Friday, January 20, 2012

The Galaxy Sponsoring SL Racing

The SS Galaxy is sponsoring FFred Koolhoven who is one of the racers in the Digital World racing League.  He is currently first in one type and in the top 5 elsewhere.  The races are broadcast on  as well.  We would like to take this opportunity to say "Go Fred!"  :)

His car is currently on display in reception be sure to drop by and check it out.


Carah Nitely LIVE In Concert Tomorrow 1pm!

Have you heard the incomparable Carah Nitely?  No then you are in for a treet!  She gave a wonderful concert last week AND she is back tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm on our Zodiac Ballroom!

Carah sings a variety of popular songs including Angel, The Rose, Black Velvet, Think Twice, All I Wanna Do to name a few and she takes requests.  If you want a fun and never-the-same-show-twice then you will want to be in attendance.

Zodiac Ballroom
Boarding Gangway

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cartunno Couture: Great Elegant Clothes

If you haven't stopped by Cartunno Couture, then you are missing out on some fun, fashionable, and down right elegant clothes.  Check out their store on the Galaxy and their new main updated store too. This gown is from the Titanic group, the dress is called The Heaven Gown.  One can see why, with the elegance and lace of this gown it could be worn as a bridal gown, or for some romantic dances in a ballroom.  This is going to be a valuable addition to my gown collection.

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SOPA Could Destroy The Internet As We Know It

We rarely  get involved or have a voice in politics, however we are making a exception in this case as the bills listed below could (and likely will) ruin  the internet as we know it.

The SOPA or Stop Internet Piracy is a bill currently in the USA Congress that would require ISP's to remove TOTAL access to a site via DNS if they were even accused of having something illegal on their site.  While the DMCA can requires take down of suspected illegal content this removes the entire site. 

In other words lets say someone filed a complaint against or, the internet providers would be forced to remove their DNS listings meaning that if you typed in or nothing would come up (you would most likely get a 404 error).  No investigation is needed.  It is guilty until proven innocent.  It would also force all providers to be police.  Most companies that carry user generated content (youtube, second life, forums etc) do not have the manpower (or cannot afford) to police/find every little thing on their site and therefore would likely go out of business rather than try to continue.  And another bill called Protect IP Act is just as bad.

These bills if enacted/made law will destroy the internet as we know it in the USA and will likely affect the rest of the world in a large way.  This bill must be stopped.  If you are in the USA call your congressman and representatives and tell them you DO NOT want these bills and for them to vote unanimously NO.  Check out the Electronic Frontier Foundation for information on how to do this and do so as soon as possible as much as possible.  This is scheduled to come up for vote on January 24th.  Please note phone calls carry much more weight than email or letters.  If you are in the USA it is best if you call as soon as possible as much as possible, lets overrun their phone lines and let our voices be heard against this threat to the internet as we know it.

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UPDATE:   While they have been "shelved" or "Tabled" they are not dead and could return at any moment.  Sadly we still need to be vigilant.