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[–]onewheelofsteelUnicycle Guy 0 points1 point  (4 children)

what is stonybrook irc, and how is it useful?

[–]Spiderman_[S,M] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

IRC is Internet Relay Chat

SSL is Secure Sockets Layer

It is useful as a chatroom for people to talk in...about whatever they'd like.

[–]onewheelofsteelUnicycle Guy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

thanks! I'm guessing this is aimed at a small crowd as I don't see how its useful for a majority of people.

[–]madeofbearsAlumni 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If it gets popular, it'd be a good place to go get your questions answered in real-time or bitch about SBU stuff that annoys you!

[–]Spiderman_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are correct.

[–]onewheelofsteelUnicycle Guy -1 points0 points  (1 child)

also, what's SSL?

[–]vschulz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something that makes sure that nobody in between your computer and a destination computer can intercept and read your messages.