Does the Stirge blood drain allow it to flank as well?

I am playing a Beast Master ranger with a stirge animal companion.

I know that once a stirge is attached to an enemy, it doesn’t need to use its action or anything; Blood Drain’s damage is passive/automatic, with no action required.

If it attaches to the back of an enemy, does that count as flanking (per the optional rule from the DMG) while it’s attached?

Split strings that mix upper and lowercase in a well defined way

I have a set of strings of the form:

Team XYZJohn SMITH / Jane SMITH TEAM RacersJohn SMITH / Jane SMITH John McMahon RacingJohn SMITH / Jane SMITH 

and want to split on the joined names to give strings like:

Team XYZ :: John SMITH / Jane SMITH TEAM Racers :: John SMITH / Jane SMITH John McMahon Racing :: John SMITH / Jane SMITH 

I’m R, using Perl, but it’s the regex I’m after.

Via https://stackoverflow.com/a/43706490/454773, this works for TEAM RacersJohn SMITH / Jane SMITH but obviously gives an unwanted split in McMahon and misses the split in Team XYZJohn.

For things like McMahon, I was thinking a heuristic of *don’t split on [A-Z][a-z]{1,2}[A-Z] which would also cope with eg MacDonald.

Is it always true if two random variables are jointly Gaussian, then they must be individually Gaussian as well?

If I have two random variables, $ X$ and $ Y$ , such that $ f_{X,Y}(x,y)$ is jointly Gaussian, is it ALWAYS true that $ f_{X}(x)$ and $ f_{Y}(y)$ are Gaussian as well?

If $ f_{X,Y}(x,y) \sim N(\mu_{XY}, \sigma_{XY}^{2})$ with correlation $ \rho$ , then $ f_{X}(x) \sim N(\mu_{X}, \sigma_{X}^{2})$ and $ f_{Y}(y) \sim N(\mu_{y}, \sigma_{y}^{2})$ .

Is there an exception?

error-message when shutting down system, yet shutdown works well

when shutting down my system I use the terminal-command shutdown -H -P +0 or poweroff. For me that´s a good way of achieving that goal and it works well. I changed my grub-config from

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="noplymouth"

in order to get screen output of the logs.

An here I saw an entry reading “failed unmounting /home” (in red). After that came some more messages which all were O.K. Everything else was in green with an “O.K.” in front.

I don´t know why I get this message because the shutdown works well. In fact it shuts down so fast that it´s virtually impossible to read the rest of the messages.

Any ideas what might be the cause of the “failed unmounting /home”-message?

P.S.: my system: Linux/Lubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, 64 bit

Create/use aspects in game that do not fit well with approaches

How do you deal in Fate Accelerated with actions that would be based on either material (resources) or relational (rapport, contacts) skills from Fate Core?

I had a couple of occasions at my table where both me and my friends could not come up with a satisfactory explanation for which an approach should have been used to buy a potion off a merchant within the context of a create advantage action. This can be said for weapons, rides etc Other examples have been, finding someone in a city by asking around (both the player and the target character were from the same organisation).

  • I have solved it at times by linking it to an approach that was related to the aim of the potion or the type of organisation (like sneaky for poisons and for thieves guilds for instance), other times to the aim of the action (careful if long sited for instance) or the way it was carried out (like forceful if player was going around intimidating people and flashy for a character that was trying to be friendly while searching for info in the city)
  • Another way was just to assume that if a relevant aspect was in game (like being part of the guild) players could have “rolled” the aspect instead of an approache at +2 bonus.
  • Other times I asked to spend a Fate point to declare that they found the info or the potion without rolling but this meant, no free invocation on the aspect or element of chance and suspance.

I’d appreciate some suggestions.

Create/use aspects in game that do not fit well with approaches

How do you deal in Fate Accelerated with actions that would be based on either material (resources) or relational (rapport, contacts) skills from Fate Core?

I had a couple of occasions at my table where both me and my friends could not come up with a satisfactory explanation for which an approach should have been used to buy a potion off a merchant within the context of a create advantage action. This can be said for weapons, rides etc Other examples have been, finding someone in a city by asking around (both the player and the target character were from the same organisation).

  • I have solved it at times by linking it to an approach that was related to the aim of the potion or the type of organisation (like sneaky for poisons and for thieves guilds for instance), other times to the aim of the action (careful if long sited for instance) or the way it was carried out (like forceful if player was going around intimidating people and flashy for a character that was trying to be friendly while searching for info in the city)
  • Another way was just to assume that if a relevant aspect was in game (like being part of the guild) players could have “rolled” the aspect instead of an approache at +2 bonus.
  • Other times I asked to spend a Fate point to declare that they found the info or the potion without rolling but this meant, no free invocation on the aspect or element of chance and suspance.

I’d appreciate some suggestions.

How does the website “whatsmyrouterip.com” detect the LAN router IPaddress and the LAN device IP address as well as the WAN gateway router IP address?

The http://whatsmyrouterip.com/ website can be used to resolve the public internet WAN IP address of a gateway router. However, it also shows the the private lan IP address of the gateway router and the private lan address of the device sending the request (e.g laptop).

How does the site get access to the private lan IP addresses given that the NAT source IP address of the page request is that of the gateway router? HTML headers?

E.G. Gateway router public IP address: 257.59.201.1. Gateway router private LAN address 192.168.1.1. Laptop private LAN address 192.168.1.25.

The site is HTTP so all this information is submitted in clear text.