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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Thursday May 06, 2004
05:07 AM

irc nyt omg wtf lol

[ #18645 ]
Dear Log,

So seven and a half years ago ago, a writer for suck.com said:

«IRC, at its best, is a chance to trade obscenities and pirated software in real time while inflating one's own ego with other losers in faraway dark rooms with even less of a life than you, if that's possible.
[...]
IRC seems to be the net's equivalent of East Palo Alto, a grimy evil place of belligerent drug lords in the middle of a land of gold.»

--"Screaming in a Vacuum"

And today, here in the future, we have this brainwave from the New York Times, the paper of record for whatever its reporters pull out of their asses:

«Even as much of the Internet has come to resemble a pleasant, well-policed suburb, a little-known neighborhood known as Internet Relay Chat remains the Wild West. While copyright holders and law enforcement agencies take aim at their adversaries on Web sites and peer-to-peer file-sharing networks like Napster, I.R.C. remains the place where people with something to hide go to do business.»

--"The Internet's Wilder Side"

Read the article. Let it make you feel dirty.

If an evil gnome asks you for authorization, say "genital", "genital".

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