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Celestiall Nightfire

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  1. Aww, thanks. Trying to figure out this forum. Had tried to reply and nothing, but wasn't logged in...haha
  2. RL took priority for quite a while, and my logged inworld time was greatly reduced. Such is life. We prioritize. I did log-in as recently as yesterday, and had fun. So, might try to pop inworld more often.
  3. Hello All! I thought this news story would be interesting/amusing to those in SL. A group of 'furries' stopped a domestic violence assault and helped police make the arrest
  4. I don't hide my alts, but don't go around making a production out of it either. My first alt (Astrall) was created not long after this account, as I was unable to log into SL. I had a builder partner, and he and I were working on building, when suddenly I couldn't login. It was a huge pain. After a few days he suggested I make another account. (Astrall Nightfire) The build problem wasn't solved though, as this account couldn't give permissions to my new alt! haha Finally my main account got back inworld, and all was well. Astrall is my twin. Then a few years later I created another alt, not so much a twin, but related. (Stellar) She has a sim in SL and her own stuff. My alts do different things and are useful. But, they aren't secret or anything. I sometimes share things between my alts, and I give them all rezz rights, group management and estate manager rights where applicable. The SL permission system doesn't let people share between accounts on most things, which is a shame. At this point I can't imagine just having one account. *laughing*
  5. I tried to use my RL first name, but it kept getting rejected. Also knew that I wanted a last name that was space related. It took me forever to get a name that worked and I liked. Had to tweak the spelling of the first name, as someone had started an account before me that was exactly mine, but with the proper first name spelling. Over the years I've looked at that other account, and it appears the person was never active. But, as LL doesn't recycle unused names that one is forever unavailable. After a while I liked the mispelling with double "ll' in my name. Created alts with similar names. "Astrall Nightfire" is one.
  6. Persona1993 wrote: The study is for the completion of a Masters of research in sociology. Participants will be given 1250 Linden Dollars (equivalent of £5) for their time, which will be payed directly to your avatar after the second interview is completed. I must stress that participants will remain anonymous and the study will not include any of your details including; avatar imagery, username, e-mail address or offline signifiers. Any help in finding people willing to help would be greatly appreciated. If you know of any groups/ places which would be likely to participate please let me know. If you are interested, please PM me. Thankyou. Ah, a student who is wise enough to understand human nature, while pursuing more knowledge. Excellent! (people like to be paid! ; ) I'd be happy to be interviewed. Do you want the PM here on the forum or inworld? It would be to your benefit to specify (I shall do both though)
  7. sirhc DeSantis, a good find! That's one I hadn't seen. Aquila Kytori, yes the washing machine story! One of my favorites. : )
  8. Hans Rosling brought truth to the world and fought to stamp out ignorance through the Ignorance Project. He was a medical doctor, statistician, global health specialist, and a forward thinking man. I've shared Han's work countless times. This morning Hans Rosling died of pancreatic cancer. The Gapminder website: https://www.gapminder.org/ Reason on Hans Rosling: http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/07/hans-rosling-founder-of-the-invaluable-g So many good videos and educational lectures he gave. If anyone else is saddened by the news of his death, maybe share one of his videos as a comment.
  9. To follow up on my previous post: Both the Republicans and Democrats have waged non-stop war for over a decade and each side of the same political coin protested the other. But being the hypocrites they are, continued with the policies. It's this political game, which is about power, and not the rights of people which creates situations such as the mess in the middle east, terrorism, and constant war. The way to break this paradigm is to break the political duopoly power stranglehold.
