Where does the water weird from the weird tank go when it emerges?

I’m trying to figure out how the water weird from weird tank emerges from the tank and how it should be represented on a standard grid. From Princes of the Apocalypse, page 223:

A water weird is contained within the tank. While wearing the tank, you can use an action to open it, allowing the water weird to emerge. The water weird acts immediately after you in the initiative order, and it is bound to the tank.

This part is pretty clear to me: the weird remains inside the tank until summoned and the source of water for the weird is the water within the tank. Therefore, the weird cannot leave the vicinity of the tank per Monster Manual page 299:

Water Bound. The water weird dies if it leaves the water to which it is bound or if that water is destroyed.

All fine so far. To me, this means that the water weird must occupy the same space as the tank. Since the water weird cannot fly, this means that the owner must remove the tank and place it down on a space separate from themselves (to avoid drowning in it) and the weird would then occupy a 2×2 square with one square containing the tank. It shouldn’t be able to move from this square unless another source of water is available. Does that sound right?

Getting weird, process.php hits on my rails based site. What is this an indication of?

I was looking in my google analytics and discovered a few php hits to pages that, as a rails site obviously not apart of it. Here’s an example:

/process.php?d=WnCeik5EGhC5sO5YToPnII5eaQ==&b=1 

There’s quite of few of them. Are these hijack attempts or attacks. If so how do I stop them?

Ubuntu 19.04 randonly freezes with weird startup

I’ve been having this weird issue with Ubuntu where the system would randomly freeze. The mouse stops responding and keyboard doesn’t respond etc… I’ve tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and Ctrl+Alt+F2 and the system wouldn’t respond to that either. Any ideas on this problem? ALSO There’s been another weird problem I’ve been encountering every time I boot into Ubuntu, instead of the normal login GUI you’d expect I get a weird log thing that shows up. In order to exit that I usually press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F2 to exit. Here’s the link to the photos of this problem https://imgur.com/a/FZjtjA5.

My PC specs are: Intel i7-8700K | Nvidia RTX 2080 | 16GB G.Skill RAM | 300GB Storage for Ubuntu | 16GB of Swap area | Nvidia 430.40 Linux x64 Display Driver

Help is always appreciated!

Regards, James

What issues will arise from a player’s weird request for a backstory?

So we are starting a new campaign and one of my players has a unique backstory.

His character had a twin sister who died at the age of 10. Before her death, a wizard found them both and bound the sister’s soul into a pendant. Now his character and sister switch souls at midnight. Also, he wants to be able to Astral Project(at will) whichever soul is in the pendant.

A little background on our campaign: the characters are level 7, the sister is a druid, and the brother is a warlock.

I see the following issues with this setup:

  1. The sister was 10 at her death and not really a druid yet
  2. If they would switch souls, the warlock would lose all of his abilities since his sister isn’t the one who made the pact
  3. I am not a fan of them being able to astral project.

Are these the only issues with this setup? What other issues are likely to arise from this?

Weird white and black colors – Color profiles

I just installed ubuntu 19.04 on my PC but I’m having a little problem. Well, when I was using windows 10 I always changed the profile color in AMD driver to RGB limited but I’m not finding this profile in ubuntu.

I’ve tried almost all the colors profiles in settings but none of them were good enough. I also tried xrandr but didnt work

matheus@opn:~$   xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384 DisplayPort-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DisplayPort-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DisplayPort-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI-A-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 531mm x 299mm    1920x1080     60.00*+  50.00    59.94    30.00    25.00    24.00    29.97    23.98      1680x1050     59.88      1600x900      60.00      1280x1024     75.02    60.02      1440x900      59.90      1366x768      59.79      1280x800      59.91      1152x864      75.00      1280x720      60.00    50.00    59.94      1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00      832x624       74.55      800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32      720x576       50.00      720x480       60.00    59.94      640x480       75.00    72.81    66.67    60.00    59.94      720x400       70.08   DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) matheus@opn:~$   sudo lshw -c video [sudo] password for matheus:    *-display                         description: VGA compatible controller        product: Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X]        vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]        physical id: 0        bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0        version: e7        width: 64 bits        clock: 33MHz        capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom        configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0        resources: irq:90 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f01fffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:fcf00000-fcf3ffff memory:c0000-dffff matheus@opn:~$   xrandr --output HDMI-A-0 --set "Broadcast RGB" "Full" X Error of failed request:  BadName (named color or font does not exist)   Major opcode of failed request:  140 (RANDR)   Minor opcode of failed request:  11 (RRQueryOutputProperty)   Serial number of failed request:  45   Current serial number in output stream:  45 

So, where can I find a RGB Limited profile, can I download it somewhere?

