The next copyright lawsuit rolling on

The next copyright lawsuit about in world theft has started. Virtually Blind has an interesting article about it. What really baffles me is this quote: “We originally tried to go through [Second Life Provider] Linden Lab,” said Alderman. “Everybody filed DMCA [takedown] notices. We filed support tickets and abuse reports. We even sent a letter ...

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Prokofy Neva banned at Metaversed.com

Second Life's very own Cassandra and most professional ranter, Prokofy Neva, has been banned at 57 Miles weblog Metaversed.com This is quite interesting and amusing. Why interesting? Because PN and 57 Miles were on real friendly terms, they made together 12 lengthy podcasts named "Second Rant". And now they split apart - and it's the ...

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Renovation gone bad at the new Phat Cat's

Phat Cat's has been closed for public last weekend for around two days. The reason why? Because the wanted to rebuild it from scratch. Not a bad idea at all if you're unhappy with your sim or want to improve it. Given the fact, that there's always traffic at any time there also the only ...

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Missing feature: external backup of a whole sim

This is a feature that's been missing since ever: the ability to backup the content of a whole sim externally. For example, if you are a builder and building a whole sim from scratch (or with other stuff) and a forced to put the sim down, since you don't have the money anymore to sustain ...

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What's next on Lindenlabs' agenda? Ban prostitution, of course!

If you take a look at the recent ban of gambling, you may wonder what's coming up next to be banned or limited. If Lindenlab would be consistent with their intentions, one things really pops up mighty in my mind: prostitution. Sex and, yes, prostitution, though most people prefer to call themself in an euphemistic ...

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Slowing down on the economy

When you take a look at the recent development of Second Life, then there are some things different compared to earlier developments: There are still no key metrics available for August 2007. Those tend to get published later and later over the months. The exchange of Linden dollars has reached a peak in the 1st ...

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On ext3, MySQL and the impact it has on Second Life

All the big databases of Second Life are using MySQL. Lindenlab runs them on the premise: databases are ordinary, better run 50 of them than just to have a big one. Choosing and running a database engine is one thing, the other how you install it. A big matter of choice and on the impact ...

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