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Saturday, March 31, 2018

GeekSpeak – Uploading minds to Computers- Part 2 Join the Discussion Saturday March 31st at 12pm SLT



Do you think it will ever be possible to copy the pattern of neurons in a person’s brain and then upload that information to a computer so that the person continues to live as a form of AI?  If that were done would the new AI be the same person as before?  Would it be a conscious, aware person at all?

If minds could be uploaded to computers would you want to do it yourself?  Would you want it for people you love, who would otherwise be dead?

What would the world inside a computer be like?  Would we walk around in robot bodies?  Or would we live in virtual worlds in the computer?  Could uploading into a horrible virtual world be used as a form of punishment, a punishment that might last forever?  Would we see the beginning of a real Hell and a real Heaven?

When will all this happen?  Thousands of years in the future or maybe, as some think, in 10 years time?

Please IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for future subjects.

Happy Easter!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Monday, March 26, 2018

PRIMTIONARY @ Creations Park Mondays & Tuesday from 5-6pm SLT


After eleven years of continuous fun, PRIMTIONARY may just be the longest-running, most popular game in Second Life.  The rules are simple: the contestant puts together prims to build out a secret word, while the audience tries to guess the word within 10 minutes. The audience member who gets it right earns the privilege of building the next word. PRIMTIONARY is a challenge for both your mind and your building skills. From easy to impossible, we've got a level for you!

Primtionary ~ Copyright 2004-2016 Yummie Olsen

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Creations%20Park/245/23/23

Sunday, March 25, 2018

HAPPENING NOW! Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) Join the discussion on Sunday, March 25th at 10 am SLT




Topics for discussion:

UFOs seen by military?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-military-keeps-encountering-ufos-why-doesnt-the-pentagon-care/2018/03/09/242c125c-22ee-11e8-94da-ebf9d112159c_story.html

Hawking remembered:
https://www.space.com/39973-stephen-hawking-remembered-scientists-twitter.html

Oceans drowning in garbage?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/03/22/great-pacific-garbage-patch-grows/446405002/

If we have time:

Area code for the Moon?
https://www.space.com/39835-moon-mobile-phone-network-ptscientists-2019.html

Hawking Multiverse Theory?
https://www.livescience.com/62073-stephen-hawking-multiverse-theory.html

Entering black holes alive?
https://www.space.com/39844-entering-black-holes-alive.html

Greenland cracking up?
https://www.livescience.com/62027-greenland-lakes-disappearing.html

We hope you can stop by to join the fun and share your Metaverse
experiences, along with your virtual gaming, computer geek adventures,
cyber art projects, and dorkbot stories. If you’re already registered you
can teleport to the meeting via
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Quat/137/88/54/ Otherwise there are directions
for registering at: http://www.solidstatelight.com/ASCI

WillowVale: An interactive game and hunt



 featuring seven prizes and the opportunity to find 21 gems while talking with NPCs and discovering the rich story that is WillowVale

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rabbit%20Island/121/151/22

Saturday, March 24, 2018

ScienceCircle Foundation and James Woods Presents Astrobiology and the search for microbial life- March 24th at 10 am SLT


Introduction to astrobiology and the scientific search for evidence of microbial life beyond Earth, especially on moons in the solar system. Review, with questions welcome, the very real and exciting possibility of finding such life in the fairly near future, and its far-reaching implications. For a general audience, brief discussion of key basic principles in areas of microbiology, physics and chemistry that drive, inform and focus the search.




SL GeekSpeak – Uploading Minds to Computers- Join the Discussion on Saturday March 24th at 12pm SLT




Do you think it will ever be possible to copy the pattern of neurons in a person’s brain and then upload that information to a computer so that the person continues to live as a form of AI?  If that were done would the new AI be the same person as before?  Would it be a conscious, aware person at all?

If minds could be uploaded to computers would you want to do it yourself?  Would you want it for people you love, who would otherwise be dead?

