authentication – if i change my bank password will venmo lose access to the bank?

After I learned that Venmo uses Plaid and monitors all transactions, I wanted to remove all access to the bank, but Venmo decided to put account on lock preventing me from doing that, and to remove the lock I’m being asked to send them more information. However, If I recall correctly plaid uses plain credentials, so If I were to change my bank password would that end Venmo bank account link?

samsung – Certain apps lose all internet connectivity until reboot

I have put off asking the question for some time because I know it is vague and terrible to debug so I welcome your help refining the question as well as potential solutions.

A range of certain apps will report no internet connectivity and get stuck in that state no matter how good my WiFi and/or mobile data connection or if I force stop and/or clear their cache. So far:

  • facebook
  • instagram
  • onedrive
  • toktok

Normally only one of these at a time, sometimes two. I ignore them for a day or two and they never recover connectivity. Chrome is never affected (yet) and I still get push notifications for said apps.

I am technical and have pondered dodgy dns but apps get in this state on and off Wi-Fi which should mean different dns servers, not just a quirk on my home network. I don’t use a mobile VPN. I do have a work profile. My phone is a standard build Samsung S10 that behaved normally for over a year until recently.

Drives me mad because all advice out there is for fixing general/global connectivity as people always complain about that and turn it off and on again is a good solution for any single app getting into a funky state but this feels dumb, like the OS is caching/blocking/blacklisting something and I kinda wanna blame samsung or put on a tin hat and blame the government… yeah I am mocking myself now 🙂

So, any suggestions?

blockchain – What happens if I lose Bitcoin Investment, is there Bitcoin insurance?

If fiat bank money is stolen, or bank is fire/damaged, we have banking insurance. If hard money gold is stolen, it can always be replenished with Lloyds of London insurance, or with a mining annual growth rate of 2% per year.

If Bitcoin money is hacked (as it was in past), USB Drive destroyed, or the bitcoin is missing, how can a person recoup their losses?

Some of us agree, slight inflation 1-2% helps insure against losses (just like FDIC insurance, or gold insurance). Of course large inflation, where governments finance war, pointless government programs with inflation of 20-30% year is too much.

The question is, How will Bitcoin solve the insurance issue? Can be it a good storage of value to families if its lost?

Note: I’m aware fiat or gold insurance, will not work if 3rd party insurance is lacking funds. It can work however, last time, someone stole money from friend’s bank account. Does bitcoin offer any level of insurance?

Erase history change history lose information replace information algorithm as a person

We cannot change the history of a person because we cannot travel back in time. Suppose that the person were a computer algorithm. Suppose there were a computer matrix, like a noncommutative math matrix. Is the Cloud like that? Could we completely delete and erase something in the algorithm, and by doing so erase its history, and then replace it with an alternative history? Can information be permanently lost? Can lost information be replaced by new information put in its place?

wi fi – Do all apps lose state when the phone is locked?

I use Rune for music. It takes Rune a bit of time to find its controller on the network. If, after starting some music playing, I then lock the phone, when I come back Rune starts all over to locate its controller. I had a similar experience with Sony’s ‘imaging edge’ app for remote-controlling my camera. As soon the phone locked, I had to go through the elaborate connection process all over again.

Is there any way to change this behavior?

client – Will India Lose More Than Gain from a Crypto Ban?

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India has a tumultuous take on cryptocurrency with regulators and governments unable to build a unanimous decision regarding its trading for long. Ever since The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill,2021 made its way to the list of Lok Sabha agendas on 29 January 2021, this discussion on loss and gain with the cryptocurrency ban is doing the rounds.

