Linden Lab makes another bone headed move

shoot-yourself-in-the-foot1If you haven’t heard Linden Lab’s latest bone headed move to abuse its users it is against SL icon Strawberry Singh. The second life user that fills in the gaps for new SL users that LL can’t or won’t.

While I am not a lawyer and am unqualified to make a legal opinion I can say LL’s actions are stupid in the extreme.

The best description I’ve seen is on New World Notes at http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2017/12/second-life-youtube-infringement-ip-trademark-claims-strawberry-singh-1.html

This may be the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I have been watching LL’s stupidity for twelve years and they go from one disaster to another. Never missing a chance to make a stupid move to denigrate the people who keep them financially alive.

LL logo with strikeoutCurrently for personal reasons I am on “vacation” from SL and only logging in about once a month. Now I’m thinking I should make that “vacation” permanent and extend it to Linden Lab’s Sansar also!

SL logo with strikOut

Sansar logo with strike out

Save net neutrality from this man

Ajit Pai spouting Lies

The effects of not having net neutrality have already happened back in 2014. You would be watching a show on Netflix and suddenly the message “Buffering” would appear as the show paused. Of course, that was before everyone started streaming so not that many people noticed. Back then Netflix howled about it. This time around Netflix is one of the big boys so they can afford to pass the cost on to YOU.

In the near future your self-driving car is just about to apply the breaks to stop before a busy intersection. Are you going to notice the buffering band with exceeded message as that Audi plows into you?

Amazon Sumerian the 800-pound gorilla on virtual world block

Sumerian

 

Watch out Sansar and High Fidelity there’s a new entry on the virtual world (experience) stage. This set of experiences is produced by Amazon.com so there a LOTS of resources and money behind it. Immediately it has become the 800-pound gorilla on the block.

I just created an account a few hours ago so I’m still exploring but as well as Oculus and Vive VR gear apparently it will already support Linux and IOS mobile devices with Android coming soon. It seems to be more aimed at the type of users Sansar will attract. I’m not sure if it will be a success but the avatars don’t look so cartoonish as some of the other chat VR worlds are.

Amazon Sumerian https://aws.amazon.com/sumerian/

Ars Technica returns to Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Khodovarikha; Inara Pey, October 2017, on Flickr Follow Your Bliss, Second Life

Writing for Ars Technica on Monday, October 23rd, Samuel Axon, the Senior Reviews Editor, tells of his time Returning to Second Life. It’s a lengthy, involved piece, and perhaps one of the most broadly integrated write-ups on Second Life to have appeared in a good while.

Mr. Axon is no stranger to SL, having been dipping in and out over a number of years up until around 2012. As such, he brings to the piece first-hand experience based on more than just random exposure to the platform. In addition, he spoke directly with Peter Grey, the Lab’s Global Director of Communications, and Bjørn Laurin, Vice President of Platform – who has responsibility for both Second Life and Sansar. But that’s not all, he also sought out a number of Second Life creators to gain their insights as well.

The opening paragraphs encapsulate Second Life on…

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