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  1. If you were wearing the same skin and shape that you would usually wear when you noticed this large dent in the collar bone and chest area, I would hazard a guess that it was something that was always there, but for some reason the lighting in relation to where your avatar was facing, showed this 'flaw' up more. We are meant to have some curves and dents and lines, as the natural body, human or beast, does have in real life. However, you could show us what exactly you mean by uploading a photograph and adding it to your post (see the little tree icon at the top of your post when you click on "options" and "edit").
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    help

    I have absolutely no clue how Kindle's work.
  3. And that's what I've learned today. I was still composing my post when yours slipped in front. I am sorry I seem to be tailgating you somewhat today. Not intended.
  4. Welcome to Second Life Answers, littlehermione. I'm not suggesting the "tech" who you had in doesn't know what they're doing, but it sounds like he's done to your computer what a kitten would do with a ball of wool. Edited, because Karen's answer makes way more sense than mine, and the OP certainly doesn't need the confusion that my post may have unintentionally added.
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    help

    Welcome to Second Life and Second Life Answers, Raquelmary. You're not really giving us very much information to go on. Ensure you have the latest version of Quicktime installed on your computer. To add more information to this thread, please click on "options" at the top right hand corner of your post and "edit". ***** Edited to add: Have you yet been able to log into Second Life? Have you downloaded a viewer yet? If you have not done so, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on Download Second Life.
  6. Blimey, Neal, hate women do you? The last thing any of us needs is a Klingon :matte-motes-wink-tongue: Maybe you need to take him to a circus sim and hope they take him travelling with them when they move on.
  7. Welcome to Second Life Answers, It means you can still carry on using Phoenix if that's the viewer you prefer, but over time it may not work, and there will be no direct support available from the Phoenix/Firestorm developers. There is a very full explanation of what will happen, by Jessica Lyon, developer of Phoenix on youtube. Here is the link.
  8. Phil Deakins wrote: Charolotte Caxton wrote: Milkmen? Tea with bread and butter? Custard cream biscuits, rich tea biscuits, sixpence? Milk monitors and class systems, you guys sound like you come from a fairytale! Lol. I don't know about Echo, but I like to reminisce sometimes It's definitely great to be able to look back at simpler times, and realise that life with all it's current array of time-saving gadgets and gizmos has actually got a lot more noisy, stressful and complicated.
  9. Phil Deakins wrote: Echo Hermit wrote: There was a bizarre class system even in our local council-run school. For sixpence (six old d pennies, you will remember, Phil), you could have a custard cream biscuit with your milk, or if your parents weren't so well off you could pay just two old pennies and have a rich tea biscuit with your milk, or the very poor kids (or parents who actually fed their kids breakfast and knew biscuits weren't that nutritious) got just the milk. Good grief! 6d for a custard cream? That's a lot of money for just one biscuit. I could buy a cornish pastie for that - or was it a shilling (1/-). Even if it was a shilling, half a cornish pastie was huge compared to a single custard cream. I certainly remember the old money, Echo. I used to spend farthings when I was very young I was in Nairobi when they made the change. When I went there, a cup of tea in a cafe cost 4d. When I came back 6 months later, the same cup of tea cost 4p - ~double what it cost before I went away. Some retailers took advantage of the change. Nooo, that was for a whole week's worth of custard creams. I was talking to my brother about the time when decimal currency came in, and how easily I could still convert new money back into old money, because I was so sure, at the age of 8, that decimal currency was not here to stay. It seems, therefore, I was always something of a "Luddite", more recently being quite against embracing mesh in case it didn't catch on (I do own some mesh items of furniture and clothing in my inventory), and preferring to be on an older viewer. (I accept that mesh is here to stay, and on my Windows 8 computer, I do use Firestorm, which is of course mesh-compatible, so I am moving into the 21st century now.) Yes, we were diddled rather a lot when decimal currency came into being. As a child it meant that for sixpence old money I could get 12 of the little white chocolate mice, but for two and a half pence new money, which was meant to be the same as sixpence old money, I could only get 10 little white chocolate mice, them being two for half a new pence. I felt so cheated!
  10. Phil Deakins wrote: Echo Hermit wrote: A lot of words on that Scouse list are not, you are right, unique to Liverpool, but I tested my brother, and he did not know what some of them meant. There is one word on the list that I've wondered about for ~45 years - jigger. When I was in the army, two friends had a laugh about "legging a jigger" but they wouldn't explain what it meant. At least I know what 'jigger' means now. Maybe the phrase meant running along a jigger. Dennis Tanner, what a coup that was. I'm no sure exactly how long he's been back, but long enough to become very close to, and marry Rita Littlewood/Fairclough/Sullivan. He's fitted well back into it. (Good job they didn't kill him off - nice the programme's writers/producers listened to the viewing public.) You'll certainly remember Dennis Tanner's mum then - Elsie Tanner. She got the job after doing an audition in which she was told "We'll let you know". She was used to hearing that and she let off some steam to those who were autitioning people. It was that letting off steam that showed she could play the character they were looking for, and it got her the job. You may be a little bit older than me. All I remember about my earliest viewings of Coronation Street was Ena Sharples and her static breasts underneath that severe coat she always wore, and the hairnet (of course). Whenever I hear the name Ena Sharples, I think of the song 'Some Enchanted Evening' - and vice versa. They ended an episode with her singing a few lines of it in the Snug. It was so not what you'd expect from Ena Sharples that you had to laugh. And the memory stuck. I've seen the caramel version of condensed milk; dare not try it, it sounds such a very naughty treat. I do like that tinned thick sterilised cream (Nestle TM), and Carnation for tinned pears or peaches always takes me back to Sunday tea time, when we'd have it for our tea, with bread and butter. "a naughty treat" lol. Years ago I heard about boiling a tin of condensed milk for a few hours but I never tried it. When I saw the caramel variety I bought a tin. I didn't care for it but I boiled a tin of normal condensed milk to make sure it was the same, and it is. Maybe boiling it for a shorter time would be better for me, but it would be very difficult to improve on the taste of plain condensed milk - Carnation, Nestlé, any other - they are all delicious. I certainly do remember Elsie Tanner, the character. I even met Pat Phoenix, the actress who played her, when I was a small girl and she made a guest appearance at a department store in central Manchester. She seemed to glamorous in real life. And Violet Carson, if you remember, appeared from time to time on one of the Sunday night programmes, singing and playing along to hymns. Without the hairnet. Without the severe coat too. Which looked very strange. Boiling the tin of condensed milk was how my ex-husband began the process of creating his magnificent banoffee pie.
