How can i tell the difference between fishing for rolls and being involved?

I have recently started playing BW and i decided to go in a new direction(Mainly because i couldn’t make a druid.) and made a charlatan with some bard sprinkled in. A noble woman in her early twenties that were to receive formal education at a religious institude but bailed out after learning superficial knowledge about pretty much everything and she has been using those skills to be a jack of all trades that seems like she knows a lot but only has enough to fake it.

With that i thought i would play her as someone that will try to help with everything. Someone wounded?I’ll help. Need to interpret stars?I’ll help and so on. My problem is that with such a diverse skillset in the first session i ended up asking to roll for things far more than other players coming up with a bunch of stuff i wanted to try.

My problem is that I fear that i may advance quicker than others and end up being a munchkin or something similar. So what i wanted to ask was that how can i play my character as someone who tries everything without turning her into a munchkin that can do everything better than everyone else?

Involved Qs re MacBook 2011, Linux, OS X Sierra, and partitions

Short version: 1T Samsung SSD drive, partitioned to dual boot w/ OSX Sierra (800 gigs) and whatever Linux flavor I feel like playing with (Mint or Ubuntu mainly). There are TWO “Recovery” partitions. I want to remove the one I am virtually certain is not being used (why is for my long version if someone wants such a story). I cannot remove the extra Recovery partition in OS X, at least using the graphical version of diskutil (perhaps on a command line if I knew how). I think I could remove it in Linux using gparted or some such, except it is a partition occurring before the main OS X Sierra partition.

In fact, here’s the basic partitioning: 1. Mint (at the moment) Linux 2. A second Recovery partition (I’ve actually reformatted this to exfat, just to prove to myself it isn’t the real Recovery partition.) 3. MacOS Sierra 4. The real Recovery Partition

My question is this: Can I safely delete that 2nd (the exfat) partition without causing OS X to go into kernel panic / a dinosaur ate my homework mode?

I have a long explanation if anyone wants it, but think I’ll go with the short one for now.

Multiclass Spellcaster: Do the involved classes share the same pool of spell slots?


The eldritch knight fighter (EK) in my game is contemplating whether to dip into wizard (Wiz) for more magical versatility in combat.

Spell Slots

The multiclassing spellcasting rules (PHB p.164/165) say:

You determine your available spell slots by adding together all your levels in the bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, and wizard classes, half your levels (rounded down) in the paladin and ranger classes, and a third of your fighter or rogue levels (rounded down) if you have the Eldritch Knight or the Arcane Trickster archetypes. Use this total to determine your spell slots by consulting the Multiclass Spellcaster table.

So a EK6/Wiz5 would add up to a 7th level spellcaster (6/3 + 5). A snippet of the mentioned table shows:

\begin{array}{l} \text{level} & \text{1st} & \text{2nd} & \text{3rd} & \text{4th} & \text{5th} & \text{6th} & \text{7th} & \text{8th} & \text{9th} \ \hline 1 & 2 & – & – & – & – & – & – & – & – \ 2 & 3 & – & – & – & – & – & – & – & – \ 3 & 4 & 2 & – & – & – & – & – & – & – \ 4 & 4 & 3 & – & – & – & – & – & – & – \ 5 & 4 & 3 & 2 & – & – & – & – & – & – \ 6 & 4 & 3 & 3 & – & – & – & – & – & – \ 7 & 4 & 3 & 3 & 1 & – & – & – & – & – \end{array}

The table implies that the EK spell slots and the Wiz spell slots are simply one and the same pool of spell slots, but I didn’t find an explicit mention of this. Or is this table only for the added class through multiclassing? We’re both unsure of how to interpret this when it comes to expanding spell slots.


Multiclass Spellcaster: do the classes have a shared pool of spell slots? If so, does it matter which class’ spells are cast when expending spell slots?

Our confusion comes from our inexperience with 5e and multiclassing – let alone spellcasters. Are we missing something, or are we just overthinking it?

Related (but without clear answer to this question):

  • How do paladin and ranger class levels add up for multiclass spellcasting?
  • Can a multiclass Wizard/Fighter (Eldritch Knight) add EK known spells to the wizard spellbook?

What security implications are involved when using a CSV file to fill a SQL table?

