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mIRC in the RAF/Army

Posted By: WRCLiam

mIRC in the RAF/Army - 07/02/10 10:29 PM

I was watching a Channel Five program (Airforce Afghanistan) when i noticed on one of the big screens, what looked like mIRC



Posted By: gooshie

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 08/02/10 12:13 AM

Yeah and I bet they are spamming the channel with away messages and their music script.
Posted By: RusselB

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 08/02/10 01:07 AM

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.
Posted By: WRCLiam

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 08/02/10 02:50 PM

:P good to see
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 08/02/10 04:21 PM

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
Posted By: The_JD

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 14/02/10 06:57 PM

You forgot it's also on the little screen >.<

It's also used among the guys that do the child porn crackdowns (in Australia)
Posted By: par0ar

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 04/03/10 01:27 PM

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 >.<
Posted By: RoCk

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 04/03/10 01:33 PM


I seem to recall some time ago, someone posted a capture from CSI with mIRC on a machine in the background.
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 04/03/10 02:16 PM

@par0ar: Just to chat? Or for military purposes?

@RoCk: Yeah, I remember that.
Posted By: Knoeki

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 04/03/10 09:27 PM

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.
Posted By: Mircindir

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 05/03/10 01:15 AM

police and mirc:) Thank you beautiful photo...
Posted By: Skip

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 02/04/10 10:26 AM

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..
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 02/04/10 12:00 PM

It's been on the original CSI as well.
Posted By: Phoenix_sky

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 21/04/10 03:35 PM

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.
Posted By: STING

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 23/04/10 06:55 AM

Hehe, very nice smile
Posted By: magitsu

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 26/07/10 09:28 PM

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
Posted By: FroggieDaFrog

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 28/07/10 01:36 AM

I have a question. Did CSI, and other TV shows that have displayed mIRC ask to do so?
Posted By: firefox

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 28/07/10 10:21 AM

I doubt it - do they ask to display windows?
Posted By: FroggieDaFrog

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 28/07/10 12:50 PM

-shrugs-
Posted By: landonsandor

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 28/07/10 06:04 PM

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)
Posted By: sparta

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 28/07/10 06:33 PM

So what? some dudes using mirc, i use mirc, so does many other ppl too.. why the fuzz???
Posted By: FroggieDaFrog

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 29/07/10 03:00 PM

Yea, After I had posted I was all like "Why would Khaled complain, it's free advertising?"
Posted By: Handle_With_Care

Re: mIRC in the RAF/Army - 31/07/10 08:11 PM

Along the same lines, when the U.S. first invaded Iraq, there were some clips on various news shows showing central command in Kuwait and UAE. They actually showed screens of various people in the command center, and they were actually using mIRC, logo and all! I sure hope all those copies were registered. Ya think? grin
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