Overheating mark on the screen in – any DYI ways to have it go away?

A family member of mine has a Redmi Note 5 since last September and has been a very happy user when one day, with no warning beforehand, a semi-circular, ring spot appeared on the right hand side of the screen, it looks like THIS now. It’s not like it was getting worse for some time, it was just – one day it’s OK, the next day, this appears. The phone hasn’t been dropped, kept near any warm spot or constricted in any way, it has its separate pocket in the purse (and spends 95% of the day flat on the table anyways). Since appearing around 3 months ago, it became significantly longer vertically, like twice, as shown in the photo.

After googling, this seems like it may be a low-quality glue issue after extensive heating of the device in normal usage. I’ve tried having this fixed under warranty but the store basically told me to go freak myself and I can’t do much with that (well, there’s warranty laws in my country for you) apart from going to court or paying for the repair from my pocket. Thus, I decided to first explore if there’s anything I may try at home before doing either. Anybody had success with fixing this on their own somehow? I know the chances are slim but still, it’d be nice if I didn’t have to shill out half the price of the phone to fix it now 🙁

Does Unseen Servant end if I move away from it?

The spell Unseen Servant says “If you command the servant to perform a task that would move it more than 60 feet away from you, the spell ends.” But what happens if I move away from it? For example,

  1. An Unseen Servant is just standing around not performing any task at the moment. I move more than 60 feet away, do something, and then later come back within the 60 ft. to give the Servant a task.
  2. An Unseen Servant is just standing around not performing any task. I move 70 feet away, and while there spend my bonus action to command it to come 15 feet closer to me. This is a task that involves some portion of moving beyond 60 feet from me, but the end goal is within 60 feet.
  3. An Unseen Servant is folding a basket full of clothes that will take quite some time to complete. While it’s doing that, I leave the 60 ft. range and do other things. Can the Servant continue this task, even though it’s performing a stationary task while more than 60 ft. away from me?

That is,

  1. Is the limit considered at the start of having it move, the end of having it move, or both?
  2. Is the limit at any time, or just when it moves?
  3. If it’s in motion (folding clothes or whatnot), but not “moving” (like from one square to another, if playing on a grid), does it still need to be within the 60 ft.?

Does this Poltergeist’s Telekinetic Thrust give away its location?

The Monster Manual‘s entry for the Specter (p. 279) includes the Poltergeist variant, which has the Telekinetic Thrust action. The part I’m considering is (emphasis mine):

If the target is an object that isn’t being worn or carried, the poltergeist hurls it up to 30 feet in any direction. The poltergeist can use the object as a ranged weapon, attacking one creature along the object’s path (+4 to hit) and dealing 5 (2d4) bludgeoning damage on a hit.

From my reading, this should count as making an attack against a creature.

The rules on unseen attackers/targets include:

If you are hidden—both unseen and unheard—when you make an attack, you give away your location when the attack hits or misses.

So when using Telekinetic Thrust in this way, since it is an attack, it seems to me that the poltergeist would be giving away its location.

However, in the Curse of Strahd campaign, there is a poltergeist (minor CoS spoilers):

So what’s going on here?

  • Is the adventure wrong?
  • Is this a “specific beats general” case, that is, is this a special poltergeist?
  • Was I wrong in the assumptions I made about poltergeists and telekinetic thrust?

Magento 2.3 – Paypal Credit Wont Go away from MiniCart

I 100% have Paypal Credit disabled in all sections of Configuration -> Payment methods.

The only section enabled is Paypal Express Checkout, and “advertise PayPal Credit” is definteluy not filled in. All the other Paypal sections that are not enabled also have “Enable Paypal Credit” set to “No”

Yet, I am still getting the checkout with PayPal credit on my minicart.

Only in Magento Version 2.3. Any ideas?

Interrupted Finder whilst it was deleting 400GB of files. Now I have 400GB of Hidden Space that won’t go away

Daisy Disk Snapshot

I was in the process of deleting 400GB of files from the Trash when I needed to restart Finder.

The Trash emptying progress bar was about 1/3rd of the way through.

Now DaisyDisk tells me I have 400GB of Hidden Space on a 1TB SSD.

I’ve restarted, waited a few days, and the space has not become available again.

Is there anything else I can do to reclaim this space?

Many thanks

How to completely wipe away Windows 10 for a fresh Ubuntu install?

I have a USB flash drive with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I want to completely wipe my machine of Windows 10 and start again with a new install of Ubuntu.

I have installed Ubuntu on a laptop PC but the old Windows 10 installation is still causing me issues, and now I can’t boot into Ubuntu again (after some sort of Ubuntu EFI update for Dell XPS). I may have screwed the pooch by removing some of the old filesystems via gparted, as I combined all partitions into a data partition that I mounted successfully, but after that update the restart resulted in a reboot quagmire.

At this point, I assume it may be easiest to just completely wipe the system clean and install Ubuntu as the only OS. I would like to remove all vestiges of Windows as I do not need a dual boot. I have not found an easy way to do this, and installing Ubuntu using the option to erase all old partitions didn’t get me out of the woods, as I am now getting a “Dell Support Assist” screen when I boot that runs a memory check and then gets me into an all blue screen with no further progress.

The machine is a Dell XPS 15 9570.

Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.

Can someone inside Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere teleport or Plane Shift away?

In my answer to the question What defenses are there against being summoned by the Gate spell? the question came up whether or not someone inside Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere can teleport away.

The spell states:

Nothing – not physical objects, energy, or other spell effects – can pass through the barrier, in or out, though a creature in the sphere can breathe there.

It’s unclear whether or not this blocks teleportation and interplanar travel. I believe not, or at least not interplanar travel; spells that do block this usually state so, such as Forcecage. Other commenters had a different opinion, which is why I’m asking this question.

I think it ultimately boils down to:

Does teleporting or plane shifting out of Otiluke’s Resilient Sphere count as “a spell passing through the barrier”?

I’m not entirely sure whether plane shifting and teleporting would be treated differently here, but I believe they might.