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Fox Technology News does it again

From: Dave Brockman 
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http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/26/internet-run-ip-addresses-happens-anyones-guess/

I don't have the time to point out the inaccuracies with this.  I'll
point out the first two that jumped out of the screen and yelled at me,
and then I stopped reading.

IPv4 are 4-digit addresses.  All this time I thought it was four dotted
quads....  Web developers created IPv6, which recognizes 6-digit IP
Addresses instead of the 4-digit ones.  Web developers create protocols
these days, that actually might explain a few things...

Fox is stupidly funny sometimes...

Regards,

dtb

=============================================================== From: Jeremy Clifton ------------------------------------------------------ ----- "Dave Brockman" wrote: What's gonna happen if those 6-digit addresses are too big to fit through some of the older tubes??? -- Jeremy Clifton

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ About as funny as this: =E2=96=B2 =E2=96=B2 =E2=96=B2 ns-anyones-guess/

=============================================================== From: Ashley Wilson ------------------------------------------------------ ahaha newfox can't triforce On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Cameron Kilgore w= rote: : ens-anyones-guess/ l tted cols

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ WE NEED TO BUY MORE TRUCKS AND LET THEM USE THE CARPOOL LANE!!1

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I'd recommend greener tube trucking technology WE NEED TO BUY MORE TRUCKS AND LET THEM USE THE CARPOOL LANE!!1

=============================================================== From: Dee Holtsclaw ------------------------------------------------------ Grumble grumble. I still think there ought to be a valid case on "truth in= =20 advertising" over putting "Fox" and "News" in the same sentence. They're so= =20 quick to point out they're "commentators" not "journalists" when it suits=20 them -- so why do we continue to allow them to pretend to be what they admi= t=20 they're not? Employing Sarah Palin should be prima facie evidence of this. My parents keep their TV on Fox all day and believe everything they say eve= n=20 when I show them irrefutable proof otherwise -- they always counter=20 with "it's a news station -- they have to be telling the truth". I've gotte= n=20 to the point where I just nod and say, "of course the sky is orange -- I=20 must've just been looking at it wrong all these years." =20 wrote: te: pp 'll dotted IP tocols

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Fox news crawl is legendary for their news crawl which often snarky and just wrong. Republicans who become an embarrassment like Mark Sanford or Mark Foley often get labeled with D's. http://crooksandliars.com/logan-murphy/shocking-fox-news-labels-disgraced-re ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Brockman" To: "CHUGALUG" Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:05:51 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: [Chugalug] Fox Technology News does it again http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/26/internet-run-ip-addresses-happens-anyones-guess/ I don't have the time to point out the inaccuracies with this. I'll point out the first two that jumped out of the screen and yelled at me, and then I stopped reading. IPv4 are 4-digit addresses. All this time I thought it was four dotted quads.... Web developers created IPv6, which recognizes 6-digit IP Addresses instead of the 4-digit ones. Web developers create protocols these days, that actually might explain a few things... Fox is stupidly funny sometimes... Regards, dtb

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ So every device that can access the internets has to get a global IPv4 address to function correctly? So do we have "[a] few days and weeks -- no longer" or "four to five months before we run out of IPv4 IP addresses"? So the Internet is going to collapse and "instead of a webpage, all users will be able to view is a blank page"? This is what happens when you let someone like "Claire Connelly" write a "journalistic" article on a topic about which they have absolutely no clue.

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ Did you even look at the domain name?

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ Yes, and I was very surprised because Fox News is normally on point with their insightful, timely, and unbiased commentary.

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ Its ok. I bought a bulk pack of Vasoline to ensure that my larger v6 transmissions will fit through the older, smaller, v4 tubes. That, and I am currently downloadingthe internet so I can continue using it if my vasoline idea doesn't work. Hope it downloads faster... I am surprised that the internet is smaller then I originally thought it was though... -Michael

=============================================================== From: Matt Eslinger ------------------------------------------------------ their insightful, timely, and unbiased commentary. laughing!!! +1 to James

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ I have to say that most news channels irritate me anyway. I quit watching them since they all get it wrong. -B

=============================================================== From: Christopher Rimondi ------------------------------------------------------ A big thanks to all the web developers on the list for saving the Internet.

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ I listen to the BBC World Service, it's all that's left now. Even NPR has been doing it wrong lately.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ There been a lot changes since deregulation of the broadcast media.=20 When I was in radio you were only allowed to own 1 tv , 1 am , & 1 fm in a = town.=20 Compare that to the radio clusters (clusterF#$%^) we have today.=20 The British let murdoch do what he pleases with the tabloids but insisted o= n certain rules when he bought into the Times of London.=20 Too bad we don't have a BBC or Radio DW over here.=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: "Dee Holtsclaw" =20 To: "CHUGALUG" =20 Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:29:33 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern=20 Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Fox Technology News does it again=20 =20 Grumble grumble. I still think there ought to be a valid case on "truth in= =20 advertising" over putting "Fox" and "News" in the same sentence. They're so= =20 quick to point out they're "commentators" not "journalists" when it suits= =20 them -- so why do we continue to allow them to pretend to be what they admi= t=20 they're not? Employing Sarah Palin should be prima facie evidence of this.= =20 My parents keep their TV on Fox all day and believe everything they say eve= n=20 when I show them irrefutable proof otherwise -- they always counter=20 with "it's a news station -- they have to be telling the truth". I've gotte= n=20 to the point where I just nod and say, "of course the sky is orange -- I=20 must've just been looking at it wrong all these years."=20 =20 =20 wrote:=20 te:=20 pp=20 ,=20 =20 =20

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Just to top the topic off, and not that I like fox myself, the story was actually from "News Corp Australian Papers." So it was not from anyone related to fox tv except through parent News Corp., fox news just stamped ok on it. Oh and they fixed it.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ *SARCASM ALERT SARCASM ALERT, PLEASE STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD* Just to top the topic off, and not that I like fox myself, the story was actually from "News Corp Australian Papers." So it was not from anyone related to fox tv except through parent News Corp., fox news just stamped ok on it. Oh and they fixed it. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/26/internet-run-ip-addresses-happens-anyones-guess/

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ Uh-huh.... isn't Fox news supposed to proof-read and verify the "news" with their logo prominently displayed above, beside, and all around said article, before they use the little rubber stamp? That whole responsible journalism thing? And yes, they "fixed" it. And even mentioned *most* of the edits they made.... Regards, dtb

=============================================================== From: Cynical Geek ------------------------------------------------------ Maybe Fox was right. ;) Egypt went dark. The translation is here: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/11/01/translated-excerpts-from-egyptian-activists-action-plan/70388/

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ No pigs found exiting my posterior, probability highly unlikely... Government mandated BGP withdrawals. One ISP is still online, most assume so the Egypt Stock Market can communicate with the rest of the world. Critical fiber that runs through Egypt is still operating, traffic just doesn't stop anywhere along the way :) Regards, dtb

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ That's not an IP problem, Egypt still owns those octets. Egypt going dark is a "political" issue at the highest level.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ You're doing it wrong. =E2=96=B2 =E2=96=B2 =E2=96=B2 There - I fixed it for you. Not that anyone will ever read this..... - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - Februar= y 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:15 AM, Ashley Wilson wrot= e: ns-anyones-guess/ , d s

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ "I listen to the BBC World Service, it's all left." There, I fixed it for you. - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah, because no news agency of note ever just rubber stamps articles blindly.... Oh wait... - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya