Do monsters with the “Telepathy” language automatically sense creatures in their telepathic radius?

Some monsters possess the special “Telepathy” language.

Telepathy Telepathy is a magical ability that allows a monster to communicate mentally with another creature within a specified range. The contacted creature doesn’t need to share a language with the monster to communicate in this way with it, but it must be able to understand at least one language. A creature without telepathy can receive and respond to telepathic messages but can’t initiate or terminate a telepathic conversation.

A telepathic monster doesn’t need to see a contacted creature and can end the telepathic contact at any time. The contact is broken as soon as the two creatures are no longer within range of each other or if the telepathic monster contacts a different creature within range. A telepathic monster can initiate or terminate a telepathic conversation without using an action, but while the monster is incapacitated, it can’t initiate telepathic contact, and any current contact is terminated. (MM p.9)

Does this ability allow them to sense the position of all creatures within the radius of their telepathy, given that “A telepathic monster doesn’t need to see a contacted creature”?

Why are column store indexes disabled automatically when a database is restored?

I have recently done a server migration where we backed up and restored all the databases from a SQL Server 2012 version to SQL Server 2019. However the restored databases appear to all have their column store indexes disabled by default.

Is this expected behaviour? If so, why?

These are archive databases used for selects only, rebuilding every clustered index is going to take a significant amount of time. Any other options?

(sorry, I asked this in the wrong place here. Can that question be removed?)

Is there any way for a character to create a magical disguise that wouldn’t be automatically defeated by a creature with Truesight?

I’m attempting to come up with a solution to the question in the title, but have been unsuccessful thus far.

Some monsters have the Truesight ability which states the following (emphasis mine):

A monster with truesight can, out to a specific range, see in normal and magical darkness, see invisible creatures and objects, automatically detect visual illusions and succeed on saving throws against them, and perceive the original form of a shapechanger or a creature that is transformed by magic. Furthermore, the monster can see into the Ethereal Plane within the same range.

This seems like it’d be nearly impossible to utilize any kind of magical disguise against this creature, however a means to thwart players’ using Truesight would be to rely on additional coverage via the Nondetection spell, which says:

For the duration, you hide a target that you touch from divination magic. The target can be a willing creature or a place or an object no larger than 10 feet in any dimension. The target can’t be targeted by any divination magic or perceived through magical scrying sensors.

and Alter Self’s Change Shape option, which says:

You transform your appearance. You decide what you look like, including your height, weight, facial features, sound of your voice, hair length, coloration, and distinguishing characteristics, if any. You can make yourself appear as a member of another race, though none of your statistics change.


As written, this spell combination would defeat players taking advantage of True Seeing spells. However, monsters do not follow the same rules as players, so I don’t think this would work if the players were to attempt to deceive a monster with the True Sight sense as the ability is not inherently divination magic (to my knowledge).

My question is twofold. Are there any rules which specifically state that the monster True Sight ability is considered a magical divination effect that could be countered by Nondetection? If not, is there another combination of spells that could be used to counter a monsters’ True Sight ability for the purposes of effectively passing off a magical disguise?

Automatically Switch between two AdSense accounts based on the author post

We are two managers for one website , each of us have an AdSense account

Can our ad code display in the articles we write, based on the author slug or id?

I tried to use this code in head section , but it did not work :

<?php if (is_author('author 1');) : ?> <script data-ad-client="ca-pub-ءءءءء1ءءءء" async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>; <?php else : ?> <script data-ad-client="ca-pub-ءءءءء2ءءءء" async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <?php endif; ?>

any ideas to switch automatically between the accounts, not as a revenue share.

If you take action to automatically end persistent damage, do you still take the damage that turn?

I’m preparing to run a Pathfinder 2e game with an alchemist player and trying to fully understand persistent damage to prepare.

When you take persistent damage, you don’t apply it until the end of your turn. After taking that damage, you make a DC 15 flat check to see if you remove the condition. But you or your allies can take actions to aid in recovery from the condition. For example, if you are on fire and you dump water on yourself, it looks like you still take the full amount of fire damage but then your flat check to remove the condition is reduced to DC 10.

There is also a way to automatically end the condition (quote from CRB under persistent damage condition):

Automatically end the condition due to the type of help, such as healing that restores you to your maximum HP to end persistent bleed damage, or submerging yourself in a lake to end persistent fire damage.

In this case, you don’t make a flat check to see if it ends, it just automatically ends. But this check that you automatically succeed on would have occurred after you already took the damage.

So do you still take the damage and then the check to remove the condition is automatically successful? Or because the condition was removed do you ignore the damage that turn?

Automatically reconfigure router when it is reset

Is it possible to automatically reconfigure a router when the router is reset?

My 13-year old son is resetting the router to bypass time controls (set to go off at midnight). I can configure the router to block access midnight to 5am when he should be asleep, but resetting the router bypasses this. The router can save a backup file (config.bin) and restore settings from the file, but this requires 1) being awake, 2) being aware in real time of when the router is reset 3) logging into the router and 4) restoring the settings.

Is there a way I can reasonably have a connected device (ideally my android phone or something in the router itself) log into the router and restore the settings when the router is reset? My computer isn’t generally on full time.

The router is a tplink router that has a web-based settings panel.
I’m technically literate, but by no means an expert.

To address the comments that are likely to arise about this being a parenting/ communication problem, I fully admit and accept this criticism, but he is 13 and constantly staying up until 2-4am is causing problems and he isn’t responding to discussions and other consequences. Thanks

How to automatically change the language with google translate? [closed]

I have this code.

<div class="lan">       <div id="google_translate_element"></div><script type="text/javascript"> function googleTranslateElementInit() { new google.translate.TranslateElement({pageLanguage: 'es', includedLanguages: 'bn,da,de,en,es,fr,lb,nl,no,pt,sv', layout: google.translate.TranslateElement.InlineLayout.SIMPLE}, 'google_translate_element'); }  </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="//translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit"></script 

With this code, the user can translate the site, choosing a language from the list. How to make automatic page translation by browser language?

function to lock buddypress username from edit and automatically generate it

Was wondering if someone could recommend a function with buddypress that would both automatically change a user’s buddypress username to “First name” xprofile field + randomly_generated_characters as well as prevent the user from being able to change their username. I’m hoping this is possible because let’s just say our students are getting ‘creative’ with their usernames 🙂

Any help would be wonderful!

Thanks for this and all of the support you guys give us!

How to automatically sign a message using PGP in an email?

Is there any way to sign and send a message from email server automatically…without using any desktop client to sign the message.

For Example, A wants to send a message to B. A open its email account, composes message and click on ‘send’. After pressing send button message should be automatically signed by PGP private key and deliver to B. A don’t want to use desktop client to copy message, then sign and then compose and then send…manually

How to automatically set ‘default image size’ for specific Custom Post Type

I’m looking to automatically set the default image size in the WordPress WYSIWYG, but only on certain Custom Post Types. For example, my CPT ‘products’ would default to ‘medium’, and CPT ‘staff’ would default to ‘full’.

I’ve used the following code below to update media sizes for all CPT’s, not just a specific one. Is this possible?

Here is the code I’m using for site-wide definitions:

function custom_image_size() {   update_option('image_default_size', 'full' ); }  add_action('after_setup_theme', 'custom_image_size');