Suitable deities for a drow paladin from the Underdark in 3rd edition dnd?

I want to make a drow paladin in 3.5 edition from the forgotten realms, however I am having some trouble picking a deity.

My DM has already told me that I cannot make a paladin of Elistraee because (1) she does not have any paladins in 3rd edition, and (2) she is a chaotic good deity who does not support order. In 3rd edition Paladins must be lawful good, so they should not worship a chaotic diety.

Are there any other Underdark deities that are neutral good, lawful good, or lawful neutral, that an outcast drow paladin might follow in 3rd edition?

Is there a function to convert a trigonmetric expression to an algebraic expression suitable for ComplexPlot?

According to H. A Priesley:

"both $ cosθ$ and $ sinθ$ can be written as simple algebraic functions of $ z$ ":

$ cosθ =\frac{1}{2} (z + \frac{1}{z}) \tag1$ $ sinθ =\frac{1}{2i} (z − \frac{1}{z})\tag2$

Which is very handy but I’m not sure what function will convert say $ \frac{\sinh(ax)}{\sinh(bx)}\,$ ot $ \frac{x\cos ax}{1+x^2}\coth \frac{\pi x}{4}$ to similar algebraic functions. The only function I can find is TrigtoExp, but this does not include the needed substution $ z = \exp iθ$ to work with function ComplexPlot.

Q1. Is there a function to convert a trigonmetric expression to an algebraic expression suitable for ComplexPlot?

Q2. If not what is the best way to get around this?

Are these proposed effects of consecrated ground suitable for Curse of Strahd?

I believe that existing rules imply the existence of consecrated ground not created by the hallow spell (see Are there published effects of Consecrated (not Hallowed) Ground?)

I am currently running Curse of Strahd, and would like to have some of the churches be merely consecrated ground, and others be hallowed (which would be a stronger effect).

In particular,

Since there does not appear to be at present a rules description of the effects of consecrated (but not hallowed) ground, for the purposes of my game I would like to treat consecrated ground as

Undead standing on consecrated ground have disadvantage on all saving throws

(to mirror the effects of desecrated ground in the DMG) and

Undead standing on consecrated ground take d6 radiant damage at the start of their turn

(to mirror the DMG description of holy water purifying desecrated ground, to provide a cinematic effect of Strahd zombies bursting into flame as they attack a church, and to provide PC’s a safer zone where they may be attacked by vampires and vampire spawn but at least their foes can’t regenerate)

To balance this second effect I would add the following to the effects of desecrated ground as described in the DMG:

Celestials who use their Healing Touch while on desecrated ground have it count as two uses toward their daily limit.

Would providing these benefits to the consecrated ground at the various holy sites within Barovia disrupt any plot points or unbalance any encounters within Curse of Strahd?

What archfey exist in Eberron lore that would make a suitable warlock patron?

I’m planning on making an Archfey warlock for an upcoming Eberron game. To flesh out my character’s backstory, I want to know more about what kind of "fey" entities such a warlock might form a pact with.

For context, the character’s backstory is that they are a Valenar elf who’s ancestor that he has to emulate was an "Eldritch Knight" or similar, some kind of battlemage anyway, except that my character isn’t very strong or smart (STR and INT are his dump stats), so he instead formed a pact with an archfey being to make up the difference, becoming a Pact of the Blade warlock so that he could better emulate his ancestor.

The reason I’ve picked the Archfey archetype is because the Valenar seems to be rather connected with fey, at least considering the various "Valenar xxx" animals listed in Eberron: Rising from the Last War.

I can of course work with my DM to just "invent" an archfey if need be, but I wanted first to see if there are any existing named archfey within any Eberron lore (from any edition of D&D if 5e doesn’t have anything), and bonus points if that archfey is associated with the Valenar elves at all.

What is the suitable file structure for database if queries are select (relational algebra) operations only?

Searches related to A relation R(A, B, C, D) has to be accessed under the query σB=10(R). Out of the following possible file structures, which one should be chosen and why? i. R is a heap file. ii. R has a clustered hash index on B. iii. R has an unclustered B+ tree index on (A, B).

Do large (and larger) creatures drop equipment suitable for their size?

