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  1. 1 hour ago, Ayeleeon said:

    Virtually every thing we do is violent. From medicine, (favoring surgery or drugs over holistic healing) to agriculture (the use of massive amounts of chemicals that kill the soil instead of working in harmony with natural processes), not to mention the obvious military interventions and police tactics. Violence I'd more than just a part of our culture, or culture is built on violence, and we suffer because of it.

     

    56 minutes ago, Luna Bliss said:

    And so it's okay that "Six women are killed by men every hour in a “global pandemic of femicide”?  We should not attempt to do anything about this because there is just, naturally, a lot of violence out there?

    How did you arrive at the conclusion that he was saying that we shouldn't attempt to do anything? Note that he said, "...we suffer because of it."

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  2. 2 minutes ago, Sylvia Wasp said:

    More ill-informed, inaccurate mean-ness from you.  Not sure how a person like you lives with themselves.  Do you get up in the morning and think ... "I'm gonna make some random hater comments on a bunch of stuff I don't really know about but I sure have an opinion on!" 

    Theresa Tennyson presses the fingertips of both hands together and holds her hands in front of her face as she cocks her head to the side and raises her eyebrows.

  3. 46 minutes ago, Nick0678 said:

    Ahh.. yes I remember when i was a young lad and my first love left me after being 5 years together i didn't manage to control my tears and cried. 

    She was looking at me like i was the worst human alive. i suppose she felt uncomfortable.

    Anyway her new boyfriend came and she left... the years of innocence.. Lesson learned.

     

    Have you considered the possibility that the look she gave you had to do with the reasons she left you in the first place?

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  4. 21 hours ago, Rabid Cheetah said:

    Thanks, that's what I thought.  That said, I've seen it used to describe regions that are not the original sixteen.  For example, "Land and water, legacy sim Icewater (176, 26) 2048m" is the name of a parcel for sale at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Icewater/174/28/24 74914885_legacy1.thumb.png.bdd6b8e477e9de5b9f81625043abb66f.png

    Now, this might just be a sales technique, calling it a legacy sim.  Or the seller could be confused, thinking it is a legacy sim -- I've certainly made some mistakes in my own parcel sale descriptions, such as thinking I had a 4x protected parcel when it was really just surrounded by Abandoned Land.  Or they could be using the term differently, hence my starting this thread.

    That particular area is down in one of Second Life's many rabbit holes - namely, it's on a privately-developed group of regions attached to the Mainland. There were a couple of clusters off/attached to the west coast of Sansara way back in the very early years of Second Life. As I was saying about the word "legacy" in Second Life...

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  5. 1 hour ago, Rabid Cheetah said:

    I've looked everywhere to try to figure out what that is.  I have a few ideas of what the term means, vis-a-vis Mainland, but I figured I'd ask here for a more definite answer.

    The word "legacy" in Second Life has been used for so many contradictory things that it's utterly meaningless. 

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  6. On 10/19/2021 at 8:55 AM, Arielle Popstar said:

    Considering that in 2008 a lot of people could actually afford to buy a house and pay a mortgage on the wages paid back then,

    Theresa Tennyson blinks repeatedly in surprise.

    In 2008 there was a massive financial collapse because so many people were "able to buy a house and pay a mortgage" because they were given massive loans they weren't realistically qualified for and couldn't pay off.

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  7. 11 hours ago, animats said:

    Goal: make clothing layer properly without user pain.

    Suppose we had something which compressed inner clothing layers a bit to prevent them showing through outer layers.

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    Roblox is adding a clothing system. The same items fit different bodies.  They're gaining on us!

    Yes, they're not great clothing items. It's a tech demo. Roblox is automatically adjusting the rigging slightly when you put on a clothing item. 

    Should SL have something like that? Catch up with Roblox?

    Roblox has to add "cage layers" to clothing to make it force-fit any avatar. Think of that as a possible future "Fitmesh Plus". Probably too much trouble for SL, because existing SL clothing doesn't have the extra info needed for that.

    What could be done with existing SL clothing. A simpler, more compatible system would just squeeze inner layers inward a bit. Only when necessary, so they didn't peek though. This would eliminate the need for alpha layers for clothing, the need for alpha HUDs, and the need to break skins up into a hundred tiny faces. Basic rule: if it doesn't peek through in pose stance, it should not peek through in any stance. So you try on clothing in pose stance, and then it Just Works.

