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  1. 56 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    In the McMasters house, if you experience any of five love languages mentioned in the OP, you're probably dying of something awful and would be better off seeking morphine.

    Our parents would have understood each other perfectly. But then, I already knew that. You just described the gestalt so well I had to respond.

    This thread is wonderful. I knew that the Conversational German class I took in Middle School would eventually come in handy for something other than being able to say,  "Übersetzen sie, bitte." in a passable accent.

    Machen sie das tür zu, bitte.

     

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  2. 23 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    Soon I'll be the only person here who's aware of the vast unseen power I hold over the forums.

    Not to worry. I'm on the second draft of my "Lest We Forget" treatise, in which all that crud is reprised ad nauseam ;-).

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  3. 15 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    ...loves doing it for the wrong nefarious reason(s)

    It says so right on the group!

    On a much less trivial note, I agree with the comment you made on this page concerning older people vs. their offspring as regards medical care (I guess this is only US relevant; other countries have other systems). That trend bugs me too, always has. It's why I've never supported AARP and still don't, even though I'm now of an age to benefit from their tireless lobbying for more, more, more. What about our kids? And their kids?

    Wow that was off-topic. On topic: I do not see the forum as more negative (not sure whether I've already posted that or not).  Quite the opposite. I came to the forum not long after the original RA had been replaced. I know virtually nothing of RA days, but I've been an inhabitant ever since. This iteration is by leaps and bounds more relaxed, more civilized, and more FUN than any I've experienced before. I hope it stays that way.

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  4. On 9/12/2018 at 11:02 AM, Skell Dagger said:

    Ah, but in the past we had the One Troll to Rule Them All, who - together with his multitudinous alts - pestered the forums. He spread himself far and wide (and very thin)...

    Nice parenthetical. He most certainly wore thin, and pretty quickly.

  5. 3 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    Until they put an Anne Francis mole on the winking emoji, I'm sticking with my old-fashioned emoticon...

    ;-).

    So why does it look correct when you type it but when I do the same it looks like this: ;-)?

    And don't tell me it's because you're special; I already knew that.

    ETA: Hmm. That time it looked right, even after saving! Does it have to do with punctuation after? ?

    Why yes, Dil. So it does! :-). Never mind, everyone. I figured it out ;-).

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  6. As usual, I seem to have missed the 'new emoji' memo. Surely there must have been a notice or at least a thread—can you or anyone point me to one? I've been kind of ignoring the fact that about half of the emoji's lately look to me like small empty black and white squares. I use Chrome mostly, btw. I'd also like to get my text emoji's back. The smile :-) works okay but the wink, in which I type semicolon/dash/close parentheses, turns into a small (poorly executed) black and white sketch, thusly: ? 

  7. 18 minutes ago, Wulfie Reanimator said:

    Okay but could you actually demonstrate that? How DO you dimple a cube? That's what I'm asking.

    So far all I've heard in this thread are vague terms and descriptions but no examples or substance.

    Really, the best way to do that is to rez a prim and have at it. Select an option and see what happens to your cube, sphere, or what have you. Play with the numbers. Experiment. I imagine the ones who became famous for torturing prims did just that. So did most of us, I imagine, but no doubt THEY made notes so that they could repeat effects when useful. It never occurred to me to change a prim's shape to add a tweak and then change it back, for instance.

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  8. Fascinating. Like Phil, I had always thought 'torturing' prims meant using methods not available in the Edit tool. Gabriele's linked 2005 article has changed my mind. The torturers weren't using special tools; they were using the existing tools in special ways, ways that nobody had thought of. That kind of creativity impresses the hell out of me.

    What a great derail!

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  9. 4 hours ago, Phil Deakins said:

    They did go to a freeware search engine for SL, and probably also used it for the marketplace.

    If that's the one they used for the marketplace, it's worth what they paid for it.

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  10. I have close to zero personal experience doing the things you mentioned, but I can't resist adding my usual piece of advice on questions like this. Google (or your preferred search engine) is your friend. The pic is just the top of the page I just got with that extremely dumb-looking query. The whole page was nothing but links on the same subject. There were links to YT there, also, if you like those. Personally I much prefer text when I'm trying to learn something.

     

    ps: Look for the links with the most recent dates; SL's ways of doing things change.

     

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  11. One of my father's many favorite expressions had to do with that. On road trips if one of us kids said anything about needing to go to the bathroom he'd say in an faked exasperated tone, "Why didn't you go while you were in the water?" The fact we hadn't been anywhere near any water (unless we were on our way home from the beach) never stopped him.

  12. 2 hours ago, Marianne Little said:

    I should Google California Christmas then. I don't know any good looks for Christmas without snow. Maybe just forget Christmas decor on the ground, and have a Winter skybox.

     

    Christmas in California looks pretty much the same as it does other places (in the US, anyway). Wreaths, candy canes, and a whole lot of lights are all you need. Snow is entirely optional. This picture was taken near Lake Tahoe where they do have snow and plenty of it, but at lower elevations the scene is much the same.

     

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  13. 15 minutes ago, Drake1 Nightfire said:

    I never said they should be pulled from the MP, just put in their own category. I still wont buy them, but that is me. 

    Exactly the same as my viewpoint. Gachas aren't my cup of tea but that's true of many things; I'm not suggesting banning them. Just move them into a separate section in the MP because they are manifestly different from the rest of the MP.

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  14. Since I happened to mention my cottage in this thread recently I thought I'd share a pic now that I've had a chance to work on the yard a bit. I planted my big poplar tree, got the flower beds planted with roses, and made a pretty good start on the side yard: a mini-orchard, a rough stone driveway, and other things. Lots more to do there.

    The cottage is (of course) a pre-fab, from Culprit by Eku Zhong. In the left background you can see a large outcrop of the famous Corsican Granite with its startlingly regular striations.

     

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  15. 35 minutes ago, Rolig Loon said:

    It's all Kitty's fault.  That popped into my head the second I saw her post.  The only way I could think of to get rid of it was to share it.  ?

     

    Oh, you're right. I must not have been reading clearly enough. 

    8 hours ago, KittyCharming said:

    when two of them are - it may be coincidence, when three are...

    I'll edit my post to point out the real culprit. ?

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