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Rolig Loon

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  1. OK, I'll cede the point. Now that we're derailed the thread, though, here's a verbal skit to confuse your next combatant, if your combatant is a fan of Abbot and Costello........ C: "I have 75 cents, in three coins. I want to buy something for a dollar, so can you loan me ... um ..... ?" A: "You need one third more than you have." C: "A third? That's what .... 33 cents?" A: "No, a quarter." C: "I thought you said I need a third." A: "Yes, you need a fourth quarter." C: "A fourth?" A: "Yes." C: "So I need 25% more?" A: "No, you need 33% more. That's one quarter." C: "Whoa! That's
  2. Well, scratch one theory. If it's doing that on everything you build, in any sim, with any viewer, even with the default plywood texture, and it's doing the same for your friends, I am baffled. I suggest taking very good photos, gathering as much helpful diagnostic evidence as possible, and filing a JIRA report. If LL's developers are going to have any chance of figuring out what the problem is, they will need to know as much as you can tell them about your system, where you have seen this problem, and what you have tried. Include a link to this thread.
  3. As announced in the Grid Status Reports yesterday, LL was performing maintenance in the billing service area last night. Residents were advised: "During that maintenance, Residents will not be able to update their payment information or purchase L$." If you tried buying L$ while that maintenence was underway, that could be the source of your problem. The best way to find out now is to call and ask. LL's billing team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Toll-Free (US/Canada) 800.294.1067 Long-Distance 703.286.6277 Local Toll-Free numbers * France: 0805.101.490 * Germany:
  4. That's a closely guarded secret, held deep in the inner vaults of Linden Lab. Many people suspect that LL changes the formula periodically, just to keep residents off guard. On a less flippant note ..... LL does not share that invitation because WAY too many people have tried to use it to game the system and improve their own rankings. Who knows? You might be tempted to do it yourself if you knew the formula .....
  5. I'm no lawyer and I never wanted to be one. However, it seems to me that a competent lawyer could poke several holes in that practice. The TOS sets the overriding rule here, and I doubt that any individual can unilaterally declare a less restrictive rule ("If you use IM, then you are tacitly giving away your right to privacy."). Furthermore, much (most?) or the time when you IM a person, you do not see his Profile and thus will not see a disclaimer. Therefore, I doubt that posting a note in your own profile amounts to a valid public notice. It's closer to what's known as "entrapment." Th
  6. Chosen Few wrote *32 is 33% more than 24, while 24 is 25% less than 32. The direction matters. Well, it all depends on your frame of reference. If you have 32 or something and you only need 24, then you have 25% more than you need, which is what I said. On the other hand, if you have 24 of whatever it is and you want 32, then you want 33% more than you have, which is not what I said. The reference frame for either statement is what you have at the moment. :smileywink: We have a wonderfully ambiguous language. The important thing is that we agree on the fact that it's bad form to
  7. Now that I look back at your post, Chosen's answer suggests to me that you really do have a transparent object blocking your click. If your object has a 32-bit texture on it, it has an alpha texture -- whether you intended it or not. Those extra 8 bits per pixel give your texture the potential for being transparent, even if you aren't using it. If you are not using it, they have two negative side effects: (1) they make your texture use 25% more storage space than it needs, so it will rez slower than it should and (2) you will sometimes have an alpha sorting problem ( an alpha "glitch"). In
  8. I've been in SL for more than four and a half years and have never given Premium membership more than a passing thought. There are really two advantages to being Premium: (1) You can buy in the Mainland instead of renting and (2) You have access to greater support through Live Chat. Personally, I have never wanted to live on the Mainland. I have rented shops on the Mainland and on private estates, and I have had my home on a rented parcel on a private estate for a couple of years. It works for me economically, and I have had wonderful neighbors and landlords. Support is a different matt
  9. I get very frustrated when that happens to me and then it gradually dawns on me that there's a tree or some other object with transparent prims between me and whatever I am trying to click. I feel very embarrassed, but it must happen to me at least once a week .... and it has for well over 4 years. I'm a slow learner.
  10. Hi, PartyP -- Creating almost anything takes practice and a fair tolerance for mistakes, but hey, that's the way we all start. If you want to create hair, take a look at Natalia Zelmanov's blog >>> http://www.mermaiddiaries.com/2007/01/day-129-creating-prim-hair-part-1.html . That's a good beginner-level tutorial. After you see how it's done, I suggest getting yourself some hair, making a copy, and taking it apart prim by prim to see how it's made. Don't try to copy what the creator has done --- that wouldn't be ethical, after all -- but learn from her example. Have fun.
