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Magnus Brody

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  1. Hi Mitchell, the Old Inverness High Street Church (Inverness City sim) has a church service every Sunday at 9:30am SLT. As the Highlands of Scotland sims are run by rl Scots, the minister is Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) but the services are very interdenominational and you'll find a few Catholics attend regularly. Inverness City Contact Lauraclair Benelli if you need more details.
  2. Hey Hippie, how're you doing? I don't have a video of my rl me doing anything connected with sl, but I do have a video I made of the sl Highlands of Scotland and I'm doing the commentary. Enjoy :matte-motes-smile:
  3. It's been nice to see some familiar names post in this thread :matte-motes-smile:
  4. Just a guess, but if you're using Phoenix and using your name "ladyofsorrow" then this isn't enough information for the Phoenix Viewer. This name will work to log-in to the SL website and it will work on the SL Viewer 2, but it won't work on Phoenix. You need to enter "Resident" as your last name when logging in to Phoenix. Like I said, just a guess, so you may need to post more details of the specific problem you're experiencing.
  5. Hey Allysa, there's another thing you could try to see if you can find your studio. When the sim owner returned your items, they probably did so in one "return all items owned by you" click. That often means that items will be returned to your inventory in groups or coalesced. When this happens the coalesced item can end up with a random name like "object" or "dining table". When you look in your inventory (try your lost and found folder) grouped objects have a symbol next to them which looks like a little pile of boxes, rather than the normal single box. If you find some of these, drag a
  6. Douglas Adam put it best, as he so often did: "People of Earth, your attention please. This is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you will no doubt be aware, the plans for development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system, and regrettably your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition. The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes. Thank-you." Although I think it funny that the destruction of earth be overseen, in a somewhat bored manner, by a contra
  7. Same as last time, Bill Nighy, despite him being 16 years older than me. However, I am often told I look a lot like Tom Hanks.
  8. Although I'm not going to attempt to claim that I can explain the time difference between your computer and the Lab's computer, I have been fascinated by how much difference there can be, from a few seconds to several minutes, in the time between countries. For many years, I used several computers which synchronised time with the server based in the US, which MS applies as the standard time server in Windows. Once I joined SL, I always thought, being in the UK, in GMT or zero Universal Standard Time, I was exactly eight hours ahead of PST or Second Life Time, but no. When I first noticed th
  9. Excellent! As we all find Mondays in need of a bit of laughter, several friends and me have decided to ring them at 30 mins intervals throughout the day, all with the same query, "ah, hello, I'm ringing about the free home offer, if I take out premium membership, can you tell me more about it, please?"
  10. I once tried to explain SL to my mother, who is in her seventies, and ended-up firing-up my laptop to show her. My mother uses her computer, largely, to play solitaire and speak to the "nice man at google" who answers her questions for her. After explaining that the "little man" was me, in the online world, she said, "that's nice, dear". I showed her round my home and then tp'd (she liked that, "oh, just like Star Trek, dear") to some of my favourite sims. Being Scottish, I took her to the Highlands of Scotland sims, starting in Inverness City and I could see she was beginning to grasp the
  11. Soda Lemondrop's SL episodes (now up to No 13) are very funny. I knew the first was a classic from its opening line, "OK, I'm going to tell you how to make a million dollars in Second Life..." Oh! And thank-you so much to Wildcat. It made me smile to see "the grid is down while we bang on things" which is a little ironic. I remember refreshing the grid status page, sometimes a very long time after the quoted grid re-opening time, and I never felt like smiling when I saw the apes again, and again, and again.... The memories of shutdown Wednesdays :matte-motes-not-entertained:
  12. Thanks all for your replies. Thankfully the problem resolved itself about two hours later but, the submitted ticket remains new and unread, so I am unsure if any action was needed to sort out this one payment or not. It doesn't sort out the main problem of how difficult it can be for non-US residents to be billed and/or how difficult it is to purchase Lindens. An example, a few months back, from the time the Lab decided to stop using PayPal, caused me to be suspended for non-payment. Did I receive an email from LL telling me the billing arrangement (PayPal) which I'd had in place for four
