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    [–] Max Warband size? Actually_a_Patrick 1 points ago in frostgrave

    Yep. It's part of the game that there are no "reserves". Otherwise you'd just have injured models wait out a battle and there wouldn't be a meaningful penalty to injury

    [–] Sounds about right Actually_a_Patrick 1 points ago in funny

    I think that just results in the Subreddit Simulator

    [–] Dogs are a good judge of character Actually_a_Patrick 15 points ago in ProtectAndServe

    I know a few cops who would recommend against dating cops

    [–] Holy crap this looks important Actually_a_Patrick 7 points ago in dndmemes

    It's the watermarks on someone else's image that do it for me.

    [–] My dad pulls unplugs my PC whenever I dont use it because he says it is dangerous to keep it connected to power continuously. Actually_a_Patrick 1 points ago in buildapc

    Sorry. It's not s BAD idea. Absolutely use a surge protector. But unplugging your computer when not in use is even safer. It's pretty unlikely that it will matter though.

    [–] What everyday household items are actually way more dangerous than we give them credit for? Actually_a_Patrick 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Brilliant solution.

    I always worry about mine. It has an "auto off" but I worry about it somehow falling over and deactivating.

    [–] My dad pulls unplugs my PC whenever I dont use it because he says it is dangerous to keep it connected to power continuously. Actually_a_Patrick 1 points ago in buildapc

    Yes.

    Breakers or fuses are not perfect and neither are surge protectors. If there is a power surge, those safeties against that surge making it to your machine might not stop it and could potentially fry the whole thing as the electricity arcs. This can happen even if the physical switch is off. Unplugging the machine physically breaks to connection to an entire network of power lines and wires that could be struck by lightning or experience a surge.

    Is it a serious risk? I wouldn't say so. It depends on how often it happens in your area. But it is safer. I've read a couple anecdotes on Reddit about people unplugging their machine, experiencing a surge, and finding their TV and other devices fried.

    I don't unplug my machine. I would if it wasn't a pain to get to the plug.

    [–] The US Government is about to put a dog tag on your drone Actually_a_Patrick 1 points ago in gadgets

    It's a stupid justification, but adding one additional tool with a marginal chance of success that places a relatively minor burden on those involved for the sake of public safety is easy to pitch.

    [–] Chinese scientists developed what they call a “rat cyborg” that can be controlled wirelessly by a human mind. Researchers wearing an EEG hat navigated the rodents through a maze using blinks and shoulder shrugs. They say the same tech could be applied to a human-to-human mind interface. Actually_a_Patrick 2 points ago in science

    I was comparing the people, not the government. It's relatively easy to direct ire at a local government official. But it can be harder to aim that ire correctly at the national government officials.

    The local Chinese officials are generally executing policy and programs that are set far above their level. Aiming all of the criticism at them is like yelling at the grocery clerk because the prices of tomatoes are too high.

    That also is obviously an oversimplification, but national policies that are problematic need to be addressed at the level they are developed.

    [–] I thought you guys might enjoy this. Actually_a_Patrick 37 points ago in rpghorrorstories

    Yeah I should have been more clear. It's the instant access and automatic calculation of things that has made them generally lazy. I don't blame the tool, just the tools that think it's all taken care of for them.

    [–] I didn’t think selling a printer would be so difficult Actually_a_Patrick 1 points ago in ChoosingBeggars

    Inkjet printers are basically free. I'm surprised you found a buyer. There were one or two models that were priced so low that it was cheaper to buy a new printer with the "starter kit" ink than it was to buy new ink. For a while at least.

    [–] Chinese scientists developed what they call a “rat cyborg” that can be controlled wirelessly by a human mind. Researchers wearing an EEG hat navigated the rodents through a maze using blinks and shoulder shrugs. They say the same tech could be applied to a human-to-human mind interface. Actually_a_Patrick 42 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in science

    I used to work for a local CITY government in the US. Every time the federal government would do something awful, there would be protests outside our offices. Never mind that the mayor often made statements against the same issue and in support of protests. Nope, it was "the government" that was the problem and obviously city hall is representative of all governments, right?

    People are often uninformed about where to direct their protestation.

    Edit because pedantry

    [–] I thought you guys might enjoy this. Actually_a_Patrick 131 points ago in rpghorrorstories

    D&D Beyond has ruined my players. They literally never open their books. I had a player who has a gish who casts shield on the regular to prevent attacks from hitting him. Some monsters were attacking with magic missiles and he was talking about how much BS it is that the spell just automatically hits. After the third round I asked if he'd read through his abilities and might have any spell or anything that might prevent him from getting hit. He said, "Yeah shield but it doesn't matter because they're not making attack rolls."