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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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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

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

67: Iron Man

11/29/2015
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What if the superhero Iron Man was real? We look at some of his tech and assess how possible it is. With John Chidgey & James Smith. Miscellaneous Links: Iron Man’s armorArc ReactorIron Man 2 Particle AcceleratorGroup 10 ElementPalladiumIsland of StabilityIon ThrusterRF Resonant Cavity ThrusterFORTIS ExoskeletonUS Navy to Test Fortis ExoskeletonsLockheed Martin’s HULC Robotic Exoskeleton MK IIRaytheon XOS 2Thunderbolt RossReal MjolnirNewton (unit) Support Pragmatic on Patreon

Duration:00:46:40

66: Haptic Taptic Tactic

11/5/2015
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Apple are pushing Haptics in more of their devices each release. We look at why they are and how they're doing it differently. With John Chidgey & Carmen Parisi. Related Articles: Silent Journey Teardowns: iPhone 6s Plus TeardowniPhone 6s TeardownApple iPhone 6s TeardownMagic Trackpad 2 TeardownRetina Macbook 2015 TeardownMacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 TeardownApple Watch TeardownTeardown of the Apple Watch Miscellaneous Links: Apple WatchHaptic TechnologyiPhone 6s Technical...

Duration:00:46:10

65: Everything is Analogue

10/22/2015
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We tackle the subtle differences between analogue and digital data transmission and why frequency changes everything. With John Chidgey & Carmen Parisi. Miscellaneous Links: Digital signalIC power-supply pinTransistor–transistor logicCoulombCapacitanceInductanceElectrical ImpedanceDigital signalPragmatic 12: Pages Blocks Planes Die Bank DeviceBasic Principles of Signal Integrity (PDF)High Speed Board Design (PDF)Clock Optimization Analog DialogueEncoding Techniques Episode...

Duration:00:43:42

64: Software Radios

10/9/2015
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Pragmatic returns to talk about a recent melding of traditional radio technology and software that are now dominating the telecommunications world. With John Chidgey & Carmen Parisi. Miscellaneous Links: Reverse Engineering a Qualcomm baseband (PDF)Morse codeRadioNarrowbandPragmatic 39: Look Ma, No WiresPragmatic 5: The Next Ubiquitous ThingQuadrature amplitude modulationFrequency mixerNyquist–Shannon sampling theoremDigital signal processor IQ modulation tutorials: Alan Wolke...

Duration:01:00:23

63: Making Up Lines Then Reading Between Them

4/5/2015
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In this final episode John talks about the making of Pragmatic, highlights, lowlights, criticisms and advice on whether you should have listened to it or any podcasts at all. Then Vic grills John for information. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Stickers Direct Links: Pragmatic Sticker: SmallPragmatic Sticker: LargeTechDistortion Sticker: SmallTechDistortion Sticker: Large Previous Related Episodes: Pragmatic Episode 10: Passion Over Academic ProofPragmatic Episode 10a: Passion Over...

Duration:02:44:28

62: Send It Into The Void Baby

3/21/2015
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John tackles how the internet works - the most requested topic as voted by Pragmatic listeners in this, the penultimate episode of the show. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Stickers Direct Links: Pragmatic Sticker: SmallPragmatic Sticker: LargeTechDistortion Sticker: SmallTechDistortion Sticker: Large Previous Related Episodes: Pragmatic Episode 16: One Mans Hopes And Dreams Of An RF BubblePragmatic Episode 27: Military SoftwarePragmatic Episode 55: Cautiously Concerned Historical...

Duration:02:28:11

61: You Never Really Owned It

3/14/2015
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Seth Clifford returns to discuss DRM and the value of entertainment content. We also explore if DRM will someday end. With John Chidgey & Seth Clifford. Stickers Direct Links: Pragmatic Sticker: SmallPragmatic Sticker: LargeTechDistortion Sticker: SmallTechDistortion Sticker: Large Previous Related Episodes: Anodised S02E06: Less Than Official MeansPragmatic Episode 42: Hopefully They Don’t Burn ItPragmatic Episode 42a: Hopefully They Don’t Burn It Follow-up 1Pragmatic Episode 55:...

Duration:01:13:43

60: Or Was That Doctor Sbaitso

3/6/2015
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With four episodes to go Vic chose a topic that was never on the list - the history of programming. We look at five key people in the evolution of programming. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Stickers Direct Links: Pragmatic Sticker: SmallPragmatic Sticker: LargeTechDistortion Sticker: SmallTechDistortion Sticker: Large Punch-Cards: Computer Programming In The Punched Card EraEarly Punched Card Equipment Key People In Programming History: NASA Engineers and ScientistsJohn von...

