Haunted Heroes Pact Wizard may cause a favored spell combo to be even more broken?

I’ve been looking at the Pact Wizard archetype from Haunted Heroes Handbook and noticed a feature they pick up at 10th level that states that when metamagic feats are applied to spells learned via patron or curse, the spells are treated with a spell of one level lower with a minimum level equal to the spell’s original level).

Here’s where the problem comes in. A few patrons give Time Stop as their bonus patron spell at level 18. The spell already specifies 1d4+1 rounds for how long the spell lasts. 2 to 5 rounds is pretty crazy already. The metamagic feat that could make this spell completely broken is Extend Spell. +1 to the spell’s level, and with the aforementioned class feature, 4 to 10 rounds could get that kind of spell banned from a game table.

It goes from bad to worse when Delayed Blast Fireball comes into play. Lots of players like spamming Grease to keep opponents at bay and make them easier to hit. When you have 4 to 10 rounds to charge up that fire bomb, your GM could very well ban you from using Extend Spell in that manner.

So to elaborate on the question: does the feature even work that way for Time Stop? Or does the extend only apply to the base +1 to make a +2 and then you roll? For the sake of balance, I hope it’s the latter.

Does an savethrow-type attack cause critical damage for an unconscious creature? [duplicate]

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  • What counts as an attack? 1 answer

The unconscious state description says

Any attack that hits the creature is a critical hit if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature.


Target creature is unconscious. Attacker stands in 5 feet near it. Attacker attack the target creature with savethrow-type attack of any kind. Frostbite cantrip for example.


Does this attack cause critical hit?

Overclock cause fro system crash in Ubuntu?

I have an overclocked system that has been running a 9700k@4.9Ghz for about a year now. I have never had a crash due to overclocked cpu. However, I wanted to set up a ubuntu installation just for fun to play with RetroPie. I set up a dual boot system on my nvme drive, allocating 26 gb to ubuntu. Installation and everything went fine, until I started to clone RetroPie-Setup from git. My system got rebooted three times during the process, no error message or anything ( I don’t know how to check error logs in ubuntu, yet) So I reset everything in my BIOS (I have an Asus z390 Prime) and booted again into ubuntu. The installation process went through rather smoothely. I monitored the clock speeds, they were in tehir normal range for non-oc CPU.

Again, in Windows, I never had any crashed due to overclocking. I finetuned that cpu when I first got it.

So my question is this: Is this a possibility that ocing could be the cause for my system crashes? Could anyone point me to some insightful logs, perhaps in /var/logs ? That I could provide?

I don’t like the fact that I have to change my BIOS Profile for ubuntu, should that in fact be the cause.

Can excessive delays in workflows cause SharePoint timer job to be stuck?

One of my workflows has excessive delays and that too of a longer duration. For instance, one delay in my workflow is of three months and other is of a single month. Now the problem is that my SharePoint timer service gets stuck and its status is “Pausing”. Is it possible that the delays in workflows are causing the timer to be stuck? Has this happened to anyone before?

This article suggests that this problem can be caused by a bad workflow instance. Does my workflow come in that category?

Is mkfs cause OS corruption and why?

I am working on a VM running a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS with one 34 GB partition.

First, I use cfdisk to resize the partition to 24gb then create a partion that is 10gb.

Then I try and make a filesystem on the new partition. doing this causes the filesystem to become read only

pj@ubuntu:/$   mkfs -v -t ext4 /dev/sda2 mke2fs 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018) Could not open /dev/sda2: Permission denied pj@ubuntu:/$   sudo !! sudo mkfs -v -t ext4 /dev/sda2 mke2fs 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018) fs_types for mke2fs.conf resolution: 'ext4' Filesystem label= OS type: Linux Block size=4096 (log=2) Fragment size=4096 (log=2) Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks 655360 inodes, 2621184 blocks 131059 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user First data block=0 Maximum filesystem blocks=2151677952 80 block groups 32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group 8192 inodes per group Filesystem UUID: af601173-c7e3-4386-9eab-f9926454509a Superblock backups stored on blocks:      32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632  Allocating group tables: done                             Writing inode tables: done                             Creating journal (16384 blocks): done Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done   pj@ubuntu:/$   touch /file2 touch: cannot touch '/file2': Read-only file system  

When I reboot the computer I am in grub rescue. Why is this happening?

How can I isolate the cause of poor performance whne running X-Plane 11 in windowed mode?

