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  1. Medhue Simoni wrote: Derek Torvalar wrote: Why? Why would I do that Medhue? What's in it for me? Some brain exercising.....maybe, or a better virtual world? Some mental tennis? Answer his questions Medhue. You sound like Ebbe saying the things that Peter Gray tells him, obfuscating the issue and offering information not germane to the subject. Derek IS exercising his brain and is certainly playing mental tennis, to a level that you can only aspire to achieve. The better virtual world certainly won't come to pass as a result of ANYTHING posted in these forums; Ebbe will be an ex-employee before the time V2 gets consigned to the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. "And you STILL haven't said what's in it for Derek. Father "Cynic is the label applied by a hopeless optimist to a realist" Jim
  2. Suspiria Finucane wrote: What time would have been better? A time when Mr Altberg did not have to admit this publicly: Ebbe Altberg wrote: We're not ready to talk about this yet. Father "honesty at last!" Jim
  3. Phil Deakins wrote: I certainly had no previous idea that it wouldn't have a proper ending, so it was a let down for me. Are you talking about a book or Second Life? Father "hates ...to be continued" Jim
  4. Ebbe Linden wrote: We're not ready to talk about this yet. I think everybody has worked this out by now. But it's too late, the cat's out of the bag, and you can't stuff it back in. PR disaster or what! Father "predicts the waldo hand of Peter Gray behind Ebbe's forum postings from now on - if there are any more" Jim
  5. Halsen wrote: I'm 23 and afraid to get hit by a tornado. One of the few SL residents not to enjoy blow-jobs, eh? Father "Are you all talking about age or IQ?" Jim
  6. LaskyaClaren wrote: madjim wrote: As usual, Laskya's living in the past. None of those kit examples reflect the current "uniforms" being worn in Brasil this month, partly down to FIFA's interference - and colour blindness, as last night's dayglo green worn by the Algerians was considered a "dark" strip, since one team has to wear "dark" and the other "light", presumably for those countries which still have black and white TVs - and partly down to the venal commercial desire to wear something different to force fans with more money than sense to purchase up-to-date facsimile apparel. A bit like the migration to mesh. Father "They are all V1; V2 is better" Jim Thank you. This is useful to know! You may find this even more interesting - the Belgian kit is based on the colours used by Jupiler beer. Father "Whereas the yanks just look like they're promoting Pepsi" Jim
  7. As usual, Laskya's living in the past. None of those kit examples reflect the current "uniforms" being worn in Brasil this month, partly down to FIFA's interference - and colour blindness, as last night's dayglo green worn by the Algerians was considered a "dark" strip, since one team has to wear "dark" and the other "light", presumably for those countries which still have black and white TVs - and partly down to the venal commercial desire to wear something different to force fans with more money than sense to purchase up-to-date facsimile apparel. A bit like the migration to mesh. Father "They are all V1; V2 is better" Jim
  8. Cats Twine wrote: Update: My sales are at an all-time-low as of today still. I am in circulation taking with a group of other retailers with a sizable membership that report the same. Whatever the right's and wrong's of all this, it is definitely affecting sales in a huge way. I hope that trend changes soon Don't worry Cats, I am sure a few Linden alts will be along to buy some of your stuff real soon so that Ebbe can claim here that the "temporary" slump has nothing to do with his premature announcement that will erode the market to almost nothing until his project gets cancelled. Father "market intervention is a well-established economic tool of the authorities" Jim
  9. Syo Emerald wrote: Reminds me of a guy who claimed any female avatar that refused to use voice must be a guy in RL. That is so inaccurate. It's just most of them. Father "#dbeyroti" Jim
  10. Dillon Levenque wrote: On, Wisconsin. I have a very good friend who lives in Wisconsin. And wishes she didn't. She thinks Detroit is civilised in comparison and that it is almost as cold as Canada, with even less culture, if that is possible. She has confirmed my suspicions that there is nothing else to do in Wisconsin apart from party to stop freezing to death. Even in the "summer". She says there is an upside. They have occasional tornadoes, but very rarely have earthquakes, tsunami or hurricanes. Father "although such extreme meteorological events might make the place more interesting" Jim
  11. Phil Deakins wrote: If you haven't already bought the book, don't buy it. It doesn't have a proper ending so it's a disappointemnt. The concept is good, and it builds quite well, but it doesn't really finish. It just fizzles out and you're left wondering about very significant things. What was it that all the animals were running away from through the Earths? And what happens when 'it' reaches the home Earth. Seriously. And then you think, what was the point in making a big play of the animals running away from some unkown thing if we're not going to be told what it was? Baxter is excellent and normally writes for informed grown ups with an insight into the extrapolation of contemporary culture and a mature sense of humour, Pratchett is not at all excellent, but has made a success out of writing sub-Adams/Pythonesque lightweight moral tales for "adults" who mourn the passing of Benny Hill and would prefer to read comics, but their children - and in many cases grandchildren - would laugh at them. The latter's style is based on that of Piers Anthony, who gave up a semi-successful career writing literate SF (eg Chthon) to make pots of money from churned out pun-filled rewrites of stories with plots stolen from kids tv. You have missed the main point of the book, though, Phil. Nowadays the human story-machines NEVER provide an ending, or even a full explanation, having signed a 23-book contract to run the story arc through the end of the world and back. I blame George RR Martin and his competitors for this. Father "currently devouring the oeuvre of Dan SImmons" Jim
