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  1. Josie Ryder wrote: a SL lover turned off to be considerably more neurotic than they appeared in SL. Is that even possible? Father "I think the OP is confusing 'love' with 'sex" " Jim
  2. Freya Mokusei wrote: The problem is that the primary growth market for VW's and Online Chat has almost always been teens aged 11-20, and these users are invisible (or non-existant) in Second Life. It's interesting but not surprising that no-one's suggested marketing Third Life to this demographic. I have seen a rumour that SL2 will be Sanitised Life, a family-friendly upgrade of SL with Club Penguin overtones. Father "In fact, I started that rumour" Jim
  3. LL do it to me every few weeks. Father "but I return, stronger than ever" Jim
  4. Madelaine McMasters wrote: Microsoft employs game psychologists to help tune Windows and Office to ping our pleasure centers to encourage increased use of their products, Careful how you use that word "our". Father "is not in your cult" Jim
  5. irihapeti wrote: madjim wrote: 'gullable OED' i dont think is whats is called. I think is called mswindows OS. the one where they already pwn you. like they not in your stuff. You in theirs I think you need to retake Comprehensible Forum Posting 101, Granny Jane. Father "Or have you caught the Early Late Onset Dementia from Phil?" Jim
  6. LaskyaClaren wrote: To build upon what Dres has said about this . . . a profile isn't just a bit of text, or a blog post or Facebook update. It's a statement about who one is, a way of defining oneself. And what if one wants to define oneself as an amoral, plagiarising anti-establishment activist? And how do you stand on using appropriately referenced quotations? Academically sound, but unoriginal? And remember, stealing from one source is plagiarism; stealing from many is research. Father "Who was the most famous plagiarist ever? Martin Luther King!" Jim
  7. Kayleigh McMillan wrote: I am not worried nor do I feel left out but I thank you so very much for your concerns that is very much appreciated :-) Did you notice I placed leak between qoutes as such: "leak". I'm awared this was a planned slip of the tongue or "official" announcement if you will. It's just a shame they hadn't let Peter Grey know, so he could have prepared some damage limitation material. Or even some prepared answers other than "We're not ready to talk about this yet". Father "It's funny how those attending that discussion have suggested that it didn't seem intentional at the time" Jim
  8. Parrish Ashbourne wrote: LL chose option C do both, they are working on a next generation platform seprate fom SL, and are continuing to develop SL with no plans to shut it down. They have actually aid they will shut it down as soon as it becomes unprofitable. Which is likely to be sooner rather than later as the SL economy shrinks. As users gradually work out that they are buying stuff which will be useless in SL2. They are already taking steps to keep it profitable by considerably reducing the number of developers working on it. Father "which means that even less will get done on it than before" Jim
  9. irihapeti wrote: over the street way down in the chat Wolkenreiter said something really insightful up until now much of my own thinking and lots of others thinking was: How can you make a betterworld that does everything that SL does now but better. And also how to do all of the things SL cant do now but can do in the Betterworld, but Better also then Wolkenreiter gave an example: maybe in the betterworld the avatar is graphically better (speed wise) and artistically better in terms of looks and also better operationally and modally. So the avatar runs/renders as well on a tablet as it do on a PC. The LoD of the mesh adapting dynamically to the device. This being better for a larger number of users overall, than just for the number who make up the creator class who will still need a PC to make stuff on a avatar that has less options in determing shape than we get in SL now. Less options so that fitted mesh clothes fit perfectly automagically every time for the greatest number of users. This being better for the users (the automagic fitting without tweak and hacks like alphas) and better for the creators who have a fixed range of shapes they have to design/create for like SL but simpler + much of what you have written in your last post concur with this: like SL but simpler. Is better bc is simpler i like it. I get it now what LL are wanting to. I get it now what they mean when they say better maybe LL arent as good workflow designers as Apple and maybe never will be. But then neither were Samsung once. So i think is a fighting chance for LL. and I dont think they need be intimidated by deep pockets FB or the crazy genius of Uncle Philip and the even more crazy people with bubbles and goggles pasted on their heads do a Samsung like SL but simpler. in the delivery to the most number of people and more affordable. Which is better It sounds like you're suggesting LL is trying to emulate Apple - and Facebook - and make technology simpler for (rich) idiots to use. Father "thinks there's more than enough idiots in SL already" Jim
  10. Even more than Medhue, you should stick to your knitting, Granny Jane. Your economy was a disaster even before the banking crisis. Father "and like SL, it's just about to crash" Jim