  13. Some time ago, I think late last year, Linden Lab stopped all non-US using PayPal, introducing the second life cashier, but only for new non-US customers, and this left me unable to pay the Lab at all. When the Lab introduced the SL Cashier, they did not "update" my account and so I continued to have the two original choices of payment method: Visa/MasterCard or PayPal. I have a preloaded MasterCard, which I specifically bought to use online and this has been accepted everywhere, except SL. No payments are accepted by SL when I try to use this card, and of course, if I try to use
  14. No problem, Eros and yeah :smileyhappy:
  15. Glad to hear it's working for you Eros. You asked, "I was just wondering if everyone thinks its better to use the AA in the viewer or if the one in the Nvidia control Panel is better", and I'd say you should try both. Currently I have the nvidea control panel set to let the 3D application (SL) decide as I find I get better fps when running SL. My card however (an 8800GTS) is older than yours, so you might want to try both and see what works best for you. Make sure you have CTRL+SHFT+1 window open and watch the FPS as you make changes and don't keep any change which cause it to drop. It's
  16. Not sure about that one, Charolette, I only know from Torley that FBO needs enabling for antialiasing to work.
  17. Hi Eros, I have the same problem everytime I do a clean install of a Viewer 2 update. I can think of two possible causes, but there may be more. Firstly, have a look at the settings for your card in your nvidia control panel and make sure it is set to allow the 3D application to decide... 3D settings / adjust image settings with preview / let the 3D application decide. If you do not want SL to decide, because you have your card set to your own preferences, then ensure it is not in this control panel you have limited to 4x as a max. Second thing to check is in Viewer 2 itself, you must ha
  18. Back in the day, the Lindens used to have town hall meetings, but those turned into a free-for-all abuse opportunity for the immature. Then there were office hours held by Lindens for their particular area of responsibility/interest. Recently, User Groups have been introduced http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Office_Hours To see things from a Linden perspective, I remember once getting into an IM chat at a live concert with a Linden (sadly now departed the Lab) who was pleased to chat with a resident, rather than be frantically bombarded by IMs from many surrounding residents being very rude.
  19. A while back, Torley made a distinction between suspension and banning. It sounds to me your account has been suspended pending review and, although I can see this is annoying and inconvenient for you, consider: if you had not made this cash-out transaction, your account had not been suspended due to activity perhaps inconsistent with your usual, if someone had hacked your account and transferred your lindens to their paypal, then I think you'd be much more annoyed. It is not unusual for my bank or credit card company to phone me to confirm a transaction is genuine. In fact, many years ago,
  20. Lasher, it looks very familiar and exactly what I see, a lot of the time.
  21. Thanks for your advice about the arts group, Koto. I will check them out. The pics you posted look great.
  22. Opening soon... The Purple Gallery http://slurl.com/secondlife/Purple/89/200/21 I'm looking for advice, artists and a gallery director. Please see, for further info... http://magnusbrody.blogspot.com/2011/03/purple-gallery.html Thanks.
  23. Clearly the spammer! If you choose to vew the most recently updated posts (across all topics) these list at 20 discussions per page. Currently, page 1 has 16 of the spammer's efforts and Page 2 has 15. It's difficult to scroll through and find a discussion which is not spam as the current spam alt has made 84 posts, at almost exactly 3 minute intervals, since its creation.
  24. Hi Sonya and welcome. I'll add this to the good responses you've had so far. It might sound a bit odd to say, but it depends what sort of friends you want to make in sl.... you see, some people are here to roleplay only and be completely real life (rl) anonymous (but make friends with those they roleplay with regularly) and others are here to be mostly their rl self looking for an extension of rl in sl; a social life expansion, as it were. Most are perhaps somewhere between those two as their main avatar (avi) and you can always make a second/third etc avi (called an alt) if you want to do
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