I used to run X-Plane 11 (flight simulator) when I was on Ubuntu 16.04 and had no performance issues other than when I pushed the limitations of my hardware. So, everything worked exactly as expected. However, after upgrading the 18.04, I can only achieve good performance when running XP11 in fullscreen mode and when XP11 has focus. If I carry my mouse to another monitor and shift focus to another program (e.g., firefox), my entire computer stutters. Furthermore, if I try to run the game in windowed mode my computer stutters horribly regardless of which program has focus. I do not believe my problem is with a necessary bottleneck in the system, because my CPU, GPU, and RAM are never maxed out when running the game. Furthermore, XP11 says I’m getting 40-60FPS while I’m experiencing the stuttering.

I submitted a support ticket to the XP11 devs, but received a very short response to the effect of “Sorry, we don’t support Linux”. This leaves me a bit uncertain about how to proceed. It seems like the problem is on the OS side rather than with XP11, but I’m not certain how to begin eliminating possible causes. Here are some relevant details:

System Specs:

  • Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280
  • Graphics drivers: Default Open-Source AMD drivers
  • CPU: i5-4690K
  • RAM: 16GB DDR3
  • Three monitors (can provide more detail if needed)
  • Game is X-Plane 11 version 11.36r2 run through Steam

I’m considering trying to use a different set of drivers, but in the past when I’ve experimented with graphics driver’s I’ve ended up a sad panda for one reason or another (e.g., monitors go blank when booting up). Furthermore, I have no other issues with other games or programs so I’m a bit concerned about creating more problems. In any case, I’m willing to try messing around with graphics drivers if I need to, but I wanted to get some input before I start toying with an otherwise perfectly stable system.

sshfs troubleshooting: what would cause openssl to fail?

I believe sshfs requires an sftp server on the remote computer (router):

ipkg list_installed | grep -i sftp openssh-sftp-server - 5.9p1-1 - sftp-server only from a FREE version of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools. 

The goal is to invoke sshfs to mount a remote directory:

sshfs user@mydomain.asuscomm.com:/mnt/CRUZERFIT16/directory/ /home/user/Documents/scpbox/ 

This sshfs setup was working correctly in May, however, a family member reset the router. sshfs returns an error:

remote host has disconnected total 0 

Attempt to remote sftp into router returned:

/opt/libexec/sftp-server: can't load library 'libcrypto.so.0.9.8' Connection closed 

ipkg list_installed | grep openssl returned:

openssl – 0.9.8v-2 – Openssl provides the ssl implementation in libraries libcrypto and libssl, and is needed by many other applications and librari

openssl successfully reinstalled on router:

ipkg -force-reinstall install  openssl 

and am now able to sftp & sshfs into target router. Not sure why openssl was unavailable before reinstalling. Is there a test command to determine if openssl is available for the sftp server?

CUDA 10.1 Update 2 is compatible to gcc 7.3.0, mine is 7.4.0, is this the cause the installation failed?

I downloaded the cuda installer from here.

I ran the installer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) with gcc 7.4.0.

and I got this error.

[INFO]: Driver not installed. [INFO]: Checking compiler version... [INFO]: gcc location: /usr/bin/gcc  [INFO]: gcc version: gcc version 7.4.0 (Ubuntu 7.4.0-1ubuntu1~18.04.1)  [INFO]: Initializing menu [INFO]: Setup complete [INFO]: Components to install: [INFO]: Driver [INFO]: 418.87.00 [INFO]: Executing NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.87.00.run --ui=none --no-questions --accept-license --disable-nouveau --no-cc-ver$   [INFO]: Finished with code: 256 [ERROR]: Install of driver component failed. [ERROR]: Install of 418.87.00 failed, quitting 

This table indicates the compatible gcc is 7.3.0, is this the reason causes installation failed? Do I need to reinstall or downgrade gcc?

The screen will cause Z distortion after rotating

After screen rotation, the screen display will cause Z distortion when playing video or quickly switching photos.

We tried several monitors. ENVIRONMENT: Display = HDMI/DP Resolution = 1920x1080p / 1920×1920 OS = Ubuntu 18.04, Kernel 4.18.20 Platform: Intel Apollo Lake N4200

STEP: 1. System boot up 2. Rotation display to left/right/inverted 3. Play video

rotate to the right, Z distortion happen

$ xrandr -o right

rotate to the upside down, Z distortion happen

$ xrandr -o inverted

rotate to the left, Z distortion happen

$ xrandr -o left

rotate to the normal

$ xrandr -o normal

RESULT: screen will cause Z distortion. see the recording video below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15oDuXqsMn8Q-39K8StbfkuBeL_CWF584?usp=sharing