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Tens of Thousands Flee From BT and Virgin

jamlam Re:Are there small ISPs in the UK? (258 comments)

Yes, there are lots of smaller ISP's in the UK that tend to offer much better service than the big players. I suspect that many of these users will be moving to a smaller provider. Also the big providers tend to offer deals with TV/Phone/Broadband/Kitchen Sink etc etc which aren't actually that great value for money if you don't care about their "value added" catch up TV services, which are mainly inferior versions of iPlayer. I would imagine with people looking a little more critically at their finances these days people will be dumping the addon rubbish, noticing that without this their deal isn't actually that good and moving to a specialised ISP that just gives broadband access at a decent price.

more than 3 years ago

Deep Packet Inspection Set To Return

jamlam Deja vu (125 comments)

Err, didn't they try this before and users hated it and it's invasion of privacy so much that it nearly caused a court case? What's changed to make it different this time? Oh look, nothing, they're just hoping everyone's forgotten already...

more than 3 years ago

Anti-Piracy Lawyers 'Knew Letters Hit Innocents'

jamlam Should never have got this far but... (240 comments)

This is actually a good result. Having worked at a UK solicitors (IANAL, I was in IT, this is Slashdot after all...) I know that pretty much the only thing they are scared of is the SRA. Every practising legal firm in the UK requires a license from these guys, no license = no firm, and hopefully this is what will result here.

more than 3 years ago

A Windows-Based Packaging Mechanism

jamlam Already exists? (451 comments)

There is a mechanism for doing this kind of thing already in Windows, via Add/Remove programs and Group Policy. Surely it would be a good idea to try and re-use this rather than re-inventing the wheel.

more than 7 years ago



Rooting or Openness?

jamlam jamlam writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jamlam (1101193) writes "The Android developers blog has a comment from their dev team on the recent 'rooting' of their Nexus S phones. It contains a call from Google to handset manufacturers to open up their phones to give users choice, but will this ever happen in a market dominated by lock-em-down cellular networks?"
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