What would the world inside a computer be like?  Would we walk around in robot bodies?  Or would we live in virtual worlds in the computer?  Could uploading into a horrible virtual world be used as a form of punishment, a punishment that might last forever?  Would we see the beginning of a real Hell and a real Heaven?

Come and talk to us about the year million.

Please IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for future subjects.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Friday, March 23, 2018

Bookings Open for Le Cirque De Nuit 2018


Magic sparkles across the skies above Idle Rogue as the beloved production, Le Cirque de Nuit awakens for 2018.

Basing their work on Erin Morgenstern’s novel, The Night Circus, dance entertainers, Idle Rogue Productions lead enchanted audiences back into a steampunk circus that is traditionally performed over the Easter break, this year on March 30 and 31 and April 1 at 7pm , with an additional matinee performance on March 31 at 3pm.

Tour of The Imperial Arts Exhibit of Bonsai and Cherry Blossom Trees and learn the history



Over the years Bonsai, the Japanese art form of cultivating small trees that mimic full size trees, has advanced to have many different styles that closely resemble circumstances found in nature.  Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penzai or penjing from which the art originated, and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non bộ. 



In nature, the trees grow upright, slanting, solo, in pairs, in plains, or clinging to rocks.  They’re also found in dry, wet, warm, cool, windy, and still environments.  These various stresses of nature are reflected in their shapes and Bonsai artists look to what nature creates when producing their own bonsai.  Thus making them so much more than just a miniature tree in a container.  In this exhibit, you will find many examples of bonsai styles along with some explanations.  

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In the other half of the cultural center, you’ll find sakura themed items. Though Sakura (Cherry Blossom) trees can be found in the middle northern or southern part of China (the area nearby the sea) as well as in South Korea, they are best known as being the iconic image of spring in Japan. 

Every year, the sakura zensen (cherry blossom front) is tracked as the flowers bloom –first in Okinawa, then upwards towards Kyoto and Tokyo, and finally in the higher altitudes in Hokkaido. All across Japan Hanami (flower viewing) festivals celebrate the beauty of the delicate cherry blossom.  

With all the petals, it should come as no surprise that these little flowers have a tremendous cultural significance on Japan.  This exhibit contains just a fraction of the food, drinks, and other items that sakura have influenced. 

Don't forget to stop by the gift shop for: bonsai, sakura sake, sakura latte, sakura kokeshi doll, sakura pepsi, and sakura donuts! 

Imperial Arts

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sea%20Escape/228/196/3056

Thursday, March 22, 2018

VALENTINA FULL BODY LIMITED EDITION - Skin Fair 2018 until March 25th!






During this month's Skin Fair Until March 25th!!!


Altamura Bento Avatar presents the Full version of Valentina Full Body for the promotional price of L$300 ONLY to our Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars group members.

She is Omega compatible for skins, makeup, tats, etc. This is a Skin Fair exclusive and limited edition.  She is available only at Skin Fair, once the fair is over, she will not be available for sale!
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You need to join Altamura group and wear tag (you can also gift either Valentina or Robert) to purchase Valentina for 300L or get Robert gift.

You need to join Altamura Group for 50L secondlife:///app/group/66ce836d-f5ec-8646-6bfb-d4d4b1f1e649/about group

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ROBERT FREE GIFT BODY/HEAD




For the guys, Robert is available as a free gift.  All of our GIFT fullbodies have the same capabilities. Full body alpha so you can wear clothing and shoes, which allows you to use it on a daily basis if you so desire. None of them can use appliers nor change their skin (no Omega). (unlike Valentina above, which is full Omega version)

Skin Fair 2018

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Octavia/90/17/23

Altamura BENTO Avatar
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Capodorso/242/68/26

http://go-dutch-with-roodvosje.blogspot.it/

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Interview with a Leprechaun- Lanai Jarrico Reporting...


