What’s the meaning of “resources external to the SQL Server computer are needed” in Microsoft’s SQL documentation?

In Microsoft’s SQL Server documentation on Windows service account configuration, the decision to use either a VA (virtual account) or a MSA (managed service account) hinges on whether

resources external to the SQL Server computer are needed

What exactly does this phrase mean here? I’m seeking an explanation that makes sense to an ‘accidental DBA’ with minimal experience of SQL Server, or Windows Server, configuration. What counts as a ‘resource’ here, and what kinds of ‘need’ are relevant?

Context: I have a fresh SQL Server 2019 VM on Azure, which was configured with VAs out-of-the-box, and I’m trying to decide whether we need to switch to using MSAs. I have found multiple other questions concerning this same documentation page and/or the same basic decision between VAs or MSAs (or regular AD Accounts) – but none really explain this specific phrase in a way that helps me apply it to my particular scenario. Which is essentially a data warehouse use-case: data will be coming into this SQL instance from external sources, but that’ll be managed by a third-party DW automation application running SSIS scripts, not directly by the SQL engine. (This application has its own AD service accounts.)

Whilst I’ve explained my specific scenario here to try to clarify the question, I’m keen for a generic answer so anyone with any SQL Server use case can evaluate this "resources external to the SQL Server" phrase for their needs. Specific answers for my use case are also welcome.

When creating a weapon that is +2 to hit +2 damage, how much magical power is needed? [closed]

if a master weapon smith is making a +2 to hit, +2 damage axe strong enough so that it can hold a high level spell enchantment, approximately how much magical power should be required to be infused in the forging? The intended weapon is a reforging and re-enchanting of a legendary weapon which was broken fighting & defeating the champion of Belial, Arch devil master of the 4th level of the nine hells. It will target fiends & celestials (hopefully).

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Does reducing a character’s max HP with a spell also reduce the “negative HP” threshold needed to cause instant death?

Here’s my situation: In a fight with a group of vampire thralls, the party’s wizard got caught in a corner and was being savaged by vampire bites, his max HP dropping from 24 to 11. They fended off the vampires, but the wizard was at 3hp (He refused to be healed by the cleric due to his character’s hatred of religion and gods). He activated a trap collapsing the temple, and ended up getting hit by a falling chunk of stone ceiling, taking 15 damage (the rock rolled better than any of the vampires).

Now, the wizard is reduced to 0 hp, with 12 damage left over. The cleric’s player says that exceeds the wizard’s current max hp of 11, causing insta-death. The wizard’s player argues that the death threshold for negative HP isn’t affected by max-hp-reducing spells, claiming that would make those kinds of spells more powerful than intended.

I have stories planned in either case, but I’d rather be certain that I’m following the rules.

Is the threshold for instant death based on current max hp or normal max hp?

Is it needed to increase the precision of ContourPlot in this case?

I have this function and I want to see where it is zero. $ $ \frac{1}{16} \left(\sinh (\pi x) \left(64 \left(x^2-4\right) \cosh \left(\frac{2 \pi x}{3}\right) \cos (y)+\left(x^2+4\right)^2+256 x \sinh \left(\frac{2 \pi x}{3}\right) \sin (y)\right)+\left(x^2-12\right)^2 \sinh \left(\frac{7 \pi x}{3}\right)-2 \left(x^2+4\right)^2 \sinh \left(\frac{5 \pi x}{3}\right)\right)+2 \left(x^2-4\right) \sinh \left(\frac{\pi x}{3}\right)$ $ I use ContourPlot

f[x_, y_] :=    2 (-4 + x^2) Sinh[(π x)/3] +     1/16 (((4 + x^2)^2 + 64 (-4 + x^2) Cos[y] Cosh[(2 π x)/3] +           256 x Sin[y] Sinh[(2 π x)/3]) Sinh[π x] -        2 (4 + x^2)^2 Sinh[(5 π x)/3] + (-12 + x^2)^2 Sinh[(         7 π x)/3]);  ContourPlot[  f[x, y] == 0, {x, 3.465728, 3.465729}, {y, 1.046786, 1.046795},   PlotPoints -> 500]  

and I obtain this plot

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Now, my question is that can I trust this plot and conclude that the curves do not cross?

Or, I should increase the precision of the plot? And if so, how can I ask Mathematica to give higher precision for the axis in ContourPlot?

Is there a minimum intelligence score needed to make use of non-natural abilities?

In a recent session a character who was under the influence of a Potion of Flying was turned into an ant by a hostile spellcaster. The DM rules that even though the potion’s effect persisted and gave the ant a 60ft fly speed, the character could not use the fly speed because "an ant doesn’t know how to fly and isn’t intelligent enough to find out." He later clarified that the ant was specifically a worker ant and as such doesn’t naturally fly in its life cycle.

I find this to be unconvincing. While polymorph states that "The creature is limited in the actions it can perform by the nature of its new form", the Fly spell or Potion of Flying isn’t dependent on the natural form of the creature it targets to begin with. Ants are able to move of their own will and nothing in the spell description states that creatures need to learn how to use the fly speed they gain (after all, humans also cannot fly by nature).

I also find it problematic to assume that polymorph can render a character unable to use their buffs, even though it nowhere states that it interferes with other magical effects. I phrased the question in a nonspecific way, because this would just as much go for a potion that, say, allows the character to breathe fire or breathe underwater. The effect doesn’t specify that the character needs any kind of special training or skill to use it, it does not involve spellcasting but describes a relatively straightforward physical action like breathing or moving.

Nonetheless, I also can see the point that certain actions or decisions could be expected to require a certain value of intelligence or wisdom to perform or conceive of. Is there any guidance on the rules as to how a character whose intelligence is reduced below human levels or whose form is changed to one with low intelligence can still act and which abilities beyond the natural and instinctive they can use? Is there anything about whether effects that give the character a new ability automatically imbue them with the knowledge of how to use them and whether this requires a minimum mental ability score to work?

Why are cross-origin isolation and CORB/CORP both needed? [closed]

I asked the same question on Stack Overflow, but I got no answers and I was suggested to ask it here.

Abbreviations used:

  • CORP: Cross Origin Resource Policy
  • CORS: Cross Origin Resource Sharing
  • CORB: Cross Origin Read Blocking
  • SSCAs: speculative side-channel attacks, like Spectre

I’ve read this article, but I still don’t understand why are cross-origin isolation and CORB/CORP both needed. Specifically:

  • If webpages can perform SSCAs without using cross-origin isolated features (like SharedArrayBuffer), which I think is what Chromium assumes, then why is it necessary to be cross-origin isolated to have access to those features?
  • Otherwise, if webpages can’t perform SSCAs without using cross-origin isolated features, then why are CORB and CORP needed?

Also, since webpages can perform SSCAs using cross-origin isolated features, what is the difference between using Cross-Origin-Resource-Policy: cross-origin and Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *, since SSCAs can be used to read data just by embedding a resource and Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * isn’t needed for it?