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  1. Due to the land not being sold within 20-hours, I've regretably had to abandon the parcel. Hopefully whenever the land goes up for auction someone else may have the chance to do things with it.
  2. Cheap roadside plot in a peaceful area with relatively decent views. Have to sell this ASAP otherwise I will be forced to abandon the land and let it go to waste. SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ingolfur/214/19/51
  3. That's why I'm glad they added the Display Name function, because if a user had a really awkward name, such as 182Silver1192 Resident or xXxSilverxXx Resident, they could easily change it to something simple, without the need of using special characters or numeric symbols, where they could just have a simple name instead of a username that you'd expect to find on an MMORPG. Honestly, it doesn't really bother me, and I just address whomever has a messed up name with whatever I can make out from it, such as if someone is called 211MYSSST1ka1102, I would just say "Hey, Mystika." Although, it does also get fairly annoying whenever you walk around and see people with stars and special characters in their display name, if those characters are specific for their nationality or language.
  4. From your pictures, you do not look weird, but you are using pretty basic textures for your avatar as well as rather common hair, but other than that, I certainly wouldn't come up to you and say that you look like a noob. Keep it up, just keep working on your avatar until YOU are happy with the outcome.
  5. That looks like a chubby version of Casper the Friendly Ghost; it looks pretty neat for what it's worth, however I can't say I've ever seen anyone or had an avatar like that, myself.
  6. Well, I woke up this morning with a topic at hand of which I'd like to see other's input on, which is why below will be kind of a TL;DR moment for some. Have you had a moment where you could sit down and look at how technology is advancing? It's amazing, isn't it? However, have you ever considered the downsides to continuously growing? Or have you ever thought of the affects that a global power outage could cause? Not just a little power-cut, of which back up generators kick in up until the power is restored, but where the world is entirely deprived of its electricity. Just think for one second of what would happen if the world were to suddenly lose its source of power; such as electricity... What would happen? The answer is that everything that is run by electricity, such as computers, building equipment and even the internet would cease working. Sure, there will be back-up generators ready to kick in and provide a temporary source of power, but they'd run out eventually, unless you can continue producing batteries for them, of which would become a very hard task for some. So, what's the harm in losing electricity? Unable to access the internet or talk over the phone? Well, for one - without running electricity (excluding back-up generators or alternative power sources) things like flood-walls, dams, radars and many other things that humans depend on for their own well-being and safety would all be deemed useless. Not only that, but now that almost everything about your life is stored electronically, which would mean many Hospitals would be in the dark, the media would be unable to report or inform people of any threats or danger that is incoming, such as severe weather changes, e.g..: tornados, hurricanes, typhoons, etc. As said previously, the Internet would cease to exist, servers world-wide would be shut down and nobody would be able to access their computer unless they were to generate a constant supply of batteries, but even with that; they wouldn't be able to get Online. But it doesn't stop there, No... Drinking water would become contaminated with diseases and bugs of which you really would not want to place inside your mouth, as water purifiers would also cease working, where they would be unable to clean the water of which we often take for granted. Houses that do not have any insulation and those that use electric-powered heaters or boilers would struggle trying to survive the cold nights and those in hot areas would also struggle to survive as they'll have no working source of air-cooling, which would result in the elderly and those that are easily affected by the heat would suddenly begin to die out; for an example of that, you would just have to look at France, almost ten years ago, when they had that extremely dangerous heat wave flow through their country, of which caused more deaths in just an entire month than in the entire duration of World War II. The Economy, as well, is another thing; it would suddenly collapse, currency would have little to no value as the worth would become obsolete; where the world would have to go back to bartering or construct localized currencies, although that's not really a bad thing, in my mind, as I would prefer to barter for items of which I wanted, by trading one item for another. Much of the educational system would perish, as again, most things schools require are stored electronically, over networks and/or the internet, which includes student records, GSCE Results and much more of which is mandatory in the Educational system of today. Essentially, the world would enter the dark ages; as businesses would crumble, local shopping centers would be the only ones to make any money, if any; as you would also have to take into account that food wouldn't be shipped to places on time, as well as their storage, whether it be a fridge or a freezer, would quickly become moldy and unable to be eaten; in turn would cause riots and the looting of every shop and grocery store just so that people could survive, unless a strict law were to be in place across the entire globe, where food and bottled water becomes rationed. Humanity literally depends on electricity; we have progressed to that point where we are beginning to lose our survival instincts and would find it hard to adapt in a world without the things of which we have depended on for a very long time. I constantly find people that assume electricity will remain constant, and that if it were to suddenly deplete and they wouldn't be able to cook, go online, listen to music or use their phones, they wouldn't know what to do and would most likely end up killing themselves -- All because they depend on electronic devices far too much, which makes the lives of those who have been brought up in luxury to suddenly become entirely different, one of which they would be forced to adapt to. To get a feel of what it would be like to live in an environment with no power; meaning - no electricity, gas heating, water, etc, just simply take your house off the grid, metaphorically, and take a look at everything in your house which you use on a day-to-day basis and think to yourself how luxurious the life you are currently living is, where everything is readily available, your food can be cooked in minutes with an oven or microwave, your fridge stores all your dairy products, such as milk and butter, and your heating, which keeps you warm during those cold nights, especially during the winter is something almost everybody relies on, whether constantly or not. All in all, I just wanted to provide a little bit of food for thought; it's not much, as well as possibly being a subject of which is always being brought up, yet other than getting into serious detail of which would explain how certain power-issues could suddenly start fires, explosions and even nuclear meltdowns, I found that this was the easiest way to explain and for now the best I can do without ranting on like a lunatic; plus, I would love to hear other people's opinions and perhaps solutions to this topic. So, what are your thoughts on how we are progressing; are we eventually going to be our own downfall by being so overly relaxed with technology? Please do reply; as long as you look at the thread seriously and not just push it aside. I hope to read some interesting responses! Cheers. :matte-motes-smile:
  7. Thanks for your reply, Monti! -- I'm sorry to hear that you too are experiencing upload problems, but at the same time, I'm glad that it's not just my misfortune. I too have changed the weighting, and uploaded (successfully) yet each time I edit the prim, it seems to cause a memory dump with the client. But that's another thing - I've not been able to upload a single piece of clothing, no matter what settings I've set the upload too, it's quite annoying. But yes - I do hope that the Lindens get around to completing mesh support.