  11. Melita Magic wrote: I don't mind bread pudding (most of the ones I've tried are the more custardy version, which isn't true po' folk bread pudding or they'd have had pudding or custard and saved the bread for something else.) If it isn't too dry. Most restaurants don't know how to do it properly, or they leave it to bake too long. It isn't my favorite anyway. I'm not fond of overly 'rich' or 'sweet' things. Lately I'm more into savories I guess. I feel like that about most flapjack. I like it to be slightly chewy. I love sweet stuff, but I balance it out with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. All things in moderation.
  12. Please check your graphics card drivers are up to date. Also ensure you are on a hard wired connection wherever possible. The freezing may be indicative of an interruption in your internet service, so do a ping test. Carry out some basic computer maintenance also; remove any surplus programs or files, do a disk cleanup and defragment.
  13. Melita Magic wrote: Milk with ice cubes? Do people really do that? I remember being given citrus juice with ice and wanting to gag. No, no, no, no, people. Please stop this trend wherever you can, for the sake of all humanity. /hyperbole My grandmother talked about putting a little water with condensed milk (the government gave out the tins) and putting it on bread for a treat. It was like icing, she said. And a lot in her family came out with diabetes, later on... Another po' folk treat is bread pudding. Stale bread, raisins and what have you. No surprise then that my mother's mother and one of her sisters had developed diabetes later in life. Although the sister was partial to boiled sweets too. Bread pudding is quite horrible. Bread and butter pudding on the other hand is rather marvellous, like a substantial egg custard with raisins thrown in and nutmeg sprinkled on the top.
  14. Welcome to Second Life Answers, Siennalove2hug Are you sure your friend list out of world (on your dashboard?) is missing? The people who are logged into Second Life will usually show up emboldened at the top of your friend list. Have you tried scrolling down to see if your friend's name is further down the list? Also, if your friend is using a Display Name, they may appear in a different order within the friend list than they do under their Account Name.
  15. Peggy Paperdoll wrote: "Goodness, let's not bring up the awfulness that was Windows Vista. ..." --------------------------------------------------- I didn't endorse Vista. But since you brought it up, I will say that Vista never gave me problems......I can't say the same for XP though (for me, XP was a degrade from Win ME when I first "upgraded" (SP 1 fixed it for me though and I loved it after that). The only reason I mentioned Vista is because Vista was the first MS operating system that had the "Aero Glass" features........huge resource hog that ruined any performance increase over XP (and Vista was a much better performer than XP ever was). Vista had two issues to deal with. People loved their XP and refused to move to Vista (that bias is, to this day, still very prevailant for many Windows users)........they found excuses to fault Vista for every little "problem" they experienced. Had they turned off the Aero Glass features I know they would have had much less trouble. And. along that Aero stuff is the second issue people had with Vista. Many people had minimally spec'd machines when the upgraded and simply did not know they could turn off all that resource eating stuff that MS thought we all needed and wanted. I will admit that Vista x32 was a little problematic but Vista x64 wasn't (I attribute that to a more efficient use of system memory with x64). Vista also gets a bum rap in that respect........but MS could have avoided a lot of the resistance had they not turned on all the Aero features by default. All that's history for most people now. Windows 7 is not the resource hog that Vista was even with the Aero turned on. Plus, by the time Win 7 hit the market, a large percentage of the people getting Win 7 had also upgraded to new computers and opted for the x64 OS over the x32. Windows 7 has been called "Vista Fixed"...........I agree with that statement myself. The biggest issue for me with Win7 was finding all the settings so I could set up my OS the way I wanted it setup and not the way MS wanted it setup (they moved all that stuff around on Vista, then moved it around again on Win 7..........I did more than a little cussing about Microsoft over that). But all's well now..........I wonder what learning curve I'm going to endure if and when I move to Win 8 . Windows 8 ain't so bad. I bought a back-up laptop a couple of months ago, because I was sure I would kill this desktop once and for all while trying to upgrade it with more RAM. The laptop I chose was far from being the most expensive, and I didn't expect it to run Second Life at all, but it does. I've been in with Firestorm, wirelessly, and although I won't dare attempt shadows or going higher than High with the graphics, I'm just pleased Windows 8 works absolutely fine for me with SL. This, just for trivial information, is the first computer I ever owned myself. I've been at my brother's house for ten years, and we jumped from Windows 98 SE to Windows Vista to get hooked up to broadband. With all the negative things people had to say about Windows Vista, I felt it was a miracle I ever was able to access Second Life (wry laugh here). It has been a ton better since I installed two more GB of RAM though. This is my favourite clip from "The IT Crowd", and the general opinion about Windows Vista. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3kgjMjhr6c To the OP, though, best viewer for SL, I'd say it's subjective, depends on whether you're a builder, a photographer, an explorer, or whatever. Like women with their handbags, we don't all like the same type, and we may often switch between several.
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