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Sy Beck

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  1. Madelaine McMasters wrote: ETA: For states in which LL has a physical presence, they would generally be obligated to collect the state sales tax at time of purchase. That would be added as a line item in the invoice and so not absorbed by LL. LL simply acts as the collection and transfer agent for the sales tax. There are some states that require any out of state business doing business with residents of their state to collect and transfer sales tax, and there have been efforts to establish that requirement as a matter of federal law, but it would not be the federal government collecting ta
  2. Do you pay sales tax for your SL use? If not who's absorbing it? And if they [LL] are absorbing it for you why are they not for everybody else?
  3. Gawd this ol' chestnut again. OK basic European argument is this... US sales tax is already built into LL's pricing. Therefore, Europeans are paying a US sales tax that they are not liable for and on top of that have to pay their own countries VAT (the equivalent of sales tax) , which they are liable for. The argument has been had many times and it's sadly lost. That's why (I think) there are no land barons who are not US, but I would be happy to be proved wrong and know that somebody's found a way to compete. This was brought about by the enactment of an EU law, which was an honest atte
  4. KarenMichelle Lane wrote: A question in response to the original Threat Title "FEEDING A BIG MAC TO A CAT" Did the Cat Live? Ah! An entirely new angle on the paradox of Schrodinger's Cat.
  5. Perrie Juran wrote: Charly Muggins wrote: Qwalyphi Korpov wrote: Thank your for clearing that up. I do feel better knowing it wasn't a dream. I suppose the intended purpose of the new forum will be revealed in time. Perhaps those who are allowed to post there have been assured that interlopers will be removed without a trace. The Vampire Weekend subforum - ah, the bad old days of Vialy, or whatever his name was - had the same sort of profile. It was primed with semi-literate over-enthusiastic postings by pro-fang, anti-garlic forum nonentities who had been LL Marketing vetted -
  6. How about we all just call/email the San Francisco PD and complain that Linden Lab is allowing the solicitation and advertisement of prostitutes and their services (maybe child ones at that) on a forum that is not only publicly accessible, but is read by teenagers of a non-consensual age? I figure in 24 hrs the forums will be down and a proper filter system put in place within 72 hrs. I mean seriously, how hard is this to fix? I can say without fear of contradiction this is the ONLY public forum I know of where I'm subjected to this disgusting crap every day and yet they sit on their hands
  7. Grizzla Pixelmaid wrote: "Cheaper" depends on which costs you're looking at, and what use you have in mind for a VW. Paying for a private sim is one kind of expense. Paying for a server, and for techies to build (almost) everything in OpenSim, is another kind of expense. You would be hard pressed to find a university or college, which doesn't have its own servers and IT staff nowadays. With their own LAN/VPN, a more controlled environment in terms of user content and actual users their VW experience I would venture to suggest is probably a lot more smoother and richer than many in SL e
  8. Venus Petrov wrote: I will send any sysadmin who visits this thread a LM to a lovely sim. It will be random selection so that is the 'surprise' factor. Don't do that, they'll be back on these boards within minutes complaining about stuffz...and that's our job!
  9. Dresden Ceriano wrote: Ahh, yes... the Viewer Nazis. Though it never happened to me, I remember hearing stories about people that would ban you because they didn't like the viewer you were using. Getting rid of that feature is one of the few smart decisions that LL has made. Although it had it's uses, it created more drama than it was worth. ...Dres You can still tell non-FS users. They're the ones who have their camera crosshairs firmly planted on some woman's bewbies. :smileywink:
  10. Shouldn't we just leave any intended thread empty save for the legend, We're sorry, but something went wrong Please try again in a few minutes. If you continue to receive this message please use the options under the viewer's "Help" menu or visit Second Life Support. Go to my.secondlife.com
  11. I have an admin team? Why was I not told?
  12. Charly Muggins wrote: Sy Beck wrote: They may have seen the light, but only as it flashed past them. The thing about the majority of educational establishments is that they tend to be run by people with some intelligence and have scarce resources. That's why educational establishments have fled to cheaper OpenSim grids or just put sims on a USB stick at a fraction of the cost that LL is offering them even now. SL in comparison offers only a larger population, which is of no significance to educators as they are primarily only interested in their own class cohort. It offers slightly
  13. They may have seen the light, but only as it flashed past them. The thing about the majority of educational establishments is that they tend to be run by people with some intelligence and have scarce resources. That's why educational establishments have fled to cheaper OpenSim grids or just put sims on a USB stick at a fraction of the cost that LL is offering them even now. SL in comparison offers only a larger population, which is of no significance to educators as they are primarily only interested in their own class cohort. It offers slightly better bells and whistles than OpenSim grids
  14. ^ THIS Although mesh feet can be matched accurately to skin tone they reactly differently to different lights and WL settings than the avatar skin so although they may appear an even tone to their wearer, they could and usually do appear to other people with a different WL as if they are wearing socks.
