End of March 21 Column
Lincoln Lawyer

Ready for IPV6? Dalton on dying newspapers, Edwin Diamond, Steve Coquet on the Right-Wing Threat, Dern spots Obama at Gridiron, Dan Grobstein File

The Internet ran out of "telephone numbers" (IP addresses) recently. No need for panic, the current supply will last for a while as the internet transitions from version 4 to version 6. I got my heads up from the Windows Secret newsletter. The internet now uses "phone numbers"  expressed in four groups of numbers between 0 and 255. For example, or The new IPv6 addresses appear as a group of eight numbers, each with four hexadecimal digits, such as:
You don't have to wait for World IPv6 day on June 8 to test your readiness; you can test your ISP now: http://test-ipv6.com/. Oh, and eventually, you'll have to replace every router in your house or office.

Richard Dalton found some data about newspapers, and an article that claims the loss of classified ads is what is killing newspapers.

My old journalism professor, Edwin Diamond, was the science editor of  Newsweek magazine in 1960. He wrote a prescient cover story that is being revisted this week.
The article includes an interview with Edwin's wife, whom he interviewed for the original story.
Reliving History: 'Young Wives With Brains' (In a special report from March 1960, NEWSWEEK investigated the changing lives of educated women in America. In this weekly feature, we dig into the NEWSWEEK archives to see how times have changed—or in some cases, haven't.)

Steve Coquet offers a link to a thoughtful analysis of the right-wing revival in the US:
Who’s Really Behind Recent Republican Legislation in Wisconsin and Elsewhere? (Hint: It Didn’t Start Here)

Daniel Dern passes along the link to a Transcript of Obama's remarks at the Gridiron Club.

Dan Grobstein File

  • I just watched "Inside Job" (rented it from Netflix). It seems to me that the filmmakers spent a lot of time interviewing economists and others and felt that they had to use the footage. Someone who knows little about the crisis would have been helped by more narration and animated explanation.
    OPINION   | March 14, 2011
    Op-Ed Columnist:  Another Inside Job
    More from the abusive bankers and their political friends. 
  • While I would be happy to see lots more solar, wind, tide and geothermal, I too would be happy if we could build more modern design nuclear generating stations. Oil is too valuable to burn. Fossil fuels are killing us slowly from pollution (cancer) and global warming just as a radiation leak would cause cancers. The unexpected derailment of a mile-long train carrying dangerous chemicals as it moves thru town is going to kill you just as dead. I was watching NHK World on my iPhone. They were working from a script. Anytime I'd turn it on the hosts were saying the same thing with the same shots. AlJazeera English (on iPhone and Roku) had actual coverage and useful interviews. I don't have cable tv so cannot tell you about CNN or the others.
    About Nuclear Safety
  • There's a whole lot more links at the Dan-O-Rama