  11. Medhue Simoni wrote: Well, you just proved you know nothing about economics, as nobody needed saving Yeah, right. Medhue Simoni wrote: The average guy, would not have been affected at all by the crisis. Yeah, right. (Note the correct use of a comma.) Medhue Simoni wrote: What the central banks did was save all the criminals and gave the public the bill In the case of the UK, I think you are confusing the Bank of England with Her Majesty's - pragmatic - Government. I can't speak for your less enlightened administration, but Mervyn's strategy mitigated what would have been a Depression, and left us here with a very manageable recession. I realise that places like Italy and Greece - and the rest of the begging bowl of Europe - may have had problems, but that's nothing new. The US, despite causing the problems and refusing to do anything about them initially, eventually listened to what Mervyn was saying, although Buffy St Marie's sentiments do apply: Medhue Simoni wrote: housing prices should had fallen greatly after the crisis. They didded in the UK. Medhue Simoni wrote: because of all the money that was printed. Ah, I see you are a Friedmanite Monetarist. His theories only apply in the context of a relatively stable economic situation, which make them rather useless in "crisis" times. If you are talking about "quantitative easing" increasing the money supply, then you should know that King considers that a confidence tool, the actual injection being inconsequential in comparison with the message it sends - it does no real harm and also placates the Chicago School of critics. Medhue Simoni wrote: Where did I say that confidence means anything at all? That only applies to fake products, not real 1's. Hmm, it's interesting to see you bring in the concept of "fake products" when referring to inessential "luxury goods" traded in a virtual market, in which customers are entirely dependent upon confidence in the seller, as they have no effective legal recourse when those products are not delivered, are defective, or are unilaterally deleted by LL following some unsubstantiated complaint - or, as is the current situation, rendered useless by a change in technology or a forced platform migration. Medhue Simoni wrote: Real products aren't affected by confidence at all. Yeah, right. Medhue Simoni wrote: People either need or want the product or they don't. Nobody needsa virtual product. Medhue Simoni wrote: it might have some affect [sic] As with Mr Altberg, your inability to express yourself accurately diminishes any claim you may have to using that same defective brain to make a cogent argument. I hope, for your sake, and while the less well informed element of the market is still making useless investments in soon-to-be-obsolescent products, your animations are less subject to errors. Although I must praise your continuing Canute-like one-man campaign to stem the tide of economic failure in SL, I should point out that the Bay City Rollers may have sold a lot of records at one time, but like Justin B, their product was execrable and they quickly descended the slippery path to physical and moral bankruptcy. Father "stick to your knitting" Jim
  12. Dillon Levenque wrote: madjim wrote: Oh, and I am also a Cambridge educated economist - taught by the Governor of the Bank of England whose belatedly-followed advice rescued the UK *and* the USA following the crisis Of course you are. I remember you from those classes. I do hope the acne has cleared up. I've since gone on to a quite successful career and life. I've even acquired a George Cross, for having disarmed and disabled a group of Provos whe were bent on harming the Queen as she parachuted into the Olympic Stadium. Hmmm, I didn't have acne by that time, although I do remember one "guy" who a friend of mine sat next to in lectures that took exception to his comments on how ugly most of the female Economists were. Was that you, pre-op? You may wish to note that my general exhortation is not to believe everything you read on the internet, not anything you read. Father "loves it when his truth is disbelieved, even more than when his lies are accepted" Jim
  13. Medhue Simoni wrote: madjim wrote: Medhue Simoni wrote: As far as MS not being part of the mobile market, I would beg to differ, as the Surface Pro is the only actually productive tablet on the market. It is the only tablet that is what tablets should have been from the start. Presently, I have yet to buy a tablet, as why would I buy a useless toy to read webpages. That's only worth about 50 cent to me. I might actually go get the Surface Pro 3 tho. Given your apparent propensity to back obvious losers, please don't offer me any racing tips. Father "heaping Pelion upon Ossa" Jim Using this same logic, Apple was a loser for the vast majority of their existence. Even today, if you look at the stats on any website, you'll see that it's not people with apple products visiting websites the most. I don't base things on HYPE, but the facts. Apple is STILL a loser. Check those stats of iPhones against Android. Just like Mac and PC all over again. Father "Losers buy Apple products because they want to be like other losers" Jim
  14. Medhue Simoni wrote: Why make any of these assumptions? Because the CEO announced vapourware before his PR function had even made up any prepared lies. Leaving speculation as the only game in town. Father "Mr Altberg admitted: 'We're not ready to talk about this yet' " Jim
  15. Medhue Simoni wrote: As far as MS not being part of the mobile market, I would beg to differ, as the Surface Pro is the only actually productive tablet on the market. It is the only tablet that is what tablets should have been from the start. Presently, I have yet to buy a tablet, as why would I buy a useless toy to read webpages. That's only worth about 50 cent to me. I might actually go get the Surface Pro 3 tho. Given your apparent propensity to back obvious losers, please don't offer me any racing tips. Father "heaping Pelion upon Ossa" Jim
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