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Solaria Goldshark

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  1. My girlfriends loved shopping so I escaped them and went Uber racing
  2. Well said...and the gap is growing. perhaps these two worlds would benefit from bringing their creative forces together.....on second thought no...Lets just keep things clear and simple: Manufacturer and Consumer.
  3. well take a look at this bunch of nothing. it's not about anything...your story is about everything ...harpy face emoji thingy
  4. ...and we have Facebookie "like" thingies.....I will not ever click on those...learn to like yourself :)) ...wait....did they add a defriend thingy in case someone's tender feelers gets offended?
  5. Forum apocalypse survivor checking in....ham radio batteries getting weaker by the day...send supplies....many wounded....clearing landing area for evacuation of casualties...coordinates encrypted...use recent number set to decode...caution, encryption data likely compromised... ...and hurry! For God's sake hurry!
  6. Theresa Tennyson wrote: Solaria Goldshark wrote: Ruminations on public discourse in the modern age. http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/17/the-death-of-expertise/ It seems to me that one of the marks of a true expert is having so much knowledge about a topic that they can state their position so clearly and provide so much evidence to support that it will be obvious that they're correct to an unbiased observer. If they can do that they shouldn't need to expect deference based only on their position as an "expert." I'm no sure anyone can be an unbiased observer. I'm not sure anyone can empty themselves so completely that they can be pure observation. The observer is required to make a judgments based on the evidence given, which requires the observer to wrestle with established biases of their own knowledge, experiences, feelings and beliefs, and then follow the evidence. However, I do have some evidence to support your position. Observe! Empty yourself! Expertise.
  7. Ruminations on public discourse in the modern age. http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/17/the-death-of-expertise/
  8. Aislin Ceawlin wrote: With all of the unrest and division in the U.S. right now, who has lost friends and family members to this nightmare? I'm absolutely blown away by some people that I've known pretty much my entire life, this has really brought out peoples true colors. :smileysad: I have not lost any friends or family to this "nightmare" . Returning home tonight from a weekly family dinner, having taken part in a lively discussion, with raised voices, and opinions brandished, there was no love lost among those seated at the table as wine flowed freely and the meal satisfied all. I count my blessings deep and meaningful as the evening came to an end, and smiles, and laughter, and hugs sent everyone on their way. No one at the table is usually ever in agreement with another, and in years past during these weekly gatherings feelings would often get hurt, even to the point where someone would walk out, get in their car and drive off. Me, even being the cause of someone leaving because of what I had said to them. And still we gather as a family and put disagreements aside. In years past, not as easy as today, but today more rewarding. More rewarding because we have learned to listen to each other more than ever. And that's the thing really. Listening. I decided to just shut up. To wait, and listen more. And what surprised me, after doing this for a while, was that when I had something to say others listened. Over time I saw the same courtesy extended from others to the group. It reminded me that "love your neighbor as yourself" makes a difference. And it's the hardest place to start.
  9. Amethyst Jetaime wrote: Pamela Galli wrote: ChinRey wrote: Pamela Galli wrote: Look at how much activity there is in the SL Discussion forum there, or how many say they rarely or never log in. Another reason for us to move on over and shake it up then. Oh well, we got a good non-answer from a Linden and I suspect that's all we can expect from there. Can't blame her for it either really. She's got a job that both requires and forbids her to answer and that's never easy. I have occasionally quoted great people in my posts here, I think it's time for one from Oz Linden (I found it in Prok's profile): "Sorry.... 'why' is not one of the questions we're usually allowed to answer" --------------------------------- Actually it doesn't matter that much whether there are other place(s) where SL is discussed, this is the one and only official SL forum. And it is worth any TLC LL is willing to throw its way. It just doesn't make sense that the forum is in the hands of those who don't display much interest in it. I agree with you Pam. Not only should this forum remain, but moderation should take place that allows the free exchange of ideas, without trolls and spam, with minimum rules to keep the discussion civil, even if the discussion in general or individual views conflict with those of LL. Rose colored glasses "off". The host of the party can shut you down if you choose to pee in the pool. A lot of people have no clue about the other forum either and it's certainly against the rules here to post a link to it. So there wouldn't be many newer people that inject fresh blood into discussions or pose new topics, which is vital to vibrant discussions IMO. The more views that are heard about SL the better it is for not only business owners but people who care about SL, and even LL too, although apparently they don't care. Not everyone with an opinion is valid. Opinions are not expertise, good advice, or often very helpful. In addition a lot of people read these forums but never post here. I am sure a lot of them come here not only to get answers to their problems, technical or not, but to keep abreast of issues in general the effect SL, other than those in the official blogs. You are one of the many that always jump to the aid of someone in need of an answer. I am in awe of your patience and grace. Lastly that other forum can eat up people for lunch if there is disagreement. Hardly conducive to get other's who may be a bit shy or thin skinned to join in a discussion. Everyone who hosts a pool party has their own rules...Swim at your own risk and use the bathroom before swimming As a side note, I agree about all the posts for Land or Employment should be moved to a side forum, like Forum Feedback, where those interested can go but the rest of us don't have to put up with the spam. The Land general discussion can remain but should be that, not a place to post rentals and questions that should be posted in Answers.
  10. ChinRey wrote: Does anybody happen to know what could cause a long and elaborate discussion.........? ....I believe they rarely ever get started around here anymore. More often than not the General "discussion" format gets hijacked by a multitude of complaints, help me's, and "what happened to my stuffs" threads..