  15. It's not good to have a hidden a'gender. : |
  16. Charly Muggins wrote: Ah, I've just realised why everything else is "guidelines"; the detail of the ToS/CS is irrelevant and this is the only clause that matters: ' the actions taken (or not taken) by Linden Lab and our moderators are at our sole discretion, and we may act without, reason, common sense, warning or explanation' FIFY!
  17. Charly Muggins wrote: How amusing. This thread, which is entirely General, except in its allusions to threads which are NOT General, has been moved from the General forums to the Adult section, while those other offending threads remain in public for five year olds to read. Does that count as the equivalent of extraordinary rendition of a comedian with a tea towel on his head? I thought South Africa had some funny ideas about justice and equality. Post a lolcat and a damn good fart joke and we'll see if we can get it moved back again. :smileywink:
  18. Thank you Charly for you awethorative citation, you're certainly no muggins. While an RIC button may well have some more useful place, preferably at the business end of a cistern pipe, I will endeavour with a puritanical zeal to RIC any post that I find to be either mature or adult in its nature or thinking. I will not cease until the content of this forum is cleansed and brought down to the level of the adolescent as LL wish it to be portrayed to the wider world.
  19. Awe Thor wrote: Sy Beck wrote: Coby Foden wrote: Out of curiosity though I've had the direct net TV stream on for many hours now. I occasionally glance there to stare the waiting journalists and police officers on guard. () :smileytongue: Interestingly enough in history a Royal birth was quite the spectator sport. Quite literally hundreds of people would be in attendance at the birth or at least very nearby. When the future direction of a country's politics and policy is about to see the appearance/debut of a key player then many interested parties had or demanded the right t
  20. Coby Foden wrote: Out of curiosity though I've had the direct net TV stream on for many hours now. I occasionally glance there to stare the waiting journalists and police officers on guard. () :smileytongue: Interestingly enough in history a Royal birth was quite the spectator sport. Quite literally hundreds of people would be in attendance at the birth or at least very nearby. When the future direction of a country's politics and policy is about to see the appearance/debut of a key player then many interested parties had or demanded the right to be present to ensure there was no fo
  21. Awe Thor wrote: Ahhh, all is explained. The Aussie cricket team wanted to finish the Second Test early, in four days, so they could use the day off to watch the TV and net coverage of their next-but-two ruler's birth. Awe . . . I thought their pathetic performance could not be fully explained by lack of talent or commitment. ETA Although what was their excuse for the First Test? Well the baby will be a future Australian monarch so it should be out in less than 20 minutes and crying.
  22. Why would I be excited by another addition to my tax bill caused by two people already living off my taxes?
  23. Theresa Tennyson wrote: Lasher Oh wrote: I have a lot of sympathy with your sentiments stated. I dislike Mesh too, especially mesh clothing which never fits and is too dammed fussy with all that alpha layer nonsense. Every so often I try to give it the benefit of the doubt and everytime I end up feeling I have just thrown good money after bad. Thankfully there are still a lot of good, well detailed nicely rendered system outfits still available however looking through the main pages of the marketplace there is clearly a huge glut of the IMO inferior mesh offerings most likely because
  24. GoR, sex, alt troubles,child avatars, harassment and crazy people involved in a 3 way. Does it get any more Second Life?
  25. Trinity Yazimoto wrote: Sometimes ago, someone mentioned in the forum an AO anti crash for this purpose. Its made by Aozora Tech, i think you can find it in the MP and if i remember well it was free. I bought it after the person mentioned in case i need such thing one day; but never tried till now since i never needed till now :smileyhappy: They make griefer tools themselves under the guise of calling them a personal defence or a combat HUD system. Sounds to me like they're arms sellers selling bullet-proof vests as a side line.
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