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  1. I have listened to glass harmonica recitals several times in my life and have always been fascinated by the beauty of the music. The YouTube videos in this thread are lovely. I could play them again and again. Do they make me tingle or see colors or have other kinesthetic experiences? No, but they are beautiful. I have never had the tingly feeling that several people in this thread have talked about. The closest I've come to something I can imagine as "tingly", I think, has come each time I have heard Japanese Taiko drumming. I've had the pleasure of their performances two times in Japan and three times in the US. Each time I have found myself totally engulfed in the rhythms, as if they are inside me as much as outside. I suspect that's largely because they are very loud -- loud enough that you can feel the air throbbing deep through you. But no tingling. Perhaps I am defective, or not worthy. None of the other links in this thread do anything for me either. I've listened just now to a handful of YouTube performances, but none gives me the feeling of being surrounded by the drumming -- probably because I am not. YouTube is a pale substitute for a live performance.
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    No House

    BTW, if you haven't already tried it, go to the mailbox on your parcel and click-HOLD it for 5 seconds or so to reset its script. Then see if its dialog menu rezzes a house for you. That reset feature is handy if the problem is right there in your own mailbox. If that does not work, then a mole or Linden really will need to do some triage at a higher level.
  3. Makes no difference. The same tool is in all viewers.
  4. You should be able to drag a selection rectangle around the object (as long as your Build/Edit tool is set to "Select Surrounding" ). Then unselect anything that is not the object you are looking for until only that one object is left.
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    No House

    Submit a support case right away. The Moles usually handle those sorts of things very quickly, but they have to know where to look. Edit: And if you put up your own house, the Lindens or Moles will delete it as soon as it's discovered.
  6. I'm not aware of any such limit. Essentially, everything that's important to know about Classified ads in in the Knowledge Base article at Frankly, though, I suspect that most people who have land to sell post in the Land forums, where there is no charge for listing.
  7. Are some of them in Adult regions? If so, are your preferences in Search set to allow you to see Adult content? (Remember, you need to set rating preferences separately in Search, Marketplace, and your own viewer Preferences.)
  8. Yes, and that's both understandable and appropriate. A discussion without some level of emotional commitment is dry and likely to be both timid and unproductive. The thing to watch out for is excessive emotion, by which I mean letting emotion become the primary driver. If the goal is to WIN ( that is, to humiliate or intimidate the other parties), there's something seriously wrong. Indeed. Mark Twain said something quotable along those lines. I agree, which circles back to my initial rationale for staying largely out of the fray here. At the extreme risk of accidentally implying that I am thinking about any specific person at all, I am reminded of a sign that a colleague posted on his door many decades ago: "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only wastes your time and annoys the pig." Once one person in a discussion assumes the role of a pig (or, worse, starts treating the other person as if she is a pig), everyone needs to step back and cool off. Personally, I usually choose not to join in the first place.
  9. And there we agree. It is the discussion that falls apart, leaving us no wiser than we started but having raised our collective blood pressure. As long as we can debate verifiable information and consider its implications, debate is healthy. That level of disagreement is what civil discourse is about. Sadly, too much of the political rhetoric in forums like this is mired in armed mudslinging about which village has the greater number of idiots. My own favorite guide, by the way, is Fisher and Ury's Getting To YES, which has gone through several editions now. Their recommendation is to avoid thinking in terms of "sides" and "positions" and to focus more on understanding what each contributor in a negotiation would consider an ideal goal. The challenge, then, is for all participants to work together toward finding a solution that will satisfy a goal they can all be comfortable with.
  10. As does the right. There are no angels on this battlefield. Rather than accuse either side of being more duplicitous than the other, I prefer to watch what both have to say and to make up my own mind about where the truth lies ( mindful of the fact that the phrase "the truth lies" is, itself, a loaded concept ). That's a very good point. In the context of this forum, though, a political "good idea" devolves quickly into "my camp is better than yours," with little room for reasoned discussion. As I said before, any argument I might add is already familiar to both sides and is not likely to persuade either to change, and there are very few undecided people out there. There are plenty of good ideas and bad ideas, but little agreement about which ones are which. Stoking the flames by simply repeating the rhetoric seems pointless -- a recipe for failure. I choose not to make a delicate situation worse.
