My last resort is 1980s chat rooms with text flying across the screen like Facebook or Goodreads. The Linux channels on Freenode are busy 24/7/365. Checked out ICQ 8.2, but there was few IRC random chatrooms unlike 2004. ICQ just uses IRC for chat. ICQ 8.2 also connects to Google Talk, Facebook, and AOL Instant Messenger. The vulgar slang jibe that was on ICQ's IRC chat is ridiculous. ICQ is used by gangsters, I swear.