Mike Ashley

11feb2018

February 11, 2018

Falcon Heavy and the era of post-scarcity heavy lift launch
Changing the economics of getting payload into orbit changes program design in two dimensions: modular design of orbiting platforms, and risk profile.
Some thoughts on Spectre and Meltdown
Colin Percival's taken on the most recent speculative execution flaws including a good explanation of the problems. I like how the BSD team thinks.
What really happened with Vista: an insider's perspective
An engineer's response to an engineer's response to popular press articles on Microsoft's "lost decade." Great perspective on operating system design, large system design, and the consequences of poor execution in large development programs.