Do you have to use a skill from the KRB when a character doesn’t have it or should you use a generic characteristic?

Let’s say a player wants to use a sword to fight an enemy in Call of Cthulhu 7e but didn’t pick that specific skill for the character, should you as a keeper make the player roll a sword skill (20%) from the Keeper Rulebook (p. 64) against a difficulty of the base 20% (with penalty?) or should the player make a general DEX role with penalty die?

Basically, should you pick a skill on character creation to be able to use it or can you use any skill with base difficulty if your character doesn’t have it?

Are there stats for a generic fish creature?

I’ve been looking everywhere for stats for generic fish stats. Fish like trout, bass, carps, and ones of the like. I don’t know if there are any already out there and I can’t seem to find any in the Monster Manual. I only have the 3 core rulebooks so I’m not sure if there are other stats out there in the many campaign books out there.

My question is: Are there monster/creature stats for a generic fish creature in 5e

Why does a generic google search produce such a specific result?

I recently made what I thought would be a very generic search on Google for

church “statement of beliefs” – Google Search

Not surprisingly it produced “About 375,000 results”.

The top entry was:

What We Believe | About – Hillsong Church

which seems an as arbitrary top result as any. The following entries seemed just as random, and everything was just as I would expect it to be.

But at the bottom of Google’s search results page was: Hillsong writers

and this list:

  • hillsong church beliefs on homosexuality
  • hillsong church lgbt beliefs
  • church statement of faith examples
  • hillsong church pastor
  • hillsong church controversy
  • is hillsong catholic
  • statement of beliefs definition
  • australian church

where surprisingly, five out of eight related searches contain the word “hillsong”. (Actually 6, Hillsong is an Australian church.)

church statement of faith examples” and “statement of beliefs definition” are what I would expect as searches that are similar to mine. But the others really don’t belong in the list at all.

So either Google is doing something wrong, or Hillsong Church is doing some incredible SEO. Not only are they in the number one position for the search, they appear in 75% of the related searches and 100% of the related images.

What is so special about this organization’s site? Baptist churches have a thousand times as many members, and the Catholic church more than ten times that.

(Note that this is the first time I’ve heard of Hillsong; I have no connection with their organization or any of its members. This question isn’t about them, but about why a Google search treated them so specially.)

Is it possible to differentiate generic and targeted infection?

Details: my USB stick got infected and probably my computer too. I suspect that the person I asked to transfer the file did it intentionally. But the problem is I don’t know what is their intention. Avast found bunch of malware, Trojan, worm. I researched a bit and came to conclusion that it’s not possible to be sure that AV got all harmful stuff and that it’s not possible to know my files are not infected so I can’t back them up.

This is a public place so I can compare with other people or go back there and plug my USB in, and compare the results with previous infection. But how do I do that or is that possible?

Also would my IT department take me seriously or they’ll think I’m nuts?

Wireless not working on Ubuntu with Linux 5.00-31 generic

I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS On the last update, the wifi stopped working. It tells that is not connected to any network, and it doesn’t show any network at all on “Select Networks”

Still, if I reboot ubuntu and select a different version, Ubuntu, with Linux 5.00-29-generic, I have internet and it’s connecting to wifi automatically, as normal.

On the 31 generic version, if I type iwconfig I get:

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.  wlp1s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any             Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm              Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off           Power Management:on  lo        no wireless extensions. 

I get a normal response to wlp1s0 on the 5.00-29 version.

wlp1s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"Name_of_the_network"             Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 90:some:numbers:and:letters             Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm              Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off           Power Management:on           Link Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm             Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:56   Missed beacon:0  

And this is the info about my network adaptor

  *-network                         description: Wireless interface        product: RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter        vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.        physical id: 0        bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0        logical name: wlp1s0        version: 00        serial: e8:2a:44:d4:e0:2f        width: 64 bits        clock: 33MHz        capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless        configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8723be driverversion=5.0.0-29-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.220 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11        resources: irq:40 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:fe900000-fe903fff   *-network        description: Ethernet interface        product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller        vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.        physical id: 0        bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0        logical name: enp2s0        version: 10        serial: ac:e2:d3:55:ab:59        size: 10Mbit/s        capacity: 1Gbit/s        width: 64 bits        clock: 33MHz        capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation        configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 duplex=half firmware=rtl8168g-3_0.0.1 04/23/13 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s        resources: irq:33 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:fe804000-fe804fff memory:fe800000-fe803fff 

For the moment I’m only using the option to boot Ubuntu into the previous version, but I’d like to know if I can fix that so I can boot Ubuntu normally.

Thank you

Best Generic Email Providers For GSA SER – Better and Much real than catchalls

Hello GSA fellas :)

I am back to start my GSA camping arsenal and seems there is nothing much have not been new changes.(from last 3 years ).

I installed my GSA SER + GSA CB + Capmonster + SER Verified Lists in my VPS.

I also purchased semi 100 private proxies from buyproxies + catchall emails (seremails)

Few days of running i could manage decent contextual links and do follows for my proeject.  Pretty decent lpm and vpm. But i still belive i can make alot more if i use real emails like yahoo. gmail etc.

I used to use nokia and seems the provider is quit it. .

Any ideas using real emails with GSA SER ? Any good providers ?

I know its a mess but it really worth..

Don’t you guys using gmails hotmails with serengines ? anyone guys ?

[ Other – Society & Culture ] Open Question : How come smarter people tend to be less sheepish and don’t follow what most generic boring people do just to fit In with society?

examples include einstein , copernicus, Galileo, plato, da vinci, MLK, malcom x, the founding fathers of america, Stephen hawking, abe Lincoln, nelson Mandela, Charles Darwin, carl sagan, Johannes kepler Isaac newton, noam Chomsky, Ghandi, @ioerr its not a stereotype, and I never implied that smart people don’t conform to social norms, my point is that smarter people are less likely to be generic normies