Shades of PS3 linux. I would expect some lawsuits here once people wise up. Ninja is right on, but then again this is why I'll never buy a console or anything associated ever. The minute you buy a console everything is license/rental.
Watch as all the savvy consumers understand that a price change = contract change, and cancel their contracts and/or sign a new contract without TV service (notably without HBO from comcast). From an economic standpoint it'd be cheaper to get HBO from HBO than from comcast.
There's no lack of understanding. I wasn't meaning to imply 480p as 480x320, I was implying that tablets have a higher resolution than 480p and no even vaguely recent tablet is 480x320 - as in below 480p, aka SD material/vhs quality.
DVD quality is fine on devices that are 480p, but look awful on devices that are 720p or 1080p, depending on size/resolution. Can it work? Yes. As noted, the original anon said they are storing 480p more than using them for hotel wifi - to act like a hotel can't manage to give you 1.5mb/s downstream would only be likely in a poorly mismanaged hotel and/or in the middle of nowhere - and probably nowhere else. Hotels may not be perfect but we're not talking about breaching 150KB/s. I can't imagine a lot of hotels can't manage that. In addition, tmobile's HSPA will easily pull far above 150KB/s (assuming you have signal).
What people don't realize is tmobile is capping the speeds at which users can access video. In order to make it "Free for everyone", they are doing things such as forcing video to 480p. Suddenly everyone doing what they did before will be confused why everything looks terrible.
This is, in modern terms, this is explicitly a data cap - which coincidentally and magically happens to be "Turned on by default" in 5 days. Can you turn it off? Yes, but that's not an excuse. Just like what TMO does after you reach their data cap, but now they'll do it for certain services from day one instead of when you reach a data cap. So now, it's not "Capped at usage", it's "Capped for everyone!" (unless you turn it off).
So network neutrality violation? You bet, and an explicit one at that.
" Targeting supposed terrorists or even spying on another Governments is one thing and it is perfectly understandable"
Truly, is it? Have people ever reached the conclusion that hey, maybe no spying is ever ok? Government, terrorism, none of it is ever acceptable. Mostly because none of it is going to follow the actual defined versions. Government is going to target every government employee, civilian or otherwise. Every person on the planet is considered a terrorist because they have opinions and terrorists have opinions.
So no, not any spying is understandable - and we have ourselves solely to blame.