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I wouldn’t wager on this…

April 26, 2007 9:57 am

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'Yeah! We survived 1.15.0' party at the PLLaetizia takes a very good stand as she says the Linden Gods are wussies after all. OMFG!!! Land of the free, my ass too! ;)

And LL isn’t the only one giving in to the USA (’s laws). SlExchange recently decided to discontinue the sale of items related to gamble. The writer of this blogpost has a good point when he raises the question: ‘What’s next? Our Xcite?‘ when reading ‘At this time we have only disabled casino-style items and are not yet clear whether other items will also be disabled or when.’ on the official SLexchange blog.

Maybe we can start a web based bookmaking company for SL? Place your bets, at which time will the following events occure in our Secondlifes:

The rating system is replaced by a ‘crimal record’, only accessible to premium members.
Same-gender partnership on file is no longer possible.

LL needs to know about ALL of your bank accounts before you can enter the grid.
Meta-booze must be concealed in a brown paper bag when exploring PG area’s.

We must pledge allegiance to the SecondLife Hand, kneel to the Linden Gods and recite theTOS before building class may start.
Linden Gods and business partners are the only one allowed to have nukes in their inventory.
The official LindenBlog reports about the ‘Axis of Evil’: X-Box Live, WoW and Kaneka and about how their are endangering the further existence of our Grid.
Billions of L$ are spend on ‘no sex before partnership’ campaigns, yet utter n00bs get prim babies and the-anti-griefer-brigade is desperatly in need of fundings.

LL locks the borders of the grid. Except if you are able to prove you have a job waiting for you in-world and succeed at getting a ‘Green Hand’ or immediately pay for a premium account, you can not join anymore.
Health insurance is added: if your job doesn’t include that benefit and you don’t own premium membership your account is terminated when being shot on damage enabled land.
LL takes over Kaneka. Officialy to give them more freedom where it comes to avatar looks, better clothes and decent builds. Unofficially: ‘Man, those pipelines look neat!’
N00bs need to work tripple shifts as dancers, just to be able to pay for basic building classes.

The take-over on Kaneka isn’t going as well as expected. LL redraws its Linden Gods from all sort of different post and orders them to work on the take-over. Which leaves no Lindens to take care of the giant flood of Abuse Reports filed.
Philip Linden is crowned king at the cathedral. LL forbits reuters to write about the mass amount of avies gathered in the nearby sims, ripping the prim of their bodies, crying out for less lag and attention for the RAM-impaired in this virtual society.

Does anybody else feel like playing Nostradamus Linden? ;)

15 Responses to “I wouldn’t wager on this…”

tiana meriman wrote a comment on April 26, 2007
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lol that was a great article. i fear for the futur, it sounds like its going to become a cult XD

Shockwave Plasma wrote a comment on April 26, 2007
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Hi Vint,
The problem LL have, is they are subject to US laws, and as we are logged in to their servers in the US so are we, while we are there.

I’ve been able to think in few small ways how to launder money through SL. They said the FBI have been to have a look and so-far there is no problem.

I’m guessing it’s because of the small scale.

But as LL is running a bank, and an international money transfer systems, and are doing so unregulated, then it’s no surprise that they are trying to dampen down the most contentious issues.

October Hush wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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I know a good surgeon that can remove that tongue from your cheek. ;-)

Vint Falken wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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Shockwave, I know that. It’s just. I’m a bit scared what will be next. I’m sorry to say so, but I don’t want our virtual society to turn to American standards/laws/values (or the idea I have of those). But I must admit a bit of humor was added to my scenario’s of doom. ;) (Remind me of walking in-world with a sign that says ‘the Apocalyps is near!’, please. :p )

October, but my tongue is amongst my favorite body parts! It’s that useful! :D

Andromega wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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Vint, your tongue should be amongst my favorite body parts, could you change that, please?!

October Hush wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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“But I must admit a bit of humor was added to my scenario’s of doom. ;)”

Hence my tongue-in-cheek comment ;-)

But yeah, I totally agree with you. We may have to abide by US & International laws, but not American “values”. Or at least the loudest voices in America anyway. Unfortunately in many places of the US, normal values include such great things as homophobia, racism, sexism, animal abuse and other lovely things. =P

We’re not all like that, though. Trust me!

October Hush wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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For you non-native English speakers, it’s a figure of speech:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue-in-cheek

“Tongue-in-cheek is a term that refers to a style of humour in which things are said only half seriously, or in a subtly mocking way.”

Vint Falken wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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Yeah, I still have my hopes up high for the USA, as the majority of your people did not vote for Mr. Bush! ;)

But I was 75% serious, not only half! :p

October Hush wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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Well, the Senate majority here is now Democrat, so there is definitely hope for the future. And I can pretty much guarantee you that a Republican will NOT become president in the next election!

Andromega wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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unfortunatly I left my Arnold Schwarzenegger shape while an inventory lag :-( ! -so I don´t have any chance to reach the oval office soon. *sobs*

Vint Falken wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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Andro, maybe this time they’ll elect someone based on his mental capacities, and you still stand a change? ;)

Andromega wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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Ohhh, I know my mental capacity isn´t very large, but my menthol sweets capacity is huge :-P

CodeBastard Redgrave wrote a comment on April 27, 2007
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I share most of the same preoccupations Vint is doing sarcasm about the Lindens becoming their own governement and especially since there under US law influence, which to my own sense is becoming more like a giant fascist plutocracy nowdays.

This is why I’m very verbal about decentralizing the assets and communication servers into other countries, and also allowing private owners to build and run their own sims independantly. This way at least all the contents will not be stored in datacenters hosted in a country where its quasi-marshall law. Maby people will be able to run sims from Sealand or from Christmas Islands XD

My 2 cents

Codie

Shockwave Plasma wrote a comment on April 29, 2007
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While I am not in any way Anti-american ( putting in my Green card Lottery Every year! ) I think their DOJ has gone to far.

The Times 28/4/07 has an article that the DOJ now consider they have jusrisdiction on people anywhere in the world who:-

Works for a US company
A company that has issued shares in the US or is on the US Stockmarket
Or it part of a Cartel to do business in the US

Scary

I’ll put another 2 cents and agree with Codi that the sooner the grid is decentalized the better. A European grid would be nice.

Vint Falken wrote a comment on April 30, 2007
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Indeed rather scary. I wonder how long it will take before they think they have jurisdiction about me because probably one of my far far far ancestor’s nephews went to the Americas and founded their - censured - nation. I was already shocked back then when they said they would not accept jurisdiction of the court in Den Haag when it would rule about an American citizen.

Care to comment?