mac pro – Mac Pro 5,1 PCI GPU power 6/8 pin confusion

I have a Sapphire HD 7950 from eBay I got to go in a Mac Pro 5,1. It has dual 8-pin sockets. Being second hand it has no instructions/data sheet.

The one I already own [different Mac Pro] has dual 6-pin sockets, which was the perfect fit for the motherboard’s 6-pin PCI power. Plug & go.

Google gives far too many opinions over far too many models for me to know what the solution is. There seems to be cable adapters for dual 6-pin to single 8-pin, which really doesn’t seem optimal; single 6-pin to dual 6 & 6+2, which sounds a bit optimistic.

Simplest start point… can I use my two existing 6-pin cables in the 8-pin sockets, or will something go boom?

I can’t seem to find a single 6 to 8-pin cable, of which I could buy two.
In terms of power requirements/stress, this Mac is never going to be used for anything more than video playback. I just want to get the Mac to run Mojave, rather than be stuck on High Sierra [Metal2 requirement].

social media – Sending video pin to pinterest with visit button

I want to send my video pin with visit button in pinterest

I read somewhere pinterest dont let people to send video pin with visit link( button )

But in many case i see the videos with visit button in pinterest app

Now i want to know how can i sen my pin with visit button You can see visit button in these video pins

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mobile – How to Handle forgot PIN for kids banking app?

Hello here is my simple question , How to handle forgot PIN if kids didn’t remember their baking app as in just for teaching purpose?

No email, account number confirmation flow would work.

I’m not allowed to much information here because of confidentiality.

battery – What are android batteries PIN type?

I’m trying to determine the different PIN types of the batteries used in Android, specifically to those batteries that use flex cable.

For example;

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The image above is a sample of batteries for Xiaomi phones, I’m not sure which models used it but they do have a different PIN type, I assumed that these pin types are universal and are not limited to the Xiaomi brand only.

pathfinder 1e – Do creatures subject to Stand Still or Pin Down lose the action that provoked the feat?

Pin Down

Benefit: Whenever an opponent you threaten takes a 5-foot step or uses the withdraw action, that opponent provokes an attack of opportunity from you. If the attack hits, you deal no damage, but the targeted creature is prevented from making the move action that granted a 5-foot step or the withdraw action and does not move.

Stand Still

Benefit: When a foe provokes an attack of opportunity due to moving through your adjacent squares, you can make a combat maneuver check as your attack of opportunity. If successful, the enemy cannot move for the rest of his turn. An enemy can still take the rest of his action, but cannot move. This feat also applies to any creature that attempts to move from a square that is adjacent to you if such movement provokes an attack of opportunity.

If a creature is subject to one of the above feats, does it enact the remainder its turn as if it never did the action that provoked the feat, or is it treated as having done the action? For instance:

  1. If a character attempts a 5-foot step and is stopped by Pin Down, does it count has having 5-foot stepped (albeit ineffectually) and therefor cannot move for the remainder of its turn, or can it still take one or more actions to move?

  2. If a character adjacent to someone with Stand Still attempts a move action and is stopped by Stand Still, can it still take a full-round action that does not involve movement, or only a standard action?

  3. If a character can take a full-round action after being stopped by Stand Still, what if the character started a move action and was stopped by Stand Still after moving 5 feet? Does that count as having made a move action or a 5-foot step?

dnd 5e – Can I use an Immovable Rod to Pin an enemy?

In order to attempt to pin an opponent, they must first be on the ground, or perhaps pressed flat up against a solid surface like a wall. In order to put them there, you’ll need to Shove them, requiring an Athletics Check on your part, opposed by an Athletics or Acrobatics check on their part (allows for Forced Movement to press them into the wall, or to knock them prone).

At that point, you need to place the immovable rod in an appropriate location to actually pin them to the ground. As I’ll get to below, this is more complicated than it sounds. What this takes is going to be up to your DM, to place the rod in the ‘right place’ while your opponent is probably trying to prevent you from doing so. Personally, I’d call it a grapple check, either at Disadvantage for how precise you have to be in placing the rod, or requiring you to ‘Pin’ them (with the Grappler Feat). That’s another Action.

Now you have to activate the Immovable Rod…that’s a third Action.

And you have to do all of this without your opponent being able to break free.

(Realistically, it would probably require Grapple > Shove > Grapple again (to get the rod settled right) > Activate Rod…as this would allow you to sequentially keep them contained in a way so they couldn’t just stand up after you knocked them down) So, a total of up to 3 to 4 Actions, depending on if your opponent is going to get a turn between you knocking them down and you working to pin them with the rod.

You can trim these down with class features…

A Fighter is probably your best choice here. Their multi-attack allows you to Shove and Grapple sequentially (PHB 195), then either take another grapple at Disadvantage (if you have Multiattack 2) and pop your Action Surge to activate the rod…or use your Action Surge to Pin, and wait til next round to activate the rod.

Just for a reference on this: I have several years training with the short staff (3-foot). So this difficulty is rooted in my knowledge of how to use a staff to pin someone down.

In order to pin someone with an Immovable Rod, you have to place it in such a way that they cannot simply wiggle out from under it. So if your rod is poorly placed, if it is placed at an angle to their body (and not secured by another part of their body), or if you don’t press it down hard enough against them–they’ll just wiggle out from underneath it and be free. You describe it as being a ‘very heavy weight.’ But the rod on them will only press them down as hard as you, personally, can press it into them and still have a hand ready to press the button. And trying to do this while they are trying to resist you.

