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  1. I've done this with my personal TV script years ago but I had since lost it. It is very much possible to sync stuff such as YouTube and other things, but requires scripting and a special web socket server. It is even easier with live streams such as those provided by Twitch, YouTube, and so on. However, streaming channels, say for example, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Fox, etc, those very much depend. For this example I will use Adult Swim because I know they provide this: You can embed this link on MOAP: https://www.adultswim.com/streams You cannot use third party streams or stream your satellite or cable receiver. Note that while Adult Swim tends to re-stream the channel for free, sometimes it may require you to log in using your satellite or cable provider. Other services such as TruTV also will require this. It is important to note, a lot of "TV"s on the Marketplace can get you in legal trouble. ZERO of these providers have a license to the content(Often movies) they stream. The reason LL has not removed these isn't publicly stated, but I would presume the following: They have no solid evidence that the providers have no license to stream said content. They have not received a complaint from the copyright holders. It is not hosted by Linden Lab and the content is provided by users. If you wish to stream public domain, content licensed under a permissive license(such as Big Buck Bunny), or content you have a license to, you can do so by using https://icecast.org/ and https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html Hope this answers your questions!
  2. Comedy horror. Deformers, disproportionate avatars, griefers, and surrealness of stuff.
  3. If you were banned, you wouldn't have been able to post on the forums, or even log into any portion of the site aside from support.
  4. I still have the old Orientation Island hud. As well as a historical copy of almost all the last names and their IDs: https://agni.softhyena.com/last_names.xml I might have some more stuff laying around, I know I have a extremely old copy of Second Life which still has the DATA_RATING support(I think?).
  5. I personally don't like wearing clothes in SL because I'm not good with fashion. I have one hoodie and one pant. I only wear them when I absolutely need to. So I can understand where you are coming from when you get messages like this. When I get IMs along the lines of "hey sexy ;)" and "wanna do it?"(worded differently), I simply either ignore them, or if I feel like it, I weird them out and they go away. (Normally getting on voice and hearing my lispy male voice is enough LMAO) As for sitting on furniture, If I don't want people using my avatar, I will either pick a solo seat, or a seat without adult animations. However this is rare because I don't care too much about stuff like that. I understand some people see it differently, but to me, it's pixels, it won't hurt me. But yes, I do agree, Nudity does not mean sexual content, nor does it mean "HEY I AM HORNY LETS DO THE THINGS". This issue also exists within the BDSM community, it isn't always about sex, sure it plays a role, but that isn't what it all is about.
  6. Ideally, everyone would be nice to each other, but humans, being like all animals, will attack each other, except we evolved to use mostly verbal attacks at each other instead of hitting each other like cats. Best way to deal with people who insult or talk down upon someone is to utilize the block feature.
  7. Please note anything I say in this is ONLY SPECULATION and isn't confirmed. I have a pretty good understanding of how LL works internally, but do not take my word as fact as I may be wrong in some portions as I am not a Linden Lab employee and have no actual knowledge of how they work internally aside from what I have researched. As someone who understands how SL works inside and out(or at least mostly), I can say the following: Are there security flaws? Technically yes, but everything (Everything as in EVERYTHING, eg facebook, your computer, your bank, etc) has security flaws, it is nearly impossible to fix them all. That is what SEC is for on the Jira. Any flaws that are known get fixed, I would know because I have reported several security flaws myself and they have all been fixed within a reasonable time frame. Let's take a look at one of the "security flaws" mentioned. Allegedly, "User information" isn't secure. They mention that it is accessible to "contractors". What I am assuming is by the usage of Contractor, this is either Moles or ProductEngines. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this may be half true with the following: Can Moles access user information? Perhaps. My assumption is conditionally high ranking Moles who have signed NDAs are able to access the CSR tools(which happen to contain user information) for moderation purposes. Can ProductEngines access user information? I'm doubting it but I could see it as a plausible case if a ProductEngine is working on the CSR tools and any information they access would almost certainly be protected by a NDA. In either case, all actions are logged. LL loves logs, if someone did something they were not supposed to, they'll know. Regardless, any information access will most certainly be protected by a NDA. There is also concerns that LL is not complying with anti-money-laundering laws. I highly doubt this, considering the recent switch to their Tilia subsidiary to handle payments. Tilia is going to provide much more security regarding money transfers as they works solely with money. Additionally, LL's anti-fraud team is no joke, they take their job extremely seriously and will see any suspicious transactions. Although there are no public statistics, they can easily find out where money comes in and where it goes out. Another concern raised is "LL is collecting data on minors". This is a load of phooy. Terms of Service says you must be at least 16(or might be 17, I think 16 IIRC) years of age to play which is well above the age limit for COPPA and GDPR's children's data protection acts. The only case where LL would be collecting this data is if someone had lied about their Date of Birth, which is out of Linden Lab's control. As soon as they find out about this however, the account is terminated and any personal information if needed is removed. Additionally, they say in the lawsuit "(Word I cannot use about simulated adult content involving children)" could be seen as "simulated child molestation". Yeah, water is wet, your point? Legally this has no grounds and will be thrown out as "irrelevant", U.S. law has no laws against this type of simulated content provided that any parties involved are at least 18 years of age in real life. I understand some people may see this as gross but that's how it is legally, so please do no turn this thread into a debate about whether or not this should be legal, this is talking about what is legal at this very moment in time. In conclusion, what I can say about this: I'm almost certain it is a bunch of "buzzwords", "half told truths", and "I don't know what I am talking about"(possibly why she was let go). I'm very strict when it comes to internal security even if I may be revealing about my personal life details(EG: my name and address are all accessible publicly on my website as my whois proudly waves this about for compliance with ICANN rules). I would trust LL over facebook, twitter, or any other major social media site with my data any time.
