I'm appearing at UCSD on February 9, with a talk called "Scarcity, Abundance and the Finite Planet: Nothing Exceeds Like Excess," in which I'll discuss the potentials for scarcity and abundance -- and bright-green vs austere-green futurism -- drawing on my novels Walkaway, Makers and Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.
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The last few IPv4 blocks are trickling away, drip by drip. The slow, steady march to address-space exhaustion is now in its last three to six months. IPv6 ahoy?
"Following on from APNIC's earlier assessment that they would need to request the last available /8 blocks, they have now been allocated 39/8 and 106/8, triggering ARIN's final distribution of blocks to the RIRs. According to the release, 'APNIC expects normal allocations to continue for a further three to six months.'"
Last Available IPv4 Blocks Allocated
(Image: 40+280 Heat, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from barkbud's photostream)
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