Most staff locks depend on the human holding the staff being able to tighten the lock to inflict increasing pain if the pinned opponent tries to get free. And they depend on being able to adjust the position of the staff to secure the lock if the opponent begins to attempt to wiggle free. Alternately, you can use a hand to grip the ‘loose’ part of the lock (often the wrist) to assist the staff-pin. This becomes necessary because a thin straight rod pressing down on the wrist is easier to get loose from than a hand that is wrapped entirely around that wrist.

While an Immovable Rod takes a DC 30 Strength check to move, it’s not actually pressing down on you. It’s simply stuck in place. So if you can shift any part of yourself so that the rod is against a thinner profile of your body, it’s no longer pressing as hard. If it it placed against your chest, and you manage to wiggle to where it would now be placed over your stomach…it’s possibly not even touching you any more. Once you set it, you can’t adjust it to maintain the lock.

Even a ‘pin’ such as pressing the staff into an opponent’s throat is more about the threat of ‘if you move, I’ll press harder’ than it is about actually restraining them.

Furthermore, In accordance with this question, we can estimate that an immovable rod is only 2 to 3 feet long and about an inch thick. So given its length, you have to position your opponent in such a way that they can’t reach the button. This either means standing the rod on end (which is very easy to wiggle out of), or making sure their arms are positioned in a way where they can’t reach the ends of the rod effectively, either because their hands are restrained as well, or they simply can’t reach it).

They may not know how it works…but the button on an immovable rod isn’t exactly hidden. Someone grabbing at the rod might simply find it by accident.

What wouldn’t work

If you try to simply lay it across their chest and activate it, their arms are free (your chest is thicker than your arms, and the rod is a straight object). And the chest compresses fairly well…you can wiggle out from something pressed against your chest unless it is set extremely tight. And if the rod is tilted at all…it’ll be even easier.

If you place the tip into their throat and activate it, they may still be able to reach the button and either you have it pressed hard enough into their throat that they can’t breathe, or they could just slip out from under it. And, well…placing it precisely there while they are trying to get away from you is not easy.

Similarly, pinning individual hands, feet, etc. simply won’t work for these same reasons

What you need to do

For an ideal pin with an immovable rod, you want your opponent to be face-down, and you want to get them into a joint lock that can be maintained by the rod itself, and prevents the arm nearest the button from being able to move.

The simplest lock to use for this would be a hammerlock, modified for a staff.

So, start with something like this:


With the arm twisted up behind the back, then shove the rod through the bend in their elbow, pull their wrist as far up their spine as possible, and press the top of the rod into their wrist as hard as you can….then press the button. They might still be able to wiggle out of that…getting their hand out from under the rod, but it would be hard.

Is there an Android alarm that requires a pin

I’m not talking about a puzzle, I need to make sure nobody else can dismiss the alarm.

Erase content of stolen phone, but Thief has my pin

My phone was stolen.
I tried to erase it but the only option was set up erase. The problem is I believe the person that has my phone also has my PIN which would give them access to the phone. I know the setup erase and erase are two different things but I’m not sure how they each function. I would like to erase the content so once they are in the phone there is nothing to see because I have a lot of sensitive information on it. That if revealed would be damaging. The phone is a TCL A2X Is this possible or am I screwed?

How can companies mitigate the risks of PIN Codes guessing

So while I was driving, my wife was asked by her banking app to set up a 6 digits PIN Code. She immediately thought out loud : “Hmm… 6 digits ? I’m going to use the start of my phone number.” I then remembered that I did the same thing and I just asked a friend of mine and confirmed that he does the same thing. Another friend just told me : I just use my birth date 12 / 12 / 88.

So my first question is why most apps these days have switched to 6 digits instead of 4 digits given that :

From the inventor of the ATM, a quote :
The standard, ISO 9564-1, allows for PINs from four up to twelve digits. The inventor of the ATM, John Shepherd-Barron, had at first envisioned a six-digit numeric code, but his wife could only remember four digits, and that has become the most commonly used length in many places, although banks in Switzerland and many other countries require a six-digit PIN.

Second question is what can companies do to mitigate the risks of social engineering if it could be proved that most of the people will use either their birth date or phone number as a PIN code ?

user interface – Larger Lock-Screen PIN buttons?

I just upgraded my phone software, and the lock screen PIN buttons have changed appearance! They are now shifted up, smaller (circular with spaces in between them, instead of square and using the whole screen area), and less responsive. This seems like a terrible idea from a UX standpoint- completely messing up my muscle-memory; now every time I try to log in to my phone, I screw up the pin at least twice. Very annoying.

Before the lock-screen PIN had something like this, with square buttons, except they were larger & took up the whole the middle of the lock screen:
Square-button PIN example

Now, this is the awful new lock-screen PIN layout:
New circle-button PIN example

Phone Specs:

  • Galaxy S10e (SM-G970U)
  • Android Version 11
  • ONE UI version 3.0
  • New Software Version: G970USQU4FTLN / G970UOYN4FTLN / G970USQU4FTN

What I’ve tried:
When I try to look up this issue, most of the responses will be about changing my PIN lock-method to a password / pattern, etc. lock method, or changing the PIN itself. Those Q&A’s I’ve found addressing the appearance / behavior of the lock screen tend to say it’s inbuilt to the system & nothing you can do except for really cracking your phone software. I also don’t see anything in Accessibility options, but maybe I’m missing something. Any ideas, or is this really something I’m going to have to put up with (until I get mad enough & just throw it in the trash)?