My specs: Ryzen 5 2600 + RX 580. My monitor is a samsung T24B350

Weird implementation of quicksort

I met a wired question from the algorithm test of my school. For the first time I thought it is a normal quick-sort problem and feel confident to solve it but as I read the algorithm carefully, it is a little different from the quick sort algorithm…

The original algorithm and question are:

QUICKSORT(A, p, r) 1 if p < r 2   then q = PARTITION(A, p, r) 3 QUICKSORT(A, p, q) 4 QUICKSORT(A, q + 1, r)  PARTITION(A, p, r) 1 x = A[p] 2 i = p − 1 3 j = r + 1 4 while TRUE 5   do repeat j = j − 1 6     until A[j] ≤ x 7   do repeat i = i + 1 8     until A[i] ≥ x 9   if i < j 10    then exchange values A[i] and A[j] 11    else return j 
  • (Q1) Let us assume PARTITION(A, 1, 6) is applied to array A(= [4, 3, 7, 8, 6, 2]). Note that we assume the first element of the array is A[1], i.e., A[1] = 4 in this case. Describe the return value of PARTITION and the state of array A.
  • (Q2) Find the smallest total number of calls of PARTITION in order to complete QUICKSORT for any array of size 6.

I think this algorithm has many ‘problems’. Firstly, in function QUICKSORT line 3, shouldn’t it be QUICKSORT(A,p,q-1)? Then, in function PARTITION line 2 and line 8, if we take i’s initial value as p-1, then according to A[i]>=x, at start the A[p] will always be changed?! And in line 11 it did not change A[p] and A[j] finally……

However, as I tried to use this wierd algorithm to do Q1, the result after the first iteration is 237864, second is 234687, third is 234678. It worked!

So if you have ever seen this version of quick sort or you know the mechanism of it, could you give me some comments?

[ Psychology ] Open Question : Why was the mid-late 90s so dark and weird?

I’m born in mid 2000s so I had no experience in 90s at all but I do like reading history about it and my parents were both born in the 70s so they knew a lot about 90s culture. I find it scary because when I see a lot of pictures of 90s makeup I’ve noticed that the women wore PALE foundation on their face, very light blue or green frosted eyeshadow, black eyeliner, dark red or brownish lipstick, dark lip liner and dark coloured nail polish (ex. Gwen Stefani, Spice Girls, Jennifer Lopez ) it sorta resembles a vampire in my opinion. And clothing in the mid to late 90s were usually dark (ex. Maroon,red, black, brown, forest green) Another thing I noticed about the 90s is that the rock songs always had dark lyrics in it like Semi Charmed Life, Slide, Self Esteem, Fell On Black Days. Semi Charmed Life is the darkest song in my opinion because It’s about a crystal meth addiction but it sounds like a normal easygoing pop song . It also has a scary looking cover page for the song. It’s a picture in all dark red with a woman and her mouth open and hand on her forehead. One more thing that I find really creepy was the rave clubs they used to have. I watched the Thunderdome 1997 rave party video on YouTube and the way they are dancing is so creepy as hell! 90s Techno/rave music sounded so weird compared to electronic music in the 2000s-2010s. Why were 90s so creepy and weird?

What is the best build for mounted archer with magic (divination school) starting fromg 1lvl fighter? (i know it maybe weird)

I have air genasi 1lvl fighter with STR 12 AG 19 CON 14 INT 14 WIS 10 CHA 7

how can i build mounted archer/caster (divination) from it? it maybe not effective, but i’m in search of best options just in this condition. Thanks for help!