seo – Malicious backlinks from malware sites – what’s their purpose?

I have two websites that have created dozens of backlinks to my website. votefrankharris dot com and a similar ddswhite dot com. The first website’s backlinking pages redirect to malicious pages/sites. The sites appear to no longer be in use (I guess Frank didn’t get elected). There’s a fairly exhaustive list of these spammy sites here.

My question is, what is the point of someone doing this? Are they hoping that curious web admins will click on their backlinks and get infected? Is this some kind of blackhat SEO trick?

dnd 5e – Is an Echo Knight fighter’s “echo” a tangible object, for the purpose of physical interaction?

The Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount sourcebook contains a new Fighter subclass, the Echo Knight. Echo Knights have the ability to summon an “echo” of themselves; per the overall subclass description (p. 183):

the Echo Knight has mastered the art of using dunamis to summon the fading shades of unrealized timelines to aid them in battle.

The Manifest Echo feature also describes it as follows:

This echo is a magical, translucent, gray image of you (…) It is the same size as you, and it occupies its space.

In this unofficial tweet from March 2020, Jeremy Crawford confirms that an echo is an object.

Is an “echo” a tangible object, for the purpose of being interacted with (e.g. a giant picking it up from the ground like a large bottle of beer)?

What is the purpose of the (TOKEN) generated by (JWT)

I have used JWT features on my web development. Then it will generate the TOKEN after the users logging-in, and it works perfectly fine. But now I don’t know what to do next after the TOKEN is generated. Can anyone explain to me the purpose of this TOKEN? Thanks in advance.

Did China release Coronavirus on purpose so Donald Trump wouldn’t win re-election?

no … Trump didn’t create the virus. He ignored it, denied it, minimized it, joked about it, weaponized it, politicized it and exacerbated it. He is culpable for the chaos, unnecessary illness and yes, even preventable deaths because of it -AND- his supporters are too. This is the human cost of the MAGA cult delusion and we’re all paying for it now equally.

plugins – What is the purpose of the noop functions in WordPress?

I’m trying to understand the logic behind using the no operation functions in this file noop.php.
I understands that these functions do nothing and they are used/loaded only by those two files:

load-scripts.php
load-styles.php

but why did the developers need empty functions?
what purpose do they serve? I even tried to see where they are being used but I didn’t get any result

/**
 * @ignore
 */
function __() {}

/**
 * @ignore
 */
function _x() {}

/**
 * @ignore
 */ 
function site_url() {
    echo 'what does this do';

}

so an explanation along with an example of use would be much appreciated.

dnd 5e – Which aircraft would be abolished for the purpose of banishment?

It depends on which plane is native to aboleth.

Aberrations can come from different planes, including the material plane, distant realms, or other odd spaces. According to them Monster Manual entry, aboleths may originate from a variety of aircraft.

Aboleths lives in aqueous environments, including ocean abysses, deep lakes and the elementary water plane.

Some aboleths can be reincarnations of ancient aboleths, and their bodies originate from the elemental plane of water.

If the body of an aboleth is destroyed, its spirit returns to the elementary plane of water, where a new body merges for it over the course of days or months.

Thus, a particular abolition can come from the natural oceans of the material plane, in which case the banishment fate would temporarily send him to a harmless half-plane.

If the target originates from the plane of existence you are on, you banish the target to a harmless half-plane.

Another aboleth may originate from certain extraterrestrial depths in the elementary plane of water, in which case banishment would rather send them home.

If the target originates from a different plane of existence than the one you are on, the target is banished with a low burst noise, returning to its original plane.

What is the purpose of Inserting HTML Variants?

I don't really want to disturb Sven. If someone is using this feature to improve the quality of content, drop the thoughts below.

flashing rom – What is the purpose of partition locations A and B if both are flashed?

I recently played with tutorials on flashing LineageOS (or actually adb-sideloading), but I guess my question is more generic.

In my device, there are partitions A and B for everything except the userdata partition (and maybe something else). I understand that the goal is to provide additional security against bricks. If there is a problem while flashing, there is the alternate location.

Now, every tool and manual procedure I've seen flashes both A and B. Doesn't that make the whole concept useless? What is the gain of slots A and B if we continue to put the same thing to both?

reference request – What does the decoupling theory mean on Tao Blog? And what is its purpose in mathematics?

I came across on Tao Blog a new theory for me which is called "decoupling theory", but I did not find on the web its definition and its purpose, I can only find this article on wiki but very far from what Tao discussed this theory then What does the decoupling theory mean on Tao Blog? And what is its purpose in mathematics? No tag here either to add on the theory of decoupling.

What is the purpose of a Nikon F to Sony A-mount adapter lens

Looking at the Nikon F-mount adapters for a Sony A99 A-mount camera, I noticed that they had a lens element and those without lens element mentioned that the # 39; goal could not reach focus to infinity.

for example. https://fotodioxpro.com/products/nikf-snya-pro

I don't understand that, the Nikon FFD is 46.50mm and the Sony alpha support is 44.50mm, so a 2mm empty tube design should work just fine. So what is the function of the lens, if you look at the E-mount adapter, it's just an empty tube 46.5 – 18 = 28.5mm long.

Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter – Nikon Nikkor F Mount D/SLR Lens to Sony Alpha E-Mount Mirrorless Camera Body

Did I miss something?

Thank you

Dave