Every year I like to track and find holiday mascots in Second Life and interview them. Of them all the leprechaun seems to be the most elusive. After turning over every mesh rock and braving the thick forest of the SL countryside I finally found one!  Leroy the Leprechaun was a strange character and obvious drunk or on some type of shamrock crack. We sat down for a talk until things got weird.



Interview with Leroy the Leprechaun

Lanai: Gotcha you little rascal!

Leroy: Let me go you oversized child!



Lanai: Now Now Leroy, there is no need to be rude. Relax, I just want to talk to you. I will let you go under one condition. You sit and talk to me without vanishing and I’ll waive the pot of gold owed to me for catching you.

Leroy: Fair enough cail’in. *straightens is little green suit* OMG! What are you doing?
Lanai: If there is one thing I’ve learned about Leprechauns it is they are not to be trusted on words alone so you will remain handcuffed to me until we are done.

Leroy: I didn’t know you were that type of girl! *smirks*



Lanai: Anyway,  there is a lot you don’t know about me. Would you like to find out? *hold up a stick*

Leroy: Ohhh into BDSM? Nooo that’s OK m’Lady! So what is it you’d like to talk about?

Lanai: Well, this was a harsh winter and I feel like the grid is recovering from it. I think the residents need some inspiration and new found enthusiasm. The grid seems kind of uneventful lately so I was wondering what you think should be done about St. Patrick’s Day.



Leroy: Well first of all pretty lady, these cuffs are too tight and second, that is not my problem I’m just a Leprechaun minding my own business and trying to keep from being captured. Blame the morale of the grid on Santa, I heard he gave out a record breaking amount of coal this past Christmas.

Lanai: I know, I’m still trying to figure out how to remove the gigantic pile of coal he left in my yard. I’ll be sure to write him a long letter about that. But seriously from your perspective how can we get the grid into St. Patrick’s Day?


Leroy: well from my ground level perspective. Some people need a swift kick in the pants and ejected off the grid. They don’t bring any luck to this holiday. They bring misery and mess. There are just too many arrogant people here these days and a bunch of lazy ones who seem to want something for nothing or stick to the old routine of things and aren’t innovative. I mean look at me? With the new mesh avatars on the market, I still look like a pasty noob because people with red beards of shorter stature are being left out. What about leprechauns?!? *sighs* Nobody gives a shouting shamrock about us.

Lanai: Yea… you do need a serious makeover but is that your only gripe?

Leroy: Of course not.  What is up with all the venue owners who don’t even know how to run a business? Half of them don’t even have up St. Patty’s Day decorations. What are they a bunch of Anti St. Patrick’s Day Bah Humbugs?  I think they are a waste of space on the grid and only add to the clutter.


Lanai: You seem pretty upset about that but you have a point. What do you think should be done?

Leroy: It would be nice to see everyone in green on St. Patrick’s Day. I think it is the only way to gauge how big this holiday is in Second Life. I also think it would be nice if Linden Labs actually interacted more with the grid and hosted official holiday events where everyone is invited. Not just their annual Birthday. Honestly I think it is lame. Poor residents wanting to be involved in SL’s birthday seem to be the only ones really putting in the effort to even make that possible. Official LL Parties will give residents a chance to meet new people and socialize on a grander scale in the community. It can also rid the grid of all the lame uninhabited venues too.  I mean who wouldn’t want to go to a Linden hosted St. Patrick’s Day event? I would be there.

Lanai:  Interesting idea. But there is no time to get that organized now.

Leroy: I may be small but my brain isn’t the size of a sunflower seed. The Lindens really need to implement incentives for this community or else boredom will set in and continue to hinder the growth of the population. I was recently at the bar with Cupid and he said the same thing. Where’s the love?



Lanai: *nods* With all the talk about the new Second Life grid many people are on the fence about applying new ideas. Some are even afraid of a total SL collapse due to people leaving this grid for the new one. But enough about that though.  So, Leroy what will you be doing on St. Patrick’s Day and speaking of cupid how is he doing? That guy never called me back.

