I wrote a small java IRC bot to download MateoConLettuce posts before he can delete them. The bot is untested for obvious reasons, but it should work, unless I got the URL extraction wrong. Here's the code:

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.BufferedWriter;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.net.URL;
import java.nio.channels.Channels;
import java.nio.channels.ReadableByteChannel;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

public class main implements Runnable {

    static String server = "irc.efnet.net";
    static int port = 6667;
    static String nick = "LettuceBot", user = nick, name = nick;
    static Thread thread;
    static boolean active;
    static Socket socket;
    static BufferedReader in;
    static BufferedWriter out;
    static boolean joinedChannal;
    static boolean firstPongDone;
    static boolean closeRequested;

    public static void main(String... args) throws IOException, InterruptedException {
        closeRequested = false;
        firstPongDone = false;
        joinedChannal = false;
        socket = new Socket(server, port);
        in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(socket.getInputStream()));
        out = new BufferedWriter(new OutputStreamWriter(socket.getOutputStream()));
        if (socket.isConnected()) {
            out.write("NICK " + nick + "\r\n");
            out.write("USER " + user + " \"\" \"\" :" + name + "\r\n");
            active = true;
            thread = new Thread(new main());

    public void send(String s) {
        try {
            out.write(s + "\r\n");
        } catch (IOException ex) {

    void join(String chan) {
        send("JOIN " + chan);

    public void run() {
        String s;
        while (true) {
            try {
                while (!closeRequested && (s = in.readLine()) != null) {
                    if (s.startsWith("PING")) {
                        send("PONG " + s.substring(5));
                        firstPongDone = true;
                    if (joinedChannal) {
                        if (s.startsWith(":")) {
                            //MateoConLechuga added a post in More questions about hooks on TI-84 plus
                            String msg = "MateoConLechuga added a post in ";
                            if (s.contains(msg)) {
                                String boot = s.substring(s.indexOf(msg));
                                String url = boot.substring(boot.indexOf("( "), boot.lastIndexOf(" )"));

                                URL website = new URL(url);
                                ReadableByteChannel rbc = Channels.newChannel(website.openStream());
                                FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream(new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMddHHmm'.txt'").format(new Date()));
                                fos.getChannel().transferFrom(rbc, 0, Long.MAX_VALUE);
                    } else {
                        if (firstPongDone) {
                            joinedChannal = true;
            } catch (IOException e) {
You're special.
That's actually quite cool!
That's awesome! I wish there was a way to test it (because, as you said, it can't for obvious reasons), I'd love to see it in action. :3
What happened to Mateo?
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