People who are willing to rely on the government to keep them safe are pretty much standing on Darwin’s mat, pounding on the door, screaming, “Take me, take me!”
Still ignoring IPv6 because it "isn't in use"
According to a recent article by Sean Michael Kerner on enterprisenetworkplanet.com
In the U.S. the latest numbers for IPv6 are impressive. APNIC's global survey as of August 1st has IPv6 penetration in the U.S at 1.35 percent. That translates into an estimated IPv6 user base of 3.3 million users, the largest base of IPv6 users in the world.
I noted the beginnings of problems with services that don't function as expected when a dual-stack environment is found...
anecdotal evidence of IPv6 being deployed by carriers
Oh, and Comcast/Xfinity just rolled out IPv6 in the area where I live.
The unlikely agent in this shift was U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a cosponsor of pending antiterrorist legislation, Senate Bill 266. In a draft of the bill introduced on January 24, Biden inserted some new language: It is the sense of Congress that providers of electronic communications services and manufacturers of electronic communications service equipment shall ensure that communications systems permit the government to obtain the plaintext contents of voice, data, and other communications when appropriately authorized by law.
Crypto (Steven Levy)
"... management guys always behaved the same. They never understood the technical issues; and they thought that screaming was the way to make things happen. And maybe it was, if you were shouting at your secretaries to get you a limousine."
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's unwise to pay too little too. When you pay too much, you lose a little money.....that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The Common Law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot...it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better."
John Ruskin (1819-1900)