[ Etiquette ] Open Question : Why do people think I ignore them on purpose at work?

I work at McDonald’s. On multiple occasions, an hourly manager at work called my name multiple times and I never answered. Why? Because I didn’t hear her. She never believed me when I said I didn’t hear her. Well, I was doing something else. She called for me 5 times? ok well I didn’t hear her any of those times. She’s not the only one. The GM sometimes tell me to do something 3 or 4 times b4 I hear him. He doesn’t accuse me of ignoring him. Yet, she says I never listen and ignore the hell out of her. If I’m getting something done, I’m focusing on it. How can anyone expect me to hear anything more than few feet away? Outside work: I could be getting out of a friend’s car when they drop me off somewhere (like work) and as I get out, she be yelling my name but I wouldn’t hear a thing. Then she be so damn offended. Well I was already several feet away

Anti-Captcha service doesn`t work in GSA SER

Hi there!

Can you help me please with captcha?

I used to use Anti-Captcha on my GSA SER and it worked fine. Then I decided to change it on Xevil and CapMonster (I`ve swiched off Anti-Captcha for those period). And now when I`d like to try one more time Anti-Captcha service – it can`t be connected with GSA.

My actions:
– tried to check the balance (it gives me an unknown reply)

– tried to test (it shows me missing data..)

Could you advice me something?

Thank you for your time.

How does a Rogue’s (Mastermind archetype) Master of Tactics work when trying to support a spell-caster in the party?

How does a Rogue’s (Mastermind archetype) Master of Tactics work when trying to support a spell-caster in the party?

MASTER OF TACTICS
Starting at 3rd level, you can use the Help action as a bonus action. Additionally, when you use the Help action to aid an ally in attacking a creature, the target of that attack can be within 30 feet of you, rather than within 5 feet of you, if the target can see or hear you. (XGE p. 46)

If a Rogue uses his or her Master of Tactics feature to Help a spell-caster in the party, would it grant advantage on a spell attack?

I guess this would only work if the other party member casts a spell that requires a spell attack against a creature, rather than the a spell that requires the creature to make a saving throw?

With regards to the distance, does the Rogue have to be within 30 feet of the party member casting the spell, or within 30 feet of the creature the caster is targeting?

With regards to initiative, would the Rogue’s turn need to be before the spell-caster’s exclusively in the same round? Or, if the Rogue’s turn came after the spell-caster, would Master of Tactics carry onto the following round, so that the spell-caster gains advantage in the next round instead?

Thank you for your support with this. I think I have the gist of it, but need clarification.

How does CVE-2020-0601 (ChainOfFools/CurveBall) work to undermine ECC?

What is the recently patched and disclosed Windows 10 OS family Crypt.dll vulnerability CVE-2020-0601, nicknamed ChainOfFools and/or Curveball? I’ve read up on it and while I understand the basics (deriving an alternative private key from a public key through manipulating cryptographic algorithms so you can spoof a certificate), I don’t really understand the technical aspect and how it’s used to subvert ECC validation.

what’s the logic behind the exploit, how does it work technically to undermine Elliptic Curve cryptography and what can be done with it?

How does the Drow House Captain whip attack work?

In MToF pg. 184 it states as one of the Drow House Captains action (bold for emphasis):

Whip. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) slashing damage. If the target is an ally, it has advantage on attack rolls until the end of its next turn.

The ally bit is confusing. Why would hitting an ally grant advantage? Why would you choose to hit an ally? How does this Action work?

How does BitLocker work when suspended? [closed]

I’m confused with the way BitLocker works.

I can read here :

The Suspend-BitLocker cmdlet suspends Bitlocker encryption, allowing users to access encrypted data on a volume that uses BitLocker Drive Encryption. This cmdlet makes the encryption key available in the clear.

Suspension of BitLocker does not mean that BitLocker decrypts data on the volume. Instead, suspension makes key used to decrypt the data available to everyone in the clear. New data written to the disk is still encrypted.

