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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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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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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:

Vic Around The Web:

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

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Episode 71: Off The Rails


18th March 2016

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.

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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