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Re: IRC

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 am

cpy wrote:IRC? What year is it? Every cool kid in town uses discord. :)


Cool kids use bash and telnet to send each other messages directly :ghost:

You are free to build and maintain a bidirectional bridge bot, though :P
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Re: IRC

Postby JanB1 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:38 am

Cornflakes_91 wrote:
cpy wrote:IRC? What year is it? Every cool kid in town uses discord. :)


Cool kids use bash and telnet to send each other messages directly :ghost:

You are free to build and maintain a bidirectional bridge bot, though :P


Hmm...reminds me of the xkcd...

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And don't have to be cool, we're engineers. We use what fits our need best. And so far we don't need voice com for everything.



Dinosawer wrote:Why would we use something heavier and proprietary to do the exact same thing our lightweight, open and portable thing already does?

(We use Discord, when we need voice chat, otherwise, nah)


You know there's a portable version for discord, right? :shifty:
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Re: IRC

Postby Dinosawer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:44 am

JanB1 wrote:
Dinosawer wrote:Why would we use something heavier and proprietary to do the exact same thing our lightweight, open and portable thing already does?

(We use Discord, when we need voice chat, otherwise, nah)


You know there's a portable version for discord, right? :shifty:

In this case, portable = it can be ported to whatever platform you want
For example, Saoirse is running on python on a Raspberry Pi 2 that's running Kodi.
Anyone can write an IRC client for whatever platform and OS they want, because the protocol is open and fairly simple to use. You can't do that with discord as it's closed source and proprietary.
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Re: IRC

Postby Silverware » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:47 pm

Discord also runs on anything with a Javascript browser.
So I don't see any real gains/losses over IRC, beyond that we are already on IRC.
And bots are more of a pain in the arse on discord.
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Re: IRC

Postby Cha0zz » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:11 pm

Silverware wrote:Discord also runs on anything with a Javascript browser.
So I don't see any real gains/losses over IRC, beyond that we are already on IRC.
And bots are more of a pain in the arse on discord.

Iirc Discord was blocked on DW's work or something while IRC was not.
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Re: IRC

Postby Dinosawer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:19 pm

Silverware wrote:Discord also runs on anything with a Javascript browser.
So I don't see any real gains/losses over IRC, beyond that we are already on IRC.
And bots are more of a pain in the arse on discord.

No, Discord runs IN a Javascript browser. Good luck writing your own client for it. :P
Whereas IRC runs on everything that has an internet connection.
(And is a lot lighter)
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Re: IRC

Postby Talvieno » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:35 pm

I don't use Discord if I can help it.
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Re: IRC

Postby Silverware » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:43 pm

Cha0zz wrote:
Silverware wrote:Discord also runs on anything with a Javascript browser.
So I don't see any real gains/losses over IRC, beyond that we are already on IRC.
And bots are more of a pain in the arse on discord.

Iirc Discord was blocked on DW's work or something while IRC was not.


Discord is available at mine, but IRC is not. :V

But then I just connect to a server outside the network and don't care either way. :3



Dinosawer wrote:
Silverware wrote:Discord also runs on anything with a Javascript browser.
So I don't see any real gains/losses over IRC, beyond that we are already on IRC.
And bots are more of a pain in the arse on discord.

No, Discord runs IN a Javascript browser. Good luck writing your own client for it. :P
Whereas IRC runs on everything that has an internet connection.
(And is a lot lighter)


It runs on packets. Like all network things. It's easy enough to simulate a server or client if you know enough about the packets.
And Javascript lends itself to explaining all its packets. :V
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Re: IRC

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:09 pm

Silverware wrote:It runs on packets. Like all network things. It's easy enough to simulate a server or client if you know enough about the packets.
And Javascript lends itself to explaining all its packets. :V


Then go and write us a lib.
Preferrably in some actually fast language that doesnt need a frakking browser to run.
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Re: IRC

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:15 am

Silverware wrote:It runs on packets. Like all network things. It's easy enough to simulate a server or client if you know enough about the packets.
And Javascript lends itself to explaining all its packets. :V

Using that logic, you can write a client for multiplayer DOOM (new one) in Javascript.
Good luck with that :ghost:
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Re: IRC

Postby JanB1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:33 am

Dinosawer wrote:
Silverware wrote:It runs on packets. Like all network things. It's easy enough to simulate a server or client if you know enough about the packets.
And Javascript lends itself to explaining all its packets. :V

Using that logic, you can write a client for multiplayer DOOM (new one) in Javascript.
Good luck with that :ghost:


Now you're just teasing. :mrgreen:
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Re: IRC

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:35 am

If he willingly says dumb things, I can tease him as much as I want. :ghost:
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Re: IRC

Postby JanB1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:38 am

Dinosawer wrote:If he willingly says dumb things, I can tease him as much as I want. :ghost:


True. :lol:

But yeah, I know that you could get IRC running on a potato (well, not exactly, but you get the metaphor) and Discord is just a cool and sleek replacement of the old and trusty (and nearly never updated) Teamspeak. :D
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Re: IRC

Postby Black--Snow » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:51 am

JanB1 wrote:
Dinosawer wrote:If he willingly says dumb things, I can tease him as much as I want. :ghost:


True. :lol:

But yeah, I know that you could get IRC running on a potato (well, not exactly, but you get the metaphor) and Discord is just a cool and sleek replacement of the old and trusty (and nearly never updated) Teamspeak. :D

Discord is hardly a replacement for Teamspeak. It's a relatively different function.
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Re: IRC

Postby Dinosawer » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:59 am

Yes, the one is voice chat and text chat, the other is text chat and voice chat. Totally different. Yeah.
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