Can a Tundra Storm Herald Barbarian pre-emptively freeze the water of a Decanter of Endless Water?

Disclaimer : This question pertains to realizing a non-mechanical, very specific thing for goofy purposes. You may take it with a grain of salt.

A Tundra Storm Herald Barbarian (subclass from Xanathar’s Guide to Everything) gets the following Storm Soul secondary feature at 6th level :

Moreover, as an action, you can touch water and turn a 5-foot cube of it into ice, which melts after 1 minute. This action fails if a creature is in the cube.

Let’s assume that the secondary feature lets you make a smaller cube than 5 foot (if you have access to less water than that).

A Decanter of Endless Water is an uncommon Wondrous item magic item that lets you shoot water from it :

This stoppered flask sloshes when shaken, as if it contains water. The decanter weighs 2 pounds. You can use an action to remove the stopper and speak one of three command words, whereupon an amount of fresh water or salt water (your choice) pours out of the flask. The water stops pouring out at the start of your next turn. (goes on to list the three options)

The goal here is for the Tundra Barbarian to “shoot ice” instead of water (no added mechanical effect). To that effect, can a Tundra Barbarian pre-emptively freeze the water contained inside a Decanter of Endless Water (in order to shoot ice upon activating the Decanter) ? (for example, by removing the stopper without saying a command word, and reaching his hand inside the device to freeze water, which may or may not be possible)

External drive causes all processes talking to it to freeze. Has the drive failed?

My external drive cannot be accessed. It seems that the auto-mount hangs. When I click “Mount”, I get “unable to access volume – an operation is already pending.” When I try to remove the drive, I get: “Unable to Stop WCD – Error opening /dev/sdb for fsync: Device or resource busy.”

fdisk -l /dev/sdb hangs.

dmesg contains the following recent warnings:

task scsi_eh_6:5019 blocked for more than 120 seconds ... task fdisk blocked for more than 120 seconds ... task mount:5301 blocked for more than 120 seconds ... task pool-udisksd:5059 blocked for more than 120 seconds 

Etc. Every time I try to access the drive, the process trying to access it hangs and can’t access it. I tried to run badblocks, and even it froze after twenty minutes – badblocks blocked for more than 120 seconds, etc.

I am not sure what kind of hardware problem causes every process trying to talk to the disk (including all diagnostic tools) to freeze. None of them can be terminated by Ctrl-C, I have to exit the terminal. What should I do?

Update:

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family:     Western Digital Blue Device Model:     WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 Serial Number:    WD-WCC6Y0KC7LX4 LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 20e20948d Firmware Version: 01.01A01 User Capacity:    1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB] Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical Rotation Rate:    7200 rpm Form Factor:      3.5 inches Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is:   ACS-3 T13/2161-D revision 3b SATA Version is:  SATA 3.1, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s) Local Time is:    Thu Sep 26 17:46:58 2019 CDT SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled  === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART Status command failed: Connection timed out SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED Warning: This result is based on an Attribute check.  General SMART Values: Offline data collection status:  (0x82) Offline data collection activity                     was completed without error.                     Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled. Self-test execution status:      (   0) The previous self-test routine completed                     without error or no self-test has ever                      been run. Total time to complete Offline  data collection:        (12000) seconds. Offline data collection capabilities:            (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.                     Auto Offline data collection on/off support.                     Suspend Offline collection upon new                     command.                     Offline surface scan supported.                     Self-test supported.                     Conveyance Self-test supported.                     Selective Self-test supported. SMART capabilities:            (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering                     power-saving mode.                     Supports SMART auto save timer. Error logging capability:        (0x01) Error logging supported.                     General Purpose Logging supported. Short self-test routine  recommended polling time:    (   2) minutes. Extended self-test routine recommended polling time:    ( 124) minutes. Conveyance self-test routine recommended polling time:    (   5) minutes. SCT capabilities:          (0x3035) SCT Status supported.                     SCT Feature Control supported.                     SCT Data Table supported.  SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE   1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   199   198   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       67   3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0027   174   173   021    Pre-fail  Always       -       2283   4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   092   092   000    Old_age   Always       -       8792   5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   200   200   140    Pre-fail  Always       -       0   7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x002e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0   9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   078   078   000    Old_age   Always       -       16789  10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0  11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032   100   253   000    Old_age   Always       -       0  12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       21 192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       9 193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   197   197   000    Old_age   Always       -       9697 194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   115   102   000    Old_age   Always       -       28 196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0 197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   199   199   000    Old_age   Always       -       166 198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   200   199   000    Old_age   Offline      -       76 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0 200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0008   200   200   000    Old_age   Offline      -       83  SMART Error Log Version: 1 No Errors Logged  SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]  SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1  SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS     1        0        0  Not_testing     2        0        0  Not_testing     3        0        0  Not_testing     4        0        0  Not_testing     5        0        0  Not_testing Selective self-test flags (0x0):   After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk. If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.  Command "Execute SMART Short self-test routine immediately in off-line mode" failed: Connection timed out 

