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  1. For the last few years in Second Life, I've noticed that when I teleport to other people, I rez on top of their heads. Why is that happening?
  2. I just noticed I can't post using the Flickr "floater" in FIreStorm viewer, either. The "Account" button won't let me change the password to the new value (I updated my log-in from Yahoo! last month.
  3. In my Linden Home, ready to go dancing with Cary
  4. On the rooftop of the Chenier Embassy to the Linden Mainlands
  5. Me at Taka no Sakura, the ultimate Japanese sim.
  6. I have more than one alt. In the interest of enhanced security, I use a different password on each. Moreover, I just use one computer, my laptop, for Second Life. But it's an inconvenience, not a tragedy. One that I could easily avoid by purchasing a purse-size notebook and entering each password and username into it, perhaps in the Cyrillic alphabet so casual violations of my privacy are difficult. Moreover, Whirly answered my question - this is a "feature", not a "bug" and its purpose is to bind easy access to our SL accounts to the specific computers we use to access Second Life, which works for me. If I'd been aware that's how Firestorm worked, I wouldn't even have brought the question here.
  7. Thanks, Whirly! I wondered if it was perversity, but actually it's a reasonable precaution to keep SL residents' login information private! And your explanation makes it clear that Microsoft is (as I suspected) entirely responsible for this. I just wish my banking information were this secure.
  8. This isn't (I think, anyway) a real "necro bump" - I've had the exact issue the OP complained of, opening Firestorm to discover my username and password fields blanked and this message box appearing every time Microsoft applies a "major system update" to Windows 10: It just happened again because Microsoft decided to annoy me with more "improved" system apps I'll never use such as "3D Print". The procedure augmeta describes, "1. Close all processes of Firestorm 2. Browse to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Firestorm_x64\user_settings\ 3. Delete bin_conf.dat (click yes for admin rights) 4. Reopen Firestorm." Kills the message BUT, unfortunately, does NOT restore my username/password list. Just to warn you. Patty (angelpatty resident)
  9. As far as clothing on mesh bodies in general, most legacy stuff that's not sculpty won't show up. Most mesh outfits will. The Maitreya mesh body HUD allows you a new world of alpha customization that will allow you to wear your mesh (without requiring Maitreya appliers) in the size you're used to wearing or one larger. And you can always alpha your entire body out neck-to-feet if you must wear a one-piece outfit with its own skin (though that defeats the entire point of buying a mesh body, there are rare occasions you'd want to - flight suits and other form-fitting wear, pant suits, etc.). But good mesh outfits generally do show up well on Maitreya, and the ability to adjust alpha to custom shapes (one that, like mine, you've tweaked for several years) is worth the price of the Maitreya Lara by itself. If you customized your shape and it's not one of the "five standard Mesh shapes", you'll find that you can now wear a lot of mesh you couldn't with the legacy alphas. That's all even before you buy a single Maitreya applier outfit. Some Maitreya undies aren't appliers - beware, they can show through even Maitreya outerwear. Oh, look into buying the Omega bridge. It's more than worth it if you have clothes you like that have appliers not for Maitreya, especially Omega appliers. Be sure to buy the Omega bridge for Maitreya.
  10. Redgrave has appliers for their skins, too, and they work well with the Maitreya Lara (you might want, on the Maitreya HUD, to try (on the "skins and options" tab) the "neck fix on/off" button and see what you like best. My experience has been with the Lara and the Redgrave Kiara (pale) skin. There are two neck blenders (for the two different shades of "pale" and an applier HUD with eight different decolletages and nipple shapes for each shade of pale.
  11. Great point! And to be perfectly honest, SL, Utherverse and other virtual worlds are pretty up-front about telling newbs that "jobs" in these worlds aren't SUPPOSED to take the place of an RL job. Of course, if you designed something that sold for L$250 and each of us in SL bought one, of course, you'd be a multi-millionaire, even if all we bought was ONE. And Anshe Chung's an example of how you can leverage (in their case) SL real estate and make the sort of money that gets you subpoenaed to Congress to explain that you're not really laundering drug money. But (all self-love aside) I had a reasonably popular line of women's shapes in SL Marketplace, and at its most popular phase, I was essentially paying for my own SL activities with the lindens I made from it. I may re-enter SL Marketplace (when they eliminated Magic Boxes, LL essentially put me out of business, because by then I was full-time maintaining my group's sim and didn't even notice my MP Store no longer had merchandise) at some point, but it'll be when doing so becomes entertaining to me. Watching enough Lindens roll in to buy a Diet Coke at the end of a day... isn't serious investment, and I won't indulge in the drama of pretending it is. To the OP: get an RL job, or learn enough business theory to play with RL capital, if that's your priority. SL actually models how governments tend to "pick the winners" in real life very well. And you were schooled just as countless RL small business people are getting schooled in the US when the Federal Government decided to drastically increase their marginal cost of labor.
  12. Surprising to see traffic-gaming no longer works, considering LL doesn't enforce their own prohibition on the practice. I've reported one club owner who had ten bots on her fractional-sim club several times, and this person (after having that club crash due purely to her own ineptitude in dealing with other people) is happily spending other people's Lindens running another club which is chock full o' traffic bots and alts designed solely to inflate her traffic figures. In fairness to her, she's GOT traffic now - because she discovered the secret of running a meat market. Not going to bother reporting TOS violations LL doesn't care about - since they themselves are probably getting ready to game anyone with signifcant investment in their Second Lives.