  8. O.K. So, I looked up other people's issues with mesh, but none of them seemed to of been related to the problem I'm having, so far. The thing is - My viewer crashes whenever I upload or edit certain type's of mesh in-world... I'm believing that I'm crashing because of the amount of detail I put on the mesh, however it doesn't seem to crash with everything I've uploaded, or tried to upload. My latest upload, which is an Electric Guitar, with everything matching the dimensions as they would in the real world, however, the problem is that it uploaded so darn tiny that whenever I just right click on it, the viewer just suddenly crashes. I've tried editing it on numerous viewers, such as Viewer 2, Viewer 3 and Viewer 3 BETA, yet it continues to crash the client - I'm not sure if it's my end or not, it shouldn't be, because I monitored my computer's processes and memory usage and they don't seem to peak and crash, it's just SecondLife crashing due to the fact I tried to edit mesh. Is anyone else having this specific issue, or is it just my unfortunate self?
  9. As Valerie had said - Firestorm could be a good solution, although, I'm personally enjoying the V2 2.8 BETA, and if you're used to the V2 environment and are satisfied with how it is - then it's definitely worth a try, as it's for sure proving itself to be a very efficient release and close to no lag and no bugs, although there are some issues with building tools, which has actually got me a few times, but other than that they have improved shadows, the Depth of Field and quite a few other options. It really is a nice and stable viewer for the most part, and hopefully when 2.8 is finally released, and no longer in Beta, then V2 shouldn't be having any problems at all, until they decide to roll out another update. https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/ Just scroll down till you see the "Second Life Viewer Beta" choices.
  10. I have many outfits, it just depends on my taste at the time when I wear something, my feminine side comes out more in virtual reality than it does in actual reality. In total, I believe I have around 50 - 100 different selections of outfits, as in folders I've made where each contains a different outfit but with everything else I usually wear, hair, glasses, etc. But that said, I just like being able to customize and mess around with my avatar.
  11. I am the exact same - I've been persuading people to start using Viewer 2 now, rather than later when V1 clients are rolled out, and I too are feeling slightly embarrassed that they're now seeing more issues than they would in previous clients they used, but hopefully as soon as 2.8 is released, we should be seeing some good things coming out again, which should help get more people interested in using V2 instead of V1 based clients. I'm having great fun on the 2.8 Beta client so far, so it's definitely going to be good!
  12. Touché - I too agree that 2.8 is going to make people happy, it's beautiful and I've had hardly any issues with the viewer, it runs smoothly, the graphics look amazing and everything is rather nice. The only thing I really didn't like about it was the fact you had to go through more things to get to change your environment settings and apply it to your client, but that isn't much of a bother. I've been using it since the Lighting & Shadows feature became bugged in the normal viewer of SL in the most recent update, and I have to say, I'm quite impressed of this feat LL has made. I always run Ultra with every setting you see ticked on, Shadows, Occlusion, DoF, etc. and they've definitely made 2.8's performance better, as in previous versions, I've been getting around 20-30 FPS, depending, in the Development viewer it's been 30-60, depending on where I am and what I do. I'm currently using ATI Radeon 4850HD Graphics and an AMD Phenom Quadcore, which runs game such as Crysis 2 on maximum settings perfectly, so to see performance upgrades for their software, is great news! -- Hopefully one day they'll get to the point where their graphics come close to CryEngine's or Unreal's.
  13. All I have to say is look at how technology is advancing when it comes to software and computer graphics. It's getting to the point where if you don't have a decent computer to meet the requirements of most things, then there really isn't anything you're going to be able to do. I'm all in favor of LL's decision to remove V1 Viewer support, because honestly, it is their source code where they can do anything they want with it, regardless of any current TPVs being out there, it doesn't mean people can't develop TPVs for V2, like Firestorm currently is. I've had close to no issues with Viewer 2 other than the recent updates they've rolled out which removed the Lighting and Shadow's feature, where people have to use the Development/Beta client for viewer 2 until the issue has been fixed. Normally, I run V2 at ultra settings with all options on and it runs at around 20-30 FPS, but obviously lowers in places where there are a lot of people. All I can really say is - It's time for people to dish out their cash and invest in better rigs, meant for gaming, because I believe that somewhere down the line LL is going to try to turn SL's graphics into say something in similarity of CryEngine's sandbox and whatnot, and yes I know not everyone is made of money and can't afford the best hardware available, but I'm just saying. Someday LL will get it right, where they balance both the performance of their viewer & servers, along with making it look presentable to people that are enthusiasts when it comes to graphics. That's my two cents at least.
  14. Yeah, this issue has been around for a week or so, since the update previous to the one we just got, myself and a few others are a bit annoyed that Linden's haven't really done anything with the issue, but I guess I'll have to download the 2.8 Beta client if it really does fix all issues.
  15. Damn, seems that this problem has been going on for quite a while -- Any idea on when the grid will be opened up for logins again?
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