Profile

Cover photo
J. Steven York
Works at Writer
Lives in Coastal Oregon
3,894 followers|1,292,486 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideosReviews

Stream

J. Steven York

Shared publicly  - 
 
This comes across a little different in modern context...
 
Gay Love: Miss Casanova.
1
Add a comment...
 
NEW PRODUCT – PrintrBot Simple Metal 3D Printer – Black – Assembled
http://adafru.it/dhB

NEW PRODUCT – PrintrBot Simple Metal 3D Printer – Black – Assembled: New from Printrbot, the Metal Simple is a brand new rock solid, all metal, fully-assembled Printrbot Simple! As opposed to the Printrbot Simple Kit, all of the laser cut wood parts have been replaced by rock solid metal and assembled. In fact, the total number of parts have been reduced to just a fraction of the wooden model. The all metal construction combined with a GT2 belt pulley system produces a 3D print that rivals those of other manufacturers which cost thousands more!

The Printrbot Simple is an exercise in 3D printing minimalism. It includes only what is needed to get started in the world of 3D printing. With the All-metal Printrbot Simple you’ll have a fully-functioning 3D printer that weighs only 12 lbs and fits nicely on your desk!

In stock and shipping now.

Read more: http://adafru.it/dhB
#newproducts   #3dprinting   #3dprinter   #printrbot  
1
Add a comment...
 
I've been traveling on business and totally missed the video of the first Falcon 9R (R is for "reusable" test vehicle. This is a full up test version of the reusable Falcon 9 first stage, complete with landing legs as used on the flight vehicle. The previous Grasshopper test vehicle used a shorter tank (as on the original Falcon 8 1.0) and completely different set of non-folding landing legs (probably designed to compensate for potential rougher landing during hardware and software development.

Apparently there are two of these vehicles. One will remain in Texas and be used for low altitude tests, and a second will fly from New Mexico, and be used only for high altitude tests (apparently suborbital flights to at least 300,000 feet are planned).

The operational plan is for Falcon 9 boosters to land in Florida at or near the cape, and it now appears that the first Falcon 9 Heavy launch will be from Florida as well. Imagine what a show that would be! To watch a massive Falcon 9 Heavy rocket lift off into the Florida sky, and then to hang around a while, and see THREE Falcon 9 first stages return from space to make a soft landing for reuse. It's going to be the greatest show in the history of space flight, and I predict a spike in space coast tourism to watch.

#space #spacex #falcon9r
1
Add a comment...
 
Much wow! So amaze! A picture has leaked of the Nexus 6! And it looks like...

,.,,pretty much like any other smart phone. How do news sources figure this sort of thing is newsworthy? But oh, the box is pretty!

This kind of lazy, crap-ass technology reporting is an artifact of the iPhone era,, where reporters, with only one company to report on and little to no information to report on, were like people straining into the darkness and seeing dragons there. And it's sustained by the fact that most devices now are rather featureless rectangles of glass. Enhancements aren't obvious or sometimes even easily explained. But hey, the box is pretty.

Feel free to stop this nonsense any time now.

#tech #journalism #technology
#smartphones #pads
1
Charles Gaines's profile photo
 
I hope Sony gets the next one, to be honest. Waterproof, monster camera, design language that actually stands out..it'd be nice.
Add a comment...

J. Steven York

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
It's The Bottom of the Sith Inning

This just might be the greatest thing you watch all day...unless of course you are an astronaut then you should probably get back to astronauting...I mean NASA doesn't pay you to surf the internet all day...unless they do, I really have no idea how NASA works.

#starwars   #geek   #gif   #gifness   #awesome  
2
Add a comment...
In his circles
670 people
Have him in circles
3,894 people
Marty Halpern's profile photo
 
More tweets from Elon Musk.  Appears the "landing" of the Falcon 9r in the Atlantic may have been successful!  Certainly appears that the booster reached the water intact.  Looking forward to more details.

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Data upload from tracking plane shows landing in Atlantic was good! Several boats enroute through heavy seas.

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Flight computers continued transmitting for 8 seconds after reaching the water. Stopped when booster went horizontal.

#space   #spacex   #elonmusk   #falcon9r  
1
Add a comment...

J. Steven York

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
New blog post: a self-styled book publicist who made huge promises and absconded with authors' money.
1
Add a comment...
 
3D Printer Builds Ten Affordable Homes in 24 Hours #3DxArchitecture #3DThursday #3DPrinting
http://adafru.it/dio

…in Shanghai, WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has been using a monstrous printing device to build homes at a breakneck pace — 10 homes in 24 hours.

Measuring out at roughly 105 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 21 feet tall, this clearly isn’t your average retail printer. Unlike most 3D printers, this printing giant is fed with cement rather than plastic, making it especially well-suited for home construction. The best part is the houses are super cheap to make and they’re made almost entirely of construction and other industrial waste.