However, the bill remained in the list of agendas alone and was never discussed in the budget session 2021. Citing the delay in the introduction, consideration, and passing (as mentioned under the ‘Motion proposed to be moved” column of the Lok Sabha Bulletin – II), and the shift in the opinion of involved ministers over time, crypto stakeholders are optimistic about a possible regulation rather than a ban on cryptocurrency trading. While speaking on the matter, the incumbent finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has signaled that the government is thinking of a “calibrated approach” and leaving a window open for experiments in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

The first real intent of governments on crypto trading regulations can be deciphered from the 26 March move of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) asking exchanges or trading companies in the country to mandatorily disclose any dealings in cryptocurrency or virtual currency in their balance sheets. It’s to be effective from April 1, 2021. The MCA is exercising its power based on the latest amendments to the Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013. The following disclosure is required: The amount of holding and the Details of deposits or advances from any person for the purpose of trading or investing in cryptocurrency or virtual currency, The Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council (BACC) of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has welcomed the government’s move.

Will India lose or gain if a crypto ban takes place? Here is a detailed analysis.

Let’s see who can be the big losers

Today India has over 75 lakh cryptocurrency investors who’ve collectively poured in over Rs 10,000 crore. The outright ban will disappoint the investors. Ajeet Khurana, Former CEO, Zebpay and Angel Investor while talking to Quint, says that more people have started investing in bitcoin than those leaving it in recent times. The number has increased significantly despite the government’s lackadaisical approach. If the government confiscates their money too, which is one of the rarest possibilities, it will affect their financial health. Citing the growing patronage of cryptocurrency trading, it’s difficult for the government to put a check on its trading.


Today, India is home to around 20 crypto exchanges and they allow hundreds and thousands of traders to trade in spot, derivatives, and options markets. With the growing worth of the trading (the below illustration is of PCEX Member), you can imagine the amount of damage incurred to the crypto ecosystem with the blanket ban on its trading.

These exchanges are attracting retail as well as institutional investors. So, the cryptocurrency ban will, needless to say, affect the business of related exchanges and people employed there.

Lack of clarity on crypto regulation or a complete ban will stop the income sources for the government exchequer through direct (corporate tax, GST, and income tax) and indirect taxes. The ambit of indirect taxation has no limit. Citing India’s third rank on the list of top 10 global economies by GDP, it’s a critical time for the government to adopt consumer-friendly laws and regulations to capitalize on the potential. A positive take from the government will boost the confidence of investors and crypto exchanges alike.


Certainly, losers are many, but when it comes to gain makers, there are only two possible segments.

The drop in bank’s interest rates has shifted the focus of investors to alternative investment, and crypto trading owing to its quick and high returns has captured their attention. However, with the government’s decision to ban, those conventional investors will once again move towards banks. This will cause a spur in the banking assets.

Insurance firms

Insurance firms have never been the choice of investors, particularly, those who are interested in a higher return on investment, but they are likely to make small gains if the cryptocurrency ban becomes a reality.

Stocks/shares market

With the ban on crypto trading, traditional equity instruments like stocks and shares will once again become the primary attention of investors. This will help corporates to raise more funds from the market and reach their objectives. The development will boost the earnings of asset management brokerage firms or individual brokers, who earn from the commission.

Loss Vs Gain

It’s no brainer that every business endeavor needs investors, and it’s clear that the interest of the investors goes with the continuance of cryptocurrency, not in its ban. The winners from the ban as discussed above like banks, insurance firms, and stocks or shares markets also rely on the investors. Investment is not a destination but it’s a journey. When investors are happy with their return on investment, they invest further and do not hesitate in taking risks to gain more. So, the economy as a whole will only suffer if a crypto ban happens, and perhaps, that’s the catch that makes the regulators and governments think more rather than taking a hasty step in putting a ban over its trading.

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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?

programming practices – College has made me lose interest in Computer Science

I started out with Computers, wide-eyed and pure science. I was working on Projects, playing around and was building things before I’d started college. like a lot of you on this site. But, right now, I’m struggling with motivation. My college leaves me with very little time for much else, I see myself doing extra work to balance the inefficiencies of some of my professors. I am mindlessly doing assignments all day, that contribute very little to my overall learning. I tried to focus on building things, learning and projects for a while, but my grades took a huge huge hit. I’d love any advice any of you have for me to get back on track.