a long show

Thanks for listening live if you were, and thanks for downloading if you weren’t. We had a long show to make it easy on Chris with basketball transitions. This was a pretty good show today, we had some personnel problems, as our brains went on tangents for things, and then we didn’t know where we had ended up. Finally Nokia may adopt another OS for their smartphones, some Google stories, and our first email response to a story, please keep them coming!


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Egypt Restores Internet Service
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960804576119690514692446.html

Google’s Wael Ghonim is missing in Egypt; company asks public for help finding him
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/google-exec-missing-in-egypt


TSA to test privacy-enhancing software on whole body scanners
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9207679/TSA_to_test_privacy_enhancing_software_on_whole_body_scanners?taxonomyId=84

Wikileaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
http://www.switched.com/2011/02/02/wikileaks-nominated-nobel-peace-prize/


Verizon breaks first day sales record with iPhone 4 pre-orders — in only two hours
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/04/verizon-breaks-first-day-sales-record-with-iphone-4-pre-orders

AT&T to some iPhone users: stay with us and get a free microcell
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/02/att-to-some-iphone-users-stay-with-us-and-get-a-free-microcell.ars

Survey: 32% admit mooching neighbor’s Wi-Fi

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/02/wifi-users-guard-their-own-networks-happy-to-use-others.ars
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-02-04-wifimoochers04_ST_N.htm


Nokia Considering Windows Phone 7 Adoption: Rumors
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Nokia-Considering-Windows-Phone-7-Adoption-Rumors-669936/


200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Internet
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/canada-gets-first-bitter-dose-of-metered-internet-billing.ars


Google will not bring Honeycomb to smart phones
http://www.bgr.com/2011/02/03/google-will-not-bring-honeycomb-to-smartphones/

Microsoft Brings H.264 support back to Chrome
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/interoperability/archive/2011/02/01/greater-interoperability-for-windows-customers-with-html5-video.aspx


Facebook Frackups!

Airlines offer free in-flight Facebook
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-02-01-facebook-inflight-wifi_N.htm


“Dating Site” steals Facebook data

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/dating-site-imports-250000-facebook-profiles-without-permission.ars


Science News

Kepler space telescope spots five Earth-sized planets in our galaxy
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/02/nasa.kepler.planets/index.html?hpt=C2
http://news.discovery.com/space/kepler-exoplanet-count-increase-110202.html


National Treasures: Google Art Project unlocks riches of world’s galleries
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/01/AR2011020106442.html

Scientists working to grow meat in a lab
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110130/sc_nm/us_food_meat_laboratory_feature

Email!

A friend showed me this article,River of IPv4 addresses officially runs dry, and I thought it fit well following up what you talked about last week.

Basically they’ve given away the last IPv4 address blocks. We still haven’t run out of IP addresses yet, but once the internet registries won’t have any new addresses to give out after this batch. That is at least until IPv6 is introduced with IP addresses that are 39 digits instead of 12. I did have a few questions though. The article said that of the 4.3 billion addresses available with IPv4 3.7 billion of them were unusable. Can you explain why that is? The last five blocks were also split between five different internet registries, but yet with projected use some of these registries will run out of addresses almost a year before others. Why wasn’t there some priority given to, for example, the Asia-Pacific RIR, APNIC, who is, according to the article going to run out of addresses within months. It also mentions that things like video chatting will be made more difficult if you end up having to share your IP address. What does that really mean for the average Joe, and how would we know if we were using a shared IP?

Thanks!

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