Loren Thompson on the NRASM – Loren Thompson is the biggest DoD shill who regularly makes an appearance in these pages, but the articles are still usually fun. (Also, if DoD shilling pays, is there a signup sheet somewhere, or do they come to us?)
On the M-1A2C – Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a built-in Easy Eight-style nickname.
Steam catapults by presidential decree? – I’m pro-electromagnetic-catapult, given the advantages. I also think the fact that Donald Trump has an opinion on aircraft catapults is amusing and humanizing.
Used IBM mainframe buyer’s guide – In case you’re looking for a fun hardware project. All you have to do is spend about as much as you would on a cheap new car, and be prepared for an extra $170-some per month in electricity1.
Arm2 is the latest to suspend business with Huawei – That’s terrible for Huawei, given that they do a lot of ARM-architecture processors.
SpaceX succeeds on another launch – This one to deploy the first 60 satellites in their proposed, uh, 12,000-strong Starlink constellation. They stuck the landing, which means they’re up to 40 of 47 on landing attempts.
No link for this one, because I forgot to pop it into our chat, but given how many Starlink satellites are planned, the FCC’s standard satellite-hits-someone-or-something calculation suggests that it’s even odds after six years that reentering debris will bonk something more important than dirt.