Possible visual problem on HP laptop screen

I own an HP Laptop. It’s system model is something like 15-bs2xx and its model number is 3TT16UA#ABA (I believe these are the things that typically need to be known, I’m not a computer wiz at all). I don’t know if my eyes are just being hypersensitive or not, but I feel like my screen has this weird "stippling" effect, little dots of a slightly different color appear across certain colors like a dark gray, orange, or yellow. When I watch videos, there’s always weird spaces of dotty pixels as well, especially around illumination in a dark room. Is this how the computer screen is supposed to look or is there something wrong with my graphics?

Visual Studio Code on Linux – Privacy risk?

I’m a fan of Visual Studio, and recently installed VSC on my Linux Mint. However recently I did a deep-dive on Richard Stallman’s site reading about just how evil and depraved all the big tech companies are, including Microsoft (not that I didn’t already know that these companies are evil, I just didn’t realise the extent of their depravity).

Now I’m feeling edgy about having VSC on my machine. I’m security and privacy conscious, and use TOR browser often. I read recently that on Windows 10 machines, opening certain files through TOR browser reveals your real IP to Microsoft. This being the case, I’m wary of having microsoft software installed on my machine.

I was wondering what the risks are if I keep VSC installed on my Linux Mint 19? How can I confirm that this program is "sandboxed"? I don’t want it spying on me. What sort of information is it known to transmit to Microsoft, and what other information could it potentially be collecting without my knowledge?

Forgive me if this is a stupid question. I’m not sure how to do an independent investigation which is why I want to come here and ask the experts. If no one knows a direct answer to my question, I will still upvote pointers as to how I could investigate it independently. (I haven’t confirmed this, but knowing microsoft, VSC is closed-source, which obviously makes the job much harder)

Debugging T-Sql code using Visual Studio 2019. Error message: frame not in module

DBAs,
Has anyone had success using Visual Studio 2019 for debugging T-SQL code, the way SSMS allows Step-into & Step-over?

When I hit debug (Alt-F5), gives me this error, after making some progress. Looks like once it hits the section of the code that calls another procedure, it gives this error.

Frame not in module.   The current stack frame was not found in a loaded module. Source cannot be shown for this location. 

Example:

1  ..    2  ..   3  SELECT 1 FROM sys.objects   4  SELECT dbo.SomeFunction(1)   5  UPDATE TABLE SET X = 1 ....   6   

It runs well, until line 3, once it hits line 4, where it is calling a different function, it throws the aboe error. In SSMS, that line just opens a new window with code for the function and show debugging progress for each F11 step-into — but not in Visual Studio 2019 (Version 16.7.1)

Thanks

Security of Visual Studio Marketplace?

As a consumer of Visual Studio Marketplace extensions, I frequently find myself wondering if this or that nice little add-on might be a security problem. For example, maybe it uploads my code somewhere. Is this a risk I simply have to take? Is this somehow checked? In the case of a popular add-on, would it be reasonable to assume that if it did do something like that, someone would have noticed?

Some autocompletion doesn’t work in Visual Studio Code with Unity

I am using Unity 2018 with Visual Studio Code version 1.43.2 on a Mac.


Things seemed to work fine between Unity and Visual Studio Code, but now I realize that something is wrong with Code. I have been following along with a tutorial and the autocompletion functionality of Code seemed fine until the function OnTriggerEnter, which was shown as autocompleting for the guy in the video (who was using the other Visual Studio), didn’t fill in. However, many other Unity things do automatically show up as options.

I looked at this Microsoft help page about VS Code and Unity, and I have everything it I seems I would possibly need to combine the two; I have .NET, Mono, Debugger for Unity, the C# extension, and got Unity Tools for good measure.

Generic C# things like return, void, int, etc. autocomplete, so the C# extension seems fine. Many Unity things, like Vector3, GameObject, Destroy, transform, etc. also autocomplete like they should.

What is wrong here? How can I fix this and get full autocomplete?

Tiled gallery not working, latest WordPress visual editor

I am trying to create a tiled gallery using the newest WordPress visual editor as such (this shows up in the editor):

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But when previewing the site it looks like this:

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where the image is super big. Here is the code in the inspector:

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and here is what shows up in the code editor:

<!-- wp:jetpack/tiled-gallery {"className":"is-style-square","ids":[3521,3532,3531]} --> <div class="wp-block-jetpack-tiled-gallery aligncenter is-style-square"><div class="tiled-gallery__gallery"><div class="tiled-gallery__row columns-3"><div class="tiled-gallery__col"><figure class="tiled-gallery__item"><img alt="" data-height="2560" data-id="3521" data-link="http://159.89.234.37/pp/img_1100/" data-url="http://159.89.234.37/pp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_1100-scaled.jpg" data-width="1920" src="https://i0.wp.com/159.89.234.37/pp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_1100-scaled.jpg?resize=1920%2C1920"/></figure></div><div class="tiled-gallery__col"><figure class="tiled-gallery__item"><img alt="" data-height="2560" data-id="3532" data-link="http://159.89.234.37/pp/img_1079/" data-url="http://159.89.234.37/pp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_1079-scaled.jpg" data-width="1920" src="https://i1.wp.com/159.89.234.37/pp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_1079-scaled.jpg?resize=1920%2C1920"/></figure></div><div class="tiled-gallery__col"><figure class="tiled-gallery__item"><img alt="" data-height="1920" data-id="3531" data-link="http://159.89.234.37/pp/img_1080/" data-url="http://159.89.234.37/pp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_1080-scaled.jpg" data-width="2560" src="https://i1.wp.com/159.89.234.37/pp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_1080-scaled.jpg?resize=1920%2C1920"/></figure></div></div></div></div> <!-- /wp:jetpack/tiled-gallery --> 

Any ideas?

Is a split button valid without proper visual grouping

Split button is basically a button with a default action and several other actions which are shown in a drop-down menu.

While there’s no doubt in how it functions, the issue is with how the default-action and more-actions icon should be highlighted in UI.

I have created basic variations of split buttons in below codepen.

https://codepen.io/paulj05hua/full/PooayrP

In the above, both styles 1 & 2 are properly highlighted as a single group. But with style 3 user might mistake the more-actions arrow as separate button.

So the question is whether style 3 is valid or not ?

PS:

  • style 3 is used by Gmail in the mail list panel for selecting emails

    gmail-split-button-usage

    If this is considered valid, kindly state the reason.

  • There’s no mention of this type of component in material design ( material.io )

Does silent image require the caster to actually have visual contact with the area they want to place the effect on?

Or the 60ft radius is all that matters, even if it is behind a wall?

To be even more specific, what about if it is a 15ft area in a location in-range that you have seen before but is now out of sight? And what about when on your turn you have visual contact with an enemy in a certain area, then move behind some cover and then place the illusion -area around the enemy & within the 60ft range-? I am placing this question because I have seen other illusory spells’ descriptions that specify that you must see where you place your spell. Silent image doesn’t specify whether the sight component is or isn’t required.enter image description here