What is a joiner in Waterdeep?

One of Waterdeep’s many guilds is the Fellowship of Salters, Packers, and Joiners (Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, introduction). What is a joiner in this context?

Merriam-Webster defines a joiner as a craftsperson who joins pieces of wood. Wikipedia has an article on joiners in the same sense. But Waterdeep already has several guilds related to building things out of wood. It stands to reason that joiners would have some sort of connection to salting and packing food.

Any D&D/Forgotten Realms source is acceptable.

Having trouble with an assignment about sorting, the toilet stall problem

I’m in programming 2 and my professor is both unhelpful and a harsh grader. So I don’t want to take any chances so i wont get another F.

I’m sure this assignment is common enough that someone here has heard of it, Given a number of stalls, each stall should be filled in the midpoint of unfilled stalls. Currently, my code works for around 4-5 iterations, however it has to work for at least 30.

   {         for(int i=1;i<Stalls.length;i++)       {           if(Stalls[i]==false)           {             freeStallRange++;              i++;             }        }             Stalls[freeStallRange/2]=occupant;     }  

It looks blindingly simple right now, because I’m quite stumped at the moment, any assistance?

How To Place Object On Ground Within Radius?

I’m using Unity and I’m building an object placement system where you’ll be able to position objects around the player.

I’d like to place objects flush with the ground, parallel to world up, even on slopes, so I’ll use a raycast for that.

How would I limit the distance to maxDistance? I tried using ScreenPointToRay but the max distance on the raycast makes the movement of the object stop if the raycast doesn’t hit.

As an example, If I’m looking down in front of me, the object i’m controlling should be at that position. However, if I’m looking straight forward into Infinity, the object should only ever be maxDistance away. If I rotate, the object should follow smoothly.

Thanks!

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Can someone have this problem before help ?

How do I get a new player to stop rewriting my game to match his favorite fiction?

I have a D&D 5e game that I’ve been running for a year that is on pause because some players don’t want to play online or go outside (stupid plague ruining my tabletop). So I offered my son and the player who still does small gatherings a filler game. My son picked Star Wars, I agreed. He told his adult sister, who wanted to come over with her boyfriend to join. During session zero I warned that Star Wars canon, for me, is the original trilogy and the original rulebooks from West End Games (1987).

In no time the boyfriend was saying his character is the cousin of Dash Rendar (who?) because that’s his favorite character. He defends his expectation because he bought himself a Dash Rendar miniature. Then, 4 sessions in, he wanted me to replace his ship, despite my effort to give him stats, background, drawings and floorplan, with Dash Rendar’s ship, because he bought a miniature for it (after having the other ship for a couple sessions). There is also the expectation that I make Dash a major NPC in my game, and give him Dash’s guns and equipment, and something about a planet; I stopped listening. I’ve never had a player like this (in 35 years). He’s not belligerent when I point the lines of ‘few’, ‘minor’ or ‘cosmetic’, or session zero. He just repeats the requests endlessly. And argues that they are still few, minor and cosmetic. And that’s just the character he wants to play. And he doesn’t see how making the game “enjoyable for him” should be such a hassle for me. It’s completely poisoning the game for me, I don’t even want to judge it anymore.

So to resolve it (dodge it entirely), I asked them if they would like to join my D&D game when social distancing stops or pauses or lightens or whatever. I thought it would help because they don’t have history with Forgotten Realms, so there wouldn’t be the crossed expectations. Since my son and his uncle are in both games, we could do some side adventures to level them up to toward the existing party, learn the rules and explain their characters’ relationships with the existing party. They said yes, and made D&D Beyond accounts to join my campaign. The boyfreind made a Warlock Hexblade. I was stoked to have eliminated the problem.

But now he doesn’t want to have anything to do with the Raven Queen, he wants me to replace her with some guy named Leoric from Diablo 2 because that’s his favorite console game. And I need to modify Shadowfell to be more like Diablo 2. And ALL of his spells and features and feats need a necromantic effect that mimic his favorite spells from the video game. I don’t want to hardline him, because I made concessions for every player, they just stopped demanding additional changes somewhere around ‘totally reasonable.’ And like my experience in the Star Wars game, a few concessions have already resulted in the expectation of more, more, MORE!

