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Pragmatic

Pragmatic is a 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.


Episode 65: Corrections


26th October 2015

Augusto Hertz noted that during the show I said "electric" field when I meant "magnetic" field. When a current passes through a wire it does generate a magnetic field. Nice catch Augusto.

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Caleb Elston Caleb Elston
John Chidgey John Chidgey

Episode 83: Tesla Part Two


3rd November 2017

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.

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Duration: 01:41:20
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John Chidgey John Chidgey

Episode 82: Tesla Part One


6th October 2017

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.

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John Chidgey John Chidgey
Vic Hudson Vic Hudson

Episode 81: Boring Loops


30th June 2017

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.

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Episode 80: Mastodon


9th June 2017

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.

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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.

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Duration: 00:42:34
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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.

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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.

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Episode 75: Rollercoasters


13th September 2016

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.

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Episode 74: Vics 20


22nd July 2016

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

A Maintained List of DevCasts Vic Listens To:

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Acknowledgements
  • Intro music for all episodes credit to Ludwig Van Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) "Für Elise" performed in 2000 by John Chidgey on my beloved K. Kawai GE-1A that I no longer have (SOB)
  • Outro music to Markus Kaarlonen from his original MOD file SpaceDeb.MOD