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  1. Hey !! Starbucks just made me buy a coffee. I just wanted to leech their free WiFi ! Man, that makes me mad ! Remember, folks, in SL you can actually make & sell stuff. Profit. Starbucks won't like you selling your own coffee.
  2. It's tough being paranoid... as no rational explanation manages to get through the foil hat to overcome the internal voices...
  3. It's entirely dependant on the Windlight you are using - so as already mentioned, you can either set it fullbright, or you can use one of the 'standard' colour-matching Windlights. Nam's Optimal, [NB] Alpine-skinlight RGB, greyskymoon & Ambient Grey are all pretty flat. All, however, are dependant on your monitor also being accurately calibrated.
  4. Please read the entire thread before commenting - that's exactly what I'm attempting to convey to people who are mis-interpreting the data.
  5. No, I'm talking about the total 'Memory Used' figure at the bottom. The top section is 'current usage' [it can be further expanded to show real, private, shared, purgeable & compressed memory details.] Memory Used includes what the OS is hanging onto in case it needs it again. It does include currently open items, but also anything retained. To the right, App Memory is 'currently live' & Wired is the OS etc. If you push your current usage into the orange or red, so it starts compressing memory, then it will also start dropping anything it doesn't actually need right now, before it starts to page, closing the gap between Used & App + Wired. I'm pretty sure that the sandboxing structure would not allow unauthorised access to anything it does retain. The memory management on macOS is frankly a long way above my pay grade, but it does handle the task extremely well compared to other (unnamed) well-known OSes & won't page unless it really has to, unlike the ones that start paging at 50% RAM usage Although I'm currently running betas so reboot about once a week, I normally consider a month or two uptime to be fine without a reboot to fresh everything up.
  6. You are mis-interpreting the information. The total 'Memory Used' figure will usually continue to increase so long as there is memory left to use. Empty memory is wasted memory. Don't confuse this with a 'memory leak' - it is not leaking, it is behaving exactly as intended. The OS will keep any/all recently used items in RAM in case it is needed again. Even with SSD technology it is still thousands of times faster to grab data from RAM than it is to have to go back & fetch it from disk. The memory pressure meter on the left is showing you have zero memory issues - it is still firmly in the green. You only start to struggle if that goes red; orange means it is starting to compress or page memory, but not yet an issue. If you are lagging with the information you have given, then memory is not the cause of your lag. Your computer heating up is due to CPU/GPU usage, not memory usage. This is quite normal for any graphics-intensive application like SL & your machine ought to be perfectly capable of cooling itself sufficiently by increasing fan speed. Make sure the airflow is unimpeded; don't rest it on a duvet;)
  7. and thank you for saying that. It really makes all the difference.
  8. The hostility you found in group chat & again in here has absolutely nothing to do with your later 'profile' thing. That is completely irrelevant. The hostility is entirely because you don't see you behaved like a complete & utter entitled snowflake... & are STILL behaving like one. Starbucks has employees, paid to get your order right. You pay to receive service from them. Viewer support is entirely voluntary & the minute poor melty snowflakes get all uppity because the entire grid didn't run to kiss their knee when they fell is the point at which they all just shrug & say "tough luck". Grow up.
  9. It's a tough life being a snowflake, isn't it?
  10. The A&D stuff only transmits over HTTP once, at attach. The only time there are ever any updates are when it's in active use, otherwise it's all quiescent, even when worn. The same goes for all the working demos set outside the store. The 'region servers' are permanently listening, but if no comms are sent to them, that's all. The only other 'active' objects have 15 min timers [inworld counter, grid status feed etc], so are active once every 15 mins, except for a clock, which is once per second. Two of the active demos have a long time-gap sensors, so go inactive if there's no-one near [10m]. I've extended those times to 5 mins. I did a bit of a tidy-up anyway, I lifted all the Hippo stuff, now defunct & the Alika visitor counter I never actually use, so I'm pretty sure now the only script in the parcel not written by me is whatever's in the campfire. I'm now more than sure it's nothing on my parcel. Using Top Scripts I have 83 out of 2300 scripts on the region. 0.156ms of 6.510. Phil - could I get a copy of that, thanks
  11. What really bothers me about all this is the discrepancy between Top Scripts & Stats making it nearly impossible to track where the issue actually is. Top Scripts is claiming 2328 scripts, time 6.682ms - the top few individual figures are visitors; most of the scripts appear from TS to be behaving reasonably well, we've only few showing as over 0.010ms Stats is seeing 7380, time 18.547 ms - & that figure will always fill all spare time. This is a constant issue on this region. I don't own it all, just ⅛, but I have Estate rights so I can try to look at the figures. I built a region 'tractor' to go round the whole thing, floor to ceiling & try to measure script activity using a sensor. Allowing for the inaccuracy of the method, it pretty much agreed with Top Scripts - so further efforts to find the errant scripts stops there. I've done the best I can with my own parcel, the only scripts above 0.010 are ones I didn't write, but even with the co-operation of the region's main owner, we are really struggling to find what is causing our constant script lag - because we can't track the numbers in Stats to actual objects on the region.
  12. You now just put it under Fraud. The categories are broader... as mentioned, 'pyramid scheme' was a bit of a tight one to define...
  13. The above method is correct, but it's simpler to do it in one step from Finder. Hit Cmd/shift/G to bring up 'Go to Folder...' (or it's in the Go menu) paste ~/Library/Saved Application State (the tilde ~ is important or it will try to go to the wrong library) Look for the com.secondlife... folder - Delete it.
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