When using Counterspell, do you add your spell attack or any other modifiers to your roll when trying to meet the DC?

When using counterspell, do you add your spell attack or any other modifiers to your roll when trying to meet the DC?

Situation:

An enemy casts an 8th-level spell. You cast counterspell at base 3rd level, which means you have to roll to meet the DC (equal to 10 + the spell’s level). In this case, the DC is 10 + 8 = 18. When rolling for counterspell, you roll a 16. Can you add your spell attack modifier or any other modifier to the spellcasting ability check to pass the DC of 18?

What is the difference of the Join and Meet operators to the Logical AND and OR?

I’m german and I’ve encountered the words join and meet particularely in the context of lattices alot.

I can’t figure out the german equivalents/translations to those words, they seem like the logical conjunction and disjunction AND and OR to me?

Am I mixing things up here a bit? What’s the deifference between them and could someone maybe from germany she some light on the topic?

[ Politics ] Open Question : Meghan Markle has said she will not meet Donald Trump on his State Visit to UK.Should US & UK women applaud this?Should we men, also applaud?

It is a risky thing to do – she’s a new entry to the Royal family, but sets herself on a collision course that could affect the future UK’s Royal family relationship with the USA.

Best practice for checkout process where users need to meet certain criteria to make purchase?

In a multi-step checkout process, what’s the best practice for basically filtering out people who do not meet 3-4 certain criteria for purchase?

One criteria is country of residence for example. So if a user doesn’t live in a certain country, there is basically no point for him to proceed to the next step of the form as he won’t be able to actually buy the product. (The criteria are strict and can’t be changed for legal reasons as this is to do with insurance products.)

Is it advisable to start by filtering the users first? The obvious way is to have them confirm that they meet the criteria like country of residence before they can get to the rest of the form (e.g. “I confirm that… – I live in x, – I have y…”)

In that case, should there be an option for users who do not meet the criteria? A way of doing that would be via radio buttons with a “yes” and “no” option.

For the “no” users, the journey would end right there (with a message explaining why of course). The “yes” users would be able to start the checkout process.

In terms of tracking user behavior, having both options is probably best as it will provide information on who tried but couldn’t make the purchase. If only the “yes” option is available, the data on terminated sessions at that stage of the process wouldn’t really explain much (could be the criteria, could be something else). However, I worry that having a “negative” option could deter some users.

Of course, starting with the criteria and a “yes” or “no” question might put some people off. Because of the nature of the purchase, users should be aware that some legal stuff is required though.

A third way I can think of, would be to integrate the criteria into the form as the users move along (e.g. country of residence could be checked as part of entering the address in the form later on). That way, everyone can start the form but some users then wouldn’t be able to complete the purchase.

I wasn’t able to find much information on this. Any thoughts are appreciated!

Is it legal to meet with potential future employers in the UK, whilst visiting from the USA

One of my friends from the USA will be visiting the UK at some point using her visa free travel, she has previously been here before over the last few years.

At some point in the future, she wants to move and work here, and wanted to know the legalities about meeting with potential employers when visiting us, if that is not her main purpose for the visit.

She isn’t planning on actively handing out CV’s and applying for actual jobs, she is more so interested in if she meets with people from companies, to build up a rapport, so she could then pursue a job with them in the future. For example, having coffee with a studio manager, or visiting a workplace.

Would these things be seen as straight up job hunting (therefore violating the terms of her visit) or not?