Bernie Sanders on Jon Ossoff: It’s ‘imperative’ he be elected

April 22, 2017

Source: Bernie Sanders on Jon Ossoff: It’s ‘imperative’ he be elected

Things that went wrong making supper

April 20, 2017

The Blueberry Tales

can-stock-photo_csp15040789My first thought was soup. It’s a cool night, but I had no saltine crackers. I did have a recipe for home made crackers but it seemed involved. Next thought: hot dish. For those who don’t live in MN or ND or thereabouts, that’s a casserole. I had one in mind that started with a jar of organic garden pasta sauce, but I must be getting weak, because no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t open the jar. Ok, so while I pondered what to have for a main dish, I thought I would bake a pineapple cake. I had a bowl of crushed pineapple in the refrigerator. I must have underestimated the time it had been there, because there was mold on it. That got dumped out. What other kind of cake could I make? The old timers made hot milk sponge cake, which I’ve never tried. The…

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The Decade Club

April 16, 2017

Being Yordie Sands

Ten days ago was my 10th rez day. Yay! I’m ten years old or as Seth Regan advised me, I’m not a member of The Decade Club. So how could I not go on a sentimental journey? That evening I logged in, spent some time in my home. First, I changed my hairstyle. I still haven’t changed my outfit for probably three years now, so it’s becoming kind of a thing. Then I spent time in adventure room mulling what to do next.

Yordie's Adventure Den The area of my house where I have my adventure and blogging paraphernalia.

I attempted to go to some of my favorite nightclubs, but kept crashing. Instead, I decided to go to one of my favorite environments, Calas Galadhon’s Misty Mountains. It wasn’t the same layout or landscaping that I remember, although very similar, but it definitely rekindled the same feelings that thrilled me years ago.

The Misty Mountains of Calas Galadhon That’s me…

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Raising Abuse Reports in Second Life

March 25, 2017

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Griefing, be it through word, action, noise, or object (as seen here), etc., is one of the items covered by the Abuse Report

The following notes are drawn from a presentation Governance Team manager Tommy Linden and team member Corky Linden are making to various communities within Second Life as part of an initiative to better disseminate information about the Governance Team, and on filing Abuse Reports (ARs). The hope is that the information provided will give users a better understanding of what the Governance Team hope to see provided in an Abuse Report in order to fully investigate it.

Note that  official information on Abuse Reports can also be found in the Knowledge Base.

Governance Team: Quick Facts

  • The team is relatively small – under a dozen in size – but handles an average of 400-500 Abuse Reports per day
  • All Abuse Reports get reviewed as the first…

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Warrant Issued to Search Facebook Page of a NoDAPL Advocacy Group

March 12, 2017

LRInspire

Bellingham WA – On March 8th the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] filed a motion to quash a warrant that had been issued to police to search for information on a Facebook community page dedicated to protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Sebastian Gorka and his distinguished military career.

March 6, 2017

Adrian Weale

ztfjjy9y_400x400Sebastian Gorka is on the right.. badoom-tish!

One of the curious paradoxes of the Trump administration is that, at the very top, there is a mixture of supremely competent professionals – James Mattis and HR McMaster spring to mind – working in the same national security space as quirky ideological warriors like Stephen Bannon.  Sebastian Gorka, the British-born commentator of Hungarian extraction, who was named as a Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump in January 2017, seemed to straddle this apparent divide:  an academic specialist in counter-terrorism with some apparently radical ideas about how to defeat Jihadi Islamism.

I took a mild interest in Gorka because he had apparently served in an Intelligence Corps unit of the British Territorial Army (TA) in the early 1990s.  For non-British readers, the Territorial Army* was the name of the part-time British Army reserve established in the early years of the 20th century primarily for…

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Lapidary Tips: DIY Inexpensive Lapidary Grinder

March 3, 2017

Silverandstone's Blog

This blog describes how you can build an inexpensive diamond lapidary grinder that will economically handle a lot of grinding tasks that should never be done on diamond wheels. Any lapidarist quickly learns that using diamond grinding wheels is expensive because diamond coatings are thin and wear off relatively fast.

It’s necessary to use expensive grinding wheels when the stone surface requires minimal scratches and is being prepared for sanding and polishing. But here are some grinding tasks where scratches are not an issue and they can be done on the grinder described in this blog: 

  • Removing saw tabs from the corner of slabs
  • Grinding away opaque skin from agates to expose features
  • Shaping rough so it fits slab saw vices
  • Squaring rough to enable a usable first cut slab
  • Removing any unwanted matrix from rough stones 

Diamond wheel coatings are only a few microns thick. Compare this with masonry…

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Experiencing the Roaring ’20s in a recreated New York

February 14, 2017

Second Sighting

UPDATE: The 1920’s New York Project has already moved to a full sim. This is its new location in SL. The SLURLs on the post have been updated.

Historical reconstruction and role-playing has found a breeding ground in Second Life, and one of the most impressive examples of such an endeavor that I’ve stumbled upon in the virtual world is the 1920’s New York Project. It recreates a section of Lower Manhattan, more or less as it would be in the second decade of the 20th Century, and it’s reach in details – as I hope the photos on this post will show (the photos, by the way, are displayed here in two versions: both in color and in black and white).

Aerial view of Front Street Aerial view of Front Street…

... in the 1920s New York … in the 1920s New York

The Project recreates the streets around Jeanette Park – which corresponds today to the Vietnam Veterans…

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Space Sunday: Juno and Jupiter, China, Google and the Moon

February 6, 2017

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

An artist's impression of Juno firing its main engine at it passes over Jupiter's cloud tops. Credit: NASA An artist’s impression of Juno firing its main engine at it passes over Jupiter’s cloud tops. Credit: NASA

On Thursday, February 1st, 2017, NASA’s Juno spacecraft completed its fourth 53.5 day orbit of Jupiter since its arrival on July 4th, 2016. The vehicle, reached perijove – the point at which it is closest to Jupiter’s cloud tops at 12:57 GMT (07:57  EST), just 4,300 km (2,670 mi) above the cloud top at a velocity of about 208,000 km/h (129,300 mph) relative to the planet.

As there were no plans to utilise the craft’s main engine to slow the craft into a 14-day orbit around Jupiter – a issue with a potentially faulty set of valves in the motor system is still being investigated – the spacecraft was able to conduct a “close-up” data gathering exercise as it swept around Jupiter, gathering data on atmospheric radiation and plasma.

Also active during the…

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ARCADIA HOUSE

February 2, 2017

La Galleria

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The ARCADIA HOUSE Part Mesh has a footprint of 35 X 35 and a prim count of about 120 for the house and deck. The unlinked room divider and pool add additional prims to the total if you choose to use them.

The house is ONE STORY — the dormers are just decorative.

REZZING INSTRUCTIONS:

To rez with optional pool and room divider, place Rez box a little above ground level, L Click, and choose Rez. Move and rotate into position. Pool and dividers may be deleted (extras are included in the main box).

When done rezzing, either click FINALISE to remove rez scripts and “kill” the rez box, or click STEALTH to hide floating text and keep the rez box live so you can re-rez in place (you will want to make the rez box invisible).

Double doors can be easily removed from bedrooms to make them into a…

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