dnd 5e – Does the bonus action attack from Polearm Master receive the bonus to attack and damage rolls from a magic weapon?

All attacks with the weapon receive the bonus to attack and damage rolls.

The description for +1 weapons says (DMG, pg. 213):

You have a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon.

This does not discriminate between attacks made with the Attack action and attacks made via a feature granting a bonus action, or any other distinctions we might make, so all attack and damage rolls receive this bonus.

If DDB is not adding the +1 to the bonus action attack, this is indeed a bug. You can work around this by customizing the bonus action attack in DDB to have a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls.

dnd 5e – Does the bonus attack from Polearm Master receive the bonus from a magic weapon?

If I have the Polearm Master feat and am wielding a +1 Glaive, the extra bonus attack will use the same modifier as the standard attack (STR). However, does it also receive the +1 bonus from the fact that the weapon is magical?

Personally, I’d think that the full weapon is magical (not only the cutting part), so indeed the bonus attack gets a +1 as well. But in my DnDBeyond character sheet, the bonus attack does not include the magical bonus. So I wonder if this is RAW or a bug in DnDBeyond.

dnd 5e – Does the Zealot barbarian’s Rage beyond Death feature let you survive if you receive healing regardless of your death saves?

Your reading is correct – the PC stays alive even if they fail their death saving throws (or, more generally, get 3 failures on death saving throws any way – including damage from enemies, which is most likely), if they are healed before their rage ends.

The wording is very clear and explicitly states the situation:

However, if you would die due to failing death saving throws, you don’t die until your rage ends, and you die then only if you still have 0 hit points.

If it was not intended, that last clause would not exist. The phrase could just end before that statement, something on the lines of:

However, if you would die due to failing death saving throws, you don’t die until your rage ends.

The feature prevents death from failed death saving throws, but not any other kinds of death – for example, death from massive damage is still possible.

bitcoincore review – How do I set up IRC bouncer to receive messages and follow the discussion while I am offline?

On some IRC channels such as #bitcoin-core-dev there are third party managed conversation logs so you can follow the conversation from when you were offline without setting up a bouncer. However, I don’t think (at the time of writing, September 2020) that there are conversation logs for the #bitcoin-core-pr-reviews channel except for the weekly meeting which is logged on the Bitcoin Core PR review club site. You definitely can’t receive messages whilst you are offline.

There are various options to set up a bouncer but in the interests of simplicity I will just outline one assuming you followed the instructions here to install Textual on MacOS.

You will need a virtual private server (VPS) to be running 24/7 to log the discussion and receive messages on your behalf and then you can connect to that server whenever you come back online. This will require a monthly subscription.

So your first step is to choose a VPS provider. One easy to use option is Digital Ocean but there are others that perform the same function and will be equivalently priced. (We generally avoid product recommendations on this site so please excuse this counterexample.) You can connect directly to your VPS/Digital Ocean Droplet using the instructions here. There is a tutorial for setting up SSH keys here.

Once you have set up your VPS you will need to install ZNC on that server. Instructions for doing that are here.

Instructions for connecting your Textual client to the ZNC bouncer are here.

javascript – Angular :Getting a html page from the backend, I receive it in TS using http calls. How can I display it?

Including all the tags like , etc, I am receiving whole HTML page from the backend. Now I need to display it in the UI. Tried using DOM manipulation methods like innerHTML, but they seems like accepting only strings but not whole HTML pages including tags. How to display it in the UI ?

java – Correct format to receive datatime data from consumer

I am working on a service in a sprint boot microservice application. The consumer for my service can be another service, as well as a UI component.

The are 5 entities in my service, each entity having it’s own set of CRUD APIs. Four of these entities have two datetime fields – event_start_date_time and event_end_date_time, where I store date and time without timezone (as it is assumed that the consumer will send datetime in UTC). For ex:


In one of the entities though, only date is needed – start_date and end_date. However, for the sake of consistency, like in other entities, I have been instructed to use datetime here as well. So if the user wants to book something from 2020-01-01 to 2020-01-05, it should be represented like this –


Now my question is, should I expect from the consumer to send the data in above format (appending 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 to the dates)? Or should my service handle this?

If the consumer does this, then he can add some other time as well, like instead of 00:00:00 and 23:59:59, might put 00:00:05 and 14:00:00. My service can ignore consumer’s time input and add correct one itself, but then it would be like discrediting the actual data that consumer has sent.

If my service is to handle it, then the API will only have date and I will be appending time part to it. But this way, it will not be consistent with the other 4 entities.

What can be the best way to do it?

Any other way to do is appreciated as well, just remember that it has to be date and time both.


Did Windows 10 LTSC receive a Preview Update? Thought it only got security ones

here’s the update: 2020-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems (KB4577069)

isn’t windows 10 LTSC supposed to provide security updates only? i’ve never noticed preview updates before, i think this is the first one.

can someone else confirm if the update is available for them too on Windows 10 LTSC, please?

also, one more thing, i’m not sure if this caused the issue, but a few days ago windows update stopped working, so i looked up how to fix it and made a restore point then followed this random guide ( https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/windows-update-resources ), and while doing that there was a part which said i need to reset the BITS service and the Windows Update service to the default security descriptor, i used these 2 commands:


but after that i panicked and used system restore to change back and then used DSIM and sfc /scannow to verify files, and sfc /scannow log came out with 0 errors. any idea if that could cause the problem above even after using system restore? (note that my windows was perfectly fine when i made the restore point and updates were working fine just a week ago, and the problem was caused by my isp blocking some websites this week, it wasn’t a bug in windows update, i only realized that when a friend told me about isp blocking some sites)

any help is really appreciated!

code quality – Methods that receive buffer objects AND return another Object – is that bad design?

Like all “must”, “always” or other imperial rules they’re more guideline than hard rules.

First what is Object to buffer? Is it the difference between before and after the call to MyMethod? Is it a Error status? Why do you need it?

I think the rule to returning “void” and without adding a parameter so plainly is true if the buffer itself is the result:

void myMethod(String param1, String param2, Map<K,V> bufferMap)

Now if you really need more information I tend to prefer return value since they allow writing:

Object res = myMethod(String param1, String param2, Map<K,V> bufferMap);

Instead of:

Object res;
myMethod(String param1, String param2, Map<K,V> bufferMap, res);

A use case I see is for error handling:

enum potentialResults { Error, nothingToDo, OK }
potentialResults res = myMethod(String param1, String param2, Map<K,V> bufferMap);
switch (res) {

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