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mIRC in the RAF/Army #218281 07/02/10 10:29 PM
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I was watching a Channel Five program (Airforce Afghanistan) when i noticed on one of the big screens, what looked like mIRC




Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: WRCLiam] #218284 08/02/10 12:13 AM
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Yeah and I bet they are spamming the channel with away messages and their music script.

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: gooshie] #218285 08/02/10 01:07 AM
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I seem to recall, back when I first registered here, that it was shown that the US Army was using mIRC, based upon similar proof (ie: the picture).

In my opinion, as long as the users paid for their version of mIRC, or are still in the trial period, there's nothing wrong with it.

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: WRCLiam] #218298 08/02/10 02:50 PM
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:P good to see

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: RusselB] #218301 08/02/10 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: RusselB
I seem to recall, back when I first registered here, that it was shown that the US Army was using mIRC, based upon similar proof (ie: the picture).


Yeah, I heard about it years ago as well. Whether they are just chatting on free time or making use of it for military purposes... ask someone who would know rather than believing pictures and rumors. smile


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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: Riamus2] #218456 14/02/10 06:57 PM
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You forgot it's also on the little screen >.<

It's also used among the guys that do the child porn crackdowns (in Australia)


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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: The_JD] #219075 04/03/10 01:27 PM
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Yes the US Military (all branches) DOES use mIRC ... I used it in Iraq wink

the little screen (laptop) is only projecting it to the TV >.<

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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: The_JD] #219076 04/03/10 01:33 PM
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I seem to recall some time ago, someone posted a capture from CSI with mIRC on a machine in the background.

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: RoCk] #219077 04/03/10 02:16 PM
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@par0ar: Just to chat? Or for military purposes?

@RoCk: Yeah, I remember that.

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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: Riamus2] #219090 04/03/10 09:27 PM
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I know that IRC was used way back in the early 90s to communicate news, due to regular ways to spread news were not possible... something to do with the cold war, iirc.


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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: WRCLiam] #219098 05/03/10 01:15 AM
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police and mirc:) Thank you beautiful photo...

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: RoCk] #219894 02/04/10 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: RoCk

I seem to recall some time ago, someone posted a capture from CSI with mIRC on a machine in the background.


There was an episode of Heroes a few seasons back that had the mIRC icon in the system tray too..

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: Skip] #219895 02/04/10 12:00 PM
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It's been on the original CSI as well.


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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: WRCLiam] #220680 21/04/10 03:35 PM
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As far as I've been educated about IRC, the very history of the internet and IRC are synonamous <mind my spelling> with each other.

The internet originated and evolved around military use. IRC would have been used by the military since the very beginnings of the internet.

But i have to admit that this picture is a steal smile Thanks for sharing with us.


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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: Phoenix_sky] #220754 23/04/10 06:55 AM
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Hehe, very nice smile

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: Phoenix_sky] #223505 26/07/10 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: Phoenix_sky
As far as I've been educated about IRC, the very history of the internet and IRC are synonamous <mind my spelling> with each other.

The internet originated and evolved around military use. IRC would have been used by the military since the very beginnings of the internet.

IRC was created by Jarkko Oikarinen in August 1988 to replace a program called MUT (MultiUser Talk) on a BBS called OuluBox in Finland. Oikarinen found inspiration in a chat system known as Bitnet Relay, which operated on the BITNET.

Reference: http://www.mirc.com/help/jarkko.html

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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: WRCLiam] #223540 28/07/10 01:36 AM
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I have a question. Did CSI, and other TV shows that have displayed mIRC ask to do so?


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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: FroggieDaFrog] #223551 28/07/10 10:21 AM
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I doubt it - do they ask to display windows?

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Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army [Re: FroggieDaFrog] #223556 28/07/10 06:04 PM
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I would imagine only those who wanted bad press would complain. Think about it, if it was made public that company "X" (fill in one of your choice) sued the tv station over showing their software, how big a fallout would the computer would do? Users are fanatical in their beliefs - don't believe me? Do a search for unix/wine, emoticons, (years ago mind you) multiserver support, colors, etc and you'll see what I mean. Frankly, I think of it as free advertising, besides, who said they didnt pay for the copy they use? Are they using it incorrectly? I know, it's all legal semantics, but still, only an idiot would complain about their program being used and shown on tv (unless that use portrays the software in bad light or even incorrectly)


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