Could modded versions of Kik messenger pose a security threat?

I was on the Kik messenger app, and someone in a group chat posted screenshots of his modded Kik app that contains an “IP grabber”. He said he could hack people easily, and was very fast to tell me my own IP address. He was able to tell when anyone in the chatroom was lurking (i.e watching the chat without typing), for how long, their last activity, etc. I have no idea how, but he was able to know my IP address along with 2 other people in the chatroom. Prior to this, he had sent me a picture which I downloaded a week ago (he was pretending to be a normal person, it was a random funny meme). He has not sent me any links, and I have certainly not clicked on any links from him. We had a few messages back and forth, but that’s it. He said that he would hack me, so I logged out a few hours later. I used AVG antivirus and Kaspersky to scan my phone, and there were no issues detected. I manually checked my downloaded apps on Android, and there wasn’t any downloaded app that was new. I have since then logged out of Kik, but I am concerned: could he be spying on my phone, and what can I do to prevent this? Thanks.

Why items could not be enclosed within items in WordPress?

I was creating a guide in WordPress with the Classic Editor. In the guide, I was about to create a separate section here,

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I referred to some bootstrap snippets available on the internet. I pasted this code in the Text area

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When I switch to the visual section, the element gets removed. How to prevent elements from getting removed while switching to the visual section?

How could domain fronting get over the firewall if CDN node is within?

I recently came across the technical domain fronting, and I understanding it has largely been prohibited by Amazon and Google, etc. I have also read the original paper introducing this technique Blocking-resistant communication through domain fronting.

I am trying to figure its practicality: in the paper it is assumed the CDN node is out of the censor’s control, but how practical it is? Specifically for China, at least both Cloudflare and Cloudfront have PoPs in China mainland, so even if a user can establish HTTPS with one of their CDN nodes, the node will be still in China, and when the traffic goes out, it is still subject to be filtered by the firewall, is this correct?

By and large, is it correct that domain fronting works only if a CDN does not have PoP present within the firewall, but the censor is reluctant to completely block the CDN?

What are some ways warlock could benefit from level 3 paladin?

Our DM allowed us to start our Underdark campaign as a gestalt at level 3. Even though my main is going to be a warlock (eventually go for hellfire warlock prestige class) I picked rogue as gestalt: sneak attack and evasion and Dex bonus rogue gets to increase EB attack roll. After the gladiators arena we did, I realized warlock//rogue was not the best choice for gestalt and I could have gotten a lot more as warlock//paladin instead of warlock//rogue. So far I know these benefits my warlock would have with level 3 paladin:

  • ability wear heavy armor (not sure how this would work with warlock)

  • really good saves with divine grace since both paladin and warlock is charisma based.

  • the paladins mount( not sure how it would work with warlock? Would I need some feats to ride it?)

  • heal with lay on hands

  • ability to cast spells (not sure how this works either)

We are allowed to use content from all D&D 3.5e books.

To Seasoned/Long-time DnD 5e & Pathfinder 2e players. Could someone simplify the “Major Differences” in style, system, players?

I know this is abit of a “wide net” question. I am currently switching over to 5e from years of activity (after 4e was released) from 3.5e.

I joined AL locally when I was getting back into DnD (5e now) but I am…. Slightly disappointed.

The mechanics seem secondary while the role-playing seems primary.

I’ve spent the last 13 years or so away from TT-RPG

I desire highly mechanical play with other players that are also “rules to their letter experts,” not self-styled “RP-actors”.

Is Pathfinder 2e the D&D akin system, currently is popular enough to find players, that fits my wants?

I have played D&D:Basic, Advanced, 2e, 3.5e, 4e (twice), 5e (about 10 times)

I have not played any version of Pathfinder

SQL Server Management Studio: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop.8.0’

I’ve had this problem for a while and can’t find anyone with the exact same issue.

I get the error when trying to select top 1000 rows.

I checked in the PublicAssemblies and it is not there. the lowest version there is 9.0. And I can’t find a copy anywhere else.

Thanks for any help.

Could Shadow Step be used to cause fall damaged when grappled?

Curious about what would happen if a Shadow Monk used Shadow Step while carrying someone, I discovered these answers that said no but I’m unsure if these answers can be interpreted in an offensive way to use Shadow Step.

Shadow Step:

At 6th level, you gain the ability to step from one shadow into another. When you are in dim light or darkness, as a bonus action you can teleport up to 60 feet to an unoccupied space you can see that is also in dim light or darkness. You then have advantage on the first melee attack you make before the end o f the turn.


  • A grappled creature’s speed becomes 0, and it can’t benefit from any bonus to its speed.

  • The condition ends if the grappler is incapacitated (see the condition).

  • The condition also ends if an effect removes the grappled creature from the reach of the grappler or grappling effect, such as when a creature is hurled away by the thunderwave spell.

If a Shadow Monk finds themselves grappled by an enemy and chooses to use their action to initiate a falling motion (say falling prone while next to a crater to fall off the edge, or stunning striking the flying enemy to remove their flying ability temporarily) could the shadow monk then use a patch of dim light or darkness to shadow step back to safety while causing the enemy to potentially fall to their doom?