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$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

Your IP is the address of your computer on the Internet. It can also be the address of your computer on an internal network, but that is another issue.

It is given to you by your Internet provider.

Your IP changes periodically unless you pay to keep the same one all of the time.

I know what an IP address is,dpoly.It was the rest of the post that threw me.It doesn't really matter,though.Thanks for the effort.

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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

    I have purposely avoided commenting on this all day.  When I checked the results this morning and saw that it had rolled over again and what the new amount was.  I was stunned.  I could not imagine that someone didn't hit it.  I have tried all day to wrap my head around the enormity of the jackpot and yet, I can't.

    It's at half a BILLION!  And still growing.  That's the kind of number that small countries and some states use to describe their GDP.

    I don't want to sound greedy here, but I hope I win.  But good luck to all.  (not reallyYellow Eyes )

    Greed is good NIghtStalker! Embrace it! Love it! In fact greed may be the one thing that can save us!  Gorden Gekko  Cool

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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

      Your IP is the address of your computer on the Internet. It can also be the address of your computer on an internal network, but that is another issue.

      It is given to you by your Internet provider.

      Your IP changes periodically unless you pay to keep the same one all of the time.

      I can't get my IP addy to change.  I unplug the router for hours, it's a new IP address then whammo it's back to the original one.  I don't pay for a static IP address. What gives?

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        Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

        anyone for a rare Alfa?

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

          I can't get my IP addy to change.  I unplug the router for hours, it's a new IP address then whammo it's back to the original one.  I don't pay for a static IP address. What gives?

          Changing your IP is a manual setting somewhere in your router if you have that capability built into your router.

          They are issued by your Internet provider and change according their policy.

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

            Wasn't talking to you.Was simply asking dpoly a question about HIS post.It was a little too "Techie" for me.

            Hey I thought you had me blocked Cletu$, if that's the case you shouldn't be seeing any of my posts. Did you decide to "unblock" me

            out of curiosity that my posts would be to good to miss???  Green laugh  LOL   Lovies

             

            Wouldn't hold it against you.  No Nod

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

              I think the people at MUSL just screwed themselves. lol

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                Bad thing about big lotteries is an already rich person can purchase every single combination of tickets and make money, the only reason they probably dont do it is because someone else might win too and have to share lol

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                  Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Wow, super sweet! I had a GL550, but because of setbacks in my business had to "settle" for renewing my lease with a maxed out ML350.    Roll Eyes

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                    Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                    I think my heart stopped for a few when i seen that it was $500,000,000!Eek

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                      Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                      I think the people at MUSL just screwed themselves. lol

                      The people at MUSL represent both Powerball and Mega Millions, so they really probably don't care as much as you think.  No Nod

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                        Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                        I can't get my IP addy to change.  I unplug the router for hours, it's a new IP address then whammo it's back to the original one.  I don't pay for a static IP address. What gives?

                        For people with broadband internet (which is most of us these days), unplugging your router will not assign a new IP address, because the IP address is assigned to your cable modem (or whatever type of modem you have) for a certain duration of time.  In technical terms it is called a "lease".  It could last for weeks — there is no way for you to determine. 

                        If you were to unplug your modem, when you plug it back in the modem asks your ISP for an IP address, and if the lease has not expired, you'll get the same IP back again.

                        So that's why you get the same IP even if you reboot the modem.

                        However, getting a new IP address does not "hide" you.  ALL Internet ISPs are required by law to keep a record of IP addresses and who they were assigned to for a length of time — I think it's several months or maybe a year.  So if somebody has your IP address for some reason, a month later if there was a court order for your ISP to identify who had that IP address at the exact time you were online, they could figure it out very easily.

                         

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                          Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                          Bad thing about big lotteries is an already rich person can purchase every single combination of tickets and make money, the only reason they probably dont do it is because someone else might win too and have to share lol

                          If I were rich, I wouldn't purchase that many tickets ..............

                          Programmed swing trading would offer a much better ROI!

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                            Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                            Ok I went crazy and bought 4 tickets in DC (with megaplay). No long lines there yet. I really hope since the jackpot is so big, that a lot of people share it....like 10 or more.

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                              Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                              Oh praise be to Todd Vader ................

                              The purveyor of IP truth & knowledge ..............  Thumbs Up

                              When I still worked, I was able to Program Cisco Routers and Switches ............

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