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Re: Why is IRC still around?
From: Michael Rutledge <michael4447 () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 16:04:10 -0600

Wow, I think you have a great point!  To add to the list, Los Angeles
has quite a bit of crime, so I think that it should be removed from
the face of the planet.  Of course, I think some fraud has been
occurring on eBay--remove them also.  Oh, and some Catholic priests
have been in the news for some "questionable activities", why keep
them around--Catholicism has been overated (been around too long),
nuke em.

IRC is a great communication tool that has grown and evolved over the
years.  There will always be a medium for "questionable activities"
and illegal acts to propagate regardless of what communication link
you remove.


On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 12:40:26 -0500, Danny <nocmonkey () gmail com> wrote:
Well, it sure does help the anti-virus (anti-malware) and security
consulting business, but besides that... is it not safe to say that:

1) A hell of a lot of viruses/worms/trojans use IRC to wreck further havoc?
2) A considerable amount of "script kiddies" originate and grow through IRC?
3) A wee bit of software piracy occurs?
4) That many organized DoS attacks through PC zombies are initiated through IRC?
5) The anonymity of the whole thing helps to foster all the illegal
and malicious activity that occurs?
The list goes on and on...

Sorry to offend those that use IRC legitimately (LOL - find something
else to chat with your buddies), but why the hell are we not pushing
to sunset IRC?

What would IT be like today without IRC (or the like)? Am I narrow
minded to say that it would be a much safer place?


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