IPocalypse

I bet your world felt a little different on February 1, 2011, the day the internet “got too big for its britches.”  Okay, probably not because you’re in a long term, committed relationship with your IP address(es)(es)(es) and these are the things people tend to worry about somewhere after food, shelter, death, and taxes, but it’s important none the less. CBC news reports that the supply of 4.3 billion old school IP addresses is about dried up and that we’re not entirely ready for the new addressing scheme, IPv6.

How does this affect me, you ask? Well, we’ll survive as we always do, but you may consider scoping out whether all your IP lovin’ devices – computers, routers, modems, smartphones – are compatible for IPv6. You might able to update device software if not.

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