Thursday, September 29, 2016

Frame Rate Drops - KB3194496 Windows update released today



Issue: Frame rate drops to around 3FPS when any SL Viewer tries to regain focus after another Windows 10 application has been run in the the foreground or after the viewer has been minimized.

Microsoft update patch  KB3194496  is again a cumulative patch which includes the OpenGL bug.

So if you previously removed KB3193494, KB3176938 and KB3189866 for this problem you will also need to block this update.

Details on how to block an update are included in the original story here

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Presidential Debates, Round One




A lively debate was enjoyed last night by those who gathered in London City to see the first presidential head-to-head.

Hillary Clinton, somewhat reminiscent of a Cheshire cat, with a permanent broad smile, was effective.  Far from coughing, wobbling and falling off the stage into the audience, she delivered a well rehearsed message and remained calm.

The consensus of those watching form London City, was that she left  Mr Trump somewhat on the hop, unable to answer questions without a convoluted preamble, and forcing him to adopt a defensive position throughout, without much if any opportunity to attack.

There will be a 2nd debate on 9th October and a third and final head-to-head on 29th October.






Monday, September 26, 2016

The first Presidential Debate - Have your Say!



As the first head-to-head debate gets underway between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, come and have your say about how you think it's going.

You can use Voice or Text to express your views, your opinion matters!

The live debate begins at Starts at 6pm SL time on Monday which is 2am (Tuesday) in the UK

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/81/185/23

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tickled Pink



Thank you to everyone who visited the weekend concerts through September and helped celebrate London City's 7th Birthday.   We hope you enjoyed the festivities as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you.

Last night the London City Players presented Pink in Concert to a full house.  Next week is the beginning of the Autumn season which of course, at the end of the month, includes our Halloween shows featuring Michael Jackson and also The War Of The Worlds.




Friday, September 23, 2016

Oktoberfest special today at Madame Lala's 1pm SLT (9pm UK)



Join us for a special event at Madame Lala's today as the club celebrates Oktoberfest.

Lots of scantily clad men and women in Lederhosen, dancing like a German band, drinking beer and making a spectacle of themselves.

Party starts at 1pm SLT (9pm UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/235/44/27

This event runs directly after Bar Soho 11am to 1pm SLT.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Frame Rate Drops KB3193494




Issue: Frame rate drops to around 3FPS when any SL Viewer tries to regain focus after another Windows 10 application has been run in the the foreground or after the viewer has been minimized.

Microsoft update patch KB3193494 is again a cumulative patch which includes the OpenGL bug.

So if you previously removed KB3176938 and KB3189866 for this problem you will also need to block this update.

Details on how to block an update are included in the original story here

Monday, September 19, 2016

Come as you Were, the video



Last night as part of our 7th Birthday celebrations, we invited guests to come as they would have looked 7 years ago in Second Life (pre-mesh).  Enjoy the video!


Come as you Were



Sunday's come as you WERE party, celebrating 7 years of London City, held on our original sim on the mainland.   Thanks everyone for your excellent company.  A truly enjoyable event!





Sunday, September 18, 2016

Birthday Party on the Mainland. Come as you WERE



Come as you WERE party about to begin.  Dress how you looked 7 years ago.   Celebrating seven years of London City.  

On the Mainland!  Location:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mephilo%20Tor/75/230/80


Come as you were 7 years ago! (Sunday at 11am SLT)



The Carpenters show last night in London City
Gore-juss!


London City is 7 years old and to celebrate, today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) we invite you to a party on our original mainland sim on Mephilo Tor dressed as you looked 7 years ago!

If you are less than 7 years old you can use your imagination, or your first avatar.  Mesh avatars will be chased around the little parcel with a stick.

Music is provided by Bailey and Coffee.  Looking forward to seeing you all.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mephilo%20Tor/75/230/80





Thursday, September 15, 2016

Best early film comedy



Not all our straw-polls are of paramount importance.  

Stan Laurel was originally Charlie Chaplin's understudy and Laurel and Hardy were said to have capitalized on many of Chaplin's slapstick routines in their own films.

So we asked our visitors, who do you prefer,  Laurel and Hardy, or Charlie Chaplin?  

A somewhat surprising result, considering Chaplin has historically always polled the greater of the vintage acts, but Laurel and Hardy scored 38 votes, and Chaplin 30.






Hillary Fit?



Last Sunday when Hillary Clinton collapsed at the 9/11 memorial day, people began to give a lot more credence to what had previously been considered outrageous conspiracy theories about her health.

Her team said after the incident, what was originally thought to be allergies was in fact pneumonia.

A Google of 'Hillary Clinton health'  reveals many thousands of theories from Parkinson's to Alzheimer's which largely began circulating after she suffered a fall which cause brain bleed back in  2012.

Last week Mrs Clinton suffered another prolonged coughing fit for the first 6 minutes of her speech in Cleveland Ohio, 3 days before the incident at the 9/11 memorial and she has previously, on more than one occasion exhibited symptoms akin to mini seizures.

Given that her health, or rather the transparency of her health issues, is one of the top news stories at this time, we asked visitors to London City over the past couple of days,  "Should Hillary Stand Down?"

As you can see, this question completely split those who answered the poll, with 42 saying Yes she should stand down and 41 saying she should not.

Mrs Clinton will be giving her first speech, since the incidents,  today at North Carolina, where no doubt she will have one of the biggest world audiences watching her every move.