Leroy: In regards to Cupid, he’s a player and he obviously got what he wanted from you. About St. Patrick’s day, I haven’t the slightest clue. The only thing I know is once I’m out of these cuffs, I’ll be off staying out of sight and trying to figure out why that stupid  dress went viral recently. Who gives a green glittered terd if it was white and gold or black and blue….It should have been green…



Lanai: *&$%! You Leroy nothing happened between Cupid and I. If anything he drank too much love potion on Valentine’s Day and ended up crying on my shoulder the whole time about erectile dysfunction and a crooked arrow. Anyway, of all the news, why would that dress be your biggest concern?

Leroy: Why would it go viral? I’d rather watch videos of screaming jackasses on loop for all eternity.

Lanai: Sounds serious.  I guess you have a point. People are just bored even off the grid. With that said. I hope everyone in Second Life has a great St. Patrick’s Day anyway. I know I will.

Leroy:  Hey, if you aren’t doing anything special that day. Look me up and you might get lucky!



Lanai: I will consider myself lucky if I don’t ever see you again! Get lost before I claim my pot of gold and beat you with this stick.







Friday, March 16, 2018

Be a Contestant on Second Fortune at The shelter! March 16th at 12pm SLT


Win cash and prizes by solving word puzzles, similar to TV's Wheel of Fortune game show. Bonus cash for the top three point scores.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wingo/40/10/87

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seanchai Library Celebrates a Decade of Stories with "Volume 10"



On March 20, 2008 Shandon Loring presented the very first story in voice at the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Center, which would become Seanchai Library. A decade later, Seanchai Library is still presenting literature, stories, and poems live in voice every week. March 15th begins Seanchai's ten day celebration of stories brought to life in virtual worlds, featuring a light-hearted quest, music events and, of course, stories. "Volume 10" kicks off today with the opening of a quest, and at 7pm PDT with Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring beginning the first of a two part presentation of Frank Delaney's The Architect of Newgrange.

Time for Trivia and Tunes at Graine's Riverside Cafe! March 15th at 5:30PM SLT



Our Trivia Diva Clancy Huckleberry has 30 Questions at L$30 each plus one bonus Q at L$100 for a total of $L1000 in prizes! DJ Sparrow Letov-Meredith will be spinning the tunes and barkeeps Fritter and Temba will be serving the drinks! Plus, say the Secret Word and win L$10 every time you guess it right! Loads of loot, woots and LOLs in a relaxed beachfront setting with great people! 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blue%20Curacao/56/88/21

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pillow Talk with Ursula-Stories of Couples who made the transition from SL to Real Life- March 17th at 8pm SLT



Come down to our live in world show on Saturday March 17th, 8pm SLT.  You have met your soulmate, your life partner in SL...now what?  There are stories of couples who made the transition from SL to RL.  Can it be a happily ever after SL?  We will be talking to couples who made that jump into RL.  Come share your story with us!  Audience participation encouraged.  Bring a friend!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serendipity%20Cove/155/28/24 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Easter & Spring @ Snuggles 2018


Adorable Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, artistic decorations,bright daffodils,Baskets – At Snuggles you will find the most charming Easter & spring items and decorative accessories for the Easter season. Cute whimsical and unique decor,

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snuggles/154/229/25

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Explore Ren Faire - Spring Woods



Its starting to warm up, The birds are chirping, the animals are roaming!
Come cuddle or explore this spring wonderland by yourself or with someone else.
Plenty of places to keep warm and relax, Or explore and find something new!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ren%20Faire/115/101/26

Friday, March 9, 2018

Lost Spirits Retreat - Spring Season - Horse Riding and Homes


LSR is a relaxing sim that is oriented towards those that want to spend time with nature and their horse. PasturePets  welcome!

We have Skiing, Ice skating, trail riding,  jumping and rentable homes! Roleplaying, Furry, Equestrians, animals welcome !

