How to take a screenshot with colors as they appear in night mode

I often find myself in situations where some images have nicer looking colors in the night-mode. I often want to screenshot them. Unfortunately, what I get is the original image.

Is there any way to get the image as it appears on the display?

PS: A lot of times, I want to pick colors from images in night-mode. If it is not possible/easy to take screenshots in night-mode, can you please suggest a way to pick those colors?

How can a party defend against the Nightmare Haunting action of a Night Hag?

This question was asked previously with respect to D&D 3.5:

What are the ways that a CR-appropriate party can stop a Night Hag's dream haunting?

There are some interesting answers there, but none of them were selected as the answer, and the monster has changed between editions. In particular, that question notes that Night Hag’s CR was 9 in the previous edition, whereas currently they are CR 5. Presumably, a full-strength 5th level party of four adventurers should be able to defeat a Night Hag.

The Night Hag has the following action:

Nightmare Haunting (1/Day): While on the Ethereal Plane, the hag magically touches a sleeping humanoid on the Material Plane. A Protection from Evil and Good spell cast on the target prevents this contact, as does a Magic Circle. As long as the contact persists, the target has dreadful visions. If these visions last for at least 1 hour, the target gains no benefit from its rest, and its hit point maximum is reduced by 5 (1d10). If this effect reduces the target’s hit point maximum to 0, the target dies, and if the target was evil, its soul is trapped in the hag’s soul bag. The reduction to the target’s hit point maximum lasts until removed by the Greater Restoration spell or similar magic.

Let’s assume that a 5th level party has already had a member suffer one night of Nightmare Haunting, and through player knowledge, role-played interactions, or Arcana checks, they’ve figured out they’re facing a Night Hag and are expecting night two. Let’s also assume they have all the knowledge of the Night Hag MM entry, knowledge of all the spells in the PH (and a mix of caster’s who can prepare any spell up to 3rd level), and no magic items.

Contact can be “prevented” by:

  • Protection from Evil and Good, which is 1st level, but only lasts 10 minutes.
  • Magic Circle, which is 3rd level, and lasts an hour.

But since the Night Hag can come any time during the night, it’s not clear that these spells are helpful. Magic Circle lasts longer if cast at higher level, but it doesn’t help our 5th level party, and depending on your DM’s sleep rules (not well-covered in RAW), may not be helpful until you get to an 8th or 9th level slot.

So in order to “prevent” contact, you wait for the Night Hag to arrive, then you cast the spell. But how does the party even know the Night Hag is there? See Invisibility can be used to see ethereal creatures, but it only lasts an hour, and the Night Hag can come any time during the night.

Then, if the party realizes the Night Hag is there but the Nightmare Haunting hasn’t started, a spellcaster casts Protection from Evil and Good or Magic Circle. So the Night Hag goes away, and comes back after the spell expires. Repeat until no more spell slots, or at least deprive most of the party of their long rest.

So the party realizes it’s fruitless to drive the Night Hag off before the Nightmare Haunting has begun. The spellcaster waits for the Night Hag to begin Nightmare Haunting a sleeping party member, then casts Protection from Evil and Good or Magic Circle. The Night Hag’s 1/day power is spent. But do these spells even work? It’s not clear to me that “prevented” means “stops” in this context. (And what does Magic Circle even do if you cast it on an area that already contains an excluded creature?)

In fact, the Night Hag still seems pretty challenging for higher level parties when used this way. Greater Restoration at least removes reduction of HP maximum, but killing the long rest can allow the Night Hag to systematically weaken a party. Etherealness lasts 8 hours and will eventually allow the party to post a sentinel in the Ethereal Plane (and hope the Night Hag doesn’t kill the sentinel).

Please help before I TPK my players.

How can a party defend against the Nightmare Haunting action of a Night Hag?

This question was asked previously with respect to D&D 3.5:

What are the ways that a CR-appropriate party can stop a Night Hag's dream haunting?

There are some interesting answers there, but none of them were selected as the answer, and the monster has changed between editions. In particular, that question notes that Night Hag’s CR was 9 in the previous edition, whereas currently they are CR 5. Presumably, a full-strength 5th level party of four adventurers should be able to defeat a Night Hag.

The Night Hag has the following action:

Nightmare Haunting (1/Day): While on the Ethereal Plane, the hag magically touches a sleeping humanoid on the Material Plane. A Protection from Evil and Good spell cast on the target prevents this contact, as does a Magic Circle. As long as the contact persists, the target has dreadful visions. If these visions last for at least 1 hour, the target gains no benefit from its rest, and its hit point maximum is reduced by 5 (1d10). If this effect reduces the target’s hit point maximum to 0, the target dies, and if the target was evil, its soul is trapped in the hag’s soul bag. The reduction to the target’s hit point maximum lasts until removed by the Greater Restoration spell or similar magic.