Duration:01:22:50

59: Roll With The Seasons

2/26/2015
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Erik Hess of Technical Difficulties and Dawn Patrol joins me to talk about the things that motivate and demotivate us, and turning hobbies into jobs and then back into hobbies again. With John Chidgey & Erik Hess. Related Pragmatic Episodes: Pragmatic Episode 41: Meaningless Token Award Podcasts Referred to: GenerationalTechnical DifficultiesDawn Patrol Stickers Direct Links: Pragmatic Sticker: SmallPragmatic Sticker: LargeTechDistortion Sticker: SmallTechDistortion Sticker: Large Related...

Duration:01:03:19

58: I Want My Hovercar

2/19/2015
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The next disruption in transportation is coming to a car near you soon. We walk through the history and evolution of personal transportation and look to the future. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Related TechDistortion Articles: Setting The Bar HighWorking From Home is a Privilege Podcasts Referred to: AsymcarStorming Mortal Ep17: Nutella and Voting in Australia with John Chidgey Stickers Direct Links: Pragmatic Sticker: SmallPragmatic Sticker: LargeTechDistortion Sticker:...

Duration:01:36:35

57: Lap Band Bypass Gastric Sleeve

2/15/2015
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My wife joins me as we discuss our recent experiences with being obese and undergoing weight-loss surgery. It's extreme but it works though it's not without serious risks. With John Chidgey & Kirsten Chidgey. Related TechDistortion Articles: How Did I Get Here? Stickers Direct Links: Pragmatic Sticker: SmallPragmatic Sticker: LargeTechDistortion Sticker: SmallTechDistortion Sticker: Large Related Links: Poor denied lap band sugeryStory Of Obesity SurgeryHistory of Weight Loss SurgeryYour...

Duration:02:39:54

56: Lovely Platitudes Don't Help Me

2/6/2015
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Brianna Wu is the CEO of GSX and is one of the women behind Revolution 60. Join us as we talk about gender imbalance in Engineering and Technology, and how we can help bring balance to the force. With John Chidgey & Brianna Wu. Briannas Other Podcasts: IsometricRocketDebug 44: Brianna Wu, Amanda Warner and Revolution 60 Related TechDistortion Articles: Pragmatic T-ShirtsPragmatic and TechDistortion Stickers T-Shirts and Stickers Direct Links: TeeSpring: Pragmatic T-ShirtPragmatic Sticker:...

Duration:01:05:04

55: Cautiously Concerned

1/30/2015
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Privacy online is becoming a bigger issue with more servers hacked every week our personal data has never been at more risk. Seth Clifford joins me to talk strategies to reduce your exposure on the internet. With John Chidgey & Seth Clifford. You should also check out Seths new venture at Hey Derby and their iOS app Stringer. Related TechDistortion Articles: Pragmatic T-Shirts T-Shirt Direct Link: TeeSpring: Pragmatic T-Shirt Previous Pragmatic Episode Links: Episode 42: Hopefully They...

Duration:01:33:59

54: Stop Rubbing Your Reader Against My Butt

1/23/2015
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The Apple Watch promises to make Apple Pay even easier and safer than traditional credit card transactions. We look at the history of Credit Card data transactions and consider the practicalities. Of course. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Related TechDistortion Articles: Pragmatic T-Shirts T-Shirt Direct Link: TeeSpring: Pragmatic T-Shirt Previous Pragmatic Episode Links: Episode 1: Faraday’s CageEpisode 44: Order A Steak and Get A Piece Of RatEpisode 47: Interrogation Signal Related...

Duration:01:00:14

53: Overlapping Signals

1/16/2015
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There is a growing trend to eliminate the wires and go wireless for data and for power. Can it work? Is it practical? Dive in. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Previous Pragmatic Episode Links: Episode 1: Faraday’s CageEpisode 38: Watch This Time And SpaceEpisode 47: Interrogation SignalEpisode 50: Accidental Clicking Related Links: Wireless powerphysics - Is there any data on how efficient Tesla wireless power transmission was? - Skeptics Stack ExchangeOET — RF Safety FAQ’sSCI-TECH … The...

Duration:01:14:54

52: Your Mileage May Vary

1/8/2015
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Are electric cars going to save you money? We look at all electric and plugin hybrids, charging habits and being energy independent. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Previous Pragmatic Episode Links: Episode 2: The Battery ProblemEpisode 2a: The Battery Problem Follow-up Part AEpisode 2b: The Battery Problem Follow-up Part BEpisode 2c: The Battery Problem Follow-up Part CEpisode 2d: The Battery Problem Follow-up Part DEpisode 46: Out of Steam About Steam General Links: Nissan LeafFast and...

Duration:01:35:38

51: Psst Come Here I Want To Tell You Something

12/30/2014
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Automation in OSX, iOS and the PC can save lots of time for users prepared to invest some time up-front. We delve into the history on these platforms, where it can be useful and when you should use it. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson. Related TechDistortion Article: Tweaking Workflows Previous Podcast Episodes Referenced: Pragmatic Episode 37: The Sledgehammer SolutionPragmatic Episode 35: Written by Kernel Hackers for Kernel HackersAddenda 4: Before Pragmatic Episode 49 General...

Duration:00:54:16

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