I pushed back, and he said that he wants to replace him with a Necromancer like Raistlin from DragonLance. Head:0, Brick Wall: Infinity

I am teetering on the edge of just telling him that I don’t try to play his PC, so he shouldn’t try to rewrite my game, and he’s welcome to go find another table where he can play Dash Leoric or whatever. Am I actually wrong, does this fall under the umbrella of ‘the judge’s first job is making the game fun for the players’ or is this guy hijacking my agency as creator and judge? If I am right, and discussing it does not work, what’s the next thing to try?

It does NOT help that it was my own dumb ass that invited my daughter’s boyfriend into my game in the first place. 🙂

How to change only one javascript function in wordpress child theme?

I would like to change just one JavaScript function in the child theme but without having to insert all the JavaScript code of the parent theme.

How do I change only this function (I need change only count = Math.ceil(width / size) line):

function slickAutoResponsive(slider, max, size) {    if (!max){     max = 5;   }   if (!size){     size = 380;   }    var width = slider.width(),     count = Math.ceil(width / size);    if (count < 1) count = 1;   if (count > max) count = max;    return count; } 

Difficultly importing GeoTiff format

I downloaded Earth data from here. It is a GeoTiff file, which is a map of solar radiation falling on earth.

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Mathematica claims to import GeoTiff files. However, when I import,

SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]] files = FileNames["*", "./diffuse/"][[1]] diffuse = Import[files, {"GeoTIFF", "Image"}] 

The output is an error:

LinkObject::linkd: Unable to communicate with closed link LinkObject['/Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/SystemFiles/Converters/Binaries/MacOSX-x86-64/GDAL.exe',6300,8]. Import::fmterr: Cannot import data as GeoTIFF format. 

I can get the file to open using other GeoTiff programs such as QCIS. So it does seem to be a Mathematica issue. Any ideas? It is an error which I have not encountered before.

Asymptotic of divide-and-conquer type recurrence with non-constant weight repartition between subproblems and lower order fudge terms

While trying to analyse the runtime of an algorithm, I arrive to a recurrence of the following type :

$ $ \begin{cases} T(n) = \Theta(1), & \text{for small enough $ n$ ;}\ T(n) \leq T(a_n n + h(n)) + T((1-a_n)n+h(n)) + f(n), & \text{for larger $ n$ .} \end{cases}$ $ Where:

  • $ a_n$ is unknown and can depend on $ n$ but is bounded by two constants $ 0<c_1\leq a_n \leq c_2 < 1$ .
  • $ h(n)$ is some “fudge term” which is negligeable compared to $ n$ (say $ O(n^\epsilon)$ for $ 0\leq \epsilon < 1$ ).

If $ a_n$ was a constant, then I could use the Akra-Bazzi method to get a result. On the other hand, if the fudge term didn’t exist, then some type of recursion-tree analysis would be straight-forward.

To make things a bit more concrete, here is the recurrence I want to get the asymptotic growth of:

$ $ \begin{cases} T(n) = 1, & \text{for n = 1;}\ T(n) \leq T(a_n n + \sqrt n) + T((1-a_n)n+\sqrt n) + n, & \text{for $ n \geq 2$ } \end{cases}$ $ Where $ \frac{1}{4} \leq a_n \leq \frac{3}{4}$ for all $ n\geq 1$ .

I tried various guesses on upper bounds or transformations. Everything tells me this should work out to $ O(n\log(n))$ and I can argue informaly that it does (although I might be wrong). But I can only prove $ O(n^{1+\epsilon})$ (for any $ \epsilon>0$ ), and this feels like something that some generalization of the Master theorem à la Akra-Bazzi should be able to take care of.

Any suggestions on how to tackle this type of recurrence?