* Posts by HipposRule

167 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Aug 2011


Samsung plans Galaxy Note 7 fire sale


Re: why oh why?

And Samsung Electronics share price is nearly at an all time high. I can hardly see that as the end og the company. After all the phablet market is comparatively niche compared to the rest of the rest of the mobile space

Softcat purrs as customers buy early to dodge Microsoft hikes



If you have an EA (we do through Softcat) you're protected from the increase intially

New iPad revealed. Big price cut is main feature


Re: Same Old Tricks?

Bit ironic that in a grammar criticising comment that the grammar was wrong - it should be 'There are'

Science Museum trumpets Da Vinci expo


Re: Kiwis beating you to it...

I think the French were earlier actually http://www.vinci-closluce.com/en/decouvrir-le-clos-luce/l-histoire-du-lieu/

Dixons Carphone still has 7.5k Windows XP EPOS systems


Re: lloyds pharmacy FAIL!

Can you find an AV solution that will even run on NT let alone have pattern file updates?


Are you sure

Are people just looking at the XP logo when it boots up? POSReady 2009 is based on XP (and looks like it when it boots) but is supported by Microsoft till 2019....

Microsoft slaps 13 per cent increase on mobile enterprise levy


Re: A sign of things to come...

M$, how droll and original!


Re: A sign of things to come...

Another example - we've around 5000 tills and 20000 users of them.....

Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons


Re: The old ones are the good ones!

10.0 - didn't take long to find from MSDN

Welcome, stranger: Inside Microsoft's command line shell


Re: Obscure knowledge got me a job ....

Edlin surely, didn't edit only come in with DOS 5?

Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShambles


About as much of a shambles as...

... the El Reg formatting in Outlook 2013 on 365 (Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShamble)

Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!


Re: All this shows me....

Re: All this shows me....

"can't rely on these stats" ; Care to explain why?

Because it doesn't take into account non Internet connected devices - we've at least 7000.

Microsoft explains Windows as a SERVICE – but one version remains a distant dream


Re: Windows as a subscription

M$, how droll and original and so last century.

Microsoft tells big biz: No free Windows 10 for you, crack wallets open


Re: Who uses enterprise?

I think v large enterprise - we run 5000 odd devices using the OEM licence for Pro.

Windows tablet price war FINALLY has 'em prying open wallets



we (the company I work for) bought nearly 1500 Win 8.1 tablets in Q3/4 - lucky old HP.

SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens


So you're expecting an eyeball on your iPad?

Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids


Re: Keypad anyone?

Nokia Asha?

Too 4K-ing expensive? Five full HD laptops for work and play


The MBPs we buy only have low res screens as they are always docked top a 27" monitor.

Meet Windows 10's new UI for OneDrive – also known as File Explorer


@AC re syncing

Agreed, we've got hundreds of 8.1 tablets syncing OneDrive. My only thought is that perhaps the personal, rather than business, edition didn't sync?

Met Office: 2014 was fifteenth warmest on record


Re: Name me one English summer


Ditto Somerset - low to mid 20s

Sporty in all but name: Peugeot 308 e-THP 110


Re: Yuk

@Stu4 If you're only doing 4k a year you'd be better off cycling to the station and hiring a car for the minimal mileage you'd put on.


Re: What makes it the e-THP?

THP is Turbo High Pressure apparently - I reckon you're right about the e.

Apple flings iOS 8.1 at world+dog: Our AMAZEBALLS 9-step installation guide


Yet another update..

... I can't do OTA on my iPad3 (Damn, downvote fodder). Oh well, time to power on the PC again.

Drone captures shots of budding APPLE SPACESHIP HQ


Re: Tons of foil & garlic for me.

Strange that GCHQ was designed by American architects and this by a British one.

PCI Council wants YOU to give it things to DO


Re: Clarify existing rules

Particularly as far as wireless transactions are concerned....

Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip


Start Menu

What is it with people and the start menu. I use Win7 and almost never use it. Any apps I use are either on the taskbar (frequently used ones) or less frequent ones on the desktop. Once in a blue moon ones are on the start menu.

We've just been doing a Win8 build for a tablet rollout and I haven't missed it at all (and the only Metro apps we're using in that are the camera and Reader)


No tabs

What was the last version of cmd.exe you used?

Cut price Android on steroids: OnePlus One – should we look gift horse in the gob?


Re: I'd buy one for this reason --

Micro$oft, how droll.

White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!


Re: Asia?

In US speak (and pr0n) Asian tends to mean what us in the UK would call Oriental.

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format


And yet again...

... the government is out of touch with business.

Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330


Re: Entertainment on board

Air Sri Lanka have it on their planes.

Do your execs take mobile security seriously?


I was quite lucky....

...despite us about to roll out over nearly 1500 tablets they run full 8.1 so I couldn't get any further than 2.1(?). Still need a mobile device strategy for them though

Hey, remember the iPod Touch? Apple just did



...I've got a 7 year old quad core Dell that I've never taken the side off. But, what does that or your comment have to do with the thread?

Study of Brit students finds TXTING doesn't ruin your writing


Also "I'm" and "CVs"

First iOS, now Android to get fondleslab Office ahead of Windows


Re: Microsoft Office is in Big Doo Doo

M$ - how original

Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399


Re: Dictators always fail in the end

Ooh - M$, how original!

BBC hacks – tweet the crap out of the news, cries tech-dazzled Trust


BBC and Twitter

I stopped following BBC World recently when they retweeted about one tweet every 5 minutes from their correspondent covering the Pistorius trial. I was not the only one who replied saying if we wanted to know about it we'd follow the actual journalist.

UK's CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date


Re: Are they running on XP Embedded ?

Surely they could go to POSReady 2009 (based on XP Embedded) that is EOL in 2019? NCR do have experience - they supply the company I work for with it.

Boston court confirms Peeping Tom's right to upskirt

Thumb Down

Re: Wrong law.

You are correct - she didn't have legal council, she could have had legal counsel though.

Psssst. Don't tell the Bride, but BBC Three is about to be jilted


re subscription channel

I'd happily pay a small fee to have BBC World - at least the news on it (before BBC Breakfast) is actually news and not a dressed up promotion engine for an actor's latest film/novelist's latest book/musician's latest album.


Re: Repeats...

I'm having that issue where I need things repeating - there were a couple of weeks where there were 4 simultaneous things I wanted to record at 9pm. Luckily one was repeated and 1 was available on iPlayer.

Bing Maps COCKUP: Oracle UK HQ is 'Elvis Impersonators' joint


Re: Have you spotted any Bing howlers?

At least you can get the maps in OS format which can be really handy

OUCH: Google preps ad goo injection for Android mobile Gmail app



What, no M$?

Amazon to offer FREE smartphone?


Re: The name's already taken. @jonathanb

No SAAB was always going to be squeezed, it was never an aspirational brand, so Mercedes/Audi et al had those buyers and Ford/Vauxhall etc. the non premium area.

Microsoft gives away more data with SkyDrive upgrade


Re: Deja Vu

SkyDrive Pro with 25Gb - or personal SkyDrive?

Comet brand yanked from its grave: Tycoon vows to open EIGHTY new stores


Re: Customer service

Nope - the worst for customer service (well, if you can find one) are all the DIY sheds,

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The '90s called. It wants its 'Ping of Death' back



I see 2862772 also affects IE11.

Microsoft lobs second Windows 8.1 preview at enterprise IT admins


Re: Enterprise "Tiles"?

Hopefully you'd be using the Embedded Industry version on a kiosk

Fed up with poor Brit telly and radio output? Ofcom wants a word with YOU


Re: Cars

I've got DAB in a Seat and have 12 (I think, I only ever listen to 3 of them) presets.

Verizon offers Motorola mobe with 48-HOUR battery life



What's the app you've got to switch stuff off?