  11. SallyBees wrote: I wanted advice on how to join a family. What makes a family good in your opinion/what are their values morals, respect, etc. I am looking for a demon or furry family. Is it hard to find a family? What sort of adventures do you go on with your family? Will it take months before I find the right one?(im guessing it will, no always the first try.) Hmmm...let me think here a moment...... Oh, ok. I got it! Let's review the words in red, and ponder the following...family, good, values, respect and morals. Not sure if demon is gonna work out for you if those are your values. My opinion? Figure out what you really value.
  12. I'm kinda thinkin' that any serious TV watching these days might me done on that ultra HD massive flat screen sitting in the front room and not on some sorry replica in toonville. .....I am sooo thinking of changing my name to Debbie Downer.
  13. Rhetorical Sarcasm: Raise your hand if you have never heard of search engines. Solaria sighs heavily and groans with face in hand...."humanity is doomed!"
  14. If you like adventure...just pull up the map...look for large clusters of green dots...teleport to that location, and let the winds of chance rule the day. Welcome to the world.
  15. 911 Steampunk wrote: I have been seeing some posts where people are looking for friends. I think I have some good ideas on how to make friends. Dress nice. Have a good looking avatar. Look for people who look attractive to you Join in a conversation. Compliment and ask questions. People like people who talk to them, and have similar interests. Go to sims with your interests. For example, I am interested in law and go to this law sim Join active groups that discuss what your interested in. Go to events you are interested in. You can search for them. Teach. Teach at Builder's Brewery, or ESL. You might get tips/stipends Things not to do: Tell people what they should say/do/wear in SL. Spam Interrupt people Give things to people, like notecards or full perm objects I hope this list helps! How to make friends. ...whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them.. Matthew 7.12 Simple, Elegant, Effective.
  16. Kate Amdahl wrote: In another discussion, Vanilla Sunsets said this: "Back when SL started the residents wanted their world to be as different for RL as it could be. Remember we all had fantastic pink and purple prim hair...? We created things that were literally out of this world (all we had were basic prims). The possibilities were endless! Today we want SL to be a very realistic world, as much as RL as it can be." What do you think about that? Have we gotten more realistic? If so, why? Were the early days of Second Life populated more by cutitng-edge experimental people? Or did we always want as much realism as possible and are just grabbing it as technologies like Windlight and mesh and so on made it more possible? The Lindens always seem to have imagined that Second Life was for wild experimentation with reality, but most resis I meet -- including me! -- seem more interested in mostly-realistic experiences: houses and beaches, surfing, sailing, vehicles, dance clubs, beautiful clothes, flirting, socializing, sex, conversation, and all the rest. Many of our houses have bathrooms and kitchens, for instance, which are not really useful in Second Life except for role play and to provide a little variety in our environments. ...but I would ask this: Given what we know so far, how much more "cutting edge" is left to explore in this platform? At this point lets just shut down the world, plug right in, don the virtual goggles, stick your veins with a protein/carbohydrate stream, kick back in your chair and let the world wash you right out of life. The trend toward realism doesn't seem such a bad thing...whatever the trend at the moment seems to be, it seems to me to be the vehicle that allows people to interact with each other and have some fun. I always like to keep in mind that all the remarkable trends and advancements in SL have been forged in the imaginations of creators who had visions of what could make this experience great. Every now and again take the time to say "thank you".
  17. As happens from time to time, from weary bones and motivation stalled in it's nadir, I found myself queueing up a movie to dull the brain until sleep conquered consciousness. "Good Night and Good Luck" was the film of choice, as the title seemed to offer the most promise of sleep. Such was not the case. Soon I was fully engaged in a film with some meat on the bones to chew on. This film chronicled the battle between senator Joseph McCarthy and Edward R Murrow and the relationship between corporate interests and media. As often happens in historical films like this some bit of wisdom sticks with you. The following is used in the film along with other excerpts from a speech Mr. Murrow gave in 1958. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and even it can inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it's nothing but wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference. This weapon of television could be useful. You can read the speech here. It's long but worth the read. https://www.rtdna.org/content/edward_r_murrow_s_1958_wires_lights_in_a_box_speech We always seem to have those rare few throughout history who are able to comment on the culture, effectively communicating the value of it's progress while cautioning it's participants to pause and reflect on it's direction. Mr. Murrow did that exceptionally well in his time. Our history will be what we make it. And if there are any historians about fifty or a hundred years from now, and there should be preserved the kinescopes for one week of all three networks, they will there find recorded in black and white, or perhaps in color, evidence of decadence, escapism and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live. I wonder if Mr. Murrow, if resurrected would be pleased, or troubled deeply with the outcome in light of the prophetic speech he gave close to fifty years ago. Could he have imagined the television now? The Internet? Our connectivity? It's impact now? What would he say?
  18. We now interrupt this program for some wisdom from Tacocat. Hate from the basement Hate from the insecure When you're anonymous No consequence to fear Your place is so low You're my mosquito No conversation only vitriol What place do you have? Would you or wouldn't you Nothing of value The dregs, the tired sum Dumbed down for everyone Your mind is narrow Your head is hollow Correct [?] the trivial What place do you have? Your place is so low You're my mosquito No conversation only vitriol What place do you have? ..........we now return you to our regularly schedued programming.
  19. Mick Mercy wrote: Hi this is on my land and i am unable to edit it to find out what it is, anyone know what it might be and how to get rid of it. Thanks  no idea what that is...but how about a song to cheer you up?
  20. Rocky Rutabaga wrote: FREE ADMISSION. Balloons for the kiddies. Soylent Green for the crazies. Cannibalism...That's a big no no. In fact, many -ism's are off limits. 
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