Does the rule that you cannot willingly end your move in another creature’s space force or prevent certain actions?

There is a rule in the “Moving Around Other Creatures” section which states:

Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space…

I am wondering just how absolute this rule is and have come up with example situations where its application is unclear to me:

  1. On your turn, you are forced to occupy the same space as another creature, you have no more movement available, but you still have your action or bonus action available. Are you required to take the Dash action or to use some method (such as casting misty step) to get you out of the creature’s space?

  2. Caltrops state:

    Any creature that enters the area must succeed on a DC 15 dexterity saving throw or stop moving and take 1 piercing damage. Until the creature regains at least 1 hit point, its walking speed is reduced by 10 feet. A creature moving through the area at half speed doesn’t need to make the saving throw.

    An adjacent creature in standing on top of caltrops, and you only have 15 speed (and 15 movement left). I believe that you could not walk through them at half speed as you would run out of movement and be stuck in the creature’s space.
    However, could you walk through them normally even though they have a chance of having your move stop in the creature’s space (which, presumably, the character would know about, and thus would make it a willing decision)?

  3. Everything is difficult terrain, there is an adjacent creature, and you have 15 feet of movement left, could you move onto the creature’s space and then realize you can’t leave that space (as you don’t have enough movement to do so)?

I believe that my question is different from this one in a few ways. My second and third examples involve more willingly ending your move in another creature’s space (at least to me they seem to be more willingly done) and my first example calls into question what happens when the creature still has a way to gain the ability to leave the creature’s space (such as by taking the Dash action or casting misty step) which the linked question did not mention or address.

Does the rule preventing you from ending your turn in another creature’s space force you to take certain actions?

Which face of Cube of Force blocks Ice Storm?

So I was using a Cube of force to block arrows for my party using the setting of face 2: block non-living. An opponent cast Ice Storm on us, causing hail to rain down. Now, at the point that the hail was hitting us, is it a spell effect, or is it a magical effect? (In 3.5e, we would look at if it was effected by spell resist, but that info isn’t in the 5e documentation.)

Sharepoint Online – Disable Versioning, or force onedrive to not clone objects

We reached Sharepoint Online storage limit because of versioning size of non-Office files. OneDrive on Mac (or sharepoint) is just cloning files as revision so e.g. i have a ~400MB file with 40 revisions but storage used by that file is ~13GB!

So i need to fix OneDrive issue to not cloning files (and use storage) or disable versioning which the option is not available on web anymore. Can anyone help?

i have two HDD, each has EFI partition. How do I force ubuntu to install /boot/efi on /dev/sdb2 instead of /dev/sda1

Just like in the title:

I have two HDD (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) on my PC, each has its own EFI (flags: boot, hidden, esp) partition. How to force ubuntu to install /boot/efi on /dev/sdb2 instead of on /dev/sda1

My setup:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$   sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME                FSTYPE        SIZE MOUNTPOINT                    LABEL sda                             119.2G                                ├─sda1              vfat          100M                               ESP ├─sda2                             16M                                ├─sda3              ntfs        118.1G                               Acer └─sda4              ntfs            1G                               Recovery sdb                             931.5G                                ├─sdb1              ntfs        481.5G                               Data ├─sdb2              vfat          512M                                ├─sdb3              ext4            5G                                ├─sdb4              swap           32G [SWAP]                         └─sdb5              LVM2_member   150G                                  └─vg_ubuntu-lv_ubuntu                                   100G                                sdc                               7.3G                                └─sdc1              vfat          7.3G /cdrom                        UBUNTU 19_0 ubuntu@ubuntu:~$    

sda is my “factory installed” windows.
sda1 is (Windows boot loader).
My “goal” is to keep sda intact/unchanged via installing linux as follows:

NAME                FSTYPE        SIZE MOUNTPOINT                    LABEL sda                             119.2G                                ├─sda1              vfat          100M                               ESP ├─sda2                             16M                                ├─sda3              ntfs        118.1G                               Acer └─sda4              ntfs            1G                               Recovery sdb                             931.5G                                ├─sdb1              ntfs        481.5G                               Data ├─sdb2              vfat          512M /boot/efi                      ├─sdb3              ext4            5G /boot                          ├─sdb4              swap           32G [SWAP]                         └─sdb5              LVM2_member   150G                                  └─vg_ubuntu-lv_ubuntu                / 

unfortunately, yesterday I messed something up, and I installed ubuntu 19 this way:

NAME                FSTYPE        SIZE MOUNTPOINT                    LABEL sda                             119.2G                                ├─sda1              vfat          100M /boot/efi                     ESP ├─sda2                             16M                                ├─sda3              ntfs        118.1G                               Acer └─sda4              ntfs            1G                               Recovery sdb                             931.5G                                ├─sdb1              ntfs        481.5G                               Data ├─sdb2              vfat          512M                                ├─sdb3              ext4            5G /boot                          ├─sdb4              swap           32G [SWAP]                         └─sdb5              LVM2_member   150G                                  └─vg_ubuntu-lv_ubuntu                / 

I plan to boot into /dev/sdb via changing the order bios’ bootloader.