  11. Personally, I don't bother adding my voice to political discussions in these forums, but it's not because I don't have one. The choir already knows any hymns I might sing and the other side are not likely to be convinced by yet another rant. It would be very hard to find anyone who is undecided about whether we are becoming great again or going to hell in a handbasket. It's just that my added words would not be likely to convince anyone to trade sides. I would much rather vent privately and carry my opinions to the ballot box. That's just me, of course. As much as I am saddened by our polarized society, I respect everyone's right to say what's on her/his mind and I bristle at the thought of censoring opinions that are unpopular. I don't see much "bashing", but a lot of frustration. Those who feel a need to express it have every right to do so.
  12. Acronyms are handy at times. I use LOL regularly, and BTW. Probably a few others that I can't think of at the moment (Oh, ATM is another one). I might have used YMMV a couple of times, but it's not one that leaps to mind. Neither is TL:DR, which is a snide put-down, or IANAL, which isn't one of those things I say even without an acronym. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has to look up SMH, Lindal -- I can't seem to remember that one no matter how many times I have learned it, and I don't think I have ever used it myself. The real problem is that I am such a lousy typist that half the things my fingers create look like acronyms. If I start adding real acronyms like that, I go crazy proofreading before I hit the Submit button.
  13. You can find scripts like that on Marketplace by just searching for "greeting card script", or you can ask in the Wanted forum or, if you want to pay a scripter to write a very easy script for you, you can post in the InWorld Employment forum.
  14. True, but the point is that there are plenty of people in SL doing "fantasy" sorts of things in places that use the word but aren't Adult rated. So, if there's an embargo against "Fantasy", it either applied randomly or it has more to do with content and practices than with the word itself. My bet's on content. After all, lots of places in RL and SL do non-adult fantasy and don't have to avoid the word. And it's not just region names that get away with using the word "fantasy" either. Just search on MP for General and Moderate items that use the keyword "fantasy"":
  15. Call the Business Office on Monday morning and ask. The Billing team is available from 6am to 3pm PST, Monday through Friday. Call toll-free in the US/Canada: 800-294-1067 or 703-286-6277
  16. Tyche Shepherd's grid survey shows 144 regions with the word "Fantasy" in the name. As you can see from this screen shot of the first two or three dozen, less than half are rated Adult, so "Fantasy" doesn't seem to be the sole property of the Adult side of SL. (Yeah, half of the ones in that sample are no longer alive, but even if you look at just the 15 that are currently active, more of them are Moderate than Adult.)
  17. Here are your only choices for putting money into your account in SL: If you want to take money out of your account in SL, you may choose to credit your US dollar balance via PayPal or Skrill. To process a credit transfer, go to Process Credit.
  18. Be careful what you wish for. If Lindens could see into the future, half the posts in the forums would never appear in the first place. 😉
  19. Hence, probably, the meaning of "Unscheduled Maintenance," which is often hard to schedule. 🤓
  20. Because you asked for "clouded" instead of "cloud". You got loads of photos pf Clouded Leopards. 😉
  21. Not here. Try asking in the General Discussion forum. The Answers forum is for asking how SL works (or why it doesn't seem to).
  22. Vos frais d'adhésion Premium sont prépayés. Ainsi, même si vous déclarez aujourd'hui que vous avez l'intention de déclasser votre abonnement ou de quitter Second Life, votre abonnement Premium restera en vigueur jusqu'à la fin de la période pour laquelle vous avez déjà payé. Linden Lab n'offre pas de remboursement. (Voir les TOS Linden Lab, Sect, 4.4)
  23. If one link in a linkset is made phantom, then they all become phantom. Linking a phantom prim to your linkset will have that same effect. If you really want to have only one link (or a small selection of them) behave as phantom, you can select that link individually and set it to Physics Shape Type NONE (in the Features tab in your editor). The only link that you cannot change in this way is the root prim of the linkset.
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