[opensource-dev] Blocking viewers.

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Thu Sep 9 09:53:15 PDT 2010


This is not a bad idea at all, except that LL is here for
the money so they will refuse it. But opensim might use the idea.

You just have to adjust a bit ;).

Instead of having people pay for a server 24/7, you could
allow them to pay for a certain period of the day (many
would find 2 hours per day enough). Then the same machine
that would host their sim could be used for other sims
during the other 22 hours. I'm sure that with that method
it should be possible to cut the price of sims to 25%.

But then again, Linden Lab is about to screw us all already
in this regard by going to limit the resources of every (private)
sim to the tiny share that one would have when the sim is fully
loaded. So, that means that you can only use those resources
that otherwise would have been available if the sim was loaded to
the max 24/7 (which is clearly isn't the case on 99.9% of the sims).
As a direct result the same hardware can be used for more sims
at the same time while you still pay the same (using virtual
hosting). The price SHOULD be cut to 10%, so in effect it's the
same idea, but now with all financial benefit exclusively for LL.

On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 09:28:06AM -0400, malachi wrote:
> or we could do what that one episode of the outer limits called stasis  
> where they take and split the population of the world into 3 groups.  
> alphas betas and elites. then every 72 hours the alphas and betas switch  
> on a cryogenic freeze. half the population sleep while the other half run  
> about working and what not. and the elite stay away all the time. Lindens  
> are the elite i suppose. now if we can just get the system to let only  
> half of the people log in for 3 days. and the other half stay offline. and  
> alternate. we would experience much less lag i think lol

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Carlo Wood <carlo at alinoe.com>


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