  8. Technically speaking, it is "possible" but C/C++ would unlikely be on LL's radar as a secondary scripting language, due to it's complexity. As of right now, LSL is transcribed into C# if using the Mono engine, so if anything, a secondary language would be C#, or maybe transcribing Python/Javascript into C#. I'd personally love to see a more object oriented version of LSL, maybe one day we can have LSL3 and it'll add stuff such as dictionaries, array accessors(someArray[2]), modifying values, callbacks/lambdas, etc.
  9. As long as it stays as funding and not "buy out". I do not want micro-transactions and loot boxes in my open source.
  10. cat /dev/urandom > /mnt/forum/440347
  11. Assuming this is weapons we could hypothetically have in real life, my choice would be a classic: The cager If you mean in SL, then a sim uncrasher.
  12. Hey! Firestorm QA/Dev(but mostly QA) here! These buttons were removed because they had the ability to permanently break a resident's objects if it is no-mod. This was Linden Lab's decision, not ours. This change was merged in from the official Second Life viewer branch. See https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SVC-4143 for more information on this. It was merged into the official viewer code at viewer-release/fe65bf3dd02e and was merged into Firestorm at phoenix-firestorm-lgpl/fe65bf3dd02e. These buttons may be added back in the future when LL fixes the issue. We'd fix it ourselves but we don't have access to the simulator code. A alternative solution that should work for right now is to just return the offending resident's objects, or if it is your object, to disable the scripts manually. Firestorm has the ability to bulk disable scripts in objects. To do this, open the build floater and select the object, then from the menu bar(at the top of the screen), go to "Build > Scripts > Set Scripts to Not Running". Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause!
  13. Personally, I think poorly of these new resident ejectors. Not only do I see it as poor moderation of a region, but it can make new residents feel unwelcome to Second Life. There isn't anything preventing people from stock piling accounts and letting them sit for a month, then go grief a region. Besides, a majority of these new people who enter regions will not be griefers. New residents may do stuff that experienced residents would see as improper, but we shouldn't be mad about this as it gives us the opportunity to pass on Second Life etiquette to them. Ejecting new residents makes it less possible to do this. Also I personally feel new resident ejectors play onto the "second life users are stuck up and don't like fun" trope that plays out on YouTube trolling videos. By making people feel unwelcome and that we are all unfun stuck up people, it may infact add to the griefing problem. Personally in my experience of being a estate manager, I've seen more griefers with the age range above 365 days than I have with residents under 365 days old.
  14. Been using Debian(Currently, Debian 9) for several years now. I haven't used windows in years ever since it corrupted it's own bootloader. Had a Debian disk laying around for use with a server, figured "hey might as well, not going to wait a week for my parents to get back from vacation so my dad can bring home a windows install disk from work". Here is my screengrab.
  15. Personally I think LL should create and enforce this policy: Any demo must be listed as L$0. Any demo must have a parent listing of the full version. Limit one demo per product, not one per variation. (Don't create 500 copies of the demo if there are multiple sizes/colours. Put all the colours and sizes in one demo listing and link the demo in the parent listings) Demos must not shout/say any advertisements in-world. Then create a thing that allows delisting of demos from search, preferably by default, like so: Ignore the poor placement, this was done in 1 minute. Also anything listed as a "gift" or "freebie" must be listed as L$0.
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