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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Jack Abraham

I find it symptomatic of Viewer 2 that half the visible space on the photo is not the world, but the sidebar. But congrats to Virgin for even trying.

Laetizia Coronet

See that >> Jack? Click - gone. No problem at all.

Arcadia Codesmith

Communication based on quantum entanglement might allow almost unlimited data transfer from anywhere -- airplanes, Antarctica, Alpha Centauri -- with no need for a barrier, oops, I mean carrier.

And while quantum computing sounds like some really weird science-fiction mojo, the first working quantum chips have already been made and quantum entanglement has been demonstrated over 16km.

That's a long way from being on store shelves, but if quantum mechanics has taught us nothing else, it's that "a long way" may be much closer than anybody expects.

Alex

I logged onto SL a year ago on an airplane (Air Tran) for several hours and it worked fine.

Laetizia Coronet

I would rez my Cessna and fly around, just because that is weirdness to the extreme. Somehow.

Mitch Wagner

Regarding streaming on planes: I've never tried logging in to SL from a plane, but I did watch an entire streaming movie on NetFlix. It only stuttered once or twice, for a second each time, no problem at all.

Dave Zeeman

I left the sidebar open because without it, it's kinda hard to tell that I even had a Second Life window open. Trust me, I keep that thing closed most of the time. ;)

Also remember that I was on an airplane with around 200 other people. If it worked fine on your flight, you may not have had 200 people with computers logging into the free Internet they already knew they were getting.

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