## Can someone redirect or block emails of a specific sender?

I’m expecting some information from a governmental organisation, they claim that they already send the info via email, but I have never received anything.

They also have an automatic reply email, when I email them, then I don’t even get the automatic reply in my outlook inbox or anywhere else.

The nature and the sensitivity of the information in the mails, and the fact that I miss a lot of emails, got me thinking if this possible, a third party can redirect emails. I don’t know if my scenario is even slightly possible!

I have a feeling that if someone selectively decides which emails should I receive.

I constantly changed my password, and even changed my devices, haven’t opened unknown emails and respect all the basic security steps

## What’s the cheapest, good way for someone to try getting into painting miniatures?

I want to try painting miniatures (plastic ones ala Castle Ravenloft and the World of Warcraft board game), but I don’t want to spend a lot of money on supplies only to find out that I stink, but I also don’t want to get low quality paint only to find out that I enjoy painting them.

I’ve seen many posts online where people recommend using Vallejo paints or Citadel or Reaper’s paint lines, but they all seem expensive at more than $3 a pot. Is there a cheaper brand that I can experiment with? Locally, the two craft stores (no real hobby stores in the area) both carry Testor’s brand paints. I’ve read online that Testor’s is not good for miniature painting. I don’t know how old this site is, but he recommends not spending more than$ 1.50 for a pot of paint.

Is there a way to ease my way into miniature painting so I can see if it’s a good fit, or do I need to just bite the bullet and spend \$ 100 on supplies?

## During a long rest if someone is fully rested, can they keep watch longer than 2 hours?

So I am currently running a game with 3 PCs, 2 of which are Elves and 1 a Human. I am just trying to calculate the most efficient way to run watch shifts during long rests since both of the elves only need 4 hour meditation to be considered fully rested.

In the PHB pg 168 in the section about long rests it states that (emphasis mine):

A long rest is a period of extended downtime, at least 8 hours long, during which a character sleeps or performs light activity: reading, talking, eating, or standing watch for no more than 2 hours.

Now my question is, once a character is considered fully rested and no longer needs the “long rest” are they able to keep effective watch for longer than a period of 2 hours? So say that the elves both finish their 4 hours, can they now keep a vigilant watch for the other 4 hours the human PC needs to rest?

## Can someone perform DDOS on my VPS even if its not really accessible?

what I mean is can someone perform DDOS on my VPS even if I have not installed any webserver software like apache,nginx etc? Since I have not installed any webserver software its not really available to public am I right? It can only be accessed via SSH.

## Can someone bypass/recover/access data to Hard-Drive when Password Protected?

I’ve decided to designate a separate topic to this question ( even though I’ve mentioned this in topic: Best practice to secure hard-drive of computer(laptop) in case of Stealing ^ Loss ^ Unauthorized access? ), so this question is not duplicate.

If I have password-protected hard-drive (so, password is asked on boot), it is called “encrypted” hdd? Can someone easily bypass passworded hdd, either by software, or even hardware level (attach the physical hdd-plates to same-kind unlocked hdd-chip)?

## Can Someone please explain what is happening in recursive nature of this algorithm

I’ve implemented a program to print all possible outcomes of N dice rolls

Like:

import java.util.*;  public class RollNDice {     private static int calls = 0;     private static int base = 0;     public static void main(String[] args) {         int n = 2;         rollNDices(n);     }      private static void rollNDices(int N)     {         List<Integer> chosen = new ArrayList<>();         rollNDiceHelper(N, chosen, 1);         System.out.println("Total Calls: "+calls+" Base Hit: "+base);     }      private static void rollNDiceHelper(int dices, List<Integer> chosen, int index)     {         calls++;         //System.out.println("rollNDiceHelper("+dices+", "+chosen+")");         if(0 == dices)         {             base++;             System.out.println(chosen);         }         else         {             for(int i = 1; i <= 6; i++)             {                 chosen.add(i);                 rollNDiceHelper(dices - 1,chosen,i);                 chosen.remove(chosen.size() - 1);             }         }     } } 

Which works fine and prints all the possible outcomes with The Analysis line: Total Calls: 43 Base Hit: 36

Which makes sense because for N dice there will be 6 ^ N possible outcomes.

However,

When I change it slightly like:

private static void rollNDiceHelper(int dices, List<Integer> chosen, int index)     {         calls++;         //System.out.println("rollNDiceHelper("+dices+", "+chosen+")");         if(0 == dices)         {             base++;             System.out.println(chosen);         }         else         {             for(int i = index; i <= 6; i++)             {                 chosen.add(i);                 rollNDiceHelper(dices - 1,chosen,i);                 chosen.remove(chosen.size() - 1);             }         }     } 

Everything starts to Change strangely..

Now not even possible outcomes are printed but the Analysis line is also: Total Calls: 28 Base Hit: 21

I know we don’t need to use index for this specific task here But I wanted to know what will happe if we use it?

Can someone please help me in understanding what is happening here? Where Can we use index (As It reduces calls dramatically)? What will be best example to carfy both the cases (use of index parameter and no use of it). Also What will be the complexity in other case?

## What is it called when someone glides through a building’s external door behind you?

One form of social engineering is the practice of running up to a building’s external door just as an employee is entering. The employee often holds the door open for the intruder, bypassing security systems (RFID systems, for example).

Is there a name for this specific practice?

## How to make a CTA for someone who only has a phone number and address?

I’m making a website for a mechanical engineer. All he has is a phone number and an email.

I’m assuming that having a “Contact Us” button would be the most common. But I’m wondering if there is a better way?

Perhaps having a form to fill out and send?

Any suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated!

## Someone I don’t know is sending me test mail. Is this a scam? [on hold]

In the last couple of weeks I’ve received several e-mails at my work account (a small research non-profit). The format is similar for all:

• “Test mail” in subject line
• No content in body
• Address follows the format: [First name][two or three digit number][last name]@gmail.com
• I do not recognize the names, and as this is a work account, I generally wouldn’t be receiving messages from someone’s gmail account anyway

This seems suspicious but I can’t figure out what’s going on here.

## What DC should I use for someone trying to survive solely with an alchemy jug as their source of food and water?

They have no other access to sustenance or magic. There are no negative environmental effects beyond the complete lack of food/water in the surroundings.

The jug provides one of the following quantities of liquid per day:
$$\begin{array}{c|c} \text{Liquid} & \text{Max Amount} \ \hline \text{Acid} & \text{8 ounces} \ \text{Basic poison} & \text{1/2 ounces} \ \text{Beer} & \text{4 gallons} \ \text{Honey} & \text{1 gallon} \ \text{Mayonnaise} & \text{2 gallons} \ \text{Oil} & \text{1 quart} \ \text{Vinegar} & \text{2 gallons} \ \text{Water, fresh} & \text{8 gallons} \ \text{Water, salt} & \text{12 gallons} \ \text{Wine} & \text{1 gallon} \ \end{array}$$