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lost%20Spirits/123/128/22

Thursday, March 8, 2018

He Proposed. You said YES!!! Let SLE make it easy to start planning your perfect wedding!- Lanai Jarrico Reporting..




Getting married in Second Life is an exciting time for couples in love who want to take their relationship to the next level. It is a way to express their love for one another in front online family and friends.


Planning for this perfect day doesn’t have to be stressful if you take a deep breathe and check out some of these great locations that offer wedding packages that fit your specific needs and budget.  I know it can become a chore looking for the best places to shop in Second Life so here is a list of places you lovebirds can start with by category.


Let’s start with the beautiful bride and her bridesmaids

The Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids
Every bride wants to look stunning on their wedding day. Whether you like traditional or want something unique to suit your style, there are many types of wedding dresses to choose from on the grid. Of course, Marketplace is an easy way to find a dress but is it really what you want to do?  




Utopia Mainstore has an elegant collections of Wedding Gowns and bridesmaid dresses that are sure to make your presentation breathtaking.






Sonia Luxury Fashion has Avant Garde styles of formal dresses and Wedding Gowns, Detailed and Sexy designs for the wild Femme Fatale in you.






Trea Beau Designs & Bridal has gowns with sophisticated style as well as delicately crafted head jewels and face veils.




The Groom and his Best man




Kauna is mens suit shop for the groom and his best men to build their ensemble just the way they want it.




Adam Edelstein Couture for the distinguished gentlemen.




Aesthetic Swear Clothing by Lapointe & Bastchild is a great shop for  Aesthetic male mesh bodies. Great selection of dress shoes too.



VENUES


Now that you picked out the perfect outfit for you and your wedding party, lets check out some venues to consider.




Make it Perfect Weddings and Events offers everything you need for a  completely custom weddings for any budget! Grand opening sale of 25% off and a free honeymoon for every wedding.  There are 7 packages to choose from and your cake can be custom made! Starting at $2250.





Timeless Weddings offers beautiful wedding venues. English, Portuguese, Spanish. Wedding packages from 2,500 to 25,000.  Packages for any budget. Real time photography.



Star*Crossed Weddings (TM) Est. 2010 has professional wedding services. Wedding Packages to fit any budget. Planner, Minister, Venue, Photographer, Hotel, Restaurant and Wedding Supplies.


Don’t forget the rings!





JCNY Jewelry, Wedding Rings, Main Store
SL favorite realistic Jewelry and Wedding Rings, 75% Off, Engagement Rings, Bohemian, Necklaces, Watches and Gacha. Contact JD Hansen for custom Engravings and items.



Zuri Jewelry Mainstore Wedding Rings,Tiaras & Crowns Since 2007
Jewelry. Beautiful, realistic, high quality, delicate jewels with outstanding customer service. Wedding rings, tiaras, crowns, bridal, vintage, men's, mesh, Bento compatible




EarthStones Jewelry : Main Store : Wedding Rings
Jewelry for women and men. casual, bohemian, diamonds, hippie, gothic,  bridal, tiaras, lockets, earrings, necklaces, engraving, pearls, pagan, engagement rings, formal, celtic, vampire, symbolic, wiccan, crystals, mens,




I hope these locations give you a head start on your wedding planning. On behalf of the SL Enquirer  congratulations on finding your soulmate. We wish you a perfect wedding day and long lasting memories to come.


-Lanai














Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lunamoon's Creation Shop-St. Patrick's Day Decor & Clothing


Luck of the Irish Costumes & Decorations...Emerald Green Clothing for Maitreya, SLINK Physique, SLINK Hourglass, Belleza Isis, Belleza Freya, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, Group Gift, !MAAM! Gift, NEW FITMESH!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oberon/214/246/27

Western Geisha Dinner and Chat - March 7th at 8:30pm SLT



Our long-standing chat meeting to discuss anything - RL, SL, OOC or IC - whilst enjoying delicious Japanese food and drink around low tables. Kimonos often shown off but not required!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Qoheleth/167/158/22

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

WELCOME TO INSPIRATION ISLAND- Evergreens Golf Course



   
OUR MISSION:
We bring retired people to Inspiration Island so they can benefit from the comprehensive brain-training activities we provide here. 

