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Desiree Moonwinder

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  1. Then to keep legal, there needs to be a way to allow-or-block so one doesn't stream to countries without license coverage. The technology is out there. I've run into web pages that say I can't view specific material from my location, for example. In a similar vein, Second Life allows-or-blocks avatars from visiting skilled gaming regions based on location.
  2. Thanks! That's the web site I was looking for a while back. I see the proposed increased from $500 to $1000 minimum per year. That's a big step. Wonder how many SL DJs will get hit by that?
  3. Wow! That's great. Like 90% cheaper than what I was finding so long ago! I wonder if any of the streaming services available to small-timers can block countries other than those in which one is licensed? I've run into that myself while traveling abroad. It's the internet equivalent of those inexpensive DVDs you find in the developing world that won't play on Western DVD players. There are different licensing rates in different rates for other parts of the world.
  4. I do all my complicated stuff in a non-experience script, and then pass the results to an experience script that I leave full perms so others can apply their experience key if they wish. Example: integer iCh = //some random integer; default { state_entry() { ; } on_rez(integer start_param) { // On_rez Handling; } changed(integer change) { // Change Handling } link_message(integer sender_num, integer num, string str, key id) { if(num == iCh) { // Link Message Handling; llRequestExperiencePermissions(id, ""); } } experience_permissions( key agent_id ) { // Activity Handling; } experience_permissions_denied( key agent_id, integer reason ) { // Error Handling; } }
  5. Is there any practical way to DJ using popular mainstream songs legally in SL anymore? By 'legally,' I mean paying the necessary royalties. By 'practically,' I mean affordably, which I admit is subjective, but let's say for a few hundred dollars per year. I realize that one can buy royalty-free music, and I have done so. I own a few-hundred-dollar collection of royalty-free music, and I carefully preserved the receipt and license that came with it. I have used that to create 24/7/365 background mood music at roleplay SIMs in the past. But people don’t DJ background music. They DJ popular songs for which one must pay royalties. Another particular case involves performers who compose, record and play their music or perform live. That’s not what I mean by DJ’ing either. I did much DJ’ing about ten years ago. I used Virtual DJ Pro, which I liked for many technical and artistic reasons (e.g., you could hand-scratch on a virtual turntable). Additionally, Virtual DJ Pro had an online song service that would let me pull up virtually any song to play if I happened to get a request outside of my extensive collection. The only exceptions were the Beatles, AC DC, and a few others with particular restrictions. I also used SAM because it was a lot more powerful if you wanted to go ‘hands-off’ and let the machine drive while making coffee. At about the same time, Virtual DJ Pro dropped their song service, and the SAM DJ’ing system began cross-marketing royalty engines to keep one legal, at least in part. I say ‘in part’ because the royalties were particularly tricky if one had listeners in smaller countries without the necessary trade treaties. The problem was the price of the licensing services. The licensing services had minimum fees that cost beyond what I considered hobby money, especially if one bought all the international options necessary for Second Life—and even so, one was still uncovered for some countries. Once I became aware of the evolving legal situation, I quit DJ’ing. Sure I got tips as a DJ, but they never covered my costs on streaming software and services, but hey, what’s a few hundred dollars a year for a hobby? Keeping up with the new legal regime would cost me several thousand dollars a year, which took it out of the hobby category. I have noticed that the rules and laws about online streaming kept tightening over the years. I think we are past the point where someone can claim ignorance of the royalty aspects of streaming without crossing over into willful blindness territory, which may be fun on forums but doesn’t absolve you in court. Maybe royalty services have gotten cheaper. If I could DJ legally for what I consider hobby money, I might start back. It was fun!
  6. An important part of how Cancel Culture works hinges on the ability to dismiss otherwise valid arguments by proving the speaker at one point in their past engaged in some behavior or held some belief that was common before iPhones existed.
  7. What I found most interesting was manufacturers beginning to offer covert high airflow masks. I'm not talking about the mesh masks that are designed to be obvious. I'm talking about carefully selected materials with high optical opacity and high airflow.
  8. The tendency to form cartels is a residual from latent patriarchal power structures. That being said, letting a patriarch snap on opencollar around your neck can lead to a fun weekend romp, maybe more!
  9. Blocking doesn't do much good. They can still buy you L$1 items on CasperVend and send you creepy gift notes.
  10. Okay. I'm blond. Where can I buy a fee change? I bought a region buy-down fee some years ago.
  11. https://www.google.com/search?q=Guys%2C+I+made+a+derender+to+blacklist+and+I+don't+know+how+to+return+the+object!+Help+me+please%3F!+🥴+Using+Firestorm!
  12. Do you think its coincidental that the number of groups (i.e., 42) just happens to be the same as "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything," as told in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams?
  13. Back before no-fault divorces, one spouse would withhold conjugal visits to drive the other spouse to cheat, and thus obtain a better divorce settlement. I think this is still practiced in some high-end divorces. Its also important for psychological reasons to make the other person the 'bad guy' when explaining a breakup to family. What you have to ask yourself is whether she's (A.) Mad because you didn't come to her for attention, or (B.) Mad because you found an outlet for your energies that may not be as useful to her--whether in a court of law or the court of public opinion.
  14. Search for events through your SL Viewer's search function. Filter for Adult. Visit and find what you like. I think you'll find that most Adult locations actually have very little sex going on. There was a lot of sex in SL several years ago. My theory is the rise of Free Porn displaced a lot of SL sex.
  15. Who knows? She is probably asking herself why you are not coming to her for the attention.
  16. Agreed. I further suggest that the ancient Corn Field be the autonomous zone on which they do so.
  17. I have two different wired versions and one wireless version. My wireless one does not work well in wired mode. In all cases, I install the driver to test the unit, and then uninstall the driver. In SL, it works fine without the driver.
  18. Probably not. Most Role Play (RP) SIMs let people live for free. Many are totally empty. On the clubbing scene, clubs pop up all the time that try to establish a clientele by offering prizes for visiting.
  19. To require mesh avatars at human erotic roleplay SIMs is hardly new. This isn't newsworthy.
  20. I listened to the entire video, which I now regret. My reaction is, "why are these people talking at all?" The Sansar Project was the #1 priority, and now it is a complete unmitigated failure. When your #1 priority fails, you have no credibility, and are no longer worth listening.
  21. The solution for people who cannot be bothered to look before they click twice (there is a second confirmation) is perhaps to frequent these forums rather than SL.
  22. If you are only concerned about your own in-world experience, you can increase the value of the AudioLevelRolloff Debug Setting in your viewer. See http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Debug_Settings . People who play combat games in SL dial up that AudioLevelRolloff debug setting so they can hear weapon fire from a long way away. If you are trying to make it so other people can hear, Rolig Loon's answer (above) is your answer.
  23. Are you speaking of Plato's Republic? I rather liked that. I don't see the work as prophecy, but yeah, its likely predictive of what we are going through.
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