Thursday, May 21, 2009

FBIng it

You know those billboards that post your picture at a store or venue whenever you TP in? Those that say “Last Visitor” – and occasionally make you cringe because you, inadvertently of course, teleported to some place called “Hot Fetish Lovers”? Well, there is one more billboard (beyond the afore mentioned) where you really don’t want to show up.

The FBI, reports “Virtual Worlds News”, is experimenting with putting up billboards with their Ten Most Wanted fugitives on it.
I tried to find one, but putting “Ten Most Wanted” into search in SL gave me (and somehow I’m not surprised) “Ten Most Wanted Gor Slaves” as the first link.

Searching for FBI was equally unsuccessful. And somehow I feel that the FBI’s attempt to find fugitives via SL will not be any more successful. I mean, can you imagine looking for social deviants in SL? It’s hard enough avoiding them at times!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Perfect Measurements: 43-29-43

There are things in SL you ask people you wouldn’t dream of doing in RL. Like the question “What’s your breast size,” just to grab an example out of the air. Well, I’ve just done that with three friends.

But before you think I’m overly mammary mesmerized, may I explain: I’ve been wondering what the perfect measurements in SL might be. I’m not even sure what they are considered to reach in RL, but Google tells me it might just be 36-24-36, though those might be the numbers before augmentation came of age. Well, from the little data I gleamed from my friends and then averaged, measurements in SL are 55-32-39. (NB: It’s not Bust/Waist/Hips in SL but Breast Size/Love Handles/Hip Width I’m working with here.)

My friends don’t even appear that busty in SL, but at that ratio they’d be wandering around in RL with 43 size breasts. A nice thought, but I digress.

Let’s draw our eyes, reluctantly, from breast size to the hips. Using the same waist to breast ratio SL-women in RL would have 43 size hips. Imagine how often you’d have to say “No, of course it doesn’t look fat in those jeans”. It also tells me that my female friends in SL make their hips a bit smaller in SL.

Fiddling around with the math a bit more, I come to the result that the perfect waist size in SL – if 43 is the perfect breast and hip size – should be 29. Interestingly enough a much smaller number than my friends have chosen. Anyway, something to ponder.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Twitters from SL

Why do I have to do all the work, I've thought. Isn't the real secret of success in getting others to do things for you - isn't that what Web 2.0 is all about? Well, with that thought in mind I've decided to, occassionaly, post little quotes and quirps from other people here that I gleamed from conversations and chats. Today's guest: Kenn Price, DJ and very funny guy!

Kenn Price: hated pole dancing
Kenn Price: they suck on conversation
Kenn Price: and it never thanked me once at the end of the night