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  1. First off, M Linden was a very easy act to follow. And Phillip's return was a non-event. But I thought Rodvik started off well. It was pretty amazing to actually be able to communicate with a Linden. One day some clown bought $2000 US worth of lindens with my credit card, and customer service didn't seem to be doing a thing about it. I waited for weeks. I called and sent emails. It was impossible to find out if they were taking any action or whether they'd forgotten me. I mean, I would talk to someone on the phone, but they would have NO IDEA what the status of my issue was. So I asked Rodvik
  2. My guess is that the Board told him to quit talking to users.
  3. leon Bowler wrote: ... I doubt whether any of you reach anywhere near my level, when one of you have an idea that is your own rather than something you heard then I will chat with you, but not one reply here is worth answering You were naive enough to start the thread, so if you're going to call anyone a fool, you might start with the man in your mirror. Clearly you aren't able to answer any of the questions that were put to you here -- aside from your flounce, which I quoted above. You are on our level until you prove otherwise, and you've done nothing in that regard.
  4. The first thing that strikes me is that you could substitute the term "aether" for "cold plasma" -- aether is the traditional term for "the stuff that empty space is filled with." It would be a better term, because plasma is an actual something that someone could go out and collect in a jar of some sort. We experience red shift in ordinary life, for example, in the way a klaxon drops in pitch when a car passes us. If you're correct, wouldn't the klaxon always have the same frequency? And if you allow that drop in frequency, how do you explain why it doesn't apply to starlight? Would we detec
  5. When I first created my account, I accumulated about two dozen shapes and a dozen skin sets, but once I found a combination that I liked, I stuck with it. I do tweak my shape every so often, and I frequently try new skins, but so far I've only changed skins about once a year. However... I recently took the plunge into mesh clothes, and picked up the pack of standard shapes. They were not what I imagined, and after reading the notecard saw that there are only about ten values that were used to create the different sizes. My own shape turned out to be close to a medium (actually a little big
  6. I've recently begun trying mesh clothes, and some are quite nice, although I have to wear a different shape or they don't fit. However, mesh hair doesn't convince me. It doesn't move. It looks good in pictures, but I can't give up the movement of flexi hair.
  7. As far as the article cited (the one in NWN), you have to keep in mind that Hamlet has been forcasting doom and gloom for SL pretty much forever. His position, which he repeatedly states, is that SL is on the verge of disappearing and that its only hope lies in adopting the buzzword of the day. In other words, his doomcasting is just a habit. It's isn't new, and it's not usually noteworthy. There is a much more informed and interesting article on Cloud Party here: http://gwynethllewelyn.net/2012/06/25/not-yet-a-party-but-soon/
  8. They definitely need to scrap that Tao and get a new one. It's a slap in the face to talk about transparency when that transparency doesn't include us, the customers. Why should we care if Linden A tells Linden B everything? How would anything be different for us if they didn't? What I see in that Tao of Linden is that customer service and communication with customers were missing from the very start - the founders didn't think to even scribble the word "customers" on the list. Phillip Linden has the right to be nostalgic, sure. But if he wants to be relevant, he needs better material.
  9. Masami Kuramoto wrote: Ossian wrote: I notice that there's no avatar photo for Masami. Why is that? It's easy to SAY that making shapes is easy. But there is a big distance between saying and doing. So show us, Masami. Show us the wonderful shape you made for yourself. Better still, push those sliders around and amaze us. If you can make a better face than the one in my profile picture (which, incidentally, I bought), I'll admit you're right. But I'm quite sure from the way you talk, that you can't. You must be new here, Ossian Resident. Indeed, I don't push sliders in the appeara
  10. That's like saying that since da Vinci didn't invent paint or canvas, or even the idea of painting, all of his work is derivative. Anyone can move paint around on a canvas and call the result a painting. Anyone can move sliders around and say that they made a shape. Just because the process itself is mechanical, doesn't guarantee that the result will look good or even be usable. In real life, anyone can put flowers in a vase. None of us invented flowers or vases, and most of haven't made a vase. And yet, the results are drastically different between a person with a good eye and a sense of d
  11. I've spent many hours over several years trying to make my own shapes, but I've never been able to make something as good as the shapes I've bought. I judge a shape by the face, and there are many more sliders for the head and face than for the entire rest of the body. It's hard to make some thing remarkable, or even nice. At least for me, and as I've said, it's not for dint of trying.
  12. Theresa Tennyson wrote: I've been meaning to post something like this for a while and this is a good place as any. HOW SECOND LIFE NAMES ACTUALLY WORK: All SL accounts have names in the same format. They are in two halves - The "First Name" is a text field that can have around 30 letters, upper and lower case, with no spaces. The "Last Name" is a NUMBER. This number is looked up in a database when your last name is displayed as a word. Basically, it's closer to a ZIP code than a name. 1 corresponds to Linden, 42 to Powers, 4823 to Mayo, etc. My last name is one of the last official
  13. Madelaine McMasters wrote: Charolotte Caxton wrote: So yes, the explanations that it would be too difficult or impossible to do are obviously not correct as it is plainly being done. The explanations that it would be too difficult or impossible to do may have been misremembered/misunderstood. Here's a quote from Rodvik's response... "But back to the matter at hand. As I promised if we couldn’t figure out a way that was a win/win for folks who want complete freedom vs. a list of last names, we wouldn’t do it. We couldn’t, so we wont." Rodvik said a win/win solution couldn't be found.
  14. Charolotte Caxton wrote: Ossian wrote: I recently made a account to try the new-user experience. It took me an entire day to come up with a simple, useable name that I liked. There are a few things to consider about this name situation: 1. There isn't any need for all of us to feel the same way about display names. It's appropriate and right for some people to despise them, others to love them, and the rest of us to fall somewhere between those two extremes. 2. From LL's point of view, having people choose ugly usernames is a good thing, because it gets them through the signup fas
  15. I recently made a account to try the new-user experience. It took me an entire day to come up with a simple, useable name that I liked. There are a few things to consider about this name situation: 1. There isn't any need for all of us to feel the same way about display names. It's appropriate and right for some people to despise them, others to love them, and the rest of us to fall somewhere between those two extremes. 2. From LL's point of view, having people choose ugly usernames is a good thing, because it gets them through the signup faster. When you are looking for a name that's wo
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