Profile

Cover photo
Alexander Skrabut
262 followers|325,649 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideosReviews

Stream

Alexander Skrabut

Shared publicly  - 
 
Now let's see which news agencies harp on his sexuality or his "agenda" rather than recognizing that a very wealthy man just donated a lot of money to those that need it.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to give away his entire fortune multi-million dollar fortune to charitable causes.
1
M Brooks's profile photo
 
He seems like a good man. I'm glad to read this.
Add a comment...

Alexander Skrabut

Shared publicly  - 
 
I am seeing an increasing impatience in Boston area drivers, specifically with the tendency to inch into oncoming traffic when you are intending to turn. Not only are you setting yourself up for a collision, you are impeding the lawful flow of traffic. Inching forward does not "display the intent to turn", your turn signal indicates that. And if the street you are turning onto is too busy in the direction you are going (typically, a left turn), then turn right and circle around to get where you are going. Don't inch out and stop traffic in both directions because you are lazy, impatient, or otherwise a sloppy driver.

If you drive like this, you are wrong.
4
M Brooks's profile photoThomas Farrell's profile photoRay Skrabut's profile photoVitaly Elman-Yelaun's profile photo
8 comments
 
Correction: Would not go  (due to their non-existence)
Add a comment...

Alexander Skrabut

Shared publicly  - 
 
In addition to acting, Mr. Nimoy directed films; published poetry, autobiographies and books of photography; and recorded music.
58 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...
 
Welp, Lenovo lost my business. Too bad, because they make nice laptops.
It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the box for the first time. The adware, named Superfish, ...
1
Ray Skrabut's profile photoAlicia Skrabut Furey's profile photoM Brooks's profile photoThomas Farrell's profile photo
 
In-home batteries, Elon Musk style.
Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he he let some details slip about a brand new product....
1
Thomas Farrell's profile photoAlexander Skrabut's profile photoRay Skrabut's profile photoM Brooks's profile photo
4 comments
 
sexy. Yeah as energy becomes more distributed from different sources, those guys will be shitting more into their expensive pants.
Add a comment...
 
Fail. #mbta #mbtasucks
“MBTA passengers walk the Red Line tracks after their train was disabled in Quincy this morning. (pic @LeslieNECN)”
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
262 people
Michael Gentile's profile photo
All Rolled Up's profile photo
Arnaud Bunel's profile photo
Linda Ballance's profile photo
The Network Hardware's profile photo
RAVELONIRINA Jeannot Henintsoa's profile photo
AJ Fritz's profile photo
G' Green's profile photo
Del Johnston's profile photo

Alexander Skrabut

General Discussion  - 
 
Have any of you used the "living dungeon" characteristic of 13th Age? Do you frequently use living dungeons? Why or why not?
1
Andrew Raphael's profile photoWade Rockett's profile photoAustin Hoffman's profile photoHollow Mask's profile photo
6 comments
 
Yes. Most of my regular players like them, so to cater for them... I usually add one. 

My last campaign played with the concept... It was originally sold to the players as a quirky Urban Fantasy campaign, E.G.  Treants were protesting plant rights and had created a picket forest around city hall and the weather forecast includes chance of rain, dead rising, prophecy, humidity, planar rifts and spontaneous, yet perfectly choreographed, dancing and singing. The reality was that it was set in the 14th Age and the entire city was a magically enslaved/manipulated living dungeon to create a living city that could grow and heal itself to replace Horizion which was destroyed towards the end of the 13th Age. I described the architecture in lovecraftian tones and made specific mention of how long it to travel between parts of the city despite the fact that it longer to explore traveling in the exact same path taken. I used it as a red herring with a corpse disappearing from its grave (the city ate it) when my players tried to reverse engineer potions and required the blood from the freshly dead after failing miserably at trying to identify any components in it. The campaign ended with a TPK when they managed to free the living dungeon by disrupting the spell that controlled it.

The prior uses were as a method of creating tension or giving the players a faster but more riskier/complicated option to reach their destination. I always described them with a few distinctly biological components. E.G. It had a heartbeat, the entire structure moved like it was alive, the wind regularly changed between warm and cold wind in opposite directions like it was breathing, barriers that acted like eyeballs with reactions to light, it would sneeze them out if they lit a torch inside, it was warm to the touch or recoiled to their touch, it would talk to them in either a quiet whisper or a deafening shout, the surface of the texture was too similar to scales to be a coincidence, It had blood vessels in the form of pipes that bleed a strange red mud when damaged or sometimes a place was described as bigger than on the map depicts because its grown since the map was made.
Add a comment...
 
A good history lesson as to why the Middle East is fucked up, and why radicalized Islam exists in such force.

Americans have short memories, it seems. 2003? Try WW2.
3
1
Alicia Skrabut Furey's profile photoJames Skrabut's profile photoMarty Lund's profile photoRyan Poe's profile photo
5 comments
 
WW2? Jeez, man. The Ottoman Empire was broken up after WWI. They ran that place into the ground over 500 years of decadent, negligent, and exploitative imperialism from Istanbul and Ankara but they are gone now. Much like people have selective memory disorder regarding the Soviet Union now that there's just the Russian Federation left, you redirect rage at whoever is left "productively" (in the political sense) hate.

Sure, the West had opportunities to make things better rather than exploit them for advantage and screwed that pooch, but nobody wielding political power in the Middle East has done anything but run a feudal-style ponzi scheme in the last 1,500 years or so Arab, Persian, Turk, Byzantine, Latin - Muslim, Christian, Zorostarian, or otherwise.

I think the last time that stretch was run by people who were on the lower end of the genocidal dickhead scale for the times were the Seleucid Greeks.
Add a comment...

Alexander Skrabut

Shared publicly  - 
 
I love PolitiFact.

And they say elephants never forget. Pfft.
President Barack Obama may be angling for our job. During a Feb. 20, 2015, address to the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee, Obama urged the audience to
2
Add a comment...

Alexander Skrabut

Shared publicly  - 
 
Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?
5
Add a comment...
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Skrabut

Shared publicly  - 
1
Ray Skrabut's profile photoAlexander Skrabut's profile photo
2 comments
 
Propose any sort of moderate action and dealing with internal issues before trying to bring civility to desert-dwelling cavemen, everyone points and laughs at the Independent.
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
262 people
Michael Gentile's profile photo
All Rolled Up's profile photo
Arnaud Bunel's profile photo
Linda Ballance's profile photo
The Network Hardware's profile photo
RAVELONIRINA Jeannot Henintsoa's profile photo
AJ Fritz's profile photo
G' Green's profile photo
Del Johnston's profile photo
Links
Rino is the best barber in the city. I live in Quincy now, far away from BU, and I still make the trip to see him.
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
2 reviews
Map
Map
Map