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Theresa Tennyson

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  1. Roblox would be trying to keep foxes out of the henhouse; Second Life would be trying to keep chickens out of the fox den. Whole different set of motivations.
  2. If you're in an area where there are other people's houses, etc. with things like televisions, your camera can quickly locate them and they'll start to play, and they don't stop playing automatically. If you open up the media panel you can see what's playing nearby. If you spend a lot of time in that area it's a good idea to block those things because it'll keep happening otherwise.
  3. That would only be a valid argument if systemic racism had to be 100% effective in order for it to exist.
  4. It's a reversal of the situation that we who live in modern developed countries are used to, but not to the idea of "triage" by any means. Triage was originally what military doctors did, and the three ("tri") categories were: 1) those who would live without medical care, 2) those who would probably die even with medical care, and 3) those who would survive only if given medical care. We've just gotten used to the idea that there's "nothing doctors can't fix," and they'll always have the resources necessary to fix everything. In other place, times and situations that hasn't been the case.
  5. These scenarios also have little to do with how someone will present at the hospital. They won't be coming in with a scarlet "C19" on their forehead; they'll be coming in with a set of symptoms that could be COVID-19 related or could be some entirely different problem. The first thing that's going to happen at the hospital is to treat the symptoms, whatever is causing them. Then the care will become more specific once they figure out what the underlying problem is. And the idea that whether someone will or won't be cared for by their verbal answer to a question, especially one that the average person will know how to answer to "win"? Not the way it works.
  6. This whole argument is over unicorns. People aren't criticizing people who aren't vaccinated because they can't be. There are relatively few of those people, and they'd be the ones who'd have the most to lose because other people aren't vaccinated.
  7. And they apparently can't write either; nor do they have relatives. Meanwhile, being under a doctor's care and knowing that they are immunocompromised, they have ignored the symptoms of a widely-circulating disease until they can barely breathe. Theresa Tennyson nods and smiles.
  8. So, your argument is that someone who was told by their doctor not to be vaccinated is not going to have any medical information?
  9. Meanwhile, the American Cancer Society is saying that there is very little danger with giving COVID vaccines to cancer patients because they aren't live-virus vaccines, and that it would be worse for a cancer patient to get COVID than the vaccine. https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/low-blood-counts/infections/covid-19-vaccines-in-people-with-cancer.html
  10. The last time I saw that argument, I pointed out that when someone in authority says that you 'should' do something and you reply with, "Well, you didn't say 'must'", they generally come back with a new direction that not only says 'must', but is usually more draconian than what they were asking for before. I made that observation a few days before ban lines and no-warning orbs were banned on Bellissaria.
  11. In a scientific setting, research is "looking for confirmation" because the process generally begins with a hypothesis. However, a scientist will do it in such a way that they can also see when the hypothesis isn't confirmed.
  12. With most other games the environment won't change unpredictably. In SL I've been at a club event where the owner started rebuilding the club in the middle of it.
  13. Set the alpha mode on the attachment to "none." If the body is set to "alpha masking" it will read the alpha, but the attachment set to "none" won't. This is why previous mesh bodies that are converted to BOM with an applier can't use worn alphas - their alpha mode was "none."
  14. Another possibility would be translation/proofreading. Many fairly major merchants don't speak English as a first language and it makes some of their communication and advertising look sloppy - they may be willing to pay to look more professional.
  15. I'm pretty sure that Linden Lab also keeps a copy of conversations for a period of time so they'll have an unaltered record.
  16. They've added the ability for merchants to do bulk redeliveries from the Marketplace when something has been updated.
  17. A minute of somebody's time, when they were about to go to the grocery store but thought a forum thread might be interesting.
  18. Assuming you were buying a region and paying Linden Lab directly, you could have converted your Lindens to a US dollar balance and not tried to send it to Paypal. Then you could have used the US dollar balance to pay part of your fee to Linden Lab.
  19. Can you confirm that both lots are in the same region? If your neighbor's lot is in a different region you couldn't return it because it literally has no physical existence in your region.
  20. Theresa Tennyson nods and smiles. Of course it isn't. And "Petrol" was originally also a trade name. https://web.archive.org/web/20110628204613/http://vintagegarage.co.uk/histories/carless capel %26 leonard.htm So, if "gasoline" is Nutella, "petrol" is Nussfit.
  21. ...which is short for "petroleum", which is crude oil. Not only is "petrol" an abbreviation, it's an abbreviation for something that it isn't. Theresa Tennyson wonders if anyone has guessed her pet peeves yet.
  22. To answer the title of your thread - yes. There are dozens of people in SL running businesses that make them a real-world profit. If anything this business is involved in is illegal then that would be a problem, but converting Lindens to real-world money isn't.
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