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Posted: Apr 6th 2009 12:20PM (Unverified) said

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Funny this, i was only just last week discussing with a friend the fact that your second life is not really a second life anymore after the push to break down anonymity through various means such as age verification and voice chat.

Possible new Brand names?......

Mirror Life
World Of Clones
facebook3D
Copy Bot
Phillips Utopia Life
Marks Business Park Life
Jacks Restricted Homestead life
Drama Land
Bloody Expensive Life
No quite working still after 5 years of development life

ok im bored now...

Posted: Apr 6th 2009 1:14PM (Unverified) said

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Most of the appeal of the name "Second Life" is the idea of escaping the dullness of your real life circumstances. So naturally, the enterprise version should be called: "Your Boring Job, But Virtual This Time".

Posted: Apr 6th 2009 3:49PM (Unverified) said

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Now thats funny, because its true!
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Posted: Apr 6th 2009 1:42PM dudes said

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The Matrix has you.

Posted: Apr 6th 2009 2:19PM (Unverified) said

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Life in a Box

Posted: Apr 6th 2009 3:28PM (Unverified) said

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The problem with not being connected to the Second Life backbone is that you have to put up with the default clothes, skins, shapes, etc. It's about as exciting as the Moscone Center.

Posted: Apr 6th 2009 4:59PM (Unverified) said

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Well now the Lindens own XStreetSL. It would be quite trivial to implement some changes to make it work for the SL-in-a-box version. Indeed I think that's one of the reasons why LL bought XStreet.

As an aside, my guess is that the box will be physical, like the Google appliance or the Google mini, to dispell merchant's fears about inventories and assets being hacked.

Posted: Apr 6th 2009 9:08PM (Unverified) said

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Not so trivial, I'd think. XStreet delivers from scripted objects on the main grid. None of which Nebraska has access to. Nor does it have access to any asset that the main grid has (and vice versa - the main grid has no access to a Nebraska installation... which is a large part of the point of the setup).
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Posted: Apr 7th 2009 12:18AM (Unverified) said

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I like how it's codename "Nebraska" .... as in...

hey, Nebraska is just now getting internet technology so they have no clue that SL is already free and downloadable. We can sell this box at WalMarts everywhere in the midwest!

Posted: Apr 7th 2009 12:22AM (Unverified) said

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I don't get the reference, actually, but to me, Nebraska is the name of a state on a map on the other side of the world. From this far away, there's little or no difference between one US State and another.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2009 11:12AM (Unverified) said

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I'm assuming that's said in jest, Doubledown. Nebraska is home to a number of technology companies, not to mention one of the most successful investment firms the world has ever seen: Berkshire Hathaway.

If you were to look at the Great Plains' states, from North Dakota to Texas, we actually have given birth to an amazing assortment of technologies. So the hillbilly references are not appreciated. ;)
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Posted: Apr 7th 2009 8:33AM (Unverified) said

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Simcrash in a box

Posted: Apr 7th 2009 7:43PM (Unverified) said

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Alls I'mz saying is that if a savvy San Fran wanted to pull a dooping campaign aimed at stupid people, I could see why they would call it codename: Nebraska.
I'm not trying to attack Nebraska.

Posted: Apr 10th 2009 8:31PM (Unverified) said

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With the recent work of Tom Grimshaw to the Open Sim project - why anyone would want a LL product like this is beyond me. Tom managed to FIX THE TEXTURE LOAD BORK that LL has been ignoring (or to incompetent to fix) for YEARS. Apparently, the result is over a 200% increase in texture loads, a dramatic reduction in per client connection, and other dramatic improvements. You can read about it here:http://dusanwriter.com/index.php/2009/04/10/opensim-and-rezzing-textures-200-increase-in-load-speeds/

Ever since user Ballpien Hammerer proved that Linden Lag was conducting a massive DOS attack on it's own servers, LL has done nothing to fix the texture problem with even Linden coders admitting that the majority of textures were taking 30 seconds or more to load.

Now someone has demonstrated that it is indeed fixable, and it does indeed show that all of the Linden claims of Island overuse were based on faulty data and were due to Linden's own broken code.

When Open Sim is free and it works - while LL is expensive and causes a DOS attack on servers by your own users . . . explain to me again why it it is better?

Posted: Apr 11th 2009 6:20PM (Unverified) said

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Open Sim is a useful product, but it still lacks many important features offered by Second Life and I would not use it for an enterprise level deployment. 1) stability - I have a number of open sim servers running for testing purposes and they need a lot of care and feeding. 2) the reason for my instability is poor exception handling and high external comm traffic to mySQL driving inworld objects with external simulators. The Open Sim code is still fragile and has inadequate exception handling. For example if an inventory server fails during a transfer, it brings down the rest of the services. 3) poor linden scripting language support. The api is incomplete and in some cases methods have been created that are syntactically different than Linden's. This creates portability issues.

Nebraska is simply a product designed for corporate users who want to leverage the power of the Second Life environment, but not expose sensitive data to the open Internet.

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