PCI DSS – Trouble understanding SAQ A

I am considering using a payment gateway for an e-commerce store to decrease the number of requirements for being PCI DSS compliant.

As stated in SAQ A, merchant has to confirm that: Any cardholder data your company retains is on paper (for example, printed reports or receipts), and these documents are not received electronically.

PCI DSS glossary of terms defines Cardholder data as follows: “At a minimum, cardholder data consists of the full PAN. Cardholder data may also appear in the form of the full PAN plus any of the following: cardholder name, expiration date and/or service code.”

For accounting purposes I need a receipt for each purchase made in the e-commerce store. This receipt has to contain cardholder name.

As far as I understand, the receipt for each purchase made in the store is available from the payment gateway. And I doubt that the payment gateway will send reports by post in 21st century.

How is it then possible to simultaneously be PCI DSS SAQ A and the accounting laws compliant?

Diskless setup trouble on 19.04 (Newbie)

My goal is to use my host machine to setup and configure a diskless environment which I can boot client machines and/or VMs with.

I’ve been following these two tutorials with very minor changes: – https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto – https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/OnNFSDrive

So, debootstrap was used to create the client share.

Progress: I’ve used virt-install to create a domain with disk=none for testing purposes and put it on a bridged virtual network.

TFTP works and downloads the kernel and initrd, but now when Ubuntu starts I get a graphical installer.

Maybe I used the wrong kernel / initrd? I took “linux” and “initrd.gz” from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/disco/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/netboot.tar.gz for serving through pxelinux.cfg/default.

Maybe the VM can’t access the NFS share? The tutorial looks a little old and there was no “BOOT=local” entry in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf


/nfs/private/pxe/athens 192.168.*.*/24(rw,async,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash,insecure,fsid=3) 


LABEL Athens KERNEL smellyboot/athens/linux APPEND root=/dev/nfs initrd=smellyboot/athens/initrd.gz nfsroot=,rw ip=dhcp rw 

Can this party play LMOP without too much trouble?

I started recently to DM Lost Mine of Phandelver for a party of friends and I’m planning to start to DM it for a party which will be my three sisters.

We started creating character sheets, and I wonder if they can play the basic adventure without me needing to lower the difficulty.

Their party would be:

  • Barbarian goliath
  • Ranger tiefling
  • Sorcerer elf

The barbarian is going full about doing lots of damages, more likely to go for berserker, the ranger isn’t for now sure if she wants to focus on ranged, melee or both, and finally the sorcerer chose draconic bloodline and is more likely to also go for a full damage character with few self protection spells.
What worries me is that they don’t have a very strong front line, basically only the barbarian as if the ranger goes melee it’s going to be more sneaky, and they don’t have any source of healing for now.

The group of friends I DM for being my only experience in D&D, I use it as a reference. This group is a party of 5 constituted of:

  • Rogue gnome
  • Paladin human
  • Magician elf
  • Warlock halfling
  • Monk human

Even for the first encounter, the rogue and the warlock fell unconscious multiple times, so the paladin basically was just running to heal them using Lay on Hands. This time I rolled several times max damage and the magician wasn’t here at that moment, but they had a hard time facing these enemies.

To add to these descriptions, my friends already played some other RPG systems, but my sisters will be very new RPG players.
As per my nearly non-existent experience in D&D, I can’t precisely tell if I have to balance the basic scenario to let my sisters enjoy the universe and have fun as much as I would like.

Do I have to adjudicate the basic scenario to lower the difficulty to a “normal” one?

By normal difficulty, I mean that one or two characters may fall unconscious during planned encounters and one or two may even die against a boss if players roll badly, if the boss rolls great or if they just go straight and don’t try to use their character’s potential.

Answers have to be backed up by experience as a player or DM for playing/running pre-published adventures for few players or “unbalanced” parties, bonus point to answers addressing particularly LMOP.

Ubuntu 19.04 trouble running apt update

I am trying to install phpmyadmin in Ubuntu 19.04 and got myself in the following trouble. Can anyone help me with it?

sudo apt update Hit:1 https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu bionic InRelease Ign:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease                    Hit:3 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease                               Hit:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security InRelease                Hit:5 http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu disco InRelease                          Hit:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release                      Hit:8 http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb stable InRelease                          Hit:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco InRelease                          Hit:10 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease              Err:11 http://in.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/ubuntu disco InRelease                       Connection failed [IP: 80] Err:12 http://in.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/ubuntu disco-updates InRelease   Connection failed [IP: 80] Err:13 http://in.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/ubuntu disco-backports InRelease   Connection failed [IP: 80] Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree        Reading state information... Done All packages are up to date. W: Failed to fetch http://in.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/ubuntu/dists/disco/InRelease  Connection failed [IP: 80] W: Failed to fetch http://in.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/ubuntu/dists/disco-updates/InRelease  Connection failed [IP: 80] W: Failed to fetch http://in.mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/ubuntu/dists/disco-backports/InRelease  Connection failed [IP: 80] W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. 

Having some trouble with Curl and WJT

Im trying to use curl to obtain a WJT/Bearer Token. But I keep getting a parse error. I have looked over my syntax and so have a few others of mine but I thought I might give this place a shot. My command line is : TOKEN=(curl -s -X POST -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' --data "{"username":"username","password":"password","rememberMe":false}" http://webisite.website/api/authenticate | jq -r '.id_token') The error: Parse Error: invalid numeric literal line 1 column 10. I did some tinkering with the command and it seems to have the problem with the ‘.id_token’ is there any alternative that I could use or a work-around ?

Is there a published campaign where a missing artifact or a relic is creating trouble by its absence?

I already wrote months ago a question about linking Lost Mine of Phandelver to another published module. By then, I hadn’t yet bought the starter set and hadn’t even GM’d.

I now have GM’d through the first chapter of the starter set campaign, and I really love it. I’m now sure that I’d like to buy other modules to follow on after LMOP.

In the previously linked question, Storm King’s Thunder was the most cited module, and it seems pretty interesting. It was the first module I was thinking about to buy after the starter set campaign is over.
But now that I have started to play with some friends, one came with an interesting background :
His character is a monk (a woman, can’t find the word for it) that before joining the group for their quest in LMOP, was guarding a temple where a powerful artifact lied, the kind that could create war over it. His character can’t speak about this artifact, as it could create trouble.

I really like this background (found on aidedd.fr, a french site with a lot of translated data from the basic rules), and I’d like to use it as a plot hook for a module to string after LMOP.

So, I was wondering if there is a published module where there’s a missing artifact/relic which is creating trouble by its absence.

The artifact doesn’t need to be found by characters at the beginning of the module, it can even be held by the BBG. I would handwave something to link it, like if the BBG have to get it, then he may steal it in the temple or something alike.

I’d like only published modules.
If there’s a module with a missing, important item, even if it’s less powerful than an artifact, it’s worth mentioning it too.

Trouble adding a repository (retrieving gpg key timed out)

I’m trying to install the Elmer csc software, and I pasted the command line exactly as it is from their site:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elmer-csc-ubuntu/elmer-csc-ppa

I get the following:

Archive for the monolithic Elmer FEM software ubuntu packages.

More info: https://launchpad.net/~elmer-csc-ubuntu/+archive/ubuntu/elmer-csc-ppa

Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.


I pressed Enter every time.

Can somebody hep me please?