Stories tagged “Hacking”

  • Deela Deals Her Own Way

    “Consisting of 13 justices drawn from the ranks of the Big 10 megacorps, the Corporate Court represents the only authority that has any chance of riding herd over the megacorporations.” Deela read the dry words in her textbook – and k...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • The Caving Club

    “So how is it,” James asked as he spun the wheel, “that you have a hard time driving even now that you are a car? Shouldn’t it be as easy as walking now?” “You’d think so, wouldn’t you?” Sera said a...

  • Drums in the Deep

    After the doors were shut, the two robots unfolded into humanoid shapes and the four of them walked down into the darkness, lighting the way with bike headlights and hand-held flashlights. “So what are we doing down here, anyway?” Lisa aske...

  • You Meet the Nicest People in Tunnels

    “Hey, is anyone there?” The voice was only slightly distorted by steam tunnel echoes. Sera sighed. “This is going to be…interesting,” she muttered. Then, louder, “Billy Cougan? That you?” “Sera? Hey, haven...

  • Let's Get Dangerous

    Before long, they were at the aforementioned building. Or rather, near it, in order that they remain unnoticed. The tunnels grew more heavily traveled as they approached the computer science department, and the noise of work was heavy in the air. ̶...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gone in a Flash

    “Uh…okay…” Billy said, shading his eyes and squinting, trying to see past the lights. “Are you okay, Sera? You sound kinda funny.” “I’ve been a little sick lately,” Sera said. “Yeah, you might say she...

  • Lights Are On...

    “That’s… You don’t see a lot of people willing to make that kind of decision so quickly,” Lisa said, raising an eyebrow. “For all you know, we’ll have to… take him out of public circulation.” “...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hole in the Wall

    Fur and Sera moved up, weapons at the ready. Lisa moved in behind them. “All right, this is new.” Sera pointed at a ragged hole in the wall, surrounded by fragments of stone and plaster dust. “Looks like they’ve tunneled in from...

  • All Your Reasons

    “I don’t think they’ve done a full-on Shawshank Redemption number for something they just kinda want, the question is what is it in the building that they actually want?” “Some of the brightest minds in the area work or go...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Thanks for the Memory

    “But what kind of reinforcements?” James asked. “Whatever they’re after might make all the difference.” “And how do you suggest we find that out?” Lisa asked. “Well, I dunno, these guys are, like, walking...

  • Fire It Up?

    “Great, that’ll make it even MORE of a pain in the ass to take out the controller without taking out the entire ’mech.” Sera grumbled. “With that kind of storage density increase, you’re talking about a geometric inc...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Know That It Would Be Untrue You Know That I Would Be a Liar

    Lisa grinned. “And the mechs’ plasma rifles can ignite the wires without leaving any traces of arson. Or at least, none that forensics will recognize.” “Then what are we waiting for?” James grinned. “Let’s ligh...

  • Cuffed

    When Lisa and James awoke, they were cuffed together in what was unmistakably, the trunk of a moving car. “Oh my head… Wait, Marauders?” James whimpered, clutching his recently-clocked head. “No, if this were the Marauders, we w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Instant Message

    Tapping away at the keyboard, Frankie tried to pretend she was working while she eavesdropped on an IM conversation coming from the next cubicle. It wasn’t because she wanted to eavesdrop but when she saw the keywords “bank fraud” ala...

  • Every Dog Has Its Day

    “I have inside information, and you can hack. Thirty-five grand a piece. It’ll be easy.” Jason had another get rich quick scheme and Kara wanted no part of it. He wasn’t a stable guy and the only thing consistent about his plans...

  • Timing is Everything

    Mycroft watched Kara until there was nothing left to see. He ached with bitter-flavoured need. He was well aware that he earned the nickname of Pig-Pen but he never thought of himself that way. Since he did everything online, it was easy to let the rea...

  • (Day 61) Compromised

    “Quickly,” she hissed. I could barely see her, crouched as she was. But at her insistent waving of her hands after I finally made eye contact with her, I crouched as well to fit behind the dumpster where she hid. “What are you doing h...