When someone sobs that they are having internet problems, the first area I look at are how many windows, tabs and applications they have open. The second thing I do is scold them about this.
Thank you LifeHacker! – You have given me legit ammo in my fight that people do not have a constitutional right to have open all these and without consequence and that this in fact techno-shooting one’s self in the foot. Here’s my case made for browsers: http://lifehacker.com/5984149/why-you-should-never-have-more-than-nine-browser-tabs-open/