The gnome-disks utility says that the Ext4 filesystem on the disk is undamaged, and the smartctl tests just return “connection timed out.” So what’s up?

My Uuntu keeps random and total freeze

There are moments with and moment calm… Right now, it’s a hard moment.

My Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS keeps freeze. apt update && apt upgrade is ok.

I edit the etc/default/grub file as advised in another thread… GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash intel_idle.max_cstate=2"

It didnt do the trick.

When it freeze, I can’t do anything. Neither Alt+Sys+K nor go to tty3.

Here’s some info. Let me know if you have any idea… with holidays ending, and University now… It’s pretty annoying to reboot my computer 5 times an hour. Thanks !

ACER Aspire E5

brieucdug@sildenafil:~$   sudo lshw -C display -numeric [sudo] password for brieucdug:    *-display                         description: VGA compatible controller        product: Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display [8086:F31]        vendor: Intel Corporation [8086]        physical id: 2        bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0        version: 0e        width: 32 bits        clock: 33MHz        capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom        configuration: driver=i915 latency=0        resources: irq:91 memory:90000000-903fffff memory:80000000-8fffffff ioport:2050(size=8) memory:c0000-dffff   brieucdug@sildenafil:~$   lspci -nnk | egrep -iA3 "VGA" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display [8086:0f31] (rev 0e)     Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display [1025:087f]     Kernel driver in use: i915     Kernel modules: i915 

Freeze on close terminal

Consider the following steps.

  1. I ctrl-alt-f5 into a terminal.
  2. I log in.
  3. I hit ctrl-d, or exit, to exit the terminal.
  4. My screen shows the graphical login page. (This is unexpected.)
  5. Neither the mouse nor the keyboard affect the screen, despite that I can see the mouse in the bottom right corner.
  6. If I ctrl-alt-f6 into another terminal, the screen does not change. I still see a frozen GUI. However, I can blindly log into the shell as if I were in a virtual terminal, and do shell stuff like turn on my keyboard lights (echo 1 > /sys/class/leds/ blah blah blah) or reboot my computer. 6.1. I have not tried logging into the original frozen terminal. I’d sooner ask the question without, than lock up my computer yet again.
  7. However, if I ctrl-alt-f1 back to what should be the actual GUI, the screen goes black, and nothing does anything, anymore. 7.1. For instance, I can no longer blindly log in, and caps lock no longer toggles the keyboard light. 7.2. However, REISUB still (judging by hdd lights) unmounts drives and reboots. No screen changes, though, until reboot occurs. I think the first time this happened, though, REISUB did not work, but I’m not sure.

Any idea what’s wrong, or how to unfreeze things? I did recently install an NVIDIA driver, to fix my aspect ratio and frame rate. GeForce GTX 1080.

Can Paypal legally freeze my money?

Hello
Can Paypal freeze funds for longer than they declared? My girlfriend sent me over $ 200 and they frozen me funds – lol.
It's been said that for 3 weeks they had to verify my documents, everything is definitely OK on my part. Support does not write back to me, and a month has passed. Can I therefore demand something from them judiciously? I read Paypal feedbacks and various problems with freezing funds, but I found no answer anywhere. I will be grateful for your help