the sydney morning herald
We’re Running Out Of Internets: All IP Addresses Could Be Used Up In A Year
Everyone who's anyone on the Internet has an IP address. Literally, every web-connecting device has a unique IP address in its interactions with the big ol' World Wide Web. And if you're reading a blog called Geekosystem, there's a decent chance you already knew that. But what fewer of you may know is that we're running out of these IP addresses, and quickly. Experts currently project that we will run out during or shortly before summer of next year. The current IP protocol, IPv4, provides for about 4 billion IP addresses, which probably seemed like a lot at the time, but now with phones, computers, televisions, cars, and every other piece of technology people own connecting to the net, it's proving to be a very small number. Right now, there are an estimated 232 million left. The Sydney Morning Herald reports this should last approximately 340 days.Read on...
Australian Stores Refuse to Sell You an iPad Unless You Buy Unnecessary CrapYou mean other than the iPad? HEY-oooooooo! But seriously, folks. Consumers in Australia say that some JB Hi-Fi stores told them that they could not sell them an iPad unless they bought other stuff too. Like a docking station, screen protector, Telstra SIM cards, or charging adapters, even after having it pointed out to them that the iPad box said that the charger was included. When customers asked why they couldn't just buy an iPad, the stores answered: Apple policy.Read on...