First, apologies for formatting issues as I’m on mobile.
Some background... I grew up and never knew what poverty was. I was never hungry for lack of food, never cold for lack of heat, never bored for lack of toys, never lonely for lack of love. I had (have) a blessed, middle-class life with two parents that are still married, a college education with minimal debt, a rented house with two sources of income. I am and have always been comfortable or better. My town and schools have always been primarily white populated and, sure, we learned about the definition of racism in school and that it was bad. But for me, I remember thinking “Duh, why would you hate someone because of the color of their skin? How stupid.” It never occurred to me to hate someone for what was essentially no reason (albeit a stupid reason). My parents taught love and kindness.
A good example of how my parents preached acceptance despite their beliefs (conservative Christians, the both of them) is how my dad told... keep reading on reddit ➡
I really enjoy ranger tbh, the feel of a woodlands explorer leading my party through the natural world feels pretty cool man.
I've seen this happen in class and I've experienced it. A student will do something that DOESN'T disrupt the class, but annoys the teacher, so the teacher will stop class for a good 5+ minutes to embarrass the student.
It's so counterproductive. It doesn't do anything but ACTUALLY disrupt class, it doesn't teach the students any life lesson, and it makes the student being embarrassed dislike the teacher more than they probably already had.
It makes it clear to any adult that the teacher has self-esteem/maturity issues outside of class and bullies their students to make themselves feel good. It's not right, and it deserves some kind of reprimand or punishment.
EDIT: I'm not saying punishment is a bad thing, I'm saying embarrassment can ruin a student's motivation to do well, and it should NOT be used as a form of punishment. If a student is doing something wrong, it's okay to tell them to stop. What's NOT okay is dragging it on long enough to disrupt class for a good chunk of time,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi all -- my girlfriend and I will be taking a trip in the spring (covid permitting) and have been discussing travel options to get there. I work in finance, while she works in a research lab. I told her I would purchase her ticket for her, and she was really grateful. However, problems would soon arise... I have enough money to book myself a first class ticket, and as I work 70-80 hour weeks, so I think I deserve the luxury. I told her I don't really want to spend the money on two first class tickets. I would be flying in first class, and could book her on the same flight, but she would be in coach. She found the suggestion extremely unfair and called me an asshole. Well, am I?
A guy sitting at the back asks, “What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?"
The teacher smiles sympathetically at the student, and says, “Well, I guess you’d have to write the exam with your other hand.”
One thing I’ve notice in my years in investing is how agnostic the average person is about directly investing their own money into the market. It seems clear as we go on in our society those without clear long term strategies fall farther behind.
Economic security takes time, or it has for myself but many land mines lay ahead for any wanting to achieve long term wealth.
Pensions are a long thing of the past, 401k’s under perform (I still have one), financial advisors want too much of the pie, cost of goods are constantly rising.
The one bright spot is that a lot of information is now available online and zero commission trades. This is absolutely awesome and with those tools anyone can achieve their desired wealth and dreams. My opinion anyway.
Investing directly in the stock seems to be the only path I’ve discovered to achieve long term financial success.
What are your opinions, thoughts, and hopes when investing directly into the market for the long term?
My junior year of high school (2016-2017) I had to take a biology class. It was generally a freshman or sophomore class but as I had been jumping between high schools, I still needed the biology credit. As such I was the only junior in the class.
My science teacher was a very rude person. Not in a “I hate you” kind of way, but in an “I’m better than all of you and I can do no wrong” kind of way. He made it a habit to hand out detentions like candy, to the point where the school had to ask him to stop giving people detention.
Obviously none of us liked him and made it our sole purpose to annoy the shit out of him, and thus the entire year was full of malicious compliance from all of us, like not coming back to class when he sent us out of the room.
As the teacher added more rules it became easier to find ways to annoy him. When he added a rule about leaving backpacks in the front of the room with phones in them, I was already having a bad day and decided to have some fun.
We were wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Inspired by this article from Canada
I found that there is a split between those who claim that "defund the police" means eliminate the police altogether, and those who claim that it means redirect some of the fundings for non-criminal activities (social services, mental health, etc.) elsewhere. Thoughts?
I think that 5e is really well balanced, and the point of dnd is to have fun, not necessarily to create the most op character. That being said, I see little discussion revolving around the power level of the separate classes. What are your thoughts?
My choice is Paladin. As a half-caster reliant on charisma, you’re naturally going to be decent at face skills. You also get access to good armor and good weapons, which combine with your smites to give you very solid damage output (at least against a single target). No class can do everything, but in terms of making it through rp, surviving monsters, and slaying your enemies, Paladin takes the cake in my eyes.
Edit: Back when there were only 500ish comments on this post, I tallied up all the responses. Cleric is the most popular response! Slightly behind Cleric stand Bard and Paladin, with Bard being only slightly more popular; I am counting them as tied for second place. These three classes make up a whopping 55% of responses! In third... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: okay I probably shouldn't make a post and then go right to sleep. So here's the deal, yes I understand the textbook definition of the classes has a lot more than 3, there's actually 9 classes lower-lower, lower-middle, lower-upper, middle-lower and so on. I'm also fully aware I'm a long impossible way from middle-middle-class. That's not really my point. The point however is that the media only portrays us as having 3 classes and does everything it can to make it appear we "the working class" as many have called it, is anywhere remotely close to the upper 3 classes.
