Space-X patents


Anderson: So what have all your creative people come up with, then? What’s different in your basic technology versus 50 years ago? Musk: I can’t tell you much. We have essentially no patents in SpaceX. Our primary long-term competition is in China—if we published patents, it would be farcical, because…

Meaning of concurrent programs and IP


Most of the new draft of the Concurrent Programs paper has to do with trying to specify problems and solutions in synchronization via an atomic  "compare and swap" operation. Even these operations are surprisingly complicated once put under the microscope - or not so surprisingly complicated if you think about…