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I Was Teenage Hockey Message Board Jailbait

"I Was Teenage Hockey Message Board Jailbait," by Katie Bakes of Deadspin.
posted by Avenger50 on Jan 27, 2011 - 88 comments

Internet Relay Programming

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has been around since 1988, and discussed several times on metafilter. It has been used as a communication medium, a news source, and now, as a programming language.
posted by grandsham on Jul 4, 2010 - 68 comments

spammen all over you

overclockblocked, by Sumit Dan. short story told in speculative chippy dialect. Fucken AIbrid think he so fucking cool with he retrofleshy stylen. Like you don’t already know he dealin double-helix, not just some two-bit qubit.
posted by mwhybark on Feb 6, 2009 - 61 comments

< 3

Less Than Three... oh emm gee. [SLYT]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Nov 10, 2008 - 30 comments

I know a bot

A Swedish pop song about IRC is resurrected into an English number one hit.
posted by hugsnkisses on Mar 8, 2008 - 60 comments

Signal vs Noise, Bot Enforced

ROBOT9000 and #xkcd-signal: Attacking Noise in Chat
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 17, 2008 - 34 comments

Welcome to the scene

Welcome to the scene is an interesting low budget soap opera that tells the story of a movie piracy group's workings via IMs and simultaneous video. If you're interested in the logistics of movie piracy (how do these groups work? what's their motivation? where do they get the movies? how do they avoid getting caught?) then this is for you. The story gets more engrossing as you go through the episodes, and the latest gives some insight into how script kiddies do their business. I'd never heard of tools like Metasploit and fragroute till I saw it. There are those who think the whole thing's a setup... I personally doubt it, but one thing this series demonstrates is that for pirates, paranoia is key to survival.
posted by jcruelty on Nov 3, 2005 - 13 comments

ISP bringdown

Creative Internet Techniques a large Ohio ISP was shut down by the FBI for "IRC network" violations. If you need to get at your hosted data "please contact the Bureau via email to rwhite3@leo.gov. Make sure to include in your email your name, mailing address, and telephone number with area code."

Does anyone still use IRC? Does anyone intend to "please contact the Bureau via email to rwhite3@leo.gov. Make sure to include in your email your name, mailing address, and telephone number with area code". Does anyone have any ideas what this is REALLY about?
posted by arse_hat on Feb 21, 2004 - 27 comments


The Bible, in IRC logs
posted by Orange Goblin on Jan 14, 2004 - 21 comments

Overdose on IRC?

Overdose live on IRC? Brandon Carl Vedas, 21, takes a mix of drugs (methadone, klonopin, etc) while in front of his webcam and chatting on IRC. He overdoses, and dies with the webcam still on. IRC log of the coversation, a log of the channel after he died, and an an obituary listing. (via #mefi)
posted by malphigian on Jan 21, 2003 - 90 comments

DALnet DDoS attacks

After the whole Napster deal, I turned to DALnet for my music needs...but, for the past few weeks, DALnet has been under DDoS attacks preventing me, and countless other from accessing the servers. I find this interesting because while DDoS attacks on RIAA make the news and stop after a few days, but I have yet to see DALnet's problems publicized at all. Anyone else at all find this weird that the hated RIAA his limited DDoS attacks, while smaller and more venerated org like DALnet has attacks lasting more than a week?
posted by jmd82 on Jan 18, 2003 - 39 comments

AOL owns Instant Messaging?

AOL owns Instant Messaging? - MSNBC is reporting that AOL's subsidary ICQ has received a patent for Instant Messaging. I would have thought IRC was enough prior art to invalidate the claim, but the Patent Office knows best. Can AOL put the genie back in the bottle?
posted by Argyle on Dec 18, 2002 - 15 comments


'WHOEVER I LENT MY NORD MODULAR TO /MSG ME ASAP' is an extremely funny fake chat log between the bright stars of the IDM/techno music world. If you're familiar with the music of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Plaid, and the like, and if you've ever used IRC, then you'll probably get a kick out of this.
posted by 40 Watt on Nov 2, 2001 - 28 comments

Attention ChatMonkeys.

Attention ChatMonkeys. Are you addicted to chat programs? AIM? ICQ? Yahoo and MSN? Even have two instances of mIRC running? Now there's hope. You can have all of these running all at once using *just one program*. And it uses far less resources than all of those other programs put together. matter of fact, i think it uses less resources than icq itself (like that's hard). It's skinnable too! Score!

/me hands out the needles.
posted by jcterminal on Jun 12, 2001 - 20 comments

Blast from the past

Blast from the past
Oh, those halcyon days of text-based real-time chat, before there was a Web. (I'm catching up on my link quotient....)
posted by rschram on Dec 10, 2000 - 11 comments

Internet recording history

Internet recording history
An IRC chat transcript recorded immediately after the 1994 Los Angeles 6.6 earthquake.
posted by rschram on Oct 24, 2000 - 6 comments

If hacking

If hacking and phreaking irc channels are any indication, hackers and phreaks don't get enough sex.
posted by dominic on Jul 11, 2000 - 0 comments

"The attachment can also be sent through Internet Relay Chats (IRC), chat rooms accessible over the Web."

"The attachment can also be sent through Internet Relay Chats (IRC), chat rooms accessible over the Web."
good to know those tech writers at yahoo are up on things.
posted by sugarfish on May 4, 2000 - 4 comments

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