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Second Life Cats

http://notanotherkitten.com Read The Adventures of Penny

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One of the most popular pastimes in Second Life is caring for, feeding and breeding virtual animals. Over the years these animals have improved and developed and a whole community of Second Life breeders and traders has emerged.

KittyCatS! ™ are highly interactive cats that can be petted and cuddled. They will follow you and play with you. There are lots of breeds and sizes, including teacup, toy, petite, normal and MegaPuss. There are also special collection cats that will breed one unique baby. It is compelling and addictive and fascinating. http://kittycats.biz.

What is fascinating is the way in which these cats become real. When they are born an imprinting occurs and this sets the scene for reality to step in.

They become attached. They follow you and talk in local chat. They need feeding or they get sick, they sleep a lot. You give them affection, breed them…

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How translating TED Talks helped me recover from a serious illness

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Ai Tokimatsu watches a TED Talk on her phone in the hospital, with her two children. Photo: Courtesy Ai Tokimatsu Ai Tokimatsu watches a TED Talk on her phone in the hospital, with her two children. Photo: Courtesy Ai Tokimatsu

Today, our Open Translation Projectcelebrates its 5th anniversary. This global volunteer effort brings together people who speak 104 languages with a shared mission—spreading ideas—and changes lives in the process. We asked one translator to tell her story.

By Ai Tokimatsu

The illness hit me on a beautiful summer weekend. I woke up early and did an hour of exercise, feeling very excited to take my children to a local festival that evening. We all put on our summer kimonos, called yukata—my then 5-year-old son turned into a little samurai and my 2-year-old girl became a princess. It could have been one of those perfect days that you cherish for the rest of your life.

Earlier in the day, my 2-year-old daughter was playing in our living room and jumped on…

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Tails From The Cat Shop

Cyberculture / Cyberkulture

Great new book out from Storm! Must Read! Click on the picture to buy.

Fantasy meets Reality in Cyberspace, in a world where our online and offline experiences, friendships and even, our identities are excitingly entangled. Avatars are extensions of us, leading lives parallel to our own dull everyday existence. There are no limits to our Virtual Lives and we are free to live in any World we choose. Having a Virtual Life sets you free to dream and some dreams do come true.

Storm and Dude are partners. In spite of the fiercely opposing time zones, they meet and fall in love on the dance floor of the Junkyard Blues Club in the Virtual World of Second Life. They begin collecting breedable cats and their Second Life gets very crowded, so together they open Not Another Kitten, a Cat Shop in Cyberspace. Then the Cat Shop meets the University…

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Trolling

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From The Guardian we must do something about this. If anyone is a victim of online abuse please contact me. The Article is below the form.

Philip Finlay Bryan B.Sc (hons) MA C.Q.S.W. FRSA

Online trolling against women is linked to domestic violence and abuse, experts have warned, and should not be dismissed as “obnoxious but harmless” behaviour.

Speaking before a conference on tackling online abuse, which will be attended by high-profile victims including the MP Stella Creasy and feminist writer and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, Polly Neate, chief executive of Women’s Aid, said the links between domestic violence and online abuse were too often ignored.

“It is critical that we make the link between this vicious online harassment and cyberbullying and real-life violence against women,” she said. “We need to understand that this is part of a domestic violence spectrum and we have to challenge this type of misogyny…

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Keeping In Touch

How nice it would be not to have to keep up with all the different sites you, your siblings and relatives are probably using. Got an event a reunion ? sending out a dozen or more emails?

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What about those pictures you posted 3 months ago/? Still find them? Wouldn’t it be great if grandpa wrote about that first camping trip when you were 8? your siblings can write about school, job out east. It takes maybe 30 minutes to write an update. You have a bulletin board using the latest internet software. The wordpress community plugins are the best going, easy to install with automatic setup. You have a family diary. You have a family album. You have to remember no email addresses. Any of your relatives can post anywhere in the world. AND its permanent. Create a mailing list that any of your family can post to. Its all very easy. You can delgate administratore say mom and dad or grandparents. You get full cPanel access with video tutorials as well as help [see help.irishsecure.com] . If you are new to wordpress here is a short tutorial: Please watch full screen.

 

And a short tutorial on using cPanel to setup email.

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