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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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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. With John Chidgey & Radek Pietruszewski. Related Links: Falcon HeavyFalcon Heavy Montage Support Pragmatic on Patreon

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: iBOTSegway IncSegway PTSegway Online StoreJimi HeseldenPersonal TransporterEunicycleTrevor BlackwellFocus DesignsThe Inventor Of The Hoverboard Says He’s Made No Money From...

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: WalkingJoggingRunningMicro-carBicycle PerformanceSelf-selected Speeds And Metabolic Cost Of Longboard SkateboardingLongboard (skateboard)SkateboardingBicycle PerformanceScience Of...

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. With John Chidgey & Radek Pietruszewski. Links of Potential Interest: RocketSpace XElon MuskFalcon 1Falcon 9 v1.0Falcon 9 v1.1Falcon 9 Full ThrustElon Musk shows off first photo of SpaceX space suitRP-1Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39Saturn VWhy is it better to launch...

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. With John Chidgey & Caleb Elston. Battery: Tesla Thermal Management SystemList of Battery SizesInconelAviation Stack Exchange AutoPilot: Autonomous Driving LevelsIntels $15B Acquisition of Mobileye Support Pragmatic on Patreon

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. With John Chidgey & Caleb Elston. People: Martin EberhardElon MuskMarc TarpenningZe’ev Drori Vehicles: RoadsterRoadster In DepthModel SModel S The Quickest Production Car in the World2017 Model S P100D 0-60mph New RecordModel XHardest Car to Build in the WorldModel 3...

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: HyperloopTGVLand Speed Record For RailWhat is the minimum air pressure the human body can tolerate?The Boring CompanyElon Musk The future we’re building | TED TalkTunnelElon Musk Tweet 1 of 2Elon Musk Tweet 2 of...

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: GNU SocialGNU Social and GNU FMGNU Social WikipediaMastodon SoftwareMastodon InstancesTwitterMicro.blogStormcrowMastodon iOS Apps I use for Mastodon: MustorAmaroq11t Episode Sponsor: Many Tricks: If you’re...

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. With John Chidgey & Casey Liss. Miscellaneous Links: Origin of the Metric SystemLitreCelsiusFahrenheitMileFurlongPound (mass)MKS System of UnitsMetric TimeYour Calendrical Fallacy is ThinkingTemperature Comparison Chart Support Pragmatic on Patreon

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: Pragmatic Episode 29: You Can’t Fight PhysicsPragmatic Episode 73: Everything Is Cyclic Support Pragmatic on Patreon

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: Apple Developer: Touch Bar Support Pragmatic on Patreon

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. With John Chidgey & Marco Arment. Previous Episode Links: Episode 38: Watch This Time And SpaceEpisode 38A: Watch This Time And Space Follow-up Part A Related Articles: Silent Journey Miscellaneous Links: Permeability (electromagnetism)The Watch Strap PrimerWatch ClaspsWatch Clasps ExpandedWatch Case Metals Pros and ConsDiamond Like CarbonPhysical...

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: EPISODE 75: RollercoasterKinetic EnergyPotential EnergyCoasters-101 Wheel DesignRollercoaster Wheel AssemblyHighest G-Force on a Roller CoasterThe Demon - Australian theme parks Support Pragmatic on Patreon

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. A Maintained List of DevCasts Vic Listens To: DevCasts from Vic Hudson on Twitter Vic Around The Web: vichudson1 (Vic Hudson) · GitHubUser vichudson1 - Stack OverflowApp StoryTweets by Vic Hudson (@vichudson1) – Twitter Money Pilot: Money PilotTweets by Money Pilot (@moneypilotapp) – TwitterMoney Pilot on the App Store Mowing Meter: Mowing Meter: Fitness...

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Related Episodes: Pragmatic Episode 8: A Nice Quiet Serene EnvironmentPragmatic Episode 29: You Can’t Fight Physics Related Articles: Everything Is Cyclic Miscellaneous Links: Personal SpaceApple Has Lost The Functional High Ground Support Pragmatic on Patreon

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. With John Chidgey & Carmen Parisi. Related Episodes: Pragmatic Episode 8: A Nice Quiet Serene EnvironmentPragmatic Episode 16: One Mans Hopes And Dreams Of An RF BubblePragmatic Episode 64: Software Radios Neutrium Episodes: Neutrium Episode 3: Introduction To HydraulicsNeutrium Episode 4: Pressure Loss In Pipes Miscellaneous Links: Types of FrictionFrictionElectronic Noise and...

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. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: What is a tram?First electric tramGeneral Motors streetcar conspiracyRailway signalRailway signallingAustralian railway signalling Support Pragmatic on Patreon

Duration:00:49:07

70: The Seas Will Rise

2/27/2016
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The cause of global warming may be hotly debated, but rising sea levels are a fact. Vic joins John to talk about how fast it's happening and how our cities will need to adapt. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Miscellaneous Links: An Inconvenient Truth on iTunesThe Great Global Warming Swindle IMDbThe Great Global Warming SwindleThermal ExpansionGISS Surface Temperature AnalysisSea Ice DataArctic Sea Ice News and AnalysisAlarmist Article Read The Notes: Thousands flee Pacific islands on front...

Duration:00:38:47

69: Its Complicated

1/22/2016
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Smart Watches support dynamic, configurable complications but not all are created equal. Russell Ivanovic from Shifty Jelly joins John to see just how complicated it can be. With John Chidgey & Russell Ivanovic. Related Episodes: Pragmatic Episode 38: Watch This Time And SpacePragmatic Episode 38A: Watch This Time And Space Follow-up 1 Miscellaneous Links: Complication (horology)World’s Most Complicated Wristwatch Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4Apple Watch Human Interface GuidelinesIcon...

Duration:01:04:03

68: Paperless

1/8/2016
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We are closer than ever to a paperless office, and for John with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil it's time to actually try and see if it's possible. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Related Articles: The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in EngineeringGood Notes Related Episodes: Causality Episode 4: TitanicPragmatic Episode 23: Maximum ErasabilityPragmatic Episode 29: You Can’t Fight Physics Miscellaneous Links: The Office of the FutureRecycled Carbon Neutral A4 Paper 500 SheetsUni-Ball Eye Fine...

Duration:01:31:03