Any idea what can I do to “achieve” the desired effect?


EDIT:
This question was marked as a possible duplicate of:
How can I reinstall GRUB to the EFI partition?

This is not true. The link above (at least according to my understanding) explains how to move grub from one partition to another, or how to install it from “zero”. With the requirement that the Linux OS is already installed.

My question was about “forcing” the grub onto the correct partition during the installation, not after.

If anything, this question is closer to being a duplicate of:
How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? (without using Startup Disk Creator)
(just replace “USB key” with “2nd internal HDD“)

Does Force Damage Affect Ethereal Creatures?

This passage from the description of the Border Ethereal (DMG p. 48) says that anything made of magical force can affect ethereal creatures:

A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and utterly silent to someone on the overlapped plane, and solid objects on the overlapped plane don’t hamper the movement of a creature in the Border Ethereal. The exceptions are certain magical effects (including anything made of magical force) and living beings.

Per the description of the magic missile spell (PHB p. 257), it is made of magical force; therefore, it should be able to affect ethereal creatures:

You create three glowing darts of magical force.

But in the description of the etherealness spell (PHB p. 238), it says that only things with a special ability or magic can affect ethereal creatures:

While on the Ethereal Plane, you can only affect and be affected by other creatures on that plane. Creatures that aren’t on the Ethereal Plane can’t perceive you and can’t interact with you, unless a special ability or magic has given them the ability to do so.

Magic missile has no text allowing it to affect ethereal creatures, and instead relies on the general rule for affecting ethereal creatures.

Which is right? Is etherealness just restating the rule in the DMG, or is it an explicit exception to how ethereal travel normally works?

Moreover, even if magic missile can affect ethereal creatures, does that mean that other spells which deal force damage can also affect ethereal creatures? Magic missile is explicitly made of “magical force”, but eldritch blast, which also deals force damage, is described as “crackling energy”. Is it also made of “magical force”?

Can Force effects from the Border Ethereal affect targets on the Prime Material?

According to the DMG, force effects extend from the Prime Material Plane into the Border Ethereal (DMG, page 48):

A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and utterly silent to someone on the overlapped plane, and solid objects on the overlapped plane don’t hamper the movement of a creature in the Border Ethereal. The exceptions are certain magical effects (including anything made of magical force) and living beings.

Is the opposite also true? If I’m on the Ethereal Plane, can I cast Forcecage, Eldritch Blast, Magic Missile, etc. on a creature on the Prime Material Plane, and it will have the intended consequences?

Can Phantasmal Force apply conditions?

Phantasmal Force can be used to place a delusion inside a creature’s head for the duration. I understand that the spell is worded very openly to encourage creative usage, but I’m not sure about how I should be ruling it case-by-case. I understand the purpose of most other illusion spells, but I just can’t seem to get my head around certain aspects of this particular one.

The phantasm includes sound, temperature, and other stimuli, also evident only to the creature. (PHB pg.264)

Does this mean you could use the illusion to impart status effects on creatures? For example, would you blind the creature by putting a bag over his head that it wouldn’t be able to remove? Would you be able to deafen a creature with an extremely loud auditory illusion? I’m assuming restraining the creature with illusory chains wouldn’t work, considering it would probably struggle to escape only to find that it’s not actually physically being detained, but I’m sure there is something you could add to the illusion to try and prevent them from escaping or moving.

Question: Can Phantasmal Force apply conditions (Blinded, Deafened, Restrained etc.), and if so which ones would it be able to?

It seems to me that the spell shouldn’t be able to place conditions on creatures, but that would only be because of how strong and flexible this might make it relative to other spells if it’s level. Is this how it is intended? I don’t want to accidentally gimp the spell by ruling it too harshly, but it seems difficult to me to consistently judge it fairly.

Force user to enter an address for location based services

I would be happy to hear your opinion on following topic:

I am working on an IOT gardening system. Many of our features need the address of the user to work, because of weather data.

At the moment we are not directly asking the user to enter his location, so we need to ask for every feature if he now wants to set the address.

I want to make this part of “setting up the system”, telling that it is needed so his system can react to his real life situation.

In the company many people are strongly against it, fearing that people will be mad if we force them to enter an address (if they really do not want to tell us, they still could say, they are living on the north pole).

I think its quite common and logical for such a system to ask for your location during onboarding. Actually most competitors force the user to enter one.

And you are giving away your address every time you buy something online…

What do you think is there a reason to say “No, never do that!”?

Thank you for your thoughts.

JS to force auto-playing in modern browsers

Hello!
Is there a way to use JS to bypass a recent limitation in modern browsers to autoplay music?
I activated an autoplay in a Joomla music player plugin and I also used JS code via Custom HTML module

<script type="text/javascript"> var source = 'https://apostasia.ru/1.mp3'; var audio = new Audio(); audio.addEventListener('load', function() { audio.play(); }, true); audio.src = source; audio.autoplay = true; </script>
Code (JavaScript):