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Desiree Moonwinder

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  1. Usually, the IM gives me a SURL link I can click on to teleport to the object doing the sending. I get this from a rezzer script I use all the time, but maybe its the script that gives me the SURL. If you script, or have a scripter friend, they can use llGetObjectDetails() to get the object position for you, if its on the same region as the script or in some cases a nearby region. ==> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LlGetObjectDetails
  2. The oldest continents are pretty generous with water, but yea some of the newer ones have edge problems wherein there is very little protected water at the edge -- navigable in a motor boat but not scenic, and no room for tacking in a sailboat.
  3. The problem with the reaction counts is that you have to wade through extra posts due to people having a like-fest with their alts.
  4. I wouldn't worry about the feedback marks. They reward spam, and have made the forums a spamfest.
  5. Thank your lucky stars you are getting off so easy; the forums are an ugly place. Look at the old 2003 through 2005 forum archives; they were about second life. Now, not so much.
  6. Aye, one has to keep up. Politicians and others in the public eye can keep up, but once they die, they quickly fall behind. Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa all failed to meet current standards in some ways, often by a large margin.
  7. I think to qualify as a liberal you have to hold recent views. I don't think even Karl Marx would qualify as a liberal these days. Read some of his writings on race and gender and see what you think.
  8. I'll grant you that relative to this specific quote. I would like to point out that the good Governor seemed more concerned with the young Americans than with anything going on in the war zone. The relevance to Juneteenth is that those with money and connections could avoid the draft, or get enough college to go in as officers (cf., https://www.sss.gov/history-and-records/changes-from-vietnam-to-now/). The disadvantaged were disproportionately at risk.
  9. Ah, I set a long draw distance and teleport from SIM to SIM to just sit and cache the SIMs, and then adjust to shorter draw distances to explore. Lag isn't really a problem once I get the SIM cached as long as I set a low threshold for "imposter avatars."
  10. Insert "in the 1960s and early 1970s" if that helps. Read what the Governor said just prior to the Kent State shootings to understand the mentality at the time. You may not feel the love. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings The very next day, "Twenty-eight National Guard soldiers fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis." The students were unarmed and 20 to 200 yards away, as detailed in the article.
  11. Aye. I don't think the average American over 40 could find Vietnam on the map, but then did know that these draft-age kids with their peace, love, rock and roll, long hair, and birth control had to be stopped at all costs.
  12. It was exactly that. I lived through it. I was young. I was there. I know what the adults talked about. There was great joy every time a long haired young man, a "hippie," was forced to get a GI head shave and shipped off away from the young women.
  13. Okay, here's a more complete quote. So, the US Government predicted in 1914 that the world would run out of oil in 10 years, which computes to 1924. It is now 2021, and we're not anywhere close to out of oil yet. I agree with the author that "Oil will price itself out of the market before the world truly runs out." I agree with the author that "The increasing popularity of hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, bicycle transportation in urban areas and even natural gas vehicles are examples of such a shift, even if government policies are required to affect the decisions that consumers make." The shift in technologies seems to be working out well; the market is taking care of the details with help from government incentives and disincentives. As for climate change more broadly, yes, I agree it is happening. I am optimistic that all will work out okay and that 100 years from now, we'll look back and see what we got right and what we got wrong. I agree it is complicated, which is why I think the Government's role is to create incentives and disincentives and let the market handle the details.
  14. This is fairly common and there are solutions. Its best to discuss in the user groups created by your head and body makers. I use a different body and head, and so my approach may not work for you.
  15. Okay; the IP wasn't blocked it just wasn't allowed to connect. As for routing, I realize that TCP/IP has provisions for static routing, but I thought static routing was for corporate backbones. I'm old enough that I had to static route my own emails between cities, but that was a Unix thing before Windows and Mac came along.
  16. I'm all for it. I want 52 holidays so we have four day work weeks even before adjusting for vacation and sick leave (for those lucky enough to have such things).
  17. You were IP-blocked. When you got a new IP, you got in. A VPN helps in these situations. Its not as easy as it used to be to get your ISP to give you a new IP. Turning the modem off for a while usually does the trick though.
  18. Can anyone find the main SL18B landing point mentioned in the Featured News Blog or the SL18B destination guide? I think they contracted the Web Page work to someone that doesn't come inworld much. There are two landing points with live greeters, but there is no way to find them. Once you get to SL10B, pull up your world map (control M) and click where you see the most green dots (avatars), and teleport there. I made it my mission to find the main landing point and eventually found it, but by then, I had already been given the event-group and event-notecard by talking with other avatars. It's a great SL10B; I just wish the info in the event Notecard had been in the Featured News blog. https://secondlife.com/destinations/sl18b
  19. The boys of my generation were sent to get shot up in Vietnam for no apparent reason other than to discipline us for otherwise enjoying life and having a good time. I'm not sure what "Independence Day" to pin-on, but the Independence Era for me was when the draft ended (date is complicated https://www.sss.gov/history-and-records/vietnam-lotteries/) and pulled out of Vietnam (April 1975). All I could tell was that the old people wanted to send the young people off to Vietnam for disciplinary purposes. We were otherwise having a good time, and they didn't like that yet we we of legal age and they couldn't spank us. So, they invented some pretext to draft the boys and send them off to die for no good reason.
  20. I always like the Tapestry of Time exhibit on SL's history. I remember the days before flexiprims, before sculpties, before megaprims, etc.
  21. See Firestorm Preferences: Quick Preferences Panel Tags Offset: Allows you to adjust the height of your name tag above your avatar. Handy for non human avatars, from tinies to large dragons, so the name isn't embedded in the avatar, or floating way above. https://wiki.firestormviewer.org/fs_quick_preferences
  22. It's a matter of history. The conflict of the last several generations was between top-down command and control economies and bottoms-up self-organizing market economies. The latter performed better. There are always those looking for some problem that can only be solved by switching to a top-down command and control economy. One sees it clearly in history. "Running out of oil" was going to be it, but now we're not running out of oil. So, they shift to something different.
  23. Licensing is highly relevant. I think if they are licensed, they should be tipped. If they are not operating legally, they should not be tipped.
  24. I think the price of gasoline will get really cheap with the shift to electric. Unless you believe we're running out of oil.
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