  12. Madelaine McMasters wrote: Football Hooliganism I can't seem to find as rich a history of such behavior for the brain dead NASCAR fans. Though you may feel the need to respond, remember that not all feelings are rational. Apparently, the North American continent also has tribal warfare conducted between rival football supporters. Father "cast out the beam out of thine own eye" Jim
  13. Of course, many North Americans may have problems in understanding the concept of a "World Cup", being as their "World Series" is exclusively played between teams based in one continent. Father "more people watch amateur soccer on any given winter Saturday in just England than attend a NASCAR meet" Jim
  14. Madelaine McMasters wrote: madjim wrote: Since soccer is easily the biggest spectator sport in the world - despite NASCAR's pathetic claims to supremacy - it is hardly surprising that occasionally there is a small disaster. In fact, it is astonishing that there are so few incidents, although the published figures would be considerably higher if the number of people who died of boredom watching, for example, Stoke City, was included. Father "I enjoy a game with a bit of bite to it" Jim Okay, let's do the numbers. From the page I screen-grabbed, there have been over 1200 soccer related fan deaths since 1964. From this page, I can find only one death over the same period for NASCAR. I doubt that either of the pages I linked tell the full story, but you'll have to come up with a better theory than relative popularity to explain the 1200:1 ratio. I think that globally soccer spectators probably outnumber NASCAR attendees by more than 1200 to 1. The difficulty in measuring NASCAR fan fatalities, as far as I can tell, is that they are medically brain-dead before they turn up. Father "they don't just go round and round in circles; they're ovals" Jim
  15. Coby Foden wrote: We just don't know what will happen. Unfortunately - since he's the person responsible - it's fairly obvious that neither does Mr Altberg. Father "if you can't say anything nice, employ a PR agency to speak for you" Jim
  16. Since soccer is easily the biggest spectator sport in the world - despite NASCAR's pathetic claims to supremacy - it is hardly surprising that occasionally there is a small disaster. In fact, it is astonishing that there are so few incidents, although the published figures would be considerably higher if the number of people who died of boredom watching, for example, Stoke City, was included. Father "I enjoy a game with a bit of bite to it" Jim
  17. irihapeti wrote: madjim wrote: ... ... that went well, didn't it...? eugene !!! is that u ?? o.m.g. !!! it is u. i can haz ur autagraf plz ?? No, this is Eugene. Father "Sorry, I don't do free autographs; send money and I'll see what I can do" Jim
  18. Coby Foden wrote: kiramanell wrote: Nevertheless I recall Ebbe saying TPV's would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately your memory circuits appear to have a malfunction. :smileysad: Please re-read carefully what Ebbe actually has said. :matte-motes-smile: He said that initially there would be no TPVs in SL V2. Father "He neglected to add whether LL would allow any TPVs at any future time" Jim
  19. Shroom Steinbeck wrote: How did it get this way? I think it's largely to do with the continuing influx of morons from AOL through to Facebook whose main contribution to social intercourse has been limited to ejaculations of "Hi!" and "Add me". Father "If you want conversation inworld, get a profile" Jim
  20. VoteboxRepairMan wrote: A bit like paying to be in the Viz Top 10, rather than getting into the NME Indie Charts on sales figures, if that (UK-biased) analogy makes any sense. It doesn't. Father "you must come from the deep and distant past" Jim
  21. Oooh, I like guessing games, especially when there's a suggestion of questionable morality, or ethical substandards, and when someone who wants a favour bites the hands who might feed her. I wonder if this might be relevant or this, or this. Father "doncha just love these mendacious market researchers" Jim
  22. Innula Zenovka wrote: madjim wrote: Innula Zenovka wrote: "A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!!" Join me! We will even provide unlimited replicants to do the grunt work in the better life. Father "I'm one myself" Jim If we do join you, will we be asked to do anything lewd... or unsavory, or... or, otherwise repulsive to our persons? Or is that just at Adult Safe Hubs? Do you want the freedom to enjoy yourself? Or would you prefer Sanitised Life? Father "If the latter, stick with Mr Altberg" Jim
  23. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: it's been 11 years and they still make money hand over fist.. What will happen if this new platform works with occulus only? how many SLv1 people will move over? What makes you think everyone will jump ship? Personally, i can't afford to spend the thousands i have already over again. What makes you think that Facebook are going to allow LL to take advantage of Oculus Rift? I think if I had just paid billions for a USP for my major new user interface development I wouldn't let my competitor near it. If you read carefully, Mr Altberg refers only to OR in terms of SL V1. He knows from his Microsoft days that you make sure that you pay lip service to openness, and build incompatibility with your competitors' products into yours, and I am sure Facebook will. Father "stealing ideas is OK though" Jim
  24. "parachuting onto a collapsing building? It's more like paying up front for a first class cabin on the Marie Celeste. Instead join me and I will show you a better life NOW - don't wait two years for disappointment. It may never happen. Don't waste your money on stuff that will be out of date before you have had time to enjoy it. Make a commitment to my better world and I will take away all your money . . . worries. Father "if it's free it's worth what you paid" Jim
  25. Jo Yardley wrote: This is not a Linden Lab(no s) product. No, but it's promoted and approved by Linden Lab and its Cheerleaders. Father "it makes many people sick, especially females" Jim
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