  10. Medhue Simoni wrote: Devriv wrote: Perhaps you misunderstood Medhue’s statement. He asks a very important question, one which, remarkably, despite the presence and abundance of assertive commenters in this thread, remains glaringly unanswered. With Medhue’s permission I’ll reword it only slightly: “How about people stand against the [destruction] of these nations, instead of [standing against] a ban on immigration?” The question is so simple, basic and reasonable that it would require a very good education not to ask it. In a free society, it is just the question asked by informed citizens and political commentators. Here, in this thread, it has remained unanswered because the media has not yet provided an answer that someone could safely regurgitate. Thank you, Devriv! I sit here and read all this outrage, over an immigration "ban". Where was and is the outrage over real people dying, on almost a daily basis? Getting blown to bits? This has gone on for well over a decade. Please people, direct your outrage to the bad policies that created this situation. I'm sure that Trump will likely continue this same program that Obama expanded on. Let's stop the cause, and there need not be any bans. Back in the day, we got nations to cooperate and love us with trade, and exporting our products. We did it with voluntary solutions, not with using force. Force and aggression is the problem. Instead, we see people on the left arguing whether it is OK to sucker punch those that they don't agree with. Yet, these same people want to project moral superiority on the topic of immigration. That is just crazy! Yes, it's the height of hypocrisy for people to be upset over a ban, yet didn't protest or express outrage for the past eight years with the US bombing weddings, children, cities, and hospitals. Hell the US bombed a Doctors without Borders hospital killing patients and medical staff. Then tried to lie about it. Where was the outrage? Where were Hollywood celebrities denouncing such egregious murder? As for my politics, it has remained constant. As a member of the Libertarian Party, we protested the horrible war-machine of the last administration and the one before that. We're also protesting the current administration for any area that violates human rights. The day the Muslim travel ban went live. This is Nicholas Sarwark, the Chair of Libertarian Party Libertarian Party to Muslims: We stand with you. Libertarian Party website: https://www.lp.org/we_stand_with_you/ Official Libertarian Party statements: https://www.lp.org/the-libertarian-party-opposes-restrictions-on-peaceful-immigration/
  11. DEA agent. Of course he shoots himself. That's an agency that needs to be eliminated. (Although, shooting themselves as the method should be discouraged) That agent violated the number one rule of gun safety. He said, "this is an unloaded gun", then he picks it up and starts messing around with it. (mistake made) He didn't personally check to see that the gun was unloaded. Number one safety rule: There's no such thing as an unloaded gun. You pick it up, you check the chamber, the clip, everything yourself. Never assume. Even if it's your gun.
  12. Derek Torvalar wrote: One cannot be betrayed if one has no people. Simple. I always wondered who ushered in the inane "Army of One" slogan...
  13. For some jobs, in RL and SL, the "looks" of the person/avatar are important. In RL modeling, acting, media-talking-heads, and public speakers, looks matter. Controlling visual impact is part of the job. Same in SL. If a 'club' in SL has a theme, mood, or type of atmosphere, they want to maintain that image. To get a job in such a place, one would need to fit the look. Just like RL for certain jobs. Not everyone is interested in the avatar looks part of SL. Or, to the same degree. I was in SL for 4.5 years before I used an AO, bought a skin, or worried much about my avatar looks. It wasn't a priority. Even now, I have a classic avatar, not mesh. I still wear some system clothes, as they're so easy and always fit. (some of my favorite outfits are system clothes : ) Hmm, I didn't even know that LL had made mesh-avatars for us, sub-par or not. *laughing* I don't worry about a 'class system'' and such in RL, so neither do I in SL. I know class when I see it, and it has little to do with what most people imagine. ; )
  14. Ooh, thanks for the heads up. I hadn't been checking lately, and just did after seeing your post. Yay! Cheers, all!
  15. Pamela Galli wrote: There is a contingent in SL -- most of whom I suspect no longer log in to SL -- that lobby for more realism. The devs, being devs, listen to them. Nothing wrong with realism, but SL is a playground, and as with all playgrounds, we use our imaginations to fill in the blanks. Legos and Minecraft are not realistic, but they are great creative tools for those with imaginations. I have always thought SL looked very nice. Even when it didn't. Exactly. The people who constantly bombarded the various LL CEOs and other LL staff with comparisons to games they played and other platform, they kept pushing and pushing. Wanting better looking avatars, clothes, land, etc. The Lab listened to them, and probably many at LL were the same. But, that's not their market. It's not the reason people log into SL. People log into SL to socialize and create. The lack of better basics was an opportunity for creators! People immediately started creating work-arounds, ways to improve the 'look' of things. That was part of the fun. Whole industries rose out of products to solve things for people. Creativity flourished. But, LL has never understood what they have as a product. So, they started trying to fix things and make it so people logging in are able to do less, unless they use outside software. Building and clothing creation, to do well, needs outside software. The joy of joining SL, clicking on the land, rezzing a cube, and learning to build fantastic things...has diminished. As the joy goes, so do the users. LL constantly tried to define the product, instead of letting the customer define it. Sansa is being promoted under the guise of user experience. (LL pretends to have listened) But, the whole thing is carefully crafted by LL, to limit what a person can do. By setting up so many parameters, the choices for users are less. The beta, with hand-picked creators, is a mistake. It's the same mistake that LL made when focusing on SL. They cater to a select few trees, and can't see the forest of customers.
