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Rolig Loon

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  1. Baroque in Rhythm from Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio -- Claude Bolling & Yo-Yo Ma
  2. I'm working from the description provided by Luna. Is there something in that I missed, or are you working from a more expansive explanation? Conflatulence, I think. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  3. You probably also noticed my second comment in that old thread: It is sort of annoying but it's also realistic. Try tiptoeing around your house in the middle of the night to see if you can walk easily without making little audible footsteps. I think the big difference is that those sounds are so familiar in RL that we learn to ignore them. The balance between them and everything else we hear is different too. The longer you are in SL, the more those foot sounds become familiar bits of background noise that you don't even notice. Until then, you can adjust the Sounds slider in your viewer's master sound control panel (the speaker symbol in the far upper right corner of the screen) to make all system sounds softer without affecting the volume level for other things like music.
  4. Although fortunately you can create list keys = ["5748decc-f629-461c-9a36-a35a221fe21f", "89556747-24cb-43ed-920b-47caed15465f", "8dcd4a48-2d37-4909-9f78-f7a9eb4ef903"]; and then declare the string variables in the list to be keys as you use them: key ThisOne = (key)llList2String(keys,1); or, in some cases just write llSetTexture( llList2String(keys,2), 1);
  5. A pun, of sorts ... http://gridsurvey.com/index.php
  6. Get rid of key id = llGetOwner; and rewrite your start function as start(integer inputInteger) { key id = llGetOwner(); lstHandle = llListen(4, "", id, trgr); llSetMemoryLimit(inputInteger); llOwnerSay("Script has started."); llListen(4, "", id, ""); }
  7. I'm sure you have already checked, but just in case ... she doesn't have some other animation (in a HUD or something she is wearing maybe) running at the same time, does she? One test might be to find a nice quiet place with absolutely nothing going on, strip totally naked -- detaching every blessed thing -- and then try standing on the pose ball to see what happens.
  8. Exactly right. Everyone is going to have a different definition of "fine", and we're all going to use different benchmarks. Our computers age, our Internet connections get up/downgrades, and we deal with CoVid madness. The only definition that matters is your own. On my personal scale from "Gone to Hell In a Handbasket" to "Cue the Choir, it's Hallelujah Time", I'd say things are pretty much as they have been for at least the past year: "Meh, Could Be Better But I'm Not Complaining". So yeah, "Fine".
  9. Same here. I haven't seen any change in performance, up or down, since the migration. I'm doing fine, and I am in world a lot.
  10. Take a look at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190307081026.htm .. Among the key observations: ... during the 16-year study period (2000 to 2016), the proportion of very young people having a heart attack has been increasing, rising by 2 percent each year for the last 10 years. "It used to be incredibly rare to see anyone under age 40 come in with a heart attack -- and some of these people are now in their 20s and early 30s," said Ron Blankstein, MD, a preventive cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the study's senior author. "Based on what we are seeing, it seems that we are moving in the wrong direction." The study included a total of 2,097 young patients (<50 years) admitted for a heart attack in two large hospitals. Of these, 20 percent were 40 or younger. Researchers compared young heart attack victims (<50 years vs. ?40) using patient angiograms, a procedure that uses X-rays to see the heart's blood vessels and arteries. People in the very young heart attack group were more likely to have disease in only one vessel, suggesting that this disease was still early and confined, yet they had the same rate of bad outcomes. In a related study, Blankstein and his team found that 1 in 5 patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall -- defined as younger than 50 years of age -- also have diabetes. Data show that if someone has diabetes they are more likely to die and have repeat events than heart attack survivors without diabetes. Not only is diabetes one of the strongest risk factors for having a heart attack, it also predicts future events in young people who have previously had a heart attack.
  11. One for @Madelaine McMasters......... ๐Ÿ˜‰ Root Beer Rag -- Billy Joel Edit : Ooops.
  12. Blue Rondo a la Turk -- Dave Brubeck
  13. I think that sounds very likely. Depending on where you live, unfortunately, there may not be much you can do about it. Ping time is largely a matter of distance that signals need to travel from source to receiver. That's why ping times to the SL servers in California are, on average, well under 100 msec in most of North America but are typically as high as 150 msec or more in Europe. You can't do much about how far you are from the servers. You might be able to talk your Internet Service Provider into finding a way to route your signals through a faster set of nodes along the way, but only if you do your homework and if the ISP is willing (and able) to to the work. Have a look at Nalates's blog. BTW, if you happen to be using a satellite connection for the Internet, replace it with cable if you have that option. A satellite is obviously well above the Earth's surface, so a signal traveling up and back down again has to travel much farther than on on the ground.