  13. The scary part is that we watched SLGo blossom then wink out when Sony bought them and most of us haven't taken the lesson - that this is just foreshadowing of what **bleep**erberg may decide to do if he wants to open his wallet, buy Second Life, then shut it down to make us go over to Facebook. Goodbye inventories, goodbye everything. I wouldn't put it past him to sue to close the OS grids. You KNOW he's thinking about it. And you know Rosedale and company wouldn't object on (pauses for laugh here) moral grounds. Rosedale had his lawyers grab copyright on anything we make here because he's the big cheese and we're the little crumbs.
  14. Just one thing: the AnyPose product we're interested in in this discussion is "AnyPose Expression" - all the the other AnyPose products are pose stands intended to allow the user to make realistic frames for avatar animations, and only one of THOSE, AnyPose Demo, is free.
  15. Actually, pretty simple. Open your own profile. In the listing of groups, select the group you wish to send objects to Click the "Notices" tab on that profile. Click "New Notice" in that part of your profile Create a new notice with a subject line like "Here's your free 3-D book!" (really, that part's up to you) and some text describing what you are giving them and how to get it (tell them to click on the "get attachment" button on that notice). There'll be a box at the bottom that says something like "Drop attachments here" Drag your 3-D book from your inventory to that little box, and it'll be appended to the notice. Click the "Send" button, and your notice AND 3-D book (or whatever object you wish to send) goes out to your group members. That's All!
  16. I've been discussing role playing games based on various novels and motion pictures, but before doing something like that myself, I wondered whether or not it's a Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) issue to create sims or use textures in SL based on copyrighted novels or motion pictures. Has anyone any insight on this? Thanks in advance, Patty
  17. Thanks to everyone who answered. Almost all your answers were on point and informative; especially the ones that said "You'll have to file an Abuse Report and find out." Which is the proper answer, but one unlikely to avail, because I've been there and done that. I basically wondered if it was one of those double-standard things I was likely to stub my toe on, where some native of Oxbridgistan could mount his soapbox and agonize all day about how my country is horrible and racist, and his country didn't crush our President's grandfather's testicles in Kenya out of racism - it was done out of anger and pain, obviously - but if I responded in kind by cataloging the benevolent policies of his country's colonial system, say the Oxbridgistani Raj in a certain South Asian subcontinent, I was well and truly screwed because this person is LL's Pet.
  18. The recent outbreak of civil unrest in the United States of America has led one of SL's personalities to condemn the United States of America in the Second Life Blog feeds, alleging that racism is prevalent in that country. Isn't that a TOS violation under heading 6, "User Conduct" of the Terms of Service? Certainly, the SL personality, whose video features are shown in "Featured News" in Second Life's Blog Feeds, has the right to express his opinion privately to others. But isn't open denigration of other members' countries a blatant violation of heading 6, "User Conduct," of the Terms of Service?
  19. Voidar's getting better and better.. can't wait till the finished product occurs!
  20. Lovely, rich and vibrant colors!
  21. Don't play a lawyer on SL or TV, and in fact don't practice law, but the statements made in http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Updates-to-Section-2-3-of-the-Terms-of-Service/ba-p/2777874 are about certain clarifications of the rights Second Life asserts to content Second Lifers create, none of which prevent Second Life from abolishing any Second Lifer's inventory or content on whim under Section 1.2 of the Terms of Service (which still says, in effect, "if you lose content or inventory in Second Life, you can't touch us in court, and there are no other means under which you can regain them - except (heh, heh) filing a ticket.") They also direct people to SL's new Skill Gaming Policy, about which I'm apathetic because it just is bringing out into the open that while it's illegal for Second Lifers to operate games of chance, the crapshoot any Second Lifer plays when buying virtual objects in Marketplace or in world from another Second Lifer, only to have a very real chance of losing those objects owing to an LL server malfunction is still very much covered by Section 1.2 of the Terms of Service. Don't buy or create ANYTHING in Second Life unless you're willing to lose it to LL by accident or as a policy decision on the part of Linden Labs. They're covered in the courts of the State of California under which you agree to sue them in the event you can afford legal representation for such a lawsuit. And if, as the CEO of Linden Labs has implied may happen, Second Life moves on to a technical format which is not compatible with the function of your content or inventory, you have no legal recourse at all.
  22. You mean that LL will be even LESS responsive than they've been? How truly good.
  23. For people like me on limited incomes, an SL that'll just go away in a year and a half won't be a lame duck, it'll be a dead duck. I may as well migrate what inventory I can to another grid and hope for the best. I'm sure that the Open SIm grids are seeing a massive influx because of this, and honestly, my US$ would go a lot farther in Inworldz or another OS grid. I've already got a presence in Inworldz, so it's just a matter of taking my full perm prims with me and starting over, over there. I certainly would have no issues at all with paying Inworldz the US$9.95 I now spend on a Premium Membership here. Speaking of things to reconsider... This little interview of Altberg's is the dumbest move in the history of dumb moves, but at least he was honest about it and gave us all the year and a half's notice to wind up our virtual presence here and go elsewhere. Not looking forward to going to each designer in my 56K item list and begging for permission to transfer prims from SL, but you gotta do what you gotta do. See you in the OS Grids!
  24. I feel your pain. My quarter-sim's running me just under US$100/month and I'd still do that if I were assured that the expense would give me and my friends a place to be and enjoy life - but I had a very upsetting conversation with a friend who manages another site about this move. Unless SL does something - and I mean DAMNED FAST - to counter the FUD (fear doubt and uncertainty) surrounding SL now, tenants like me will fold our estates and hang around as Basic members. I can't BELIEVE I was stupid enough to put this much money in tier into a virtual world which won't commit to backward compatibility. My reply to Mr. Altberg is to quote the Cavalier poet Herriot "I'll be true as long as you, and not a moment longer!"
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