back 10 years. You think physical media for gaming will last past this gen? I certainly don't think it will


Re: re: like the otherOS stuff

I never even owned a PS3, so I don't miss it I am just saying while Microsoft may not be the best, Sony don't exactly smell of roses here and are well known for their love of DRM.

As for the Kinnect, I got one for my 360 and it is great fun, will be looking forward to what happens with the new version especially once my little boy gets bigger and can use it too.


Noone is likely to rock the boat right at release, knowing Sony this kind of stuff will be snook in once the PS4 is sittled, like the Other OS stuff.


Mine was pre-ordered on the day I could do it! Day 1 edition too! Shame they turned round on the always online thing, was looking forward to being able to digitally sell games and borrow digital games from friends.

Bradley Manning* sentenced to 35 years in prison


Re: No....

Let me take my stance on this, I am on the fence. Sure he stole material and released it for whatever his reasons may be this is espionage and theft HOWEVER, it was also the act of a whistleblower showing the wrong doings of the government. A tricky situation indeed, He should serve however the credit for what he has already endured should be much higher.


Re: No....

Being fair, 35 years (33 after the reduction) from 90 is actually not to bad. He will get out of prison in his life time this way!

Xbox 180: Microsoft scraps mandatory Kinect policy


Re: Too late for me

It's funny how people will be running to Sony with there oh so perfect track record when it comes to their customers. Oh wait I forgot Sony are worse than Microsoft when it comes to DRM and screwing customers over.

As for double dipping Sony will be charging to use online services with the PS4 too

Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

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Re: My heart bleeds

I am quite sure you have used her ilks services on more than one occasion as I certainly hope someone who defends bullies and thinks this is even close to acceptable never leaves there mothers basement!


If you don't feed the troll they tend to die off from starvation

USA reverses iPhone, iPad sales ban


The point you seem to miss though is that Samsung did attempt to licence FRAND for a reasonable price, to with Apple said sod you and didn't pay instead attempting to take them to court

May the fourths be with you: Muso John Williams returns to Star Wars


Re: I concur, however...

sneaky s got in there! and i think you meant "mean"


Am I the only one who is actually looking forward to the new star wars movies? they have been handed over to a company that in general makes descent films!

Sure they will be aimed at a younger audience though that didn't hurt Pirates of the Caribbean or most the Marvel movies. I will await them being released before I pass judgement

Hey, Silicon Valley milky drink fans: Starbucks intros wireless charging


Re: why the downvote?

well actually Nikola Tesla was working on a tower that would provide electricity to the world and was stopped simply because he couldn't fund this and the electricity companies released they couldn't actually charge for it either!

Edison actually tried hard to discredit Tesla a number of times, he actually told the US military that a particular invention of his had no practical use (Radar!!!)




If only Edison wasn't a total arse we would all have wireless power now!!!

Banknote campaigner's Twitter rape threats ordeal: Bloke, 21, cuffed


Re: Get rid of images of people

I say get Turing on there! then we can have 2 queens on 1 note!

Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?


Re: Fuck them.

Don't forget this weeks PS3 patch that bricked machines! oh and you want Sony to fix it? thats £80 please!