  14. The trouble is that all we have is random unverified reports. As Innula says, there may be a huge problem out there, but there's no way for us to tell. I suspect that if it was a really big problem that was going to cost Linden Lab big bucks each year, they'd consider 2FA or whatever method minimizes their risk enough. There's no point in setting it up if it's only minor issue, though. For right now, all I have is anecdotal information. Like Innula, I have been here 14 years and never had any trouble at all, and I don't know anyone personally who has either.
  15. I dunno either, frankly, but that's really my point, Qie. Before you start applying a solution, you need to first demonstrate whether it's necessary or not. If you begin by saying, "We have a handy solution. I wonder if we have a problem to use it on?" you may be going to extra work or -- heaven forbid -- actually creating more problems for yourself. To quote our apocryphal mothers, "If all your friends were jumping off the roof, would that mean it's a good idea for you to do it too?" Maybe the answer is yes, but not unless you've thought it through and balanced the risks and benefits carefully.
  16. Quite true, but it still begs the question of whether it is needed. Engineers make that mistake all the time. They buy a keypad for some AI refrigerator or whatever that happens to have five buttons on its user interface. They really only needed four buttons but , what the heck, the fifth one was already on the keypad so ..... "What can we do with an extra button?" Adding an extra function just because you happen to have one handy isn't a good excuse. As you point out, "2FA isโ€ฆ something less urgent" than other things the Lab might be using its limited manpower on. Or, more correctly, unless there is some demonstrated need for it, adding 2FA to the viewer/server package is premature. Analyze the risks, assess the need, and then work on a solution.
  17. YAY! ๐ŸŒŸ I was afraid maybe I had been too subtle. My point was that Chicken Little is right; the sky is falling. There's no way to get around the fact that life is risky. From the day that you are born, you face the certain risk that some day you are going to die. It's risky to just sit all day and do nothing at all. The task, then, is not to deny risk but to figure out which risk is worth worrying about. As I understand it, that's what Innula has been getting at, too. As several recent threads in this forum have demonstrated, it is very easy to identify a risk and then cherry-pick verified or anecdotal observations to make you worry (like, yes indeed, Ann Hodges really did get injured by a meteorite and a moderate-sized impact in Siberia really did flatten a whole lot of trees). It's something quite different to figure out whether the risk is greater than all the others around you. It doesn't make sense to leap to the conclusion that we have a serious problem until you've gathered enough data. It's even less reasonable to leap beyond that and design solutions that might create even more risks or divert valuable resources that could be applied to higher-priority problems. There's a lot of serious work to do before you get engineers designing widgets to fix the world.
  18. Every year, 40,000 tons of meteoritic debris hit the Earth. Some meteorites are very large and can cause significant damage. The Tunguska meteorite that struck Siberia in 1908, for example, flattened 2000 sq miles of forest. They can also cause personal injury. On 30 November 1954 in Sylacauga, Alabama, a 4-kilogram (8.8 lb) stone meteorite crashed through a roof and hit Ann Hodges in her living room after it bounced off her radio. She was badly bruised. A dog was killed by the fall of the Nakhla meteorite in Egypt, in 1911. Shortly after a 2007 impact event in Peru, there were rumors of a goat and a llama being killed by the impact. In addition, more than 27,000 pieces of orbital debris, or โ€œspace junk,โ€ are tracked by the Department of Defense's global Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensors. According to NASA, an average of one piece of debris large enough to be catalogued has fallen back to Earth each day for the past 50 years. Clearly, we are at risk from objects falling from the sky. Being outside, especially in convertibles, puts people at risk. Obviously, though, people can be injured by objects falling from space even if they are inside, as Ann Hodges was. We need a robust governmental program to provide sturdy metal roofs for all buildings and to place protective canopies over all roads and public gathering areas. This will cost money, of course, but human lives (and dogs, goats, and llamas) are at stake.
  19. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy -- Cannonball Adderley
  20. Maybe the OP wanted to be sure we knew he was interested in a big boy bike, not a kid's Big Wheel.
  21. I really haven't been paying attention, so I have probably missed some key point. I gather from the first page of this thread that some people who used to be here in SL are not around any more, and you are upset because they didn't tell you that they were leaving? If that's what this is all about, I don't get it. I've changed jobs, moved from state to state, many times in my life, and I have left a lot of people behind. A lot of people I worked with, went to neighborhood picnics with, babysat kids for .... I can't recall ever feeling obligated to send each one of them a note to say I was leaving. I do keep in touch with a few, but surprisingly few, actually. Lives change, and there aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with people I knew years ago and no longer have much in common with. Especially if they were people I really only knew in one small part of my life. Should they feel offended because I didn't send a personal good-bye as I followed the moving van out of town? I sure hope not.
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