How does the Broom of Flying behave?

Similar to this, but for 5th ed.

The Broom of Flying is activated by a Command Word, has 50ft flying speed, and the hover property. It can also be remotely controlled if it is not being ridden.

When being ridden, does it count as a Mount? A Vehicle? Does its rider simply gain 50ft flying speed? If it is considered a mount, should I enforce mounted combat rules? In the case of the broom, it would be unable to move independently.

How does Phantom Steed behave in combat?

The description of the 3th level Wizard ritual spell Phantom Steed reads:

The creature uses the statistics for a riding horse, except it has a speed of 100 feet and can travel 10 miles in an hour, or 13 miles at a fast pace. When the spell ends, the steed gradually fades, giving the rider 1 minute to dismount. The spell ends if you use an action to dismiss it or if the steed takes any damage.

I’m unclear on how Phantom Steed behaves, especially in combat:

  1. If the steed takes enough damage to be killed, does it die immediately or does it continue existing for 1 minute?
  2. Can the steed perform the dodge, disengage, or dash actions as a regular mount can?
  3. Can the steed pull a wagon or other vehicles?
  4. If not ridden, does the steed block the space it is on? If not, is the space it occupies considered difficult terrain?

Non-Mathematical Algorithms that behave like Taylor Series

Are there tasks or problems for which no algorithm can give a complete or precise answer but there do exist algorithms that can give increasingly “better” answers if permitted to execute for longer and longer?

For example, computing the value of $ e$ by means of a Taylor Series yields an increasingly accurate answer, but at no finite point in time will the exact value of $ e$ be computed.

In particular, I’m wondering if there are problems or tasks like this one that are not mathematical in nature. Or is my understanding flawed and indeed all algorithms are in some sense mathematical in nature?

Thanks for reviewing my question.

Magento 1.9.3 CE, Staging & Live Sites behave differently

Lately, we found our Staging Site and Live Site behave differently in 2 situations: 1). we found Live Site to have 500 error timeout while Staging Site is normal; 2). we found update on CSS file in staging site reflected in frontend, while Live Site do not reflect the changes.

how to check the code difference, and how to sync the Staging site code to Live site?

PowerShell – Return doesn’t behave as expected

I’m using PowerShell v5.1. I have a question about “Return”. Shouldn’t “Return” stop script execution?

Get-CimInstance Win32_OperatingSystem | ForEach-Object {     "Exiting"     Return } "It doesn't"  ForEach ($  number in 1..2){     "Exiting"     Return } "It doesn't" 

Result is: Exiting => It doesn’t => Exiting

As you can see “Return” behaves differently inside “ForEach-Object” loop then inside “ForEach” loop. What am I missing? Thank you 🙂

How can I force android phone behave like a tablet, so that apps behave as if they are running on tablet?

I have three devices, two android phones and an android tablet. Below is there screen details:

  1. Phone 1: 5.96 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (broader)
  2. Phone 2: 6.18 inches, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (taller)
  3. Tablet: 8.0 inches, 1200 x 1920 pixels, 16:10 ratio (broader)

On tablet, Microsoft OneNote is rendered like this:

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But on Phone 2, it is rendered like this:

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Surprisingly on phone 1 also it is rendered like a tablet, may because of broad aspect ratio and I feel this rendering is far more better for productivity and is more intuitive. How can I have phone 2 render like phone 1 / tablet?

How to make Mojave keyboard shortcuts behave like Windows/Linux

I’m not interested in mapping the windows keyboard keys to mac shortcuts, that doesn’t help, I just started in a new position and unfortunately I have to use a Mac, I don’t have the mental capacity to work with 3 different OSs ,I work with Windows & Linux at home, but MacOS has a completely different keyboard layout and shortcuts.

I’ve heard all about how it’s easier to get things done with macOS compared to windows/linux, but if I have to try multiple combinations to achieve something simple (like copy+paste, alt+tab, home/end) every time I switch to a different OS I don’t see that as productive as just takes twice as long to get things done.

So my questions is simple; is it possible to make macOS work with a windows keyboard and have all the same windows shortcuts work?

How should a Dandelion chipped lens behave on a Nikon F5?

I’m running two Nikkor Ai lenses with dandelion chips on a Nikon D800. Both work great. I’ve recently started using a Nikon F5 film camera. The same lenses don’t give any aperture readout or indication they are recognised by the F5. The F5 is working with other modern off the shelf lenses. Can anyone confirm how the Nikon F5 should behave with dandelioned lenses? I was under the impression they should work but the chips can’t be programmed using the F5.

RNGD service consuming high CPU usage after pointing /dev/random to behave as urandom

I have executed these commands while installing my application on Ubuntu system.

The following commands are specific for /dev/random to behave as urandom

sudo rm /dev/random sudo mknod /dev/random c 1 9     # make /dev/random behave as urandom. 1 and 9 are device numbers of urandom 

adding above changes to rc.local to make system changes persistent after reboot

sed -i -e "/^exit 0/ i\sudo rm /dev/random" -e "/^exit 0/ i\sudo mknod /dev/random c 1 9" /etc/rc.local 

After executing these command I restarted the rng-tools

sudo systemctl restart rng-tools 

And suddenly after restarting rng-tools , top command shows 100% CPU usage by rngd service.

My System Information:

NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS" VERSION_ID="16.04" HOME_URL="" SUPPORT_URL="" BUG_REPORT_URL="" UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial 

and when I restore /dev/random to its normal behavior and restart the rng-tools and the CPU usage changes to normal.