Transition To IPv6 Started

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Yesterday, the Internet Society began the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Currently we are using IPv4, the system that assigns a series of four numbers to each device. IPv4 only allows for about 4 billion addresses and the Internet needs more room than that. IPv6 is the new version of the Internet Protocol and expands the number of available addresses to a virtually limitless amount – 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses.

You don’t need to prepare anything for IPv6; your applications and devices will work just as they did before. The complete transition to IPv4 to IPv6 will take time as every website and Internet Service Provider must make the switch. In the meantime, both systems will work together until IPv4 is no longer needed.

To find out whether you are already using IPv6, visit ipv6test.google.com to find out. Many devices you use already support IPv6; however, the websites you visit and your Internet Service Provider must first enable IPv6 before you can use it.

(Source: PreSurfer)

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KLM Meet & Seat

KLM Meet & Seat

KLM, the Royal Dutch Airlines, introduces a new service to meet interesting passengers on your flight. Want to find out who will be on your KLM flight? With Meet & Seat you can view other passengers’ Facebook or LinkedIn profile details and see where they’ll be sitting – long before your flight leaves the ground. The service lets you find out about other passengers attending the same event as you at your destination.

Meet & Seat is available for bookings with 1 passenger, flights between Amsterdam and New York, San Francisco and Sao Paulo and from 90 days until 48 hours before departure.

(Source: PreSurfer)
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Pakistan Floods Appeal

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In Pakistan, monsoon rains and floods are causing widespread destruction.

Over five million people have been affected with many losing their homes, farmland and belongings.
Some of the areas affected are still recovering from last year’s flooding, including Sindh province, which is once again one of the worst-hit areas.

Acres of damaged crops
Saifal Panhyar, a farmer from Khairpur in Sindh, said his family were lucky to escape as their house collapsed when the floods engulfed his village. Now, Khairpur is under five feet of water.

Panhyar said: “Our land is our sole source of income and the crops were just ready to be harvested but the continuous rain and now the flood water has badly damaged them.”

Emergency supplies
The risk of diseases spreading is high as 300,000 people have fled to temporary relief camps, but are living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

Over the last few months, the British Red Cross has worked with the Pakistan Red Crescent and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to prepare for this year’s monsoon rains, getting aid into the most vulnerable areas, ready to be dispatched when the floods struck.

Since the floods hit, the Pakistan Red Crescent, with support from the Red Cross, has:

  • sent five mobile health units to provide emergency health support in six districts
  • set up two water treatment plants and produced over 300,000 litres of safe water
  • distributed food parcels and other aid such as tents, tarpaulins and kitchen sets to over 100,000 people.
  • Urgently needed funds
    Thousands of people who’ve lost everything are in a desperate situation.

    Please help us to help them by donating to our appeal today.

    In the unlikely event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters either overseas or in the UK.

    (Source: RedCross)

    For Sale: Replica Of Fred Flintstone’s Car


    It’s a replica of an iconic car that is guaranteed to turn heads. The two-seater soft-top car is for sale at the rock-bottom price of 2,200 Euros ($3,145). And, unlike the original, this working version of Fred Flintstone’s car has its own motor, meaning the driver and their passenger won’t have to rely on their feet to power the prehistoric ride.

    (Source: PreSurfer)

    The truth about Che Guevara

    The History of Ernesto Che Guevara, by Jeremiah Warren, is a video that should be watched by every “rebel” that wears a Che Guevara t-shirt. (I have one too 😛 !!!!)

    (Source: Blame It On The Voices)

    Economy Check

    Economy Check
    Economy Check Pakistan is an effort to inform the discussion about Pakistan’s economy with data about some of the urgent issues facing the country. Rather than advocating specific policy solutions to problems, the data here is meant to stimulate debate. As Pakistan decides on its budgetary priorities for 2011-2012, it is as good a time as any to reflect on the the economy.

    This is a collaborative effort by economists and researchers. It is informed by data and inputs from a wide variety of organizations including the Jinnah Institute, the Pakistan Business Council, and a number of Pakistani government organizations as well as the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.

    (Source: Economy Check)

    Port Grand Asia’s Biggest Food Street in Karachi

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    Asia’s Biggest Food Street Port Grand Karachi is situated on a 19th century bridge known as Netty Jetty. This Food Street is a Billion dollar project completed by a company called New Work. Food on the street ranges from authentic Pakistan to american fast food at a reasonable price.

    (Pictures Source: Port Grand Facebook Page)