For those of you that think because I have a job I'm just as far from knowing what it's like to be poor as I am in knowing what it's like to be rich you know nothing. I've been on welfare, I've tasted the hell that is powered milk, I've been without a paycheck. I know what it's like to heat your house with your fucking electric stove because your gas got turned off because you couldn't afford to pay t... keep reading on reddit ➡
So today, a subreddit.
With the latest Beta build they put a 4 targets Scourge Strike cap on Death and Decay which pretty much kills UH's AOE. This change makes the specc even more unfun and annoying to play. First you have to deal with 4-5 BUFF CDs that are all on GCD and now you really need to pay attention where you place DaD because there is a limit of how many targets it can hit and also predict the tank movement because if he/she kite the mobs outside of DaD your AOE is gone.
On top of all that you cant really quickly switch targets too because you need to apply wounds first and then start your regular rotation.
Apart from the rotation annoyances there are a bunch of extremely bad and never used talents that sit there since Legion. Its so sad to see Blizz ignoring the feedback we are providing... slowly destroying the specc and making it even more unfun to play.
First put everything on GCD and now cap everyone's AOE. Whats next? Remove AOE? Remove multidotting? Re... keep reading on reddit ➡
it also works with movies
I have no idea what to make of it
Edit: they just sent me another from another gmail I use (8/5/2020)
LMAO, thought it was really fitting. Nonetheless, I still think radianite is dumb and they need to make this game a bit more inclusive for those of us that can't afford to spend BIG bucks on skins :-(
p.s. I made this high quality, original, high effort meme for this community to enjoy! I made sure to follow every rule so if this gets taken down again, I'm just gonna give up and leave lmao.
Hello everyone. This upcoming semester I will be teaching my first class at my school, Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science Students.
Now I (obviously from my /r/math habit) love mathematics and its CS intersection so I'm really excited to teach this course and hopefully impart some of that excitement into the students.
Unfortunately this class (at my school) has a reputation for being "useless" in that its just some something that they have to take for some reason and never consider again. I believe that logical thinking and proof writing is the foundation of the software design process, but for many students (pretty much all of which want to be software engineers not CS PhDs) they just have the idea "why do I need to learn proofs, that doesn't help write code".
I plan on using CS based examples and tying topics back around to them often, but especially with the majority of students being online I don't want to lose most people Day 1, since much of the class builds upon its... keep reading on reddit ➡
This might belong on one of the off my chest subreddits and is long but if you don't get it after reading this tome of a post, then no one can help you and you might as well burn the application fees on steam games and sweets.
I thought I was fed up before so I wrote the previous post. Little did I know y'all would do it to me again but 10x worse. Now, I'm mad as hell. TLDR at the bottom.
You people do not get how admissions officers do their jobs. I think if you could truly empathize with this, you'd be better off. All of you. I've given you all the information you need for this but now it's on you to apply it to your situation. Time to listen, kids. For real and for your sake. Accept the truth. I think of the hundreds of essay ideas I've reviewed here, maybe 2 have been good. That's right. 2. The rest are basically garbage.
So don't think you're the exception. You're not. For kids that are so smart on paper, I'm just so disappointed by the lack of initiative to grow and learn some... keep reading on reddit ➡
Druidic, Thieves Cant, Countercharm or something else?
Heyo Reddit! We are #!/Shabang, a high-school software development studio that created Condution, an open-source, powerful, yet simple todo list app. After being fed-up with almost all of the million-and-a-half task-management systems out there (and, admittedly, after being bored by the quarantine), we decided to make one of our own.
We are trying to create this app holistically, by creating — first and foremost — a community of students/professionals that drives our development. With using all of the other apps, we felt we can't really connect with their developers easily to give input to a piece of software that's so important to our daily workflows.
By making the app open source, and giving the public access to a portion of our work channels, we want to make friends with our users and really create a great app together.
So, Ask (Us) Anything! Excited to hear questions about the app's development, building a startup as high-schoolers... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, there's a curious thing about Rogues that some people might not realise if they've never played or looked into the class; they have no rest-based abilities, besides their Level 20 capstone and maybe one or two high level subclass abilities.
Your standard Rogue can go all day without a break, unless wounded badly enough that they need the Hit Dice for health. But if you made it through that last fight without a scratch (not unlikely, if you're being a slippery and sneaky little shit)? When your party settles down to short rest, that gives you a whole hour to yourself.
A stealthy Rogue can scout out ahead during this hour, giving the party a better idea of what's to come, or if less scrupulous, head out and do some extracurricular money-making through an hour of pickpocketing and burglary. Take the time to swing by your local Thieves' Den for information and advice that'll help the party without needing to worry about bringing a LG Paladin to meet your criminal friends. Go consult... keep reading on reddit ➡