Derek Torvalar

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  1. Abusive content/group/sims in Second Life

    ~309 per day in 2016
  2. I like GamersNexus Phoebe if you want to look here. Then there is this thread if you want to have a look from users. You gonna OC it? Delid? Note the comment on GamersNexus about the Gigabyte MB, not the one you specify but something to investigate. Might want to check MB VRM temps across manufacturers as well as some need direct cooling.
  3. Textures constantly going blurred

    Whatta maroon.
  4. Our Honeymoon

    Or more appropriately in "The Vanity Thread" in Your Avatar.
  5. Violence in Second Life

    Firstly, please do not make statements saying something has been 'clinically proven' unless you are going to provide the specific links to this miraculous research. Primarily because the phrase 'clinically proven' is itself meaningless. Secondly, the Law does acknowledge emotional abuse. It doesn't matter how much you stamp your feet to say it doesn't, it actually does. And in practise the prosecutor and judge will take into account its severity if guilt is proven in court. Lastly, that you state you don't care about how its named is precisely the point of the article referenced by the OP. You are more concerned about what you believe your virtual experience entitles you to believe and totally disregard the realities of the real world, where professionals in Law endeavour to define these types of things. It is not the victims choice. It isn't about having your own personal emotional experience validated simply because you believe you have the right to. A person who presents with claims that 'I feel like I have been raped" after an encounter in a virtual environment needs counselling to make them understand that what they are 1. unable to understand their own emotions and 2. that they are having difficulties in attribution. That someone would make these types of claims indicates attention seeking behaviour, and that they are looking for sympathy and validation for some perceived wrong that they believe or have convinced themselves has been done to them. To conflate the experience of actual rape with any type of emotional harassment or abuse that may occur on-line is insulting. I will reiterate, rape requires physical contact. There is no such thing in reality as virtual rape, or emotional rape. There never will be. So yes, you are having trouble understanding.
  6. Violence in Second Life

    C'mon Morgan. Are you being willfully obtuse here or is there a problem with English you are having trouble with? The physical nature of the act is what defines rape. As there is no physical contact between parties in a virtual environment, or there is no physical contact between parties in the real world, rape is just not possible. It is an assault, and assault requires physical contact. Everything else is either emotional abuse or sexual harassment.
  7. Violence in Second Life

    Everyone will pleased to know that in the Answers thread the OP has admitted to Rolig that, yes, she does need to rethink her methodology and that she worded the OP wrong, ie her Operational Definitions need to be tightened up. As was pointed out to her on a previous page, which she refuted. It should also be brought to everyone's attention that the Journal Cahiers de Psychologie Clinique, where the article in question in which the OP took their inspiration for this 'research' does NOT require peer review and only "may" consult with members of the scientific community. Further, the article in question is not a research study but merely an opinion piece in a collection of similar articles on identity and virtual worlds. Any references to Adam in the article do NOT come close to the accepted scholarly presentation of a Case Study. I suggest the OP go back to their Advisor, she of the PhD who green lighted this farce, decline to have her as their advisor and find someone with more methodological acumen. To the OP, I'm sorry, I am not available in case you were thinking of asking. You could do a helluva lot worse, and did.
  8. Violence in Second Life

    I know right. Sloppy referencing, -2 on the grade. LOL I am betting it won't be from an APA Journal.
  9. Violence in Second Life

    This is the first mention on search of the possible articles the OP is talking about. From 2007 lol
  10. Violence in Second Life

    Are you sure you posted the article and the journal it came from? Not that that really matters at this point. You might think about changing the title of your research to something like. 'Exercises in futility; Ridiculous notions of ridiculous research projects undertaken on ridiculous topics in ridiculous computer environments'
  11. Violence in Second Life

    What personal info will you hope to have on the participants of your research? Go and talk to your advisor.
  12. Violence in Second Life

    LMFAO I did read the entire thread. Post the article. You do not know anything about me. Therefore you do not realize the grievous error you have made in judging me. LMAO! ETA Given that, how the hell do you intend to be able to ever interpret your findings for veracity? LOL
  13. Violence in Second Life

    What fact? If your patient seems to be unable to differentiate between reality, ie rape, and a computer program, then which direction do you think the therapy should take?
  14. Violence in Second Life

    No, they are not. Otherwise you would not be running into the problems you are here in this thread. If I were your thesis advisor we would be having long talk about your choices here.