What does it mean Slack is active green dot but with a Z, and how to change it?

I am using the Slack app, and after I touched the computer (a Mac) today, the status changed to a green dot, meaning active, but with a “Z”. What does it mean a green dot with a Z, as it seems to mean “active but sleeping”, and how do I change it to just active?

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usa – Traffic light fails to give a green to one’s movement even after several cycles — what can a driver do?

Some jurisdictions may have laws that specifically address this situation. For example, in Colorado, CRS 42-4-612 says:

Whenever a driver approaches an intersection and faces a traffic control signal which is inoperative or which remains on steady red or steady yellow during several time cycles, the rules controlling entrance to a through street or highway from a stop street or highway, as provided under section 42-4-703 , shall apply until a police officer assumes control of traffic or until normal operation is resumed.

Which basically means, come to a complete stop and yield to cross traffic, proceeding only when it is clear.

So you may want to try to look up the law in your jurisdiction.

As another alternative, in some places, and in particular in nearly all of the US, it is legal to make a right turn on a red light. So if you’re in such a place, and there is no sign forbidding it, and there is a road to your right, you can simply turn right and then find a different route to your destination.

Otherwise, if you have a phone, I would try to call the police. If traffic is backing up at the intersection, or you see other drivers doing unsafe maneuvers to get out, I would say it’s justified to use the emergency number (112/911/999/etc). They could send an officer to manually direct traffic, or at least to shut off the signal so that it is equivalent to an all-way stop. That should be much faster than the hours or days that might be needed to make complete repairs.

usa – Can I fly within the US if I have a foreign passport with expired visa? Green Card should arrive soon

Yes, you can fly domestically within the US.

Although you are not out of status, you should read the questions on this site concerning domestic travel by those who are. The answers make it clear that your concern about being asked for proof of immigration status is likely to be ill founded, except in some well defined cases where you are likely to encounter Border Patrol officers.

There are some questions here about traveling domestically in the US while being “out of status.” These cover the likelihood that you will be questioned about your immigration status, which is extremely low unless you’re flying through McAllen or Brownsville, or perhaps another airport within 100 miles of the Mexican border (it’s also possible near the Canadian border, but I haven’t seen evidence that it actually happens):

  1. I’m out of status but want to travel from Los Angeles to New York, USA
  2. Traveling inside the U.S. with a tourist visa from 3 years ago
  3. Expired visa, can I still fly inside US without risk?

You are better situated than the askers of the first two questions, and possibly of the third, because you are actually in the US legally. To summarize:

  • Airline staff are not interested in your immigration status. They just want an ID document that matches the name on the electronic ticket.
  • You mention Customs and Border Protection. You will not encounter CBP officers during a domestic flight.
  • TSA (security) staff are not interested in your immigration status. They are not trained to determine immigration status and they will not look at any page in your passport other than the one with your picture and name. I can attest to this from personal experience flying domestically in the US using a foreign passport for identification.
  • There is a chance when you travel in some airports that Border Patrol officers will be working at the TSA checkpoint. Border Patrol is one of the “immigration police” forces (the other being Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE). Only these officers will be interested in your immigration status. If you have a pending adjustment of status application, you should be fine.

dnd 5e – Can you benefit from Horde Breaker if you attack as part of Booming Blade or Green Flame Blade?

The booming blade and green-flame blade cantrips from the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide both have the particularity of including a single melee weapon attack as part of their casting.

Several martial abilities, like Extra Attack or the Martial Arts’s bonus attack, do not work with these cantrips because they require the Attack action to be used.

However, the Hunter Ranger’s Horde Breaker ability (which lets you do an additional attack on another target with the same weapon once per turn) only requires an attack with a weapon, not necessarily the Attack action. Therefore, I’m wondering if a Hunter Ranger with Horde Breaker could get that additional-attack-on-different-target-with-same-weapon when using booming blade or green-flame blade.

dnd 5e – Can I combine Haste, Green Flame Blade, Divine Smite, and Thunderous Smite like this?

