[ Celebrities ] Open Question : Why are celebrities like Jennifer Aniston “propped up” so much by Hollywood? is it a conspiracy?

I mean i have looked even via search engine on Yahoo to see about questions on “Why people think Jennifer Aniston is so beautiful, hot, sexy, etc?” and could not believe how many questions there were about this. and why she is so popular and liked, etc? she has not hardly any personality, but she has been treated like she is some type of media queen since the middle 1990s, but WHY?

[ Movies ] Open Question : What is your favourite movie that’s from the year 2009?

Mine favorite one is Avatar HM: The Princess and the Frog, Inglorious Basterds, Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover, Sherlock Holmes, Precious, Zombieland, The Blind Side, Where The Wild Things Are, Up In The Air, Up, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Watchmen, Fast & Furious 4, Notorious, Angels & Demons, Funny People, Law Abiding Citizens, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Knowing, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Invictus, The Final Destination, Orphan, It’s Complicated, Terminator: Salvation, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Public Enemies, Couples Reteat, Julie & Julia, Confessions of a Shopaholic, 2012, The Hurt Locker, Adventureland, 17 Again, The Ugly Truth, The Soloist, Year One, He’s Just Not That Into You, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Paranormal Activity, Mall Cop, I Love You Phillip Morris, Crazy Heart, Ponyo, An Education, (500) Days of Summer, Hannah Montana: The Movie, A Christmas Carol, The Proposal, Monsters & Aliens, Race to Witch Mountain, A Single Man, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Informant!, Moon, District 9, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Friday The 13th, Saw VI, Madea Goes to Jail, 12 Rounds, Next Day Air, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Question about Control Water And Sculpt Spell interaction

I tried to Answer this question: Can โ€œx’/levelโ€ area effects be set at smaller sizes?

I was trying to find a spell with an area that can become bigger if your caster level is bigger: Control Water was the one I heard about (is there more spell like this, perhaps one could make it easier)

I’m now clueless about the interaction with the Sculpt Spell metamagic feat:

(Complete Arcane p.83)

Benefit

You can modify an area spell by changing the area’s shape to either a cylinder (10-foot radius, 30 feet high), a 40-foot cone, four 10-foot cubes, a ball (20-foot-radius spread), or a 120-foot line. The sculpted spell works normally in all respects except for its shape. For example, a lightning bolt whose area is changed to a ball deals the same amount of damage, but affects a 20-foot-radius spread.

  • The area of the spell (wich you can control) goes bigger with your caster levels, but I guess if you modify it via Sculpt Spell it will now have a fixed area that won’t become bigger with your caster levels, is this correct by RAW or is there a rule I haven’t found somewhere about this?
  • You can create a whirlpool on the ocean or even cast it on water elementals so the newly shaped area could help in these 2 situations, it might be useless in the other situations (raise/lower unless there are other water around wich could make the 4 10-foot cubes really useful if you need to raise the water for 4 different small ponds within the long range of the spell)

[ Celebrities ] Open Question : What celebrity do I look alike?ย ?

I’ve got told that I looked like Camila Mendes, Jeanine Mason, Maggie Lindemann, Selena Gomez, Katherine Langford, Holly Earl, Kaya Scodelario, Lily Collins, Dua Lipa, Anne Hathaway, Krysten Ritter, Nikki Bella, Paige, Gal Gadot, Mila Kunis & Christina Ricci. But I think I don’t look like any of them…. What do you think? I’m sorry if I bother you… PS: I post a lot because I don’t know how to work with this app. SORRY. IF I REMIND U OF SOMEONE TELL PLZ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•

Interview Question with Arrays and Consecutive Subintervals

I recently came across this question and honestly am pretty unsure of how to solve it, or even begin to develop an algorithm to properly solve it..

The question is:

“An array of $ n$ integers is correctly positioned with respect to an integer $ k$ if for any $ k$ consecutive indices in the array, there does not exist values at two indices, $ x$ and $ y$ such that $ x \geq 2$ * $ y$ (where $ x$ and $ y$ are values at 2 indices of the array in a subarray of size $ k$ ). What is an $ O(n \log k)$ algorithm to determine if an array is correctly positioned?”