I have some data on SQL files and I want automate the input of this data into an SQL database using Powershell. The data is mostly, if not completely, numbers.

I am using a script based on the one found here: SIMPLE POWERSHELL SCRIPT TO BULK LOAD CSV INTO A SQL SERVER TABLE.

What sort of security concerns would I have to address if using this? I don’t know much about how SQL injection works, but would I need to be concerned about it in this case?

Technologies involved in a Location Finder

I am a student working on a personal project which is essentially a location finder that will be on a website. I have a data set of over a million addresses and I want to display the closest N locations to a given address or current location.

I would greatly appreciate some examples of the technologies/stack that an experienced developer might use to approach this problem. I know I need to set up a database to query the locations so I’ve tried to import the data to a MySQL server but I’ve been having trouble due to the size of the data set.

From there, I know I need to geocode the database of addresses to get the lat/long values needed to calculate the distances. But would the search algorithm be impractical as it needs to calculate each of over a million entries? Is there a way to optimize that? I was also thinking about a K Nearest Neighbors using a KD Tree with the lat/long values as the axes.

Sorry for the rambling, I have not been involved in a project of this scale and have no idea which technologies I need to use to approach this. I would appreciate some suggestions for how to implement this and some of the various technologies that may be involved. Thank you for your time.

Whats the best way to setup a webrtc based platform for video call, without worrying about different routers involved?

We are trying to setup a webrtc platform for some medical project which needs to do some video call. One end of the call is on the device terminal that is provided by us and the other end is a terminal owned by the client. Presently we are using only stun servers for the connection and we are having the following outputs :

  1. When both the terminals are connected via the same router, non portable, like dlink, buffalo, we get stable connection with no compromise on the video call quality.
  2. When both the terminals are connected via a single portable hotspot router, like Jio(India), we get stable connection with some break in between, but usually it connects back. Quality downgrade also happens some time.
  3. When both the terminals are connected to a mobile hotspot (mobile phone), stable connection with no quality compromise.
  4. When one of the terminals is a router and the other terminal is either a portable hotspot or a mobile hotspot, NO connection is established. The router is an asymmetric router. Although the router is connected via an optical to lan convertor router to connect to the internet.
  5. When one of the terminals is connected via a mobile hotspot and the other via a portable router, the connection breaks frequently, but reconnects most of the time. However, quality is often compromised.

We need help into figuring out what should we do to ensure connection stability. What can be done to create a connection in case of the fixed router at one or both terminals. (P.S.: we want to avoid using or setting up a TURN server)

Also, lastly, if there are no alternatives except to setup a TURN server. What should be the best approach to set it up to reduce the cost of providing the service. (Assume here, that we may setup all services by ourselves if required). Cost is the most important criteria, in setting the TURN server.

Thank you all in advance.

How to choose which Edge to apply when multiple stat pools are involved?

The special ability “Successive Attack” costs 2 points of Speed, and can be used after a successful attack to make another attack.

So it work like this: First attack. If enemy is down the PC can use Successive Attack and immediately make a second attack.

If the character used no Effort in the first attack, she can use the Speed Edge to reduce this cost.

But what if the PC used Bash, that cost 1 point of Might, in the first attack (or if she used one or more tier of Effort)? What if she used Might Edge to lower the expense on Might pool?

As a general rule, how does Edge works when multiple stat pools are involved? And how does it work if the PC uses special abilities that lead to further actions?

Attempting to understand shape and parametric equations involved.

This is a project I am taking on and I am in need of some direction.

The eventual application is engraving on the angled surface using CNC machines.

I do know the blue line does not change in radius as it moves around the axis and forms a helix. The difficulty I am having is understanding how to calculate the radius change as you move across the part horizontally (green line). I believe that forms a sprial of uniformly increasing radius (at least until the helix “resets”). Also, it is pertinent for me to know based on radius and arc length, the required change in theta with respect to centerline axis to accomplish desired distances.

So far I have researched Pappus’ conical spiral and the Archimedean spiral.

Once I understand how to approach this shape I believe I can apply the mathematics to it but I am have difficulty understanding exactly what this shape is.

Any help in the matter is greatly appreciated. Thank you, SML.

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