Category Archives: Internet News

I created Godwin’s Law in 1990, but it wasn’t a prediction – it was a warning

This happened on May 4 when it was announced that “CuriousGnu” – a blogger who shares with me an ongoing curiosity about numbers and statistical data –had blogged that “78% of Reddit Threads With 1000+ Comments Mention Nazis”. via I … Continue reading

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Baghdad Burning

For those of you who have been asking about me and wondering how I have been doing, I thank you. “Lo khuliyet, qulibet…” Which means “If the world were empty of good people, it would end.” I only need to … Continue reading

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North Carolina broadband bill would eliminate level playing field

North Carolina broadband bill would eliminate level playing field.

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Mobile users: ready to pay extra for Skype, IM, streaming video?

It has long been clear that Internet providers, especially in mobile, would much prefer offering pay TV-style “packages” or services rather than one-price access to an Internet data pipe. “Want access to Facebook? Ah, that’s part of our ‘premium gold’ … Continue reading

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2010 in IP addresses: 225 million down, 496 million to go

As of January 1, 2011, the number of unused IPv4 addresses stands at 495.66 million. Exactly a year earlier, the number of available addresses was 721.06 million. So we collectively used up 225.4 million addresses in 2010. 242 million, really, … Continue reading

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