Can the distant spell metamagic override the restrictions of the identify spell?

The distant spell metamagic for the Sorcerer class has this description:

Distant Spell

When you cast a spell that has a range of 5 feet or greater, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double the range of the spell. When you cast a spell that has a range of touch, you can spend 1 sorcery point to make the range of the spell 30 feet.

The identify spell has a range of touch, but it also has the following text in the spell description:

You choose one object that you must touch throughout the casting of the spell.

Does the specific text of the spell description override the distant spell metamagic, or can you can identify on an object without actually touching it by using distant spell?

How can characters/players identify that a polymorphed dragon is a dragon?

Many dragons (e.g. ancient gold dragons) can polymorph using the Change Shape action:

Change Shape. The dragon magically polymorphs into a humanoid or beast that has a challenge rating no higher than its own, or back into its true form. It reverts to its true form if it dies. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying is absorbed or borne by the new form (the dragon’s choice).

In a new form, the dragon retains its alignment, hit points, Hit Dice, ability to speak, proficiencies, Legendary Resistance, lair actions, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores, as well as this action. Its statistics and capabilities are otherwise replaced by those of the new form, except any class features or legendary actions of that form.

If a player or character wants to confirm whether a humanoid/beast is a polymorphed dragon, what is the nature of mechanical checks/spells they can carry out? Are there particular DCs for these checks? Do any classes or races, e.g. dragonborn, have an innate advantage or disadvantage?

How to identify physical credit card and photocopy iOS

I have credit card original (physical) and have one photocopy of it. Wile scanning original credit card and photocopy. how to identify which one is original?

i have tried firebase VisionML to detect text over original and photocopy. but enable to distinguish between them.

func firebaseDetectText (image: UIImage, controller: MBDocumentOverlayViewController) {

    textDetector = vision.textDetector()      let visionImage = VisionImage(image: image)      textDetector?.detect(in: visionImage) { (features, error) in         guard error == nil, let features = features, !features.isEmpty else {             return         }          debugPrint("Feature blocks in th image: \(features.count)")          var detectedText = ""         for feature in features {             let value = feature.text             detectedText.append("\(value) ")         }          debugPrint(detectedText)     } } 

identify which one is original

How to identify the app/process which re-mounts partitions R/W, creates files and changes file permissions?

I have a rooted device, with superuser rights granted to a few apps I trust. I have often found my /system or /vendor partition mounted read/write, and some files chmoded to 0777. Similarly directories/files with random names are created/deleted (e.g. /sdcard/.a03Degpoif), .nomedia files are created inside them to hide their contents from gallery etc.

logcat/dmesg contains no traces of all this happening in background. This doesn’t happen periodically but in a slapdash way, internet connectivity isn’t a condition either. I have tried disabling/uninstalling apps, looking for any suspicious processes running, but couldn’t identify the culprit(s).

Is there a way to figure out who is doing this?

Identify an unknown app

I really need your help, big time. I searched everywhere and couldn’t find an answer to this. Can anyone tell me what app is this? I took a screenshot of the device but it’s locked, cannot open Notification Bar.

It’s the one that looks like a little Devil face. What is this app/notification from? I’d really appreciate if anyone knows please share the answer with me.

The Devil icon what is it?

What spells could a Bard identify from a Pact of the Tome Warlock’s Book of Shadows?

A Bard in my group has expressed an interest in attempting to read a Warlock party member’s Book of Shadows, and I’m trying to figure out what, if anything, they can get from it. I figure they can’t actually cast anything with it, since it’s not made of spell scrolls, but they might be able to identify some of the specific spells in it.

I know some related RAW rulings, but I’m not sure if they apply to this case. For example, this related answer says that a caster can make sense of a spell scroll if the spell is on their class’s spell list, but as previously stated, this isn’t a spell scroll.

So, my guess is that one of these is the case, but I don’t know which one: the Bard reading the Book of Shadows

  • cannot read it at all
  • can identify that it contains magic spells but no more
  • can identify those cantrips and spells that are on the Bard spell list
  • can identify any spell in the book, perhaps with a successful Arcana check

Which is the case? Or is it something different?

(I assume the answer would be equally applicable to any other spellcasting class except possibly Wizards.)