  16. Sharon Jones, died Friday, Nov, 18th, 2016. Of all the singers and talents that have died this past year, this woman, is the one who's death has me crying. Maybe because of pancreatic cancer, which also killed my mother. Or, maybe because her voice, persona, and energy enthralled me, and she's gone. *sigh* This Rolling Stones article has links to many of her songs. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sharon-jones-soul-singer-with-dap-kings-dead-at-60-w451517 Here's a personal favorite that's not in the Stones links:
  17. Sy Beck wrote: Lori Paramour wrote: Hillary get's indicted but fix in in and DOJ won;t take it to trail. Career FBI investigators get pissed and leak all the evidence. DNC forced to turn to Biden. Biden and Sanders a toss up for the whackadoodle primary voters. Sanders squeaks by and the DNC are left with no choice Head to head debate between Sanders and Cruz. Cruz kills him and Sanders sounds just like what he is, a far left crack pot that should be in a loony bin on thorazine. Sanders scares the hell out of the Republican and independent voters and they turn out en-masse. Cruz is next president FYI: I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science and an Associate Professor of Political Science at an Eastern US College. Which has a very well known political think tank for which I work as an analyist. Both of which shall remain un-named. Be happy to provide further updates as the situation warrants it You were wise to keep both your identity and that of your think tank unnamed because that was a terrible advert for the political analyses of you both. I was thinking the same. ; ) Here's to hindsight:
  18. Make a child avatar?! You couldn't pay me. I don't allow child avatars in land or sims I own. Nor, am I interested in seeing child avatars. Which means I don't see what you're talking about, because why would I seek that?! File AR. If you're outraged by what you're seeing, then don't go there. Solved.
  19. Pamela Galli wrote: Evidently estates get a boost too https://modemworld.me/2016/11/02/li-prim-allowance-increases-in-second-life-the-full-brief/ Hmm, that link shows a blank page. I'm in one of my sims, and it looks like the prim allowance is the same as before. (private island) Have been out of SL almost 7 months, and just popped in a few days ago. If we're to have increased prims, that would be good news. Guess I'll have to wait until the official announcement to know for sure. Will keep an eye on this forum to see what people post. Hopefully, it will be good news. : )
  20. I have some of your builds. When I got an Elemental, I was enthralled! Plus, I recall disassembling a copy, and looking at everything... *laughing* It was like looking at magic formulas... Builds like yours are what helped me want to learn how things worked in SL. Thank you. :heart:
  21. KarenMichelle Lane wrote: Have a read.... https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Want-Lower-Tier-Now-You-Can-Get-Grandfathered-Land-Rates/ba-p/3019148 Hmm, I may do this. Over a 6 months period, I'd recoup my buy-down investment. This makes financial sense. I don't think SL will suddenly disappear, or that the new LL venture will suck out all the people. :smileyhappy:
  22. Derek Torvalar wrote: Madelaine McMasters wrote: Phil Deakins wrote: None of us are famous in SL. I am, but I'm never gonna reveal the name of that particular alt. Many years ago a friend claimed there were only 13 people on the Internet. He was surprised when I revealed I was four of them. https://community.secondlife.com/t5/General-Discussions/How-can-you-detect-an-alt/m-p/267167#M99691 Your link also shows our beloved Ishtara! :heart:
  23. Magdalena Siemens wrote: It could be known business people, designers, bloggers, artists, models, porn stars anything and not only celebrities. Curious George - RL scientist, educator, innovator, astronomer. He was director of the The Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA) located at the StellaNova sim in SL for several years. ------------------------- Patio Plasma - RL science director and educator at a well known CA science museum, and one of two people to share the honor of taking over Isaac Asimov's column at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction --------------------------- Jet Burns - RL - Office of Chief Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) (among other cool RL things) Heads up the JPL sim in SL. Note: All three tie their SL avatar to their RL person, and have been interviewed by various SL and RL media, regarding being in SL. They also list their RL work, on their SL profiles.
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