@inkican@mastodon.social cover

Hard SF Author. Readers call my stories 'Cory Doctorow meets James S A Corey.' I like making scifi concepts easy to understand. If you like Linda Nagata, Kim Stanley Robinson, and John Scalzi - I'd love to get to know you.

My dream is to take care of myself and be nice to people - I'm doing that by practicing to be a self-sufficient science fiction author.

#author #indieauthor #writer #scifi #futurology #technology #cyberpunk #spaceelevator #spythriller

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. View on remote instance

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

An important reminder.

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei Just imagine a lost weekend of Shirley Temples at George's house. The forgotten jars of maraschino cherries, crushed cans of ginger ale ... what did it all mean? You stare into the cracked mirror, eyes like a sad hound-dog, bloodshot and remorseful.

"I don't know what I got up to last night, Shirley - but I'm sorry."

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Aisle pass, thanks 🛒

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei Bonus punishment: visit Costco on Saturday afternoon.

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei But George ... the samples!

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Clever!

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei I can't afford that so I'm staying at the Good Nitrogen Inn.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Apple apologizes for ad that crushes the sum total of human artistic endeavor

An ad that isn’t about generative AI but somehow manages to be about AI anyway.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/apple-apologizes-for-ad-that-crushes-the-sum-total-of-human-artistic-endeavor/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Critical vulnerabilities in BIG-IP appliances leave big networks open to intrusion

Hackers can exploit them to gain full administrative control of internal devices.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/05/critical-vulnerabilities-in-big-ip-appliances-leave-big-networks-open-to-intrusion/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica OMG HaCKING the gIBson!

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

No one has seen the data behind Tyson’s “climate friendly beef” claim

Millions of taxpayer dollars flow to livestock companies raising "low carbon" beef.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/05/no-one-has-seen-the-data-behind-tysons-climate-friendly-beef-claim/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica It means they used fewer carbon-based lifeforms in production (Translation: Layoffs)

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Some trends don't need to make a comeback...

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei MC Hammer called and said 'U Can't Touch This.'

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Or how about paper maps?

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei Get out your sextant and navigate like a real pirate!

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

First look at the Sony Honda EV: More than a Playstation on wheels

The AFEELA concept previews an EV from the joint venture, due in 2026.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/05/first-look-at-the-sony-honda-ev-more-than-a-playstation-on-wheels/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica Sony is to cars what Tesla is to televisions.

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Raise your hand if you still keep your ringer on ✋🏼

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei DND after hours ... I need my beauty rest

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

OUCH!

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei "Your grandma has good taste!"

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Don't you dare!

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei Cobra chicken just wants to talk ...

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Sometimes you have to take a minute before going into work.

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei "What if I left right now? I could be in Tiajuana by sunset ..."

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar
georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Don't sweat it.

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei That's nothing - my yoga pants don't do yoga. Total rip-off!

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Advice worth taking.

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei What if it's a meeting with George Takei? Asking for a friend.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Updating California’s grid for EVs may cost up to $20 billion

Charging electric vehicles at home will exceed most power lines' capacity.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/04/updating-californias-grid-for-evs-may-cost-up-to-20-billion/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica $20 Billion, or 1.75 California IOS (High speed rail) projects

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Brutal.

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei You upsettingly moist gas station hotdog!

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Is there a grade higher than A+??

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei This child is my spirit animal.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Life-threatening rat pee infections reach record levels in NYC

Between 2001 and 2020, there was an average of 3 cases per year. Last year's tally was 24.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/life-threatening-rat-pee-infections-reach-record-levels-in-nyc/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica I didn't plan on scratching off my 'rat pee infection' square on the ol' 2024 dystopia bingo card, but here we are!

georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Byeeeeee

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei Needs to replace the old sticker with a 'We're Hiring!' decal

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

The Delta IV Heavy, a rocket whose time has come and gone, will fly once more

The final Delta IV Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch Thursday, weather permitting.

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/03/the-delta-iv-heavy-a-rocket-whose-time-has-come-and-gone-will-fly-once-more/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica "Yo mamma so fat, she couldn't get to orbit on a Delta IV Heavy!" - nerds doing Dirty Dozens

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Study: Cicadas pee in jets, not droplets. Here’s why that’s kinda weird.

