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Do you spend hours in IRC

 
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Hey Guys,

These days spending couple of hours in IRC and Github ..What you guys do ? Do you spend time in IRC ? ...What you do in your Free Time ?

 
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I spend time with my family..... no need of IRC or anything else...
 
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Volunteering, technology, sports, etc

I don't use IRC.
 
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"Free time"? The concept is vaguely familiar...
 
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I just deleted my Facebook account; what will I do with all the newly freed-up time?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:I just deleted my Facebook account; what will I do with all the newly freed-up time?

I hear Google has a wonderful social network

I don't recall ever using IRC. Back in the day it was either live conversations with my friends or bulletin boards on the net. Then came AIM. Nowadays it is Skype for remote conversations, or WebEx for work. In between... mostly email, text messages, or phone calls.
 
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I do spend time in IRC. Mostly in Clojure, Cassandra and Immutant IRC. Clojure IRC is a wonderful place to learn how to write idiomatic Clojure code.
And since I'm not on Facebook --> I have some free time slots. I spend them on practicing playing music and reading (well, and playing some games on my iPhone ).
 
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IRC? No (I had to look it up to see what it is), but I do spend hours here.
 
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quitted IRC for java :/ java ranch is doing great !!
 
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Whoa! People still use IRC. I thought it had gone the way of Usenet.
 
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I was just reading this the other day

No - I do not use IRC or any chat system for that matter (e.g. Yahoo Chat, GTalk etc.).

In my free time (which, I manage to get sometime, as I'm not on Facebook ) I do some reading (technical/non-technical) and learning stuff (e.g. currently JPA and HBase).
 
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At the place where I'm currently working we have started using IRC in the team. We have people working in different locations, and IRC is a quick and convenient way to let each other know what we're working on. Our Jenkins build server is also connected to it, so it announces when a build has failed or succeeded via IRC.

I don't use it outside work.
 
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I haven't used IRC since the early 90's. I dislike chat programs because it makes it too easy for other people to interrupt your work. I prefer to receive an email that I can answer at my convenience.
 
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I feel like IRC is major resource for programmers of all categories and avoid java(OO) side of it since i feel forum is better of it.
 
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