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TECHGEEK Weekly 41: Copyright THIS!

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Image: Fertala/Flickr (Creative Commons) New Zealand is about to get a three-strikes law that remains very controversial, in how it got passed and what’s in the law. The TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast discuss the impact it has, while also discussing about Android’s latest security flaw and the BlackBerry Playbook. Meanwhile, it looks like one post on our site is about to be a cause in an all-out staff rivalry – I’ll […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 31: Where’s my IPv4?

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The internet has run out of IPv4 addresses and also Intel has a bad batch of Sandy Bridge chips that needs replacing. But it’s not all bad news – Murdoch is spreading his empire on the iPad, while Google’s Honeycomb is looking delicious with its sexy user interface. That’s this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast. James Wilson joins the podcast again (for the last few minutes of the episode) […]

APNIC orders last of available IPv4 addresses

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Today the Number Resource Organisation (NRO) announced the final remaining blocks of IPv4 addresses. One /8 block containing 16.5 million IP addresses as divided equally amount the world’s five regions. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority’s (IANA) store of unallocated IPv4 address space is now fully and completely depleted and remaining the unallocated regional free pools. APNIC have two remaining /8 blocks which will be allocated to people under current criteria, however, only […]

IPv4 reaches exhaustion phase, Asia Pacific to recieve last two IP blocks

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It’s official. IPv4 is nearing the end of its address range after APNIC, who handles the Asia Pacific region’s IPv4 addresses (such as Australia’s IP address range), received the last two available IP blocks were allocated to them. The blocks (also known as /8 blocks) contain the ranges of 39.x.x.x and 106.x.x.x. This will then trigger IANA’s Exhaustion Policy, with the final five blocks of IPv4 addresses will then be […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 29: New Blood Required

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While James and Stewart are out, we get Tom Wood – a former host of a former TECHGEEK Podcast incarnation – to help us dissect the news that Playboy is going to the iPad uncensored, the University of Sydney having a privacy headache and Steve Jobs has gone on medical leave – again. Tom Wood, who also happens to be a known advocate of cyber-bullying prevention, also finds himself doing […]

No more IP addresses by this time next year

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By this time next year, experts predict that there will be no IPv4 addresses left. What does this mean? Everything that connects to the internet is assigned an IP address, at the moment it’s an IPv4 address, which is vital to that device being able to communicate with all the other computers on the internet. When IPv4 was deployed, nobody ever thought that 4 billion addresses wouldn’t be enough. 30 years later, it isn’t enough and now […]

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