I noticed there isn’t an indication of size on the equipment of large-and-larger creatures. I’d assume they would drop weapons and armor corresponding with their own size, but the illustrations of some creatures depict them one-handing two-handed weapons, such as Stone Giant wielding a greatclub. Is there a hard-and-fast rule on the size of equipment such creatures drop?

Stone Giant

How to write suitable three address code for switch-case statements?

I want to translate a java switch-case statement to intermediate representation of the three address code form. Three address code or TAC is a form of intermediate representation where each instruction contains at most three addresses and one operator. An address is a name such as x (stored in the symbol table), compiler generated temporary such as $ t_{1}$ or a constant such as 3.14 or ‘s’. A name could refer to a variable, label, etc. If you have an arithmetic statement

(3 * w) + y

then the corresponding TAC would be

$ t_{1}$ = 3 * w

$ t_{2}$ = $ t_{1}$ + y

Now, when it comes to switch statements, my textbook (the Dragon Book for Compilers), gives a translation of this form:

TAC for switch-case statement

for a switch-case statement of this type:

switch E

case V1: S1

case Vn-1: Sn-1

default: Sn

Assuming the first translation is used, at the code generation stage (when we convert 3AC to machine code), the code generator will interpret the instructions as a sequence of conditional and unconditional jumps with intervening labeled statement blocks. It would translate them into the machine code (say x86) version of the same. When these instructions are executed by the processor, it handles each jump sequentially to determine the correct labeled block to be executed. But, I have also read that the machine code translation of a switch-case statement includes a jump table that allows the processor to execute the entire switch statement in one go. So, then which version is used?

I wanted to post this on stackoverflow but I do not have enough reputation to post an image.

Suitable label to opt-out of beta

My company is testing out a new writing recommendation tool that will help users write better blog posts. The recommendation panel will appear next to the “body” input field, which is one field in a larger form.

It’s been decided that this will be released as a beta, with an option to opt-out and return to the standard layout. Unfortunately, due to technical reasons, once a user has decided to opt-out they won’t be able to opt back in. The transition from the beta view to the standard view is seamless. Any text a user has already entered will remain, but the recommendations panel and text highlighting will disappear.

The issue I’m having is thinking of an appropriate label for the opt-out link. I’m currently using “Hide recommendations”, but I’m worried users might think this means that they can hide and show the recommendations at will. I thought about something simple like “Exit beta”, but again, I’m concerned that users might think they’ll be taken away from the form.

Which layout is suitable for a live cryptocurrency news feed?

  • I am trying to build a live cryptocurrency news feed and this is a new domain + I am new to UX
    • I researched a bit and seem to find a few patterns on how these can be built.
    • Which layout would serve the purpose optimally?
    • I researched a few guys to see what layouts are there and this is what I found


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  • Has a 2 pane layout with list details view
  • On the mobile, either the list or details are shown
  • So many buttons on top? Are those buttons really needed?
  • Monospaced font for news?
  • Like Dislike …buttons at the top seem to be sticky if you scroll the news on mobile? Is this required

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  • Same 2 pane layout
  • Font seems far better
  • Right pane seems smaller than left one? What do you think should be the size? Should the user be able to change it?
  • Adds images to the news making things more interesting I guess
  • Has a READ FULL button at the bottom to take you the news site whereas Cryptopanic has KEPT the title clickable? What to do here?

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  • Instead of a 2 pane layout, uses an expandable list
  • No option to like dislike stuff, other 2 had them

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  • Very different from the rest, shows a screen on right pane
  • Detail news opens in a chat popup sort of window
  • Has a question at the bottom of each news article saying what do you think with again way too many buttons

So based on these, here are my questions

  • 2 pane layout or expandable list
  • How big should each pane be? 50 50%, 75 25% customizable?
  • Should the links in the list on the left be clickable or should they merely show names? Cryptopanic has them clickable but rest merely show names
  • Are all those buttons needed? can it be cut down to Likes Dislikes Bullish and Bearish? Instead of adding a button for FUD or Shilling would a person not click Dislike?
    • Should the link the right detail be clickable (Cryptopanic) or should there be a button at the bottom saying Read Full (CoinSpectator)
    • Should the left section show anything about likes dislikes or does it only have time, title, website name and tags?
    • Should the tags on left be clickable?

Any suggestions are super appreciated