The image of Tateru Nino's Second Life avatar, as if printed in a bookAlts (AKA alternate accounts) exist in pretty much every online and offline service, from Second Life to Social Security. Usually, identifying an online alt is just a little bit easier than identifying an offline alt.

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It’s kind of tricky, isn’t it? If you don’t already know their email addresses, how do you find them?

Actually, you can use Google itself to search for matching Google Profiles.

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Or slowed it down, or made it reset or caused it to go all Blue Screen of Death, or just generally messed it up, and it has been running really slow every since you installed it.

Well, no. It didn’t, necessarily, and here’s why.

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Being that I just got a new PC – entirely thanks to you, gentle readers – let’s talk hardware that will run Second Life well. That is, kit that will work smoothly and not turn into a slide-show even if you crank everything up.

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