### 3 Max number of sequence objects

DForck42 06/19/2018 at 20:11. 2 answers, 78 views sql-server-2014 sql-server-2016 sequence
At my job we have a lot of objects that we track versions of. We are tentatively looking at creating a rather large number of sequence objects in order to keep track of these version. My concern is that sql...

### 6 Named pipes, file descriptors and EOF

Fixee 06/19/2018 at 19:46. 3 answers, 377 views file-descriptors fifo
Two windows, same user, with bash prompts. In window-1 type: $mkfifo f; exec <f So bash is now attempting to read from file descriptor 0, which is mapped to named pipe f. In window-2 type:$ echo ls >...

### 3 Does a Searing Smite-charged weapon count as magical, or just do extra damage?

Sparemeister 06/19/2018 at 19:44. 1 answers, 307 views dnd-5e spells
More specifically, consider the Gray Ooze's ability to... Corrode Metal. Any nonmagical weapon made of metal that hits the ooze corrodes. After dealing damage, the weapon takes a permanent and cumulative -1 penalty to damage rolls. If my Forge cleric...

### 1 List ports forwarded by myself from ssh?

Austin 06/19/2018 at 18:03. 2 answers, 22 views command-line ssh port-forwarding
If I connect to a server like so: JP_PORT=$(shuf -i 8895-9100 -n 1) TB_PORT=$(shuf -i 6010-6200 -n 1) ssh -Y -L ${JP_PORT}:127.0.0.1:${JP_PORT} -L ${TB_PORT}:127.0.0.1:${TB_PORT} <host> Once connection is established, is there any terminal command that will return the list of...

### 12 Did any other starships have letter designations after their registry numbers?

Robert Columbia 06/19/2018 at 15:19. 2 answers, 1.851 views star-trek names
The USS Enterprise is so famous that its registry number gets reused several times for successor ships (NCC-1701-A, B, C, D, E, etc.). Does this ever happen with any other Starfleet ships? Sisko's original USS Defiant (NX-74205) is replaced by...

### 14 The meaning of “half woman, half girl”

Peace 06/19/2018 at 15:18. 3 answers, 4.609 views word-meaning
In Educated by Tara Westover, there's this sentence: It was the same mirror I'd gazed into as a child, then as a girl, then as a youth, half woman, half girl. What does "half woman" mean? A girl that has...

### 8 Is a 5 foot square on a battle map 5 sq. ft.?

Traveling Chef 06/19/2018 at 15:16. 2 answers, 1.751 views battle-map map-making d20-modern
I am making a map for a modern day game my DM is running, and I have an architectural image of a floor plan with listed square footage. For a D20 Modern's 5ft grid, how would I figure out how...

### 6 The progenitor of libraries

Joe-You-Know 06/19/2018 at 15:05. 3 answers, 698 views riddle rhyme knowledge
Perhaps you know me, I come in many forms, Regarding cultures, I am their only norm. As common as the days of the year, I exist, Yearning for the truth? Come to me, I insist. Evoked in times of...

### 20 How to compute this determinant as quickly as possible (without using any software or calculator)?

Jose Lopez Garcia 06/19/2018 at 14:50. 7 answers, 2.185 views linear-algebra matrices inverse
I sat an Algebra test yesterday, which consisted of 30 questions and a total time of 45 minutes (an average of 1 min 30 secs per question). One question of the test was this: Given the matrix: A=\begin{bmatrix} -2 &...

### 7 Can you use Fey-Step (Eladrin) while in Wild Shape?

CyBug 06/19/2018 at 14:43. 2 answers, 469 views dnd-5e druid wild-shape eladrin
I've created a Eladrin Druid (using Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes) for a new campaign. However, we've hit one little snag. Eladrin have the Fey Step racial trait built into their kit. Druids have their Wild Shape ability, part of which...

### 7 Plot Fibonacci Sequence (with tikzpicture)

DeeCeeDelux 06/19/2018 at 14:38. 3 answers, 251 views tikz-pgf
How do I plot the Fibonacci sequence (using tikzpicture preferably)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[xmin=0, xmax=30, ymin=2, ymax=3] \addplot[samples at={1,2,...,30}, only marks] expression {<Add Fibonacci sequence here>}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} Edit Since it seems more complicated than I thought, I...

### 18 Examples of a concept that is dual to itself [on hold]

XRow 06/19/2018 at 13:48. 7 answers, 1.205 views category-theory
Is there a construction or concept that can be dual to itself? If so, I would like to see some examples, preferably in category theory, in other fields, they are also welcomed.

### 2 How to deal with different screen sizes when your theme is all about design

EnexoOnoma 06/19/2018 at 13:42. 1 answers, 0 views website-design psychology
We know that not all people have the same screen resolution in their computer monitor. Some people prefer widescreen display in 15'', when other uses 17'' and more for their computer experience. I am designing a web page that in...

### 31 Why do Guitar chords work the way they do compared to a Piano?

I'm a Tabla (North Indian percussion instrument) player and I know just the basics of western music because I'm learning it bit by bit. I borrowed a Piano to learn music theory and it's going pretty good. My friend plays...

