[ Politics ] Open Question : Has Stephanie Grisham, the new Press Secretary, given any news briefings to the press since taking on this position in the White house.?

If so, how is she doing? What is the general feeling? The relationship between Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the press had become quite contentious before her sudden departure.

When does the Shocking Grasp spell actually start preventing the target from taking reactions?

The shocking grasp spell’s description states:

On a hit, the target takes 1d8 lightning damage, and it can’t take reactions until the start of its next turn.

It is unclear to me when the reaction prevention actually occurs (on being hit or on taking damage).
I have found this Q/A where a comment from @DavidCoffron says:

[shocking grasp] interrupts the damage taking (which is the trigger), not the hit (which causes the reaction-block)

And then there is this Q/A where the following sentence exists in @chaoticgeek’s answer:

In addition you take damage and can’t take reactions together so if you can prevent the first you have to prevent the other since it is a chain linked by ‘and’ in this situation…

[T]he reaction prevention only comes with the damage that is dealt

Does the ‘and’ in shocking grasp link the clauses enough to make them simultaneous?


I do not believe that this Q/A is a duplicate of mine because I am specifically wondering when you are prevented from taking reactions, which (as the quotes above show) does not seem to be entirely agreed upon.

Does shocking grasp prevents the target from taking reactions once the spell hits them or once the spell damages them?

How to present Actions (eg. CRUD) buttons without taking focus away from main content?

I am looking for a way to present Actions (eg. CRUD) buttons while not taking focus away from main content. It’ll be great to see examples of good application design (I am doing a web app (probably with a mobile site later), but desktop/mobile app examples will be good too)

I think below is one way (quite “standard”)

But suppose I have a smaller width or perhaps got many buttons to add, some with longer labels, maybe I have to develop for mobile devices how can I present the buttons.

Staying in character and taking it all seriously

I have always liked the idea of a roleplaying intensive campaign, where everyone strives to be in character, and everyone takes the story seriously. I try to set a good example for everyone when I’m a GM, but after a short time, my players rarely take the campaign seriously, making puns and what not.

In almost every group I have been part of, this has always been a problem for me. However, I do also realize that I am quite a part of the problem. In some ways, I consider myself spineless. It is not that I dislike “serious” roleplaying, I really want to do it, but I just feel so uncomfortable when being in character for extended periods of time. So when the first pun falls, I laugh and join in, only to feel somewhat hollow and disappointed later. This is if it wasn’t me who dropped the first pun in the first place, in which case I feel even worse.

I really want to keep it serious, but in the end I might just be too shy. How do I deal with it? I feel that it is kind of embarrassing to talk about, especially in new groups.

Does anyone feel the same way? And if so, how did/do you deal with it?

Is it possible to cast two 9th level spells without taking a long rest in 5e?

The 9th level spell “foresight” says that the spell immediately ends if you cast it on another target before the duration is up. However, the duration is 8 hours, and while I get that you could cast it before the duration was up using the elven 4 hour rest or something like that, is there any way to cast any official 9th level spell without taking a long rest?

New Div CSS not taking “top” and “left” types

When appending a new div and changing the css values, the top and left values do not apply. Other values have no issue.

I temporarily used marginLeft and marginTop which seemed to work, but it is not as accurate as I would like it to be.

const createNewDiv = () => {   for (let i = 1; i < 10; i++) {     let newDiv = document.createElement("div");     newDiv.innerHTML = -i;     document.getElementById("zero").appendChild(newDiv);     $  (newDiv).css({       top: -i * 50,       left: -3     })   } } 

I would like it to add 50px to the top for each div created. Here is the application I’m using it for: https://jsfiddle.net/gewerh/3g47ujtq/

Does the spell Unseen Servant count as taking the “Help” action for Artificers or any crafters building or repairing things?

Does the spell Unseen Servant count as taking the “Help” action for Artificers or any crafters building or repairing things?

I understand that Unseen Servant can do basic tasks, but the spell states:

The servant can perform simple tasks that a human servant could do, such as fetching things, cleaning, mending, folding clothes, lighting fires, serving food, and pouring wine. Once you give the command, the servant performs the task to the best of its ability until it completes the task, then waits for your next command.

So while not being able to help you build, it can help you fix (mending) things or just assist by retrieving and stowing tools. Is that enough to grant you advantage to you crafting or repair checks?

What actions can prevent you from taking another action because of the restrictions that are placed on the second action? [on hold]

Or in other words: What rules prevent you from doing something you would otherwise be able to do?

I am worried about this question being too broad, but I feel like there can’t be very many examples like the following:

  1. Under the rules on bonus action spells, it states:

    A spell cast with a bonus action is especially swift. You must use a bonus action on your turn to cast the spell, provided that you haven’t already taken a bonus action this turn. You can’t cast another spell during the same turn, except for a cantrip with a casting time of 1 action.

    First, this means that if you cast a bonus action spell, the restrictions on them prevent you from casting non-cantrip spells. However if instead you cast a non-cantrip spell the restrictions on bonus action spells prevent you from casting any bonus action spells. You are normally allowed to cast a bonus action spell, but here, their own rules prevent that. That this is how bonus action spells work is shown here

  2. Under the net weapon, the “special” property states:

    When you use an action, bonus action, or reaction to attack with a net, you can make only one attack regardless of the number of attacks you can normally make.

    First, if you have Extra Attack, and your first attack is with a net, the restrictions on nets prevent you from making more attacks, as shown in this question. However, this question, along with the previous one, possibly show that if you instead make your first attack with, say, a dagger, the restrictions on nets prevent you from attacking with a net. You are normally allowed to attack with a net, but here, its own rules prevent that.

Are there other examples of times similar to these?

Taking photos or pictures of declare and nothing to declare on airport from a relatively far distance in a baggage claim

Hello there 3 days ago at bergen airport i warned my cousin who unfortunately had weird hobbies not to take pictures at the baggage claim since the baggage claim in bergen airport is really close to the custom signs however from a distance he took a picture of the sign declare or nothing to declare from the seats in the baggage claim but he turned off his phone when passing through the customs and put in his pockets. I wonder if it is allowed taking pictures in the baggage claim and signs of the customs area from the baggage claim? because it is not allowed to put our phone out and taking pictures whilst passing the customs or immigration area of an airport.

Ubuntu taking forever to turn off

I have a pretty new installation of Ubuntu 19.04, I have no many things installed and I did very little customization.

I put the OS on a dedicated ssd in my computer.

Problem is Ubuntu is very very slow at shutting down: if I command the shutdown (either from gnome or terminal) it gets stuck on the Ubuntu purple screen for good 10 minutes before turning off. My pc is also very high end, so I really can’t find any explanation for this behavior. Can you help me troubleshoot?