Russell Shaw

Latest Posts

Don't want Comcast junk mailers? They'll charge you $1.99 "service fee"

Don't want Comcast junk mailers? They'll charge you $1.99 "service fee"

Update: Comcast has contacted the customer referenced below, has apologized for the charge, has refunded it, says was applied in error, counseled the customer service rep not to do this, and said it won't happen again. But not before this all went down:In addition to Comcast's invoices- which already are too much- they'll send you promotional mailers throughout the month.

February 28, 2008 by in Telcos

Is Apple going to ease up on iPhone jailbreakers? Based on what COO said yesterday, kind of sounds like it

Is Apple going to ease up on iPhone jailbreakers? Based on what COO said yesterday, kind of sounds like it

In remarks at an investment conference yesterday, Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook said that because the demand for hacked iPhones exists, there would always be a level of hacking.That type of hacking could be taken to be the type of jailbreaking that when performed successfully, can "free" iPhone from its tethers to geographically exclusive carriers such as AT&T Mobility in the U.

February 27, 2008 by in iPhone

Lose your VoIP in today's massive South Florida blackout?

Lose your VoIP in today's massive South Florida blackout?

(via South Florida Sun-Sentinel)Quoted on the website of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Florida Power & Light spokeperson Aletha Player estimated that some 700,000 South Floridians lost power due to a shutdown at an FP&L nuke plant today.Power losses and VoIP don't play well together, especially when we are talking about VoIP over your PC.

February 26, 2008 by in Networking

Comcast hires these people off the street to help fill gallery for FCC Torrent-thwart hearings

Comcast hires these people off the street to help fill gallery for FCC Torrent-thwart hearings

Seems as though Comcast wanted to ensure a sympathetic gallery crowd for yesterday's FCC hearings about the broadband Internet giant's habit of thwarting BitTorrent packets and connections.So what better way to do just that than getting some warm bodies off the street and then paying them to sit there and "hold spaces" for local Comcast employees who were "invited" to show up.

February 26, 2008 by in Networking

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All

Top Stories