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news that'll revolutionize the world

by mg at 10:53 AM on September 24, 2001

Bad Samaritan is proud to announce the successful fruition of a top-secret collaboration with our friends over at Surreally. Our scientists have been working together non-stop for month and we our now finally able to reveal what they’ve been working on all this time.

There has been a lot of speculation by the news media about exactly what we’ve been up to in our secret labs. Investigative reporters from the New York Times thought that missing intern was dead (she was only sleeping and not pregnant at all). People Magazine wrote that we were suffering from exhaustion and had checked ourselves into rehab (Fuck you, I don’t have a drug problem!) The National Enquirer speculated it had something to do with hybrid alien/sasquatch children (which is just ridiculous, we got that figured out years ago). And the United Nations Security Council sent us a letter, saying they were concerned about the nuclear testing we’d been doing (I was just making popcorn with my 1950s microwave).

Well, now all that speculation is over, as we can finally announce the completion of our project, something likely to revolutionize the way every one of us lives our life. We usher in a new era in world history with the creation of “chat.”

What is “chat,” you ask? “Chat” is a totally unique technology we’ve developed that uses something called the “Internet” to allow people to talk to each other live, from anywhere in the world. No spending a fortune on expensive long distance phone charges. No waiting seconds, even minutes, for your email to arrive somewhere. Yes, with “chat” you can talk to someone live, instantly, and best of all, for FREE!

Currently, you can access the “chat room” from both surreally and bad samaritan. If you are a webmaster, you can join our affiliate program and offer visitors to your site access to the hottest new technology available. Just send an email and I’ll send you a free information packet about how to give your site’s visitors access to the surreally/bad samaritan “chat room."

comments (9)

It's the speakeasy of the web. Smoking, drinking, and full nudity are allowed. Being stoned is not mandatory but not discouraged. :)

The only problem we've had has been one of logistics; it's a pain in the ass to link all of the string and cans to the various users.

by ethereal at September 24, 2001 11:02 AM

COOL! I went via surreally last night, no one was home, but I got to check it out and it really is going to be a cool tool-way ta go gang!

by Pristine at September 24, 2001 12:16 PM

I tend to just go there and hang out and wait till other people pop on in, on the theory that in order to get the chat really going, it will take awhile and people should actually be there when other people get there...

by kd at September 24, 2001 2:21 PM

Hey, I can't get the chat thingy to work in either IE 5 or NS 6. By the way, Im on a Mac.

Hey! I heard that. Don't be talkn' bad 'bout my Mac.

by MrBlank at September 24, 2001 2:59 PM

You need Java. Something about Microsoft Virtual Machine, or I don't know what Netscape calls it, or...well, let's face it, what you really need is a real computer. (kidding!!!)

by kd at September 24, 2001 4:59 PM

Cool. I've never seen an IRC interface done with PHP on a page like that. I guess we could use regular IRC, too? Yikes, just what I need...another chat app.

Will it only work with PHP? Or is the UI in java and just on your PHP page? I'd put a link up on my site (freak magnet) - but we're a little behind and don't have PHP on the server yet.

by Charles at September 24, 2001 7:40 PM

MrBlank...it looks as if you could join using your regular IRC client by just entering the server name, port, and room name.

by Charles at September 24, 2001 7:42 PM

Yeah. The php is just how I render my non-greymatter pages.

And yes, I've already tested going to the site with just a regular irc client. The server is irc.centralchat.net, the port is something I don't know (the regular) and the channel is #sbschat.

by mg at September 24, 2001 8:04 PM

Port 6667 should work.

by Charles at September 25, 2001 6:06 PM

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