Since Picture Profiles don’t apply to RAW, why do they affect the viewfinder?

I have been researching picture profiles and have read mixed reviews regarding the application of picture profiles when shooting stills.

From what I have read, PP is not applied when shooting in RAW, however the PP only appears as if its turned off when the camera is in AUTO. When the camera is in manual mode or A,S,P, the PP option becomes active and you can see a visible change through the viewfinder when changing the PP. Is this a glitch on the camera end, displaying the change even though the PP has no effect on RAW, or is the PP actually being applied when the camera is in Manual?

When Peach has special offers from Japan, do they also have them to Japan? And if so, how do I find them?

About five years ago I was in Taiwan and got a cheap flight on a special offer with Peach to Okinawa at a great price.

Now I’m in Taiwan again and I’ve been receiving special offer emails from Peach all these years. A new one is on now until tomorrow night.

Current special offer pic Current special offer link

I can see all the offers around Japan, and out of Japan, but not into Japan.

Am I wrong in assuming they have the special offers in both directions? Do I need to look on the Chinese version of their site to see the Taiwan-Japan offers? or is there some way to find if the offers even exist in both directions and how to book them?

If a character with the Alert feat rolls a crit fail on their Perception check, are they surprised?

A Druid in my campaign has the Alert feat, which stops her from being surprised.

If she rolls a critical failure on her Perception check, would:

  1. She get surprised because she crit-failed?

  2. The Alert feat negate that?

I’m leaning more toward it’s “up to the DM,” but I wanted to get a second perspective on this.

Do the D&D 5e source books specify which edition they are?

In my copies of the 5e Player’s Handbook and 5e Monster Manual, I cannot find it stated anywhere that they are source books for 5th edition. In the PHB, both the preface and the introduction only mention “Dungeons and Dragons”, without specifying the edition. I imagine this would make the books hard to identify if I didn’t already know what they looked like.

In contrast, the D&D 4e PHB mentions the edition in the credits and on page 7 (and possibly elsewhere, I didn’t check further.)

Is the edition specified anywhere in the D&D 5e source books? In particular, I care about whether it’s specified in the PHB, DMG, and MM, since these are the core source books.

L1 and Ln cache: when are they written?

I have been following the “High Performance Computer Architecture” course from Georgia Tech (also on YouTube), and unless I’ve missed something, I cannot see where the following has been explained:

If I have a multilevel cache, L1/L2/L3/Ln:

1) what decides what level of this hierarchy a block fetched from memory initially gets put in?

2) If I evict a block from L1, does that mean it gets moved to L2 (replacing a block from L2 depending on the replacement policy), and so forth for L2 to L3, and L3 to Ln, until the block evicted from the last level cache gets written to memory?

PS And yes, I have searched for this, so don’t downvote assuming I haven’t 🙂

Signal Messenger: Do they keep a copy of disappearing messages? [on hold]

Let’s assume that Alice and Bob have a conversation using Signal. They activated disappearing messages every 6 hours so all their messages disappear in both signal clients.

But are these messages stored in Signal’s servers? Are they stored in backups? Are they removed at any point from their servers?

How to restrict access to documents in a folder so they can only edited and viewed by the user who uploads the file?

I have a file structure with a parent folder, two sub-folders, and multiple PPT documents in each sub-folder. The documents need to be able to move between the two sub-folders, but the tricky part is restricting access to who can view and edit these documents.

I need to set the permissions for these folders so that only the user who uploads the document is able to view/download/edit their document that they uploaded, but is unable to do the same for the other documents in the folder. It is not an issue for users to be able to see that there are other files in these sub-folders, I just cannot have them downloading and viewing the other files in the folder.

Is there a way to set up these permissions in SharePoint? Or maybe to create a list that users can upload a PPT file to instead (if that’s possible) in order to limit the access to each of the documents?

My manual fix to this issue is to go document by document and give edit access to only the document that the user uploads and give no access to that same user to the other documents in the folder. The issue with this approach is

  1. It is incredibly manual and with the volume of files existing already this is untenable
  2. I believe that permissions would reset if the file is moved from one sub-folder to the other, in which case I (as the admin) would have to go back in and re-grant permissions each time a file was moved.

Any ideas on what I can do to address this issue would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!

create a random deck of 7 cards every time they are all used?

so I’m trying to create a Tetris like game in C# (unity) and I’ve run into quite a problem on how I can generate 7 cards (tetrominoes) that none are the same and when I run out of cards, I regenerate more. i can kind of see how i could do the regeneration part but im very unsure on getting 7 cards for which none are the same. please help thanks