  11. It's possible that whoever owns the Intan could find it in inventory by clearing cache first. Sometimes, especially if servers have been acting up or you have left SL unexpectedly, your local cached copy of inventory can get out of sync with LL's servers. I'd recommend doing a manual clear cache to see if that helps. 1. Open Preferences → Network & Cache 2. Go to the first path “Cache Location” and click the “Open” button behind the path. This will open a file explorer window displaying your current cache location. 3. Logout (close the viewer) and then delete everything inside the cac
  12. It may have something to do with your object itself, or perhaps with the way the rest of your script is written -- the part that you didn't post earlier. Try this.... Take a single prim, a cube with X=0.5, Y=0.25, Z=0.25, and drop this simple script in it. default{ state_entry() { llTargetOmega(<1.0,0.0,0.0>*llGetRot(),2.0,0.2); }} Attach it to your stomach. It will spin around its own X axis and will keep pointing in whatever direction you face. Now, if your object has more than one prim, the one that is supposed to spin has to be the root prim. If it isn't, then
  13. Take a look at this thread >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Technical/I-m-running-an-ATI-Radeon-HD-6770-Has-anyone-gotten-this-card-to/qaq-p/849347
  14. LOL..... I've had that same message occcasionally for over four years. It comes and goes. No, that message simply means that SL's servers are having a hard time finding the parcel that you want to visit. The parcel owner or sim owner may have altered the parcel by adding or removing area, for example, or the server itself could be having trouble. It could be that the server for the sim where you are standing is having a hard time talking with the server at your destination. For the past month, LL has been doing an unusual number of upgrades to server software, trying to cure some longstandin
  15. llTargetOmega(<0,0,1>*llGetRot(),speed,1.0);
  16. That's true. The actual balance in your account is shown on the Account >> Summary page of your dashboard at http://secondlife.com . The number that shows in the upper right corner of your viewer screen when you are in world ought to be the same, but it may get out of sync for several reasons. You can force it to re-sync by clicking on the L$ symbol. You don't need to buy any L$, but the act of clicking will update what's showing, to match your dashboard. As for why the balance may be L$-1, the most common reason is that you have joined a group that makes its members share operating
  17. A sim = simulator = a server which supports one or more regions in Second Life. That message is telling you that your viewer cannot connect to any servers in SL. In particular, it cannot do it because the last time you logged out, you were wearing a group tag that contains "illegal" characters. There is a bug in the server code that rejects logins for anyone who has a corrupted tag like that active. See >>> https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SVC-6608?. If you are a Premium member of SL, you can go to Live Chat and explain the problem to get their help in removing you from the gro
  18. Rolig Loon


    Bem-vindo ao Second Life. Esta área é o lugar para vir, se você tiver uma pergunta sobre o SL. Você tem uma pergunta?
  19. This looks like https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SH-2031 , a very difficult problem that LL's developers have been trying to solve for over a year now. You may be able to get some relief by turning off shadows, maybe, or you might consider switching to a different veiwer. If you have good, helpful observations to add to that JIRA, I suggest doing it.
  20. By any chance, are you running your SL viewer on a Mac with OS X 10.7 Lion? If so, you have discovered the bug described in https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SH-2334. Until LL's developers manage to fix the bug, your best option is the turn off shadows and, possibly, basic shading. If you have relevant observations to add to that JIRA, I suggest adding them. A lot of Mac users would love to see this one cured.
  21. Yeah, I recognize your last name. We are of the same generation in SL.... 4+ years. So, maybe you do have the experience and skills to make a good go of it, following Ceera's excellent advice. The companion question to hers, then, is "How do you define success?" or maybe, given the fact that you say you've had several shops that failed, "What is failure?" I've had a succession of stores myself for four years, none of which has brought in megabucks. Each has paid the rent, though, and given me a measure of personal satisfaction. I have learned a lot about the creative process and about
  22. A lot of people have been receiving that same error message, apparently generated by a bug in the latest V2/V3 release. You may need to do a clean reinstall of your viewer. See >>> http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=clean_reinstall for instructions that apply to any viewer.
  23. Probably not. This isn't really a game, and I don't see SL mentioned in a brief Google search for information about Ultimate Game Cards. The way to find out for sure, though, is to call the billing office and ask. LL's billing team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Toll-Free (US/Canada) 800.294.1067 Long-Distance 703.286.6277 Local Toll-Free numbers * France: 0805.101.490 * Germany: 0800.664.5510 * Japan: 0066.33.132.830 * Portugal: 800.814.450 * Spain: 800.300.560 * UK: 0800.048.4646 * Support is in English Only
  24. Hehehe ..... You're posting your question to builders and texture artists. You're going to hear that we buy .... big surprise ... building components and textures. The best quality for the lowest price. Next question.... ?
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