### 7 Is Artificial Intelligence Vulnerable to Hacking?

Surya Sg 06/19/2018 at 11:53. 7 answers, 722 views ai-design strong-ai agi ai-community
The below link is a practical demonstration on a popular database of handwritten digits. - synthetically created inputs that pretend to relate to one class but actually are from another one. The Limitations of Deep Learning in Adversarial Settings In...

### 14 What causes these inconsistent dark bands in some of my photos from an indoor event?

Nir 06/19/2018 at 11:51. 1 answers, 1.998 views artifacts indoor canon-500d
Yesterday I took photos of an event at school. The lighting was poor so I increased the iso to 3200, shutter speed was between 80 and 250 and the aperture between 2.8 and 4.0. Canon EOS500 about 10% of the...

### 10 Can I play the cello without pronation of the bow hand?

I would like to learn to play cello, but I have a mini-disability that prevents me from turning my right hand down (palm-down, or pronation) or up (palm-up, or suspination). How much is this going to get in the way...

### 14 Why is the Z80's supply pin in the middle of the data pins?

Greenonline 06/19/2018 at 11:14. 3 answers, 1.781 views z80
I recently came across this question, Why are IC pinouts often so illogical?, which asks: Another example - the Z80's data bus: I mean, that one just makes no sense to me whatsoever. Not only are then in some seemingly...

### 28 How does combat start when one PC is not seen as a threat?

J.E 06/19/2018 at 11:14. 5 answers, 4.282 views dnd-5e combat initiative surprise
Imagine a party of four - three honest characters standing face to face against three evil bandits, one sly, backstabbing type some 30 ft behind the bandits' backs; the bandits may know he's there, but they don't know he's a...

### 6 Where to watch German world cup soccer games in Lisbon? [on hold]

Petey Pete 06/19/2018 at 11:05. 1 answers, 556 views portugal lisbon world-cup
I will be visiting the beautiful town of Lisbon this weekend with a group of friends from Germany. Since the next German world cup game is pretty important we want to watch and support our team on Saturday (8 pm)...

### 6 What's allowed to do with NF in an awk code block or function?

Kusalananda 06/19/2018 at 10:36. 1 answers, 186 views awk posix
Reference: The POSIX standard for the awk utility. One thing I really miss in awk is the ability to join an array with a delimiter, like with the join command in Perl, typically done for immediate output. Instead, I end...

### 17 Why do some chemical reactions require many steps?

rkjt50r983 06/19/2018 at 09:50. 4 answers, 1.907 views physical-chemistry biochemistry theoretical-chemistry
I posted the following question in Physics SE and was advised to transfer it to Chemistry SE. I studied physics in college ten years ago and I recently started to learn biochemistry. I enjoy finding out that some familiar concepts...

### 44 How to politely reject a rude advice giver at the gym that won't take it well anyways

Catheart 06/19/2018 at 09:28. 5 answers, 10.387 views conflict-aversion difficult-people
Problem So, there is this (big) guy at the gym. He is 210cm and 105Kg (~6'11" and 230 lbs) which makes him look like a mountain, but he seems to not understand that not everyone is naturally as big as...

### 1 Bash wildcard not expanding

Gooberpatrol66 06/19/2018 at 06:35. 2 answers, 240 views bash mkdir
I'm trying to make a directory for each file in a directory. mkdir * returns File exists. So I try mkdir *.d and it makes a directory called "*.d". How do I force the wildcard to expand?

### 73 Gender transition as a starting faculty member: a terrible idea?

anon 06/19/2018 at 05:09. 5 answers, 8.033 views job faculty-application work-life-balance gender
I'm a computer scientist at the point in my postdoc where I will have to decide soon whether to apply for faculty positions this fall or go to industry, in the US/Canada/UK/maybe Europe.1 But I've also recently come to the...

### 4 How can I motorize 42077 Technic Rally Car with LEGO Power Functions?

The new 42077 Technic Rally Car set looks really nice, and even has a built-in steering system which can be controlled by a gear on the top. There's also a fair bit of extra room inside, is there a way...

### 17 Can secret GET requests be brute forced?

Kargari 06/19/2018 at 04:57. 5 answers, 3.109 views brute-force url physical-access path-injection
Say, I have on my server a page or folder which I want to be secret. example.com/fdsafdsafdsfdsfdsafdrewrew.html or example.com/fdsafdsafdsfdsfdsafdrewrewaa34532543432/admin/index.html If the secret part of the path is quite long, can I assume that it's safe to have such a secret...

### 3 the uniform convergence of series (M-test).

Sihyun Kim 06/19/2018 at 04:50. 2 answers, 182 views real-analysis uniform-convergence

### 4 Why inverter synchronization with grid takes 5 minutes

dvdmn 06/18/2018 at 18:24. 2 answers, 275 views ac dc inverter solar-energy
We had some solar panels & an inverter installed recently. Everytime inverter is turned on (after maintenance or with the first light of the day) it has to synchronize its generation phase with the grid, and it is easy to...

### 6 How to combine melee combat with Material components for spells?

BlueMoon93 06/18/2018 at 18:21. 6 answers, 407 views dnd-5e spells weapons
I'm having trouble understanding the action economy of joining "melee combat" with "spellcasting". Jon is a Hexblade Warlock, that likes using his Pact of the Blade Greatsword, or if feeling down, a Pact of the Blade Rapier and a Shield....