Let’s assume that a 5th level party has already had a member suffer one night of Nightmare Haunting, and through player knowledge, role-played interactions, or Arcana checks, they’ve figured out they’re facing a Night Hag and are expecting night two. Let’s also assume they have all the knowledge of the Night Hag MM entry, knowledge of all the spells in the PH (and a mix of caster’s who can prepare any spell up to 3rd level), and no magic items.

Contact can be “prevented” by:

  • Protection from Evil and Good, which is 1st level, but only lasts 10 minutes.
  • Magic Circle, which is 3rd level, and lasts an hour.

But since the Night Hag can come any time during the night, it’s not clear that these spells are helpful. Magic Circle lasts longer if cast at higher level, but it doesn’t help our 5th level party, and depending on your DM’s sleep rules (not well-covered in RAW), may not be helpful until you get to an 8th or 9th level slot.

So in order to “prevent” contact, you wait for the Night Hag to arrive, then you cast the spell. But how does the party even know the Night Hag is there? See Invisibility can be used to see ethereal creatures, but it only lasts an hour, and the Night Hag can come any time during the night.

Then, if the party realizes the Night Hag is there but the Nightmare Haunting hasn’t started, a spellcaster casts Protection from Evil and Good or Magic Circle. So the Night Hag goes away, and comes back after the spell expires. Repeat until no more spell slots, or at least deprive most of the party of their long rest.

So the party realizes it’s fruitless to drive the Night Hag off before the Nightmare Haunting has begun. The spellcaster waits for the Night Hag to begin Nightmare Haunting a sleeping party member, then casts Protection from Evil and Good or Magic Circle. The Night Hag’s 1/day power is spent. But do these spells even work? It’s not clear to me that “prevented” means “stops” in this context. (And what does Magic Circle even do if you cast it on an area that already contains an excluded creature?)

In fact, the Night Hag still seems pretty challenging for higher level parties when used this way. Greater Restoration at least removes reduction of HP maximum, but killing the long rest can allow the Night Hag to systematically weaken a party. Etherealness lasts 8 hours and will eventually allow the party to post a sentinel in the Ethereal Plane (and hope the Night Hag doesn’t kill the sentinel).

Please help before I TPK my players.

JFK airport to downtown Manhattan at night

I’ll be arriving to JFK airport in New York fairly late at night – flight arrival time is 23:10, so with passport control and luggage reclaim, I’m guessing it’ll be about midnight by the time I get out of the terminal.

I will need to get to a friend’s house in Downtown Manhattan where I’ll be staying. Were it in the morning, I’d take the air-train connecting to subway. Uber quotes $ 85 (don’t know whether that includes tolls). I suspect a regular taxi will be even more expensive.

What’s the best way (on a balance of cost and time) to get there? I’m willing to spend a bit more to get their quicker/easier. I will have at most one piece of luggage (a small cabin size suitcase).

Is it allowed to spend a night in the first entry country before moving to the main destination?

I have booked to spend a night in the first entry point which is Germany. Then in the second day I’m going to move to the main destination (Switzerland), where my visa has been issued, by car.Is that illegal and I have to have a flight to the main destination at same time?

RTL8812au Driver was idle all night, died this morning

New upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. The 16.04 is a new DVD install too. After install, decided to upgrade to 18.04. Quad core ASUS + AMD tower computer. 8GB RAM. Newer 1TB HDD.

Downloaded the 8812au drivers yesterday using my RaLink wifi adapter which worked fine as soon as plugged into a USB port, installed it, connected the Realtek USB adapter (RT) and it worked all day. Even worked in tandem with the RaLink adapter. Downloaded and installed my favorite apps and programs. Everything went well.

Then late in the day installed KiCAD CAD software, V4. Discovered an issue and upgraded to V5. Went to bed with it still downloading.

This morning, discovered that the RT wifi adapter wasn’t shown and wasn’t connected. Checked Network Connections and it showed that it had been connected 11 minutes prior. Rebooted. Network manager still did not show the adapter.

Reinstalled the drivers…that went well no errors. Still not shown in Network manager. Rebooted. Still not shown.

Moved the adapter over to my Win7 machine. Hardware discovered, drivers installed, got online. Moved adapter back to Ubuntu machine, not discovered. Tried different USB ports, not discovered. Plugged the RaLink adapter into the same USB port, online in seconds.

Any advice???

dkms status rtl8812au, 4.3.14, 4.15.0-52-generic, x86_64: installed (WARNING! Diff between built and installed module!) rtl8812au, 4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg, 4.15.0-51-generic, x86_64: installed rtl8812au, 4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg, 4.15.0-52-generic, x86_64: built 

SharePoint 2013 Site Collection Databases Swelling too big over night

I upgraded SharePoint 2010 Farm using database attach method to SharePoint 2013. I have many site collections with their own databases. Overnight randomly one site collection database becomes huge from few MB to 70 GB or more on the sql Server. It is giving warning disk space is too low. I see one of the database and its log file have swelled very big more than 70 GB. If I go to the site collection corresponding to that database I don’t see any content there all list and document libraries have same content. I don’t know where to look for. I am not very good in sql Server. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.