Feb 3 2011

How many Second Life users does it take to change a light-bulb?

None. Your visitor is wearing a facelight, and the viewer won’t render that many local light-sources. Eject or mute the visitor to restore the light.

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In a civil lawsuit, the pre-trial hearings are basically all about facts. There are two essential kinds of facts in this process: facts in dispute, and facts not in dispute.

Both sides take (roughly) turns submitting documents and responses, and over time it becomes clear which information, items or events both parties both agree to be factual and correct, and which points they still disagree on. If there are enough facts in dispute (or facts of sufficient magnitude) the matter may then proceed to trial.

The judge may make judgements during the hearing phase based on the facts that are not in dispute. This has happened.

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