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Rolig Loon

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  1. That would depend on how you wrote your script. Basically, though, you tell it that if the counter that it's using to identify the current image being displayed is #0, stop advancing automatically.
  2. I'm of two minds about the whole "learning curve" thing. On the one hand, I know that it takes people a long time to learn the ropes in SL, and that the ropes keep changing shape all the time. It's not easy to figure out the rules here. It can be frustrating. On the other hand, I could say exactly the same thing about RL. I have been trying to learn the rules in RL for many decades now, and they keep changing every time I think that I understand what's going on. This is the way life is, no matter whether it's First or Second life. I think the appeal of SL for me is that it's not a wor
  3. The Favorite Quotes thread suddenly made me think of one that I saw posted on an office door years ago: "Never teach a pig to sing. It only wastes your time and it annoys the pig." I wouldn't dare to attach that quote to any particular post in this thread -- it's much too offensive -- but the message seems to fit here somewhere. 🙄
  4. Where Can I Go Without You -- Keith Jarrett & Charlie Hayden
  5. That's my position too. I learned a long time ago that pointing the finger at someone else's poor grammar (especially in public) doesn't do much more than embarrass her. However, I see poor grammar as a sign of laziness and sloppy thinking. I may not say anything, but I find that I am distracted from whatever the person was trying to say because my own mind is trying to get the clutter out of her words. I don't expect young children, non-native speakers, or people who are older or more infirm than me to speak and write clearly --- my own control of grammar in another language is atrocious -
  6. Are you kidding? It's the final frontier.
  7. Well, if the L$ are already in your account, you might consider just leaving anything that you don't need right away there. After all, you paid a transfer fee when you bought the L$, and you will pay another transfer fee if you sell them again. If you leave the extra L$ in your account, they will be there for later purchases -- unless you are desperate right now for the cash in RL, that is.
  8. It's unfortunate that you discovered the error late on a Friday afternoon, just before a holiday weekend, but that can't be helped. As Rowan says, you may complicate matters by stopping payment of you have already received the L$. It may be smarter in the long run to just wait until the business office opens on Tuesday morning, and ask them to refund the unintended transactions. That should be simple enough.
  9. This sounds like a question for the Business Office. The Linden Lab billing team is available from 6am to 2pm PST, Monday through Friday. Call toll-free in the US/Canada: 800-294-1067 or 703-286-6277
  10. It may just be a matter of timing, depending on how recently you bought the region. I don't know how long it takes the right hand to know what the left hand is doing. If you are still having trouble by Monday morning, I suggest contacting Concierge Service and asking for their help.
  11. You can give it any value you like between 0.0 and 1.0.
  12. The point of this "rule", as Void Singer once explained it to me, is twofold. First, the forums are not meant to be places for creators or merchants to drum up business. Freebie scripts here can be viewed like the "gifts" that shops give to encourage you to walk in and buy more. Frankly, I am not convinced by that argument. After all, posting anything in this forum increases a scripter's visibility and does almost the same thing. Void's second argument, though, was that giving freebie scripts here undermines scripters who are offering their services for pay in the InWorld Employment a
  13. Linden Realms. You get there from Portal Park.
  14. You are apparently not the only person seeing odd behavior with the block list recently. Take a look in the JIRA at https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/BUG-230397 https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/BUG-229863 https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SVC-7550 I suggest submitting a well-documented Support case (or maybe commenting in one of those JIRA reports) to get Linden Lab's attention. @Whirly Fizzle Has seen some variations on the theme too, so maybe she has suggestions.
  15. As with any RL currency exchange, the rates for buying and selling L$ will vary depending on supply and demand. Linden Lab does occasionally add or remove money from the exchange as a way of keeping the rates from fluctuating too rapidly. That's what national banks do in RL as well. In the end, though, individual residents control trends in the market by whether they are selling more than buying, or vice-versa.
  16. That's pretty close to the pronunciation I was brought up with. Well, maybe a wee bit more OO in the "Wor-" part, but not much.
  17. @Chroma Starlight It's amazing what we were able to do with the old PDP-8. It had only 8K of memory to work with, so if you wrote a program of any length at all, it would take up so much memory that there was nothing left for data storage. The workaround, as you could see in that video, was to load the program from paper tape, compile it, and then overwrite the pre-compiled version with any data that you wanted it to chew on. That was a lovely machine, extinct by the late 1970s.
  18. They are, but that's not what Isthelatis is describing. The nasty temp rezzers you are thinking of will create a object with the temp_on_rez flag set, so that they vanish without a minute or so, over and over and over again. It's an insensitive way to try and get around a parcel's prim limit. By repeatedly rezzing things every minute, it creates lag for the entire region. That's why temp-rezzers are not allowed in Bellisseria (and many other parts of SL).
  19. Do you have scripts turned off for everyone but you? If you don't have the boxes next to Run Scripts checked, many people's HUDs will stall when they enter your parcel. It's usually best to have both boxes checked.
  20. It's a great puzzle. I've heard it many times over the years, even from fellow academics who have certainly seen how the name is spelled. It's sort of the reverse of what happens when non-natives of Missouri pronounce that state's name the way it's spelled instead of the way someone from Jefferson City or Joplin would pronounce it.
  21. RIGHT! I was brought up in Massachusetts. Although I lost most of my Bay State accent decades ago, I still know that Worcester is pronounced "WOOSTAH" and Worcestershire Sauce is pronounced "WOOSTASHA Sauce". Natives would never put an unnecessary R into a word like that (Unlike people south of the border in Rhode Island, who will move their R's around willy-nilly. ) Incidentally, the state is MassaCHUsetts. I have no idea why people far south of there have decided that it's MassaTWOsetts.
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