    This would be done automatically when the user changes clothes. Much like BOM baking, and probably as part of the same system.

    Good idea? Comments?

    Of course, there's the occasional item of clothing which layers in an unusual way.

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    Shirt tucked in on one side only.

    So this trick won't work for everything. Have to be able to turn it off for some items. How much clothing is like that?

     

    Every additional rigged mesh worn by the avatar is a performance suck. The Second Life de facto system of having a "body" and then wearing additional "clothes" on top of it is a bad idea which most other similar environments don't use. Most games combine clothing and underlying bodies into the same mesh. That wasn't practically possible with Second Life as mesh clothing began as something worn over the system body and then became something worn over a mesh body that had semi-permanent textures; however, with Bakes-on-Mesh it would be perfectly possible to, say, wear a shirt which included the exposed portion of your arms which could pull textures from the avatar bake automatically. The idea of adding new technology to allow people to wear additional rigged meshes that won't be seen is... well...

  8. 3 hours ago, Naiman Broome said:

    Hello , for those who do not know me I make environment items , I would like toknow if are there any sugestions to improve my advertizing , that so far is limited to a group notice and a paid add on marketplace :) ...

     

    Thankyou for any sugestions!

    If a region has a piece of landscaping, environmental item, etc. I like I often inspect it to see who made it. You might be able to have some sort of subtle arrangement with people who use your items on their regions where they put some sort of description saying that they use your products.

  9. 50 minutes ago, Arielle Popstar said:

    Don't think she was meaning that post as it was a response to your posting the link https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0118-smoking-rates-declining.html as if it was some success story. It isn't simply because of the propensity to substitute addictions in general.

     

    I didn't mean it as a success story. I needed a number as to the number of small fires a smoker starts in a day.

  10. 4 minutes ago, Arielle Popstar said:

    Maybe then you should point out the post where I did that. I'm thinking you probably just misunderstood the context.

     

    On 10/6/2021 at 11:30 AM, Arielle Popstar said:

    Arielle nods, smiles and rolls her eyes at another who doesn't understand that if smoking is down, some other addictive substance is up to take its place.

     

  11. 14 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    Report it and let LL decide.  My understanding is that you must know EXACTLY what you are buying for it to be legal.

    You'll probably get quicker results by reporting it to the managers of the event. They're the ones who will get their bacon burned if this new system is shot down by LL so it'll be in their best interest to fix problems like this.

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  12. 38 minutes ago, NaughtyThots said:

    I am going to test this and go back later today. If my numbers are still the same, same order, same machine, then unless you really do not care what prize you want, there is no reason at least for me, to ever play again if the system remains like this.

    It sounds like this system is mainly aimed at professional resellers, who realistically are the main audience for that event anyway.

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  13. 1 minute ago, Arielle Popstar said:

    I would blame the firebug/arsonists 

    I'm sure you would.

    There's an interesting dynamic in these threads. Apparently nicotine is harmless, smoking is an anti-gateway drug that keeps people from freebasing cocaine, etc. 

    For the record, I'm not the one saying to regulate portrayals of smoking, making it illegal, etc. I'm just responding to people who are defending smoking. If you want to say, "Yeah, smoking isn't great but I do it anyway. So what?" I'd have no problem with it.

    But, yeah, it isn't great.

  14. 25 minutes ago, Sam1 Bellisserian said:

    um yes...actually probably more. He used to wake up and take a hit and go back to bed. Any other questions about that?

     

    24 minutes ago, Sam1 Bellisserian said:

    Heroin

     

    14 minutes ago, Arielle Popstar said:

    and crack

     

    10 minutes ago, Rowan Amore said:

    Some crack addicts use those little butane blow torches, too.  Yeah, not a fire hazard at all.

    Here's the thing. None of those things are routinely done in crowded public spaces, on public transportation, while walking down the street or while driving down a road. When smoking was common and where you could do it was largely unregulated, people were routinely lighting over a dozen tiny fires all over town every day. 

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  15. 10 hours ago, Paul Hexem said:

    A couple years back there was a woman's march. Something about going on strike. They said it'd be a "day without women".

    And all I could think was, "The peace and quiet will be wonderful. We should have these all the time."

    Oooooo, Jackie Gleason's gag writers are still alive? Cool!

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