June 3, 2015

They OWN it.

I am making a documentary about the United States Patent System. As part of my research, I have subscribed to a very low-cost service that shows […]
June 15, 2015

Zero Percent

There is a pretty big argument going right now about Patent Trolls, and for many people, the fundamental point that it (very rightly) boils down to […]
August 30, 2015

Amazon and Wile E Coyote

OK let’s look at what Patents are in the REAL WORLD. Space-X is currently building rockets that will soon be landing routinely on boats and other […]
August 31, 2015


Everybody always asks, and nobody ever understands, how the propeller beta and reverse models work in X-Plane. So here we go. Everything I am about to […]
September 2, 2015

We Are Being Sued for Putting Our App on Android

We, at Laminar Research, are being sued by a company called Uniloc (just merged with a company called The Marathon patent Group) for putting X-Plane on […]
September 3, 2015

The Thorium Solution

On September 12, 1932, a man named Leo Szilard was wanted to walk across the street in London. But the “walk” light across the street was […]
September 4, 2015


Lancairs and Teslas are two of my favorite things in the world. But you know the old thing about chocolate and peanut-butter: Combine them and they […]
September 5, 2015

Global Warming

Since 1958, scientist Charles Keeling has been measuring atmospheric CO2 levels from an observatory on Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Those measurements are still going on today. Here […]