Using fog cloud to increase archer range

Longbow archers can attack up to 600 ft but would do so at disadvantage. However if they would first walk into a fog cloud and then shoot, they would roll normal based on this question. Because advantage and disadvantage cancel out. Since advantage and disadvantage caused in a heavy obscured area cancel out, what effect does it have in combat?

It seems weird that one could quadruple the standard range of archers by casting fog cloud on them. Is that really RAW?

(next round the archers would probably have to walk out of the fog cloud to reaquire their target and walk back into it with their movement, otherwise they may be targeting the wrong square.)

Can two Cloud of Daggers be cast in the same area by different spell casters?

Quick overview of the situation, the party is 3rd level and the warlock and the bard can now both cast cloud of daggers. We were in a lizardfolk den and they saw us and came running down a 5-foot corridor. The bard was first in initiative and threw out the cloud of daggers right on them. The warlock went next and wanted to do the same. Is there any ruling against this? The lizardfolk were next and would take the 4d4 from the bard at the start of their turn. Would they also take the warlock’s 4d4 (A grand total of 8d4), or do these effects need to be staggered?

Use of HTTP functions in GCP Cloud Functions Is Not Secure. Why they are still available?

As Google mentions itself in the documentation,

the HTTP functions in Cloud Functions have no authentication and are not secure. HTTP functions are unprotected and will respond to any HTTP request, which means anybody on the internet could start and stop your Compute Engine instances.

What is the real use of such HTTP functions then? Why they are available at all?

Better UI for Cloud Firestore?

Building an app, and using Cloud Firestore. Seems great so far, but the web interface to manage the data is a nightmare.

Is there a program that offers a better UI/UX for managing data in your Firestore? Something similar to HeidiSQL or Navicat for MySQL? Can I use either of those? If so, is there documentation somewhere?

Even the little things make it a pain: the inability to edit long strings in anything other than a single-line text input.

best cloud software to create web server/ plan network? windows server/linux

I am currently studying Computer Science and Information Technology in school and was looking for a little advice. I am trying to plan a network and was hoping to get some suggestions on software you use that I could try to implement. I do not know what would be best and figured this would be a great resource to gain some insight.

The assignment looks like this:

Using the virtual machines that have been provided, Linux, Windows Server, and Windows 10 Client, to accomplish the following:

Install and Configure web server on your Linux machine Install cloud drive software, choose a flavor.

Configure the cloud software to authenticate against Active Directory. Create a Domain User called “cloud_student” Create a PowerShell script that will look in the event log for when someone is authenticated from the cloud server and show the last ten to twenty entries.

My question is what is the best web server and cloud drive software to use? Does everyone just use apache2 and/or centOS? I want to make sure I use things I would utilize at a job to make this project more worthwhile.

Thanks for any insight.

Google Cloud intrusion

today morning I’ve received an email from Google reporting that my Compute Engine instance of my project was used to scan port 3389 of 144000 ip addresses.
I enabled compute engine some months ago for this project but recently I was only using the Maps Javascript API and there were no vm instances in the project.
This is the email email

And this is the screenshot of the recent activities of the project: enter image description here

I’m sorry that the language is Italian but as you can see it is reported that the user (which is me) has made those changes.
I was wondering how they could have logged into my account? I haven’t seen any malicious login to my Google account…

I’ve deleted the project and disabled billing for the account to prevent other problems. Do I need to do something else?


Forsetti like library for other cloud service providers

I am doing a survey on various security implementations implemented by Cloud Service providers for end users.

I came across Forseti intelligent agents an open source anomaly detection module in Google. Google uses a open source tool forsetti intelligent agents

I wanted to understand if this is module is for end user or for the platform provider. If this module is used by the customers of Google then is there a module or library like Forsetti equivalent for Microsoft Azure ,Oracle and Amazon. If they are then I want to know what are they.

Is it possible to do ‘Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certifications’ without following ‘SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-06’? [on hold]

I recently switched my career from SE to Oracle DBA. Currently, the company that I’m working is in progress of switching to a cloud system. As a beginner is it possible to do complete ‘Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certifications’ without ‘SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-06’.And note that, I do have good self-studied architectural knowledge about oracle DB and good experience in SQL and PLSQL(from my previous SE career)