Many of these are newcomers to virtual worlds who are guided in by Buddies we train to introduce them to our research-based program.

We also offer professional development courses for teachers and other professionals. 

And, of course, our island is open to all residents of SL who accept the limits of a Moderate-rated sim. We are actually a region in the Rockcliffe University Consortium Estate.

**Because we want to be as welcoming to mature newcomers, students, and professionals as we are to established SL residents, we ask everyone to READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

Although Inspiration Island is a Moderate sim, and we do allow some latitude in clothing requirements, we prefer that you wear clothes while on our island – especially because of the possible presence of newcomers and professionals.

We understand that - for some avatars - clothing choices are a matter of principle. We also appreciate that many of you are thoughtful and valuable contributors to our activities. 

***However, the hosts of programs on Inspiration Island have the final say about clothing policies for their parcels and programs.

They do try to let visitors know in their Notices if they have a clothing code. However, nobody can be perfect about doing that beforehand. So we also ask nude avatars to understand that program hosts may IM you on site to explain that their kind of program does require G-rated clothing. 

We hope you can make an exception and use an alt then, in order to attend the program. If not, please leave quietly and graciously. Our goal is to respect everyone who visits us, and we ask for respect in return.

Another way we try to respect the sensibilities of everyone is to offer visitors ways to take care of themselves by following a few simple steps:
If you feel uncomfortable seeing a nude avatar, you can de-render or block it (make it invisible to you in your viewer) temporarily or permanently. Everyone but you will still see that avatar. 

**DE-RENDERING IS EASY: 

in Firestorm, right click directly on the avatar you want to de-render, then click on More, then click on De-render and choose Temporary or Blacklist;
in the SL Viewer, right click on the avatar you want to make disappear and click on Block. You can later choose to Unblock them if you wish by going to your Blocked list.

If an avatar is speaking in voice in a way that disturbs you, you can mute their voice by going to Nearby Voice and lowering their active mic.

And you can, of course, IM a program host to ask for advice and help. 

We want you to enjoy the time you spend with us. Your brain will thank you.   :-)

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                 MORE ABOUT THE ISLAND
                
We are the home of Whole Brain Health. Our parent nonprofit (501c3) organization is Ageless Mind Project. We are also a Collective of over 30 SL residents who collaborate to offer programs and activities designed to improve the well-being of our visitors.  

Inspiration Island has 4+ levels of exciting discoveries. You can explore them by using the globe teleporters to visit over 30 locations here.
You can contact us and send us feedback using any of the dropboxes around the island.



The Welcome Boards give you a Navigation Hud to the whole island, access to our google calendar for hosted programs, a Group Joiner and Subscriber button for the Whole Brain Health group, links to our Facebook page, website, and more.   


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/142/231/38

If you need help, look for our Buddy Boards. If you see an avatar’s picture there, click on it to submit a message through the Board.   


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/142/231/38

We also have a self-guided Newcomers Orientation Center that can be reached from here:    



Come back often and bring friend. Tell retired people outworld about us. 

AND if you would like to become trained to become a Buddy too, contact Lissena (aka Wisdomseeker).
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Lissena (Wisdomseeker)  owner of Inspiration Island, Executive Director of Whole Brain Health
wisdomseekersmeetinghouse@gmail.com
Staff: 
Thuja Hynes (Tooyaa) – WBH Associate Director 
Francisco Koolhoven (Fran) – WBH Media Director
Katsii Tennen (Catseye) – WBH Recruitment Manager

TELEPORT TO THE COURSE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lovers/33/39/24

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