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Pragmatic is a weekly discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.

Pragmatic is a weekly discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.
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Pragmatic is a weekly discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.

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English


Episodes

89: The Problem Is Us

12/5/2018
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Social Media has taken the world by storm but recent history has shown all that glitters isn't gold and has many people wondering if the technology is the problem, or if the problem is us?

Duration:02:11:13

88: Trust, Faith and the Cloud

10/4/2018
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With Cloud Storage becoming a staple of modern computing, we deep dive into the history of how cloud storage came about, what features it has or should have and ultimately who can you trust?

Duration:00:45:37

87: Static vs Dynamic

8/16/2018
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From the retronymous Web 1.0 through 2.0 and beyond, we look at how web development is coming full circle and when Static, Dynamic or Statically Generated sites make the most sense.

Duration:01:01:30

84A: Space X Follow-up 1

8/12/2018
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Follow up (Part A) to Space X where we address the outcome of the first Falcon Heavy launch and Falcon 9 booster relanding outcome, SpaceMan and we don't panic.

Duration:00:12:29

86: Segway Evolution

5/3/2018
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Self-balancing vehicles started with the Segway in 2001, but since then they've evolved, losing their handle bars and even losing a wheel. We look at how they've evolved over time, how safe they are and how potentially crazy John is, since he's started riding one.

Duration:01:37:01

85: Uncommon Transportation

4/1/2018
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When you're trying to optimise a daily commute, there are lots of options to choose from. Balancing physical effort, cost, speed, safety, storage and more we deep dive into how the concept of multi-modal transportation can make your commute more efficient.

Duration:01:48:04

84: Space X

12/7/2017
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Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the third in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Space X, its history, its rockets, capsules and Elon's dreams of going to Mars.

Duration:01:59:29

83: Tesla Part Two

11/2/2017
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Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the third in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve.

Duration:01:25:17

82: Tesla Part One

10/5/2017
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Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the second in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve.

Duration:01:40:36

81: Boring Loops

6/29/2017
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Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the first in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Hyperloop and The Boring Company and the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve.

Duration:01:16:33

80: Mastodon

6/8/2017
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GNU Social is gaining momentum recently with Mastodon leading the charge. It's a different way to micro-blog and it's not perfect, but it shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. Vic joins John to walk through where it stands today.

Duration:01:34:46

79: Diluted My Metric Goodness

3/23/2017
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The history of measurements has a few surprises. Casey Liss joins John to discuss once and for all Metric and Imperial measurements.

Duration:00:47:16

78: Full Term Surface Pro

1/19/2017
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For 9 months now John has been using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for work purposes, and Vic's son uses a Pro 3 at College. We go back and forth on the device as both a laptop and a tablet.

Duration:00:54:56

77: Look Before You Touch

12/10/2016
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The new MacBook Pros come with a new feature Apple call the Touch Bar. We look at whether blending direct and indirect interactions make sense and try to figure out if the Touch Bar is actually a good idea.

Duration:01:08:43

76: Banned

10/20/2016
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Marco and I discuss how the Apple Watch brought us both back to wearing watches and the search for the ideal Watch Band for every use case.

Duration:02:02:58

75: Rollercoasters

9/13/2016
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A lot of people love Rollercoasters including the hosts of the show. We look at the history, evolution and revolution of these amazing thrill rides.

Duration:01:16:52

74: Vics 20

7/21/2016
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It's all about Vic! He takes us through his history of programming for slightly more than 20 minutes.

Duration:01:43:03

73: Everything Is Cyclic

5/29/2016
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Weighing up the cycles of driving vs public transport and Windows to Mac and back again.

Duration:01:12:14

72: So Much Noise

4/10/2016
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Noise as a term is widely misused and misunderstood. Carmen joins John to sort out the signal from the noise.

Duration:00:42:42

71: Off The Rails

3/17/2016
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Trains and roads look like they have lots in common but the trade-offs in signalling and network design are completely different, and horrendously inconsistent.

Duration:00:49:07