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Try to use mibbit.com for chat. It's not Java based and works well
We have a link to #tradecorner in trade announcements.
Nah, just go the whole hog and use a desktop client. Sometimes you just want to have everything you need in an IRC client. Personally, I use HexChat on everything that can run it.

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Old January 21st, 2014 (7:45 AM).
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I have my own IRC server, I use mIRC with various scripts, and I use an IRC bouncer allowing me more than one connection with the same nickname
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    I run and actually own mIRC and I absolutely love it. Mibbit is a nice tool for on the go. I use xchat2 on my Linux.
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    Old January 21st, 2014 (9:17 AM).
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    Windows 9 could reach RTM as early as October as a leaker says...

    Looks like 8.x just crossed the Vista threshold.
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    Old January 21st, 2014 (9:25 AM).
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    I'm a total IRC geek lmao
    Saaaame, although I'm not much into it now than I was before, when I was a frequenter/half-op/op/admin at several channels xD. Scripting was the most fun part.
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    Old January 21st, 2014 (9:29 AM).
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    I have OP on an IRC channel I frequent. As for a client, I use IceChat 9 (Windows). It's easy to use, and it's completely free!
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    I can't even start my computer on windows 8 now so I have to use safe mode for now. I'm uninstalling it and "upgrading" to windows 7 today.

    Windows 8 giving blue screen on startup has been a rarely occurring problem that didn't really bother me, but today it decided to be a jerk and kept giving me blue screen every time I tried to start up for 3 hours this morning. I've had it.
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    I can't even start my computer on windows 8 now so I have to use safe mode for now. I'm uninstalling it and "upgrading" to windows 7 today.

    Windows 8 giving blue screen on startup has been a rarely occurring problem that didn't really bother me, but today it decided to be a jerk and kept giving me blue screen every time I tried to start up for 3 hours this morning. I've had it.
    Sounds like one of these Windows 8 driver problems. Probably caused by something inside getting corrupted. Are you able to reset the PC?
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    That's what I tried to do for hours, only to fail.
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    Old January 21st, 2014 (10:46 AM).
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    That's what I tried to do for hours, only to fail.
    Well, one thing about Windows 8's Restore and Reset is that they're actually full reinstalls behind the scenes. Sounds more like a hardware problem.
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    I can't even start my computer on windows 8 now so I have to use safe mode for now. I'm uninstalling it and "upgrading" to windows 7 today.

    Windows 8 giving blue screen on startup has been a rarely occurring problem that didn't really bother me, but today it decided to be a jerk and kept giving me blue screen every time I tried to start up for 3 hours this morning. I've had it.
    What's the bluescreen error that you get whenever you boot? Perhaps we can troubleshoot it for you.
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    I believe it was something like DRIVER_IQRL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or something like that, but regardless I'm probably going to back up my data and reinstall windows 7.
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    I've heard of cases where drivers can be at fault of things like this in Windows 8 and even 8.1, so hopefully a downgrade to Windows 7 does well.
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    The problem seems to be that since resetting a Windows 8 PC is essentially reinstalling Windows 8 from a blank disk and/or reimaging it with a recovery image, I suspect something deeper is afoot.
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    Only thing I'll probably miss is the slightly faster boot time.
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    Old January 21st, 2014 (11:56 AM).
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    Speaking of boot times, I would not ever want to think about going with a normal HDD again ever since I've went hybrid...
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      Windows 9 could reach RTM as early as October as a leaker says...

      Looks like 8.x just crossed the Vista threshold.
      I hope they fix the wifi staying connected issue on 8.1 first! That's ridiculous that it's still there.
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      Old January 21st, 2014 (2:02 PM).
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      I hope they fix the wifi staying connected issue on 8.1 first! That's ridiculous that it's still there.
      Is that the bug where it's constantly identifying and never actually connecting, to the point you need to disable and reenable the wireless card to fix it?

      루기아: If you're able to boot into safe mode, try this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/windows-8-crash-driverirqlnotlessorequal/4d7dc696-2daf-4f88-8f83-3d13437a7f2b

      You might be able to pinpoint what is conflicting with your computer and uninstall it, and perhaps be able to boot properly. That way, you may be able to either
      a. Keep all your files and Win 8
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      So as soon as I booted up my laptop this evening, I saw this little gem pop up...

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      Is that the bug where it's constantly identifying and never actually connecting, to the point you need to disable and reenable the wireless card to fix it?

      루기아: If you're able to boot into safe mode, try this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/windows-8-crash-driverirqlnotlessorequal/4d7dc696-2daf-4f88-8f83-3d13437a7f2b

      You might be able to pinpoint what is conflicting with your computer and uninstall it, and perhaps be able to boot properly. That way, you may be able to either
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      Meh. Just downgraded to win7. Too many issues with win8 for me.
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      So as soon as I booted up my laptop this evening, I saw this little gem pop up...

      Run powercfg /energy in an elevated command prompt (right-click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator) on a freshly rebooted laptop in idle, let it do its own thing, copy the report to the desktop, and open it. Check the battery capacities.

      It's one of these nice things added in Windows 7. When a battery has worn out severely, the battery warning appears. Looks like you are going to have to plan for a laptop soon.
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      One thing I definitely plan on doing when I get back from school this afternoon is just reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop. However, since I have a Windows 7 install disk, I'm not sure if I should install it back to manufacturer's state, or install it from scratch with the Windows 7 install disk. If I install from scratch, I'd at least not have to worry about bloatware, but then I have to worry about reinstalling drivers. I'll probably take a system image as well before I reinstall.
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      One thing I definitely plan on doing when I get back from school this afternoon is just reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop. However, since I have a Windows 7 install disk, I'm not sure if I should install it back to manufacturer's state, or install it from scratch with the Windows 7 install disk. If I install from scratch, I'd at least not have to worry about bloatware, but then I have to worry about reinstalling drivers. I'll probably take a system image as well before I reinstall.
      Does your laptop manufacturer has the courtesy to provide separate drivers on their recovery media and/or within the default installation? My Toshiba laptop has all the app and driver setup programs dumped in a folder should I need to reinstall or repair any software gone wrong.

      Either way, both couldn't hurt - I think I'm more of a fan of restoring from a factory image, then uninstalling anything you won't miss.
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      Crap, now I wonder if my laptop's hard drive is starting to show its age. I'm currently reinstalling Windows right now, but it's going at a slow pace. I wish there was a way in the BiOS to check if it's got any issues like on my desktop.
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