Come for the cicada video, stay for the scaling graphic of urination across animal kingdom.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/03/study-cicadas-pee-in-jets-not-droplets-heres-why-thats-kinda-weird/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica So the fact that cicadas pee in jets is weird, but the fact that you feel we need to know this is

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Reddit failing to support third-party apps could hurt business, IPO filing says

Losing third-party tools "could harm our moderators’ ability to review content..."

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/reddit-failing-to-support-third-party-apps-could-hurt-business-ipo-filing-says/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica I just got a message from my old account inviting me to participate in the IPO. Are they serious? Can anyone who knows more about this educate me on whether they would be a good investment or not? Not because I can afford to invest, I'm just curious about their standing and what people think they're going to do.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

AT&T outage leaves more than 70,000 phones without service

Cause of outage is unknown, but some suspect it's network-to-network "peering."

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2024/02/att-outage-leaves-more-than-70000-phones-without-service/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica Also AT&T - "Let us drop copper line service cuz, like, nobody uses that anymore."

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar
inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica Look at that - I didn't think it was possible but here we are: a line of dialogue even DUMBER than the original Twister. And the original Twister had that one scene where Philip Seymour Hoffman was going "Woo hoo! Hey you guys, woo hoo!"

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Court orders Elon Musk to testify for SEC, rejects his claim of “harassment”

Musk defied subpoena but SEC lawsuit forces him to comply.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/court-orders-elon-musk-to-testify-for-sec-rejects-his-claim-of-harassment/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica Let me get out the world's tiniest violin ...

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Can a $3,500 headset replace your TV? We tried Vision Pro to find out

We kick off our a multi-part Vision Pro review by testing it for entertainment.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/02/can-a-3500-headset-replace-your-tv-we-tried-vision-pro-to-find-out/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica I'll just leave this here.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

AI cannot be used to deny health care coverage, feds clarify to insurers

CMS worries AI could wrongfully deny care for those on Medicare Advantage plans.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/02/ai-cannot-be-used-to-deny-health-care-coverage-feds-clarify-to-insurers/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica Stand by for the appellate brief to be written by an AI.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

“Don’t let them drop us!” Landline users protest AT&T copper retirement plan

California hears protests as AT&T seeks end to Carrier of Last Resort obligation.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/dont-let-them-drop-us-landline-users-protest-att-copper-retirement-plan/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica California has many, MANY rural residents for whom copper is the only option unless you buy a satphone. AT&T never upgraded the infrastructure they were given money to by the US gov't and now they're trying to walk away from giving support to the most vulnerable population.

I believe the kids call that a 'party foul.'

PS - don't believe me about AT&T getting money to upgrade and then skipping out? Read this: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-book-of-broken-promis_b_5839394

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

In major gaffe, hacked Microsoft test account was assigned admin privileges

How does a legacy test account grant access to read every Office 365 account?

https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/01/in-major-gaffe-hacked-microsoft-test-account-was-assigned-admin-privileges/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar
georgetakei , to Random
@georgetakei@universeodon.com avatar

Bradder, they’re onto us!

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@georgetakei I drive with clothes in my trunk in case an emergency costume party breaks out.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

As the USPS goes electric, it’s adding six Canoo LDVs to its fleet

The startup also makes NASA's Artemis crew transportation vehicles.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/01/as-the-usps-goes-electric-its-adding-six-canoo-ldvs-to-its-fleet/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica "Please, just make sure it has A/C" - postal workers

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes barred from federal health programs

The former Theranos CEO is barred from receiving payments from federal health program.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/01/convicted-fraudster-elizabeth-holmes-barred-from-federal-health-programs/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica Oh man, I thought her crazy eyes would go away in prison.

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

AI-powered surveillance of hospital operating rooms expands in Boston

Questions about liability linger, but fans say it offers a trove of useful surgical data.

https://arstechnica.com/health/2024/01/ai-powered-surveillance-of-hospital-operating-rooms-expands-in-boston/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica In a legit medical malpractice lawsuit, all you'll hear is 'whoops, the data was erased ... sorry.'

arstechnica , to Random
@arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

Elon Musk gives Tesla ultimatum: Another 12% of shares or no AI, robotics

Although 95% of its revenue is automotive, Musk says Tesla is a robotics/AI company.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/01/elon-musk-gives-tesla-ultimatum-another-12-of-shares-or-no-ai-robotics/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

inkican ,
@inkican@mastodon.social avatar

@arstechnica in other news, creepy journalism trends where large media outlets pay way too much attention to stupid, greedy oligarchs continue to outpace previous record-breaking levels set in 2023.

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • random
  • All magazines