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  1. Derek Torvalar

    The UnQueering of Second Life

    A rose by any other name...
  2. Derek Torvalar

    The UnQueering of Second Life

    Hmm, yes, damn those nasty TERFS and their concerns over female erasure.
  3. https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3365-nvidia-rtx-2080-founders-edition-review-benchmarks-vs-gtx-1080-ti "The RTX cards may yet shine, but there aren't any applications making use of the namesake feature just yet -- at least, not any outside of tech demonstrations, and those don't count. Until we see a price drop in the 2080, compelling RTX implementations in an actually relevant game, or depleted stock on the 1080 Ti, there is no strong reason we would recommend the RTX 2080 card. "
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    Second life with a GTX 1080 card?

    Rumours, and that's all this is of course as Nvidia haven't said anything yet, but apparently as of 3 days ago the release will not be Volta but Ampere/Turing in June/July or maybe April. lol Though it may be that the announcement will be at GTC at the end of the month and the cards available in June/July. Second or third now the EVGA as best choice. Best Warranty/CS in the biz. PS For the OP I have had 1080 since their release and I now have 2, both liquid cooled versions, and they are terrific.
  5. Go ahead, make my day. Entertain me.
  6. Derek Torvalar

    Petition re Lindsay Shepherd

    Thought I would update everyone who signed and for those who did not feel compelled to. Thank you. https://wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/dec/president-statement-re-independent-fact-finder-report.html
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    Petition re Lindsay Shepherd

    Please consider signing this petition. Links for background on the page. Could also search Lindsay Shepherd + wlu. Thank you. https://www.change.org/p/wilfrid-laurier-university-president-support-lindsay-shepherd-ta-at-wilfrid-laurier-academic-freedom-depends-on-our-support?recruiter=837089425&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_twitter_responsive Twitter @NewWorldHominin
  8. Well if someone had ever asked if he had been in Sansar now he can say he has. And has the vomit to prove it. lol
  9. Shill bot. Stunning? Achievement?? puhlease How much are they payin you?
  10. Derek Torvalar

    Sex and Gender in Virtual Worlds

    Well hellooo Scylla Had a feeling you might be by. Fair enough, I should have said "could'. But as the secret third party investigation is still under way, and that there seems to be some irregularities going on with it in regard to its impartiality and legality it may well turn out that my original statement will be correct. Time will tell. I take it from your timbre that you will not be signing the petition? PS Did you see what Barb Kay reported about WLU and their their tendency to eat their own? http://www.barbarakay.ca/articles/view/1234 PPS And by the way 'Expulsion' is one of the 'sanctions' permitted under their GSVP
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    Sex and Gender in Virtual Worlds

    LOLed at this part The parenthetical part. Tangentially though despite how you identify if you were to suggest that binary view at WLU you would likely be sanctioned or suspended for creating a toxic environment. See my petition in Education Forum. ETA Sorry not MY petition but my thread.
  12. Derek Torvalar

    Petition re Lindsay Shepherd

    U Chicago has made a stand and some here are advocating for the adoption of their or similar principles.
  13. Derek Torvalar

    Petition re Lindsay Shepherd

    I would prefer not to turn thread into the location for that debate BJ. If you don't ant to sign that's fine. But if you are complaining about universities are then maybe clicking the link and signing will be a step in the right direct to change that. Up to you. ETA I just noticed the thread in GD that Morgan started Sex and Gender in Virtual Worlds. What is at stake here is that if a WLU student in particular had brought this topic up in a class at WLU or were to try and post it to the WLU Server for discussion or even tried to have a discussion like this at the Wilfs Pub there they would be liable to sanction by the University for creating a toxic environment. Seem reasonable to you? In the US where First Amendment is sacrosanct.
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    Petition re Lindsay Shepherd

    Thank you. An important issue, not just here in Canada but in the US and elsewhere.
  15. Derek Torvalar

    Racist 'Bots' Impersonating Me

    ROFLMAO! wut?
  16. Derek Torvalar

    Abusive content/group/sims in Second Life

    ~309 per day in 2016
  17. I like GamersNexus Phoebe if you want to look here. https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3076-intel-i7-8700k-review-vs-ryzen-streaming-gaming-overclocking Then there is this thread if you want to have a look from users. http://www.overclock.net/t/1639998/i7-8700k-overclock-results-and-settings#post_26392181 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.
  18. Derek Torvalar

    Textures constantly going blurred

    Whatta maroon.
  19. Derek Torvalar

    Our Honeymoon

    Or more appropriately in "The Vanity Thread" in Your Avatar.
  20. Derek Torvalar

    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.
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    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.
  22. Derek Torvalar

    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.
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    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.
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