Talk:865: Nanobots

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So IPv6 gives us enough addresses to cover 40% of the earth in nanobots? I'm sold. IPv6 addresses for everyone! Davidy²²[talk] 10:01, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

The top header on this page is different from the others. It advertises that xkcd is IPv6 enabled: " now has IPv6 connectivity. If you can't reach it, you or your ISP have misconfigured equipment. Sadly, I now have no way to tell you." 22:13, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

The xkcd page doesn't have an IPv6 address. Has this changed since 2014? -- 14:29, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's a joke. 625571b7-aa66-4f98-ac5c-92464cfb4ed8 (talk) 02:22, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
It's not a joke and the top header page is still there. The website supports IPv6 since this comic was published like the header says. And my ISP (Deutsche Telekom) still doesn't support this in 2017. The current addresses are:
dig @ A AAAA +short
But this was registered in 2014 -- 2011 must have been different.--Dgbrt (talk) 20:09, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

I think this maybe be a reference to the scifi book "plague year" it's a good book, and it fits this comic perfectly. 10:01, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Oh no! I think I got a multicast/link-local/unique local/other reserved address! 06:43, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

I did the math, it worked out. 03:29, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

I can't get over that surely different local networks could be established for these nanobots to organise themselves, right? 17:04, 26 August 2022 (UTC)

The current explanation suggests that Earth still has a chance/is not completely doomed yet. However, surely, disassembling 40% of the Earth's volume (even in the best case scenario of it eating less than 40% of the crust) would, surely, still result in a full extinction of all life on Earth and turn the planet into a ball of lava? Could someone go What If on this question? Maplestrip (talk) 09:33, 4 January 2024 (UTC)

Well, for a start, the ISS/whatever would probably be Ok, in its orbit. (Not counting the issues of resupply, though, if it's still not self-sufficient/part of a decent off-world economy/supply-chain. 17:01, 4 January 2024 (UTC)
Yes, I interpreted "bought us some time" as referring to space-based planning; for example to stop the nanobots from eating the rest of the Solar System, or to otherwise flee the system. Maplestrip (talk) 08:32, 5 January 2024 (UTC)