Read More
http://adafru.it/dio
1
Add a comment...
 
Prior to the F-35, the last US attempt to make a plane for all missions and all services was the F-111, an even bigger disaster due to engineering problems with its swing-wing design, huge weight-growth and other problems. It ultimately was used only by the USAF, which finally found a use for it as a penetration bomber, but I suspect most of its huge development costs were wasted, and of course the Navy and Marines had to go find their own planes. It's really interesting hearing some of these old-timers from the Skunk Works talking about their "rules of thumb" for aircraft development.

I wonder how much of this also applies to space programs. In particular, I wonder about international cooperation on the ISS. The supposed intent was to development and construction cost, but even the complexities of that cooperation, I wonder if any savings were illusionary, and if in fact, it made the ISS more expensive than a US-built solo-station. Certainly, as the recent tensions with Russia have proven, it has made operation of the station more difficult and problematic.

We should be learning lessons here for possible future manned Mars missions, but my cynical prediction is that we'll learn precisely nothing.

#space
#nasa
#governmentprocurement
#military
#dod
 
 “the time it takes to go from initial design to operational use by the Air Force is directly proportional to the size of the Air Force oversight committee that’s guiding the airplane design. For the F-117, the Air Force team was a colonel and six other experts-the corresponding team on the F-22 was 130. And if you ratio 130 over seven, you’ll get just about the ratio of the time it took from starting the airframes to getting them in service,”
Among the contents of the November 2012 issue of Classic Aircraft (a magazine that since Jan. 2013 has been incorporated into its sister magazine Aviation News), an interesting article written by A...
1
Add a comment...

J. Steven York

Shared publicly  - 
7
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
670 people
Have him in circles
3,894 people
Marty Halpern's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Author of Mystery, Steampunk, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
Skills
Writer, thinker, observer, maker of things both aesthetic and functional
Employment
  • Writer
    1975 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
I think, I dream, sometimes I write it down. People seem to enjoy it when I do. www.YorkWriters.com
Introduction
(Check out my "Panorama Beach" Florida mystery series, and my "Clockwork Cowboy" steampunk western series, plus other work, at your favorite book or ebook vendor...)

I tell stories.  I'm not a writer.  That's secondary.  I tell stories, and I can tell them in may forms.  Sure, mainly I write prose fiction, novels and short stories, but I could have made movies, or computer games, or shoot photo-cartoons using action figures (and in fact, I've done all those things too.)  It's all storytelling to me.

I am fascinated by the world around me.  I love science, technology, and the way they fit in with the world of people and emotions,

In particular, I have, since I was in infant, been fascinated by space exploration, and I'm a keen observer and commentator of those efforts to this day.  I hoped I'd live to see us land on Mars.  Now I'm just hoping my grand-kids might see it, or something as profound.  

But I see signs of the long log-jam breaking, of new light that might get us off this lovely little ball of rock that we take for granted as our eternal home, and that excites me.

Science, tech, and the human equation, those things are frequently the subjects of my stories, but not always.  I love characters: the quirky, twisted, fascinating possibilities of human existence.  Give me a couple good characters in an interesting setting, and I can run all day without a Big Idea in sight. 

I can be cynical, and I am always sarcastic, but I still believe in the future.  I still believe in truth, justice, and the American ideal.  I believe we can be better than we are.  I believe someday we will be.  I believe in heroes, because they remind us what we could be, if we only tried a little harder.

My wife, Christina F. York tells stories too.  She's written science fiction, fantasy, and romance, but these days she mostly writes mysteries under the names Christy Evans and Christy Fifield, with the second book in her cozy mystery novel series about to hit print.

Two writers, several cats, and a house by the sea.  Now that's an adventure.  Let me tell you the story...

#writer #mystery #space #sciencefiction #fantasy #steampunk #spaceenterprise #future #engineering #makers
Bragging rights
National-best-selling author of over a dozen published books and many short stories.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Coastal Oregon
Previously
Chancellor, Alabama - Eugene, Oregon - Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA - Vista, CA - Escondido, CA - Hurst, TX - Pensacola, FL - Radcliffe, Kentucky - Renton, WA - Des Moines, WA - Kirkland, WA - Redmond, WA - Seattle, WA
Everything is good and prices are reasonable. Run by a professional diver who knows where the good local fish is (though quality and selection will depend on what is available). Check the specials white-board, as there may be something fresher and tastier than the standard cod and halibut available (fresh rock-fish is my favorite). Recommended for take-out as the dining room is small and not especially comfortable. Food is cooked to order and the kitchen is small, so service can be slow when they're backed up, but generally worth the wait. Definitely the best take-out fish on this part of the coast (tourist favorite Mo's is vastly over-rated). Only the lack of better indoor dining prevents me from giving this five stars.
• • •
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map