mac – Created a looping Automator application. Now process is running indefinitely by launchd and cannot kill it

I’m losing my mind.

I created a super simple Application in Mac Automator which just runs a one-line Python script and then has a loop action at the end. I ran this and it started working. Then no matter what I tried, deleting the application, killing the process, it doesn’t stop.

For one, the PID of the process is constantly changing and the parent process seems to be launchd (1). And I know it’s still running because the Python script writes “foo” to a .txt file I have and it’s still writing it. I tried rebooting to no success either.

Please tell me how to stop this process..

wi fi – Can I kill wifi on my Android, similar to how kill -9 would work on a desktop, to force restart it?

Since I upgraded to Android 10, wifi on my phone frequently “dies” and forces me to restart the phone. Is there a way to achieve something similar to what kill -9 does on a desktop system on the processes responsible for wifi to force it to restart?

The problem is that wifi is turned of and can’t be turned on again. If I tap the wifi switch in system preferences it briefly goes to on but then immediately reverts to off.

The device is rooted.

drivers – selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: invalid argument: can’t kill an exited process

This is my sample code to run the Firefox browser which i want to run in the centos 7.

from selenium import webdriver
browser = webdriver.Firefox()

For the above code this is the error I’m facing, And my firefox version is Mozilla Firefox 68.10.0esr, and geckodriver version is geckodriver 0.26.0 (e9783a644016 2019-10-10 13:38 +0000).

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “test.py”, line 5, in
browser = webdriver.Firefox()
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/firefox/webdriver.py”, line 174, in init
keep_alive=True)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py”, line 157, in init
self.start_session(capabilities, browser_profile)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py”, line 252, in start_session
response = self.execute(Command.NEW_SESSION, parameters)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py”, line 321, in execute
self.error_handler.check_response(response)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/errorhandler.py”, line 242, in check_response
raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)
selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: invalid argument: can’t kill an exited process

dnd 5e – Are there any melee alternatives to Power Word Kill?

The closest thing to this would be doing enough damage to trigger instant death:

Massive damage can kill you instantly. When damage reduces you to 0 hit points and there is damage remaining, you die if the remaining damage equals or exceeds your hit point maximum.

As an example of how you could achieve this, the assassin rogue could pull this off with their death strike, assassin, and sneak attack abilities:

Sneak attack. Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe’s distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon. (9d6 at 17th level)

Assassinate. Starting at 3rd level, you are at your deadliest when you get the drop on your enemies. You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn in the combat yet. In addition, any hit you score against a creature that is surprised is a critical hit.

Death strike. Starting at 17th level, you become a master of instant death. When you attack and hit a creature that is surprised, it must make a Constitution saving throw (DC 8 + your Dexterity modifier + your proficiency bonus). On a failed save, double the damage of your attack against the creature.

These three abilities working in tandem can produce devastating results, up to two times 20d6+5 (average 150) damage in a single attack at 17th level, enough to trigger instant death on many targets.

Another way to achieve this is the Way of the Long Death Monk’s 17th level ability,:

Touch of the Long Death. Starting at 17th level, your touch can channel the energy of death into a creature. As an action, you touch one creature within 5 feet of you, and you expend 1 to 10 ki points. The target must make a Constitution saving throw, and it takes 2d10 necrotic damage per ki point spent on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Spending 10 ki points would deal 20d10 (average 110) damage on a failed save.

dnd 5e – Can a creature kill itself by dashing during a chase?

DMG p.252

During the chase, a participant can freely use the Dash action a number of times equal to 3 + its Constitution modifier. Each additional Dash action it takes during the chase requires the creature to succeed on a DC 10 Constitution check at the end of its turn or gain one level of exhaustion.

Suppose a creature was in a chase and already at Level 4 of exhaustion. It chose to continue dashing and at the end of its turn failed its constitution check.

DMG p. 252

A participant drops out of the chase if its exhaustion reaches level 5, since its speed becomes 0.

Now suppose a creature that was (allowed to Dash twice on its turn) started its turn at exhaustion level 4 and chose to Dash twice. At the end of its turn, it would be required to make two Con checks. If it failed the first check and got to Exhaustion Level 5 would this immediately remove it from the chase and thus remove the need to check again, or would a second check still be required with the possibility of death if it failed?

Note that exhaustion from chases has a different recovery mechanic than other exhaustion, in that (DMG p. 252)

A creature can remove the levels of exhaustion it gained during the chase by finishing a short or long rest.

whereas exhaustion gained by other means requires a long rest, food, and drink. Thus there is some evidence that while chases are temporarily exhausting, the exhaustion gained from them is not as serious or as lasting. Might this include the chase-induced ‘death’ as well?

John Bolton says Trump is an incompetent moron who will kill Millions of Americans to win re-election… do you believe him?

Not quite.

Although true that the damage and destruction Trump is willing to  cause for the GOP to maintain power ( suspend the constitution ) , Trump is NOT an “incompetent moron”.  He is the most calculating threat to western democracy the Electoral College has ever elected. 

If you value your freedom from Plutocratic Fascist Tyranny and have gained a new appreciation for  your constitutional republic , you should be very afraid right now.  The Republican Party has been working for decades to bring the USA to this point. And they are absolutely NOT going to allow an overwhelming opposition vote stand in their way now. 

America has just about 5 months to go to decide if their democracy is still worth fighting for.