For example: $ [0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8]$ is not correctly positioned if $ k = 4$ since in the interval $ [1, 2, 4, 6]$ , we have that $ 6 \geq 1 * 2$ .

My thought is to check all potential subintervals like $ [0..k]$ , $ [1..k+1]$ , $ [2,..k+2]$ using a min-heap but I really can’t think that would satisfy the time constraint since it’s resulting in building far too many heaps.

Does anyone know how to approach this problem, or have a solution for it?

Character development question for a god of Knowledge and Machines: How to make a god an interesting character?


System

We are playing a custom system, and in the system we are all gods that create a universe, having mortals with a primary planet. The mortals are in the early iron age.

There is a rotating GM, but one main GM that has the final say. During the session, players are encouraged to take creative powers to add to the world, so decisions about what is going on are somewhat handled by players, but again final say goes to the current GM.

Gods

There are many gods, some npc, some pc.

Each god has 2+ attributes, e.g: Fire and Honor, or Transformation and Storytelling. There are five PCs and one rotating GM. As gods level up, they may take on new attributes.

Each god has a realm, and the realms can be though of as part of the character. The gods can also create things and control them, for instance, my god has an elevator which “takes you where you want to go, unless it thinks there’s somewhere else you should be”. So, if the PCs use my elevator, I can choose to send them somewhere besides where they want to go.

Threats

The threats that come up in session tend to be concerning other NPC gods, and maybe to a much milder degree PC gods. An example threat might be a trickster god stealing the aurora and requiring someone a mortal to purchase it back from him, or the god of the mortal world being in pain from the mortals digging into it, and our party has to find a way to solve the issue.

My Character

My god is the god of Knowledge and Machines. He’s similar to Will Rogers in manner, knows godly amounts of knowledge, uses machines to benefit mortals. He has buddhist master levels of patience. Nothing much threatens him really.

My character’s backstory

My character came about when the king of the gods wanted to know the answer to a riddle, and created my character.

My character helped create the planet the mortals live on. He has a realm that appears to be a serene countryside, but is really made up of machines.

Eventually, the king of the gods basically disintegrated, and my god was exposed to the timeline of a previous incarnation of the universe, before my god existed. This caused his mind to fragment into two realities and started “corrupting” him. This is where I have a few ideas, but I’m not sure how to execute them.

Threats

The threats that come up in session tend to be concerning other NPC gods, and maybe to a much milder degree PC gods. An example threat might be a trickster god stealing the aurora and requiring someone a mortal to purchase it back from him, or the god of the mortal world being in pain from the mortals digging into it, and our party has to find a way to solve the issue.

Question(s)

So, I guess I don’t know where to go with my character. There’s no real change to be had as a normal healthy god, so I introduced the corrupted aspect. I’m trying to

  • How should I interact with the other god PCs in interesting ways without antagonizing them as a corrupted god?
  • How can I redeem my god and bring him back to a non-corrupt state, but still leave room for growth? His original “healthy” form was too perfect and didn’t have room for growth. His corrupted form is more interesting, but I feel like it can be too antagonistic.
  • How can I get my god to take action? In the past he tended to be fairly passive, because he values allowing others to find their own meaning and not interfering with their quest to find meaning, even if that meant allowing them to destroy or steal something he owns. Now that he’s corrupted, I’m having him get upset about things being “not perfect”, and trying to “fix” them, or even just outright destroy them.

simple question about epsilon and estimation turing machines

i am getting really confused by it. i got to a point i had to calculate the lim when $ n \rightarrow \infty$ for an optimization problem, and i got to the point that i had to calculate a fairly simple limit: $ lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} {3-\frac{7}{n}}$ .

now i used $ 3 – \epsilon$ and i am trying to show that there can’t be any $ \epsilon>0$ so that the estimation of the algorithm is $ 3-\epsilon$ , because there exists a “bigger estimation” – and this is the part i am not sure about, what is the correct direction of the inequality? $ 3-\frac{7}{n} > 3 – \epsilon$ or the opposite? i am trying to show that the estimation ration is close to 3.

i think that what i wrote is the correct way, but not sure. would appreciate knowing what is correct in this case. thanks.