While suspended, BitLocker does not validate system integrity at start up. You might suspend BitLocker protection for firmware upgrades or system updates.

  1. As far as I understand, the “Suspension of BitLocker does not mean that BitLocker decrypts data on the volume” and “New data written to the disk is still encrypted” assumptions are contradictory.

I mean: the data are encrypted on the disk before suspension, suspension does not decrypt them as this operation is instantaneous, and of course, all known applications do not manage decryption by themselves, so the encrypted data on the disk must be decrypted to allow these applications to access them.

This said, I can only conclude that BitLocker MUST decrypt the encrypted data on the disk to make them available for applications. What’s the point?

  1. As far as I can see, BitLocker is the very first thing that is launched as the computer startup, to “unlock” the disk. This done, everything is transparently read or written through BitLocker, no matter if it’s encrypted or not. More, if the assumption stated in the previous question is real, in fact, nothing is really suspended… Data are still encrypted and still decrypted…

So, as everything that is needed to update the system is or will be on the disk, or even on an external disk for firmware upgrade, I don’t see any need to suspend BitLocker to make firmware upgrades or system updates. Is this correct?

Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon?

Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon?

The ability mentions…

When using a telekinetic blast with a magic weapon, apply any enhancement bonuses and weapon qualities of the weapon to your blast as if you had made a melee attack with that weapon.

So does this mean the kinetic blast dealt via kinetic blade or fist or as the ranged attack?

Example: I have a +1 Repeating Cross of Undead Bane Which method of Kinetic Blast attack do I use the weapons bonus with? Kinetic Blade, Blast, Fist or Whip

How does the reaction from rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, work with area-of-effect attacks?

Rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, is described on page 97 of the Lancer Core Book First Edition PDF as follows (emphasis mine):

As a quick action, choose a character within line of sight and RANGE of one of your HEAVY ranged weapons, and within 10 spaces: they are Impaired until the start of your next turn. For the duration, if your target moves more than 1 space, they clear Impaired, but you may attack them as a reaction with a HEAVY ranged weapon for half damage, [Heat], or [Burn], and then this effect ends. You can make this attack at any point during their movement (e.g., waiting until they exit cover).

COVERING FIRE can only affect one character at a time – subsequent uses replace previous ones – and it immediately ends if your target damages you.

As p. 104 of the core book notes below the “Patterns” subheading in the “Weapon Tags” section, some weapons affect an area rather than a single target:

Some weapons and systems have special attack patterns: LINE, CONE, BLAST, and BURST. These attacks affect all targets within a defined area and require a separate attack roll for each target. Damage is only rolled once, and bonus damage is halved if there are multiple targets affected.

The section then describes how those 4 kinds of AoEs work in particular.

How does Covering Fire’s reaction work with area-of-effect attacks?

  • To begin with, can AoE attacks (with heavy ranged weapons) even be made using the reaction from Covering Fire?
  • If so, do they need to be centered (or otherwise focused) on the character chosen for Covering Fire? Or can they be placed in any configuration as long as the chosen character is in the AoE? (Does the answer differ based on which AoE pattern the attack has to use?)
  • Does the reaction attack only affect the chosen character? Or does it affect other targets in the AoE as it would otherwise? (If it does affect other targets in the AoE, do they take full damage/Heat/Burn, or is it also halved?)

How does layering a Web Spell work?

Web says :

If the webs aren’t anchored between two solid masses (such as walls or trees) OR layered across a floor, wall, or ceiling, the conjured web collapses on itself, and the spell ends at the start of your next turn. Webs layered over a flat surface have a depth of 5 feet.

(emphasis mine)

I’m having difficulty imagining webs not attached to something. Are they stacked up like pancakes? Does this mean I can just throw webs on the ground and not worry about attaching them to something? What are the disadvantages/advantages of anchoring/not anchoring? Or should the “or” in web be an and?

This is similar How exactly does the Web spell work? but I’m asking about 5th ed not pathfinder. The wording is very different.