Is the Web Out of Room?
Each device that connects to the Internet is assigned an I.P. address, but we are quickly approaching the numerical 4.3 billion limit. The Daily Beast on possible solutions.
The problem boils down to a real-estate shortage. Specifically, there’s a scarcity of Internet addresses, the critical and unique numbers that are used to distinguish one computer from another. ... If you do the math, you quickly find out that system offers roughly 4.3 billion possible I.P. addresses. That’s a lot of addresses. But we’ve also been hooking up a lot of things to the Internet, all over the world. ... For companies in the U.S., IP addresses are parceled out by the American Registry for Internet Numbers. And the end is near, says John Curran, the CEO of ARIN. "We expect that sometime in the first half of next year, the central pool will run out," he says.
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.
- Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
- The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
- The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
New research identifies an unexpected source for some of earth's water.
- A lot of Earth's water is asteroidal in origin, but some of it may come from dissolved solar nebula gas.
- Our planet hides majority of its water inside: two oceans in the mantle and 4–5 in the core.
- New reason to suspect that water is abundant throughout the universe.
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