Posts tagged with internet
15 July 2013 - Rent my room in South Africa!
I didn’t even know that one of my namesakes lives in South Africa. Turns out they do, and they have a room for rent. Well, had a room for rent, I may have deleted the ad. Oops
15 April 2011 - APNIC has run out of IPv4 addresses
Well that happened rather more quickly than I’d thought. The Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Registrar (APNIC) is now down to it’s last big block of IPv4 addresses. Its policy, once having reached this point, is to carefully conserve the remaining IP addresses to facilitate service providers’ transition to IPv6. They won’t give out more than about […]
12 November 2010 - How about those IP addresses, huh?
The internet protocol version 4 address space has around 4.3 billion addresses. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has divided those up into 256 blocks of around 16.7 million addresses each. As of October 2010, only 12 of those blocks remained. Here was XKCD’s map of the internet as of 2006: And here’s a map of […]
14 July 2010 - God Damned Creepy Facebook
I only just noticed this tonight, no doubt this has been happening for a while. If you have the Facebook iPhone app installed, it has an option to “Sync” your contacts. Perhaps I didn’t read carefully enough when I first enabled it, but I had the impression it would search for contact matches on Facebook […]