Comments for Nalates’ Things & Stuff http://blog.nalates.net Second Life and Virtual Worlds Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:00:24 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Second Life: Free Speech Ban in UK? No Sex? by Innula Zenovka http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/28/second-life-free-speech-ban-in-uk-no-sex/#comment-172661 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:00:24 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17365#comment-172661 I’ve read the Digital Economy Bill, at least in its current form (it’s just gone to the House of Lords for consideration there) and I can’t see how it catches SL. It’s aimed at video recordings, and I cannot see how SL can be made to fit into any of the definitions contained in Section 3 of the Bill, which is the part that deals with online pornography.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2016-2017/0080/lbill_2016-20170080_en_3.htm#pt3-l1g16

Even if it did apply to SL, the worst that could happen is that LL might have to beef up their age-verification criteria for UK accounts, but it doesn’t. I know something of English obscenity laws and how to interpret statutes, and I’m confident it doesn’t apply to SL.

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Comment on Second Life: Free Speech Ban in UK? No Sex? by Ginger Jam http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/28/second-life-free-speech-ban-in-uk-no-sex/#comment-172660 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:12:02 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17365#comment-172660 I can’t give numbers so I won’t argue the point, I can only tell you that recently there has been a noticeable influx of SL members into other worlds, all having been banned recently.

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Comment on Second Life: Free Speech Ban in UK? No Sex? by Nalates Urriah http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/28/second-life-free-speech-ban-in-uk-no-sex/#comment-172658 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:01:42 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17365#comment-172658 I doubt LL is banning users because of the UK law. The number of regions they would have to eliminate to comply is currently unknown. It is also too soon for a response. Until the UK does more to define or demonstrate what they mean by unconventional sex, no one is sure what to restrict.

Content doesn’t really matter of the age verification is adequate, according to the law’s wording. But, we don’t know how the bureaucrats are reading it.

The Lab has been hard on child avatars in adult play areas for years. If they have received complaints they will act. So that is nothing new. I don’t see any new splash of posts in the SL forum about banning…

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Comment on Second Life: Free Speech Ban in UK? No Sex? by Ginger Jam http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/28/second-life-free-speech-ban-in-uk-no-sex/#comment-172657 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:30:46 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17365#comment-172657 It’s already started in SL. In apparent response to outside pressures LL (Linden Lab) has been banning (revoking the accounts of) a lot people recently. Many were long time members and content creators whose products, no deemed unacceptable, have been available for years. There has also been a big crackdown, leading to banning, on people involved in any sort of age play that includes young looking avatars. Folks, these are adults playing with pixel dolls! Most people understand that if it doesn’t involve real minors it isn’t real. Apparently lawmakers in the UK aren’t most people and find any sort of depiction of “unconventional” acts unlawful. As I understand it, the big problem is that LL has servers in the UK, which means that they have now unlawful content in the country, not just that’s it’s available.

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Comment on Second Life: Horizons’ Land Prices by Nalates Urriah http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/24/second-life-horizons-land-prices/#comment-172655 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:56:18 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17358#comment-172655 I agree. Also, I’m not going to go play Horizons that often… and I don’t need to be close for that anyway. I’m about 8 regions south now…

May be the supply of people wanting in so bad will run out.

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Comment on Second Life: Horizons’ Land Prices by Taylor http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/24/second-life-horizons-land-prices/#comment-172654 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:18:58 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17358#comment-172654 It’s very frustrating. I love the Horizons concept and was looking forwards to picking up a parcel but these prices are just crazy, and while LL is adding new parcels to the auction every day they’re not getting any cheaper (and every auction shoots up to ~30k right before they end). Why would I pay well over $100 upfront for a very small parcel when I can get the same size with no upfront cost AND less money per month on private estates like the Chungs? I really like the theming but it’s not at all worth $120 to me…

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Comment on Does FRAPS work on Windows 10? by ron http://blog.nalates.net/2015/11/26/does-fraps-work-on-windows-10/#comment-172653 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:35:29 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=15674#comment-172653 My Screen Recorder is one of the best screen recording software. It records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone – or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your website, uploaded to YouTube or used in your presentation. One thing often overlooked – It will record directly to standard compressed format that works with any video editor or any tool, no conversion required. And, the file sizes are small, making them easy to upload or distribute.
http://www.deskshare.com/screen-recorder.aspx

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Comment on Peace Comes to Second Life… Really?!? by NiranV Dean http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/19/peace-comes-to-second-life-really/#comment-172652 Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:51:41 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17341#comment-172652 They should just keep the fix and not change anything.

If you build objects or scripts based on a bug, you accept the fact that if the bug is fixed, all your stuff is going to break. Same with invisiprims. They were never intended. They were clearly a bug from the very beginning.

Broken legacy content is just that. Legacy content and it’s broken. LL will lose any left credibility if they pull a 180 on this one. At some point LL has to show some balls and fix their broken shit even if it means breaking content that was build based on that broken stuff. It’s not LL’s fault, it’s the content creators responsibility to make sure their stuff works, if they base it on a bug, they base it on a temporary situation that could change at any moment, it’s full on their fault if it breaks.

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Comment on Peace Comes to Second Life… Really?!? by Second Life Third Party Dev Meeting 2016 w46 | Nalates' Things & StuffNalates’ Things & Stuff http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/19/peace-comes-to-second-life-really/#comment-172651 Sat, 19 Nov 2016 23:40:52 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17341#comment-172651 […] put what I consider the big news from the meeting in the post: Peace Comes to Second Life… Really?!? If you are having problems with things that use mouselook, read that […]

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Comment on Second Life News 2016 w45 by Peace Comes to Second Life… Really?!? | Nalates' Things & StuffNalates’ Things & Stuff http://blog.nalates.net/2016/11/09/second-life-news-2016-w45/#comment-172649 Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:49:29 +0000 http://blog.nalates.net/?p=17281#comment-172649 […] functions needed a bit more control. So, as reported some time ago we got new SIT commands. See: Second Life News 2016 w45 and for more details […]

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