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Chassie Rowley

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  1. It would probably help if the owner of the region is away for an extended time for some reason.

    I sail the North Sea when I'm in a sailing mood. Twice, I've been booted off at sim crossings (moody crossings. We know them well). First time I went back to where I was sailing and flew in the direction I was traveling. Got lucky and found my boat (now a ghost boat) chugging along. Landed on it and sailed home to the Fruit Islands.

    Second time, same Sea, same circumstances, but when I went back, I could not locate the boat. Figured it was eaten by the powers that be at sim crossings and went home (yes, I looked in my lost and found folder...nada). About a week 1/2 later, I get an IM asking if I had lost a boat. "Yes I did". The person gave me the coordinates of where it was located. I went there and sure enough, still chugging along but up against some rocks next to someones home. A happy sail back to Fruit Islands was in store.

    Moral of the story: If the owner had set a return time on their parcel, I probably would have gotten my boat back in minutes after losing it, 'stead of a week 1/2 later.

    Ghost boats exist. If you come across one in a part of the sea and seems out of place, IM the owner. They'll be very happy to know and will pay it forward.

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  2. On 4/25/2021 at 9:07 AM, Sam1 Bellisserian said:

    To be fair in Roleplaying regions they do make you get a drivers license and display a license plate on your car as well as having you put this information in your profile.  The only difference is that you are opting in to participate.  

    Anywhoo, I think his person basically posted this to be able to link their RL articles for our reading pleasure. 

    I applied for a DL at Belli about two months ago. Still waiting for it (the app did state it could be a while). Didn't notice a license plate application.

  3. On 4/23/2021 at 9:42 PM, Aethelwine said:

    I think I encountered a speed camera on mainland... I have certainly seen them on private sims. They are a bit of fun and encourage speeding as you try to get the highest speed recorded on it.

    But seriously if you are dressing up as a cop for a roleplay... you really need to judge this well and be sure anyone you roleplay with is clear that is all it is otherwise you have moved from adding colour and a bit of fun to griefing.

    I was caught by a speed cam on Route 8 and 'issued' a speeding ticket.

    Only point of bring this up is bragging rights. A speeding ticket. In Second Life.

    Soon a highway officer might pull me over and ask for license, registration and proof of insurance. If that happens, I'll think this has gone too far. I'll plead 'traveler' not a driver. This RP could be fun.

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  4. 20 hours ago, Ceka Cianci said:

    They made a movie about this guy,

     

    Yes they did but the documentary digs deeper. The comment of 'Beverly Hills Cop' refers to Det. Gil Hill (credited in the B.H.C. movie as Gilbert R. Hill playing the role of Inspector Todd, Axel Foleys immediate supervisor). In RL, he was a high ranking detective with the Detroit Police Dept and likely played a very large part to why White Boy was held for so long in prison.

    Hill was a very dirty cop.

    It's a fascinating presentation.

  5. 31 minutes ago, RowanMinx said:

    And why would you want to?

    I have to second that question.

    I've found that my purchase history a great source to find an object I have purchased, buy can't quite remember the name or the seller. It's also a great reference to how I have changed over the years; a time capsule if you will.

  6. 7 hours ago, Lindal Kidd said:

    They won't take it directly from your bank account, they will bill the card (or your PayPal or Skrill account) that you designated as your payment method. This is an automatic renewal, and you won't get a notice in advance. You can, however, always see your next billing date in your account summary.

    Did not know that. I'll take a peek.

    Thanks Lindal.

    Edit: Not due until May. For some reason, I thought it closer.

  7. 11 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    No - they will send an email saying they took the money and renewed your Premium.

     Do you have other things that auto pay, but not on a monthly basis?  If so, how do you remember about them?  I know that not all of mine give me reminders beforehand.

    In an answer, no. I did monthly auto pay at one time and it was a bear to stop. Only company that gives me a heads up is CenturyLink (Ironically the monthly auto pay company). Now they just email me a love note "you owe us $XX, where is it?".

    I'll have the funds on my Mastercard debit, no problem.

    Thank you all for the input.

  8. On 11/22/2020 at 3:17 AM, Wulfie Reanimator said:

    One thing we know is that behind every last name, there is an assigned number. That number is used for the UUID generation.

    Could they use two strings instead? Probably. But changing the way accounts / UUIDs are created is a massive change to their backend and even the smallest mistake could break everything related to accounts. The effort and risk of redesigning account creation for little pay-off is certainly not worth it for Linden Lab, otherwise they might've already done it.

    So I think I get it. I don't understand strings (I don't code), so let's use IP addresses as an example.

    The lab releases a list of 25 names to choose from, assigning certain IP addresses to each predetermined name. "Jones" is a certain IP, "Smith" is a certain IP, "Doe" is a certain IP, etc.. As people sign up for a new name and choose "Smith", that IP is recognized as is "Jones" and "Doe" and the other 22 IPs being offered.

    A few weeks later, the Lab decides to take "Jones" off the list and add "Johnson" to the new list (new added IP) but discontinues offering "Jones". Those who have taken the "Jones" name are gold, no change required as the IP is acceptable and understood.Those who choose "Johnson" as a users last name get the new IP and the process continues

    Now let's look at allowing anyone to change their last name to what they choose. With a very possible large response with a new last name request in the world (not necessarily just english either), the new last name/IP demand would overdo, overdrive, over commit (choose the appropriate phrase if you desire) the system, hence the Lab predetermining new last names on a semi-regular basis is more a coding reason other than a commercial reason?

    If what I stated is even close to what you were saying, I can accept why LL prefers not to allow users making up their own last names. It would be a headache felt around the world.

  9. On 11/19/2020 at 9:36 AM, LittleMe Jewell said:

    Just based on the forum folks that have done the name change, more opted to pay than I originally expected.

    I paid the $40.00 for the name change. Rowley was really the only one that grabbed my attention.

    Frankly, I wish the Lab would allow one to change their last name to what the user wishes, provided it's not obscene or otherwise offensive. Why stick to a list? I may be mistaken, but all one is dong is taking a series of letters (Smith) assigned to the UUID of the avi and changing the letters (Jones) to another series, to the same UUID avi.

    Am I wrong?

  10. 17 minutes ago, karenx0 said:

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    Two wet hair looks from Doux. Doux is a pretty good brand I would suggest you. I find it pretty fine and I am really fond of it as well. It's actually better than the likes of Truth. Doux has a realistic mesh texture. I have 4 hairstyles from Doux. Lala - Blogger Pack (Marketplace), Rain - Deluxe Pack (Level Event), Elijah - Deluxe Pack (Level Event) and Jimena - Blogger Pack (Marketplace).

    Ordered a demo.

    Thank Karen.

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