As a first test, try:
ping www.google -t -l 1000
ping www.google -t
If the 1000 byte ping has more consistent times than the standard pings - that's the issue and you may be able to find a minimum payload size which makes the connection more consistent without switching.
If he found that stopping torrents fixes the issue, and it's not users simply streaming too many videos, then technically, he is offering a good solution since it makes the internet better for everyone using it at an expense of very few who hog thousands of connections without even realizing it.
I actually agree. EVerything in Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / XP was done with effective and efficient use in mind.
Then it slowly started getting bloated with Vista and Win7 but it could still be turned in "XP" style (i.e. 95 style) and used very effectively.
Now with Windows 8 & 2012 everything takes more time to use even though computers are faster. And it's not that the product is bad.
Product is awesome, Microsoft has great developers. Windows 2012 automatically installs on servers, doesn't ask for drivers,
From what I see (and I worked at MS before), they should fire tons of PMs to make their development more efficient and focus on efficiency as opposed to some marketing BS that noone really cares about when it comes to Windows.
I am more worried about no new laptops with the standard 8-row keyboard which has Ins/Del/Home/End/PgUp/PgDn block.
All manufacturers that had those for business use - i.e. Dell, HP, Lenovo switched to the new consumer type layouts which are much slower for development work.
When this keyboard layout is ressurected, I am buying a new laptop. Until then, I stick to the fastest possible laptop with such keyboard. Which, at present is Dell E6410/E6510.
As far as UEFI and TPM - all of these can be disabled.
2. No, human can avoid a dangerous situation.
3. Depends on number of self driving cars on the road.
4. Depends on regulations or subsidies."