Long Story Short: Not as such

Round 1: You cast haste. So far, so good, though I would then recommend using the extra action provided to make a weapon attack, boosted by Divine Smite if you wish.

Round 2a: Cast green-flame blade, using your Divine Smite for extra damage. So far, so good.

Round 2b: Extra attack from haste, Divine Smite for extra damage. Still working out fine.

Round 2c: Drop haste concentration to cast thunderous smite and attack. No can do. After dropping concentration on haste, the formerly hasted creature cannot move or take actions until after its next turn. While you can cast thunderous smite using a bonus action, you cannot make further attacks this turn, having consumed your extra hasted action, nor can you attack next round, due to the fallout from dropping haste. What this also means is that you cannot drop concentration in the middle and then cast/attack with thunderous smite, as the lack of actions start as soon as haste wears off.

Round 3: Can’t do anything of note due to the haste fallout, though you may maintain concentration on thunderous smite should you choose.

Round 4: You can finally make an attack to release that thunderous smite you’ve been holding onto.

Tl;dr: Just keep haste up and either multi-attack or green-flame blade and haste attack each turn, it’ll do more total damage. And it will also avoid wasting a 3rd level slot on what ends up being a 1-turn thing.

facebook messenger – why on fb does it say someone was active a min. ago but they still have the green dot?

I noticed on my friends list that it would show that they were just on a few mins ago but it still has the green dot. For example I saw my brothers profile and it had a green dot on it so i was going to shoot him a dm, but than i notice it said next to the green dot that he was active 2 mins ago. Can anyone tell me why that is?

customs and immigration – Entry into USA after awaiting green card & leaving for health emergency

I travelled back to uk in January as I became unwell in USA with postpartum psychosis after having my baby in October and needed emergency treatment back home in uk, as I hadn’t health insurance to cover any treatment.And needed the support of my family.Which means I left USA for health reasons,while awaiting immigration to give me my greencard in the coming few months ahead.

Will I be able to get back into the states on the grounds that I have to go back to the states to get my baby back ? Once I’m well enough again.And I have my American husband still in the states with my baby .

Please could I have some help information on this ?As under the circumstances I’m hoping and would be feeling it very unfair that I be barred by the authorities for any amount of time.

usa – Can one walk into Mexico from the US with a US green card and without a passport?

I am a French citizen and a US lawful permanent resident. Is it possible to enter Mexico with a US green card and without a passport via the US <-> Mexico land border on foot?


I am reading some contradictory statements. E.g.

Yes: https://www.rushmypassport.com/blog/do-you-need-a-passport-to-go-to-mexico-2/:

you won’t have to show a passport to get into Mexico

Maybe: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/us-mexicoborder.html:

The Mexican government may not let U.S. citizens who are driving or walking to Mexico enter the country at land border crossings if they do not have a U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card.

Yes and No: https://www.sandiego.org/articles/baja-california/crossing-the-us-mexico-border.aspx

  • (Yes) When crossing the border back and forth between Baja and San Diego, you’ll need to have a valid passport or other acceptable identification handy. When entering the United States, U.S. citizens are required to show passport, U.S. passport card, Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST) or an Enhanced Driver’s License. Resident aliens must possess a green card.
  • (No) Citizens of other countries must carry a valid passport with a valid I-94 or multiple entry visa or visa waiver to re-enter the United States; please verify details with the Mexican Consulate before traveling.

I’m looking for both the practice and the theory.

complex geometry – What in Gods Green Earth is this?

I found quite possibly the strangest thing I have ever seen. I started with x^2+y^2=a with a being a variable I could set. I don’t know what persuaded me to do this, but I set a to 1.5 Root(x^3), which I don’t know the equivalent value of. I found out that when I plugged this into Desmos, the graph looked discontinuous. I decided to zoom in at the origin. I did this all the way down to a scale of 10^-108, at which I could see exactly what the shape was. Link: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/qyc3rfzidi. What caused this? is it a bug? What is the type of function called? It’s concentric circles sliced into exponential sections.