Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

United States

Three nerds discussing tech and loosely related matters. An offshoot from Neutral, our car show.

Episodes

205: People Don't Use the Weird Parts  
Follow up: MacRumors talks with Lattner LLVM LLVM Bytecode vs. LLVM Bitcode Bitcode Slicing Clang OpenGL Swift ARC Swift Open Source Casey's love letter to Swift enums Swift Evolution "Commonly Rejected Changes" list asm.js, WebAssembly & TypeScript RxSwift Casey's primer series Garbage collection vs. ARC libauto Singularity Finalizer Go's garbage collection Java Native Interface Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show Neutral

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204: You’re Only Stable When You’re Dead  
Follow up: Marco and AirDrop Mac Progress Quandary 1 2 3 Tripmode.Helvetica Consumer Reports test results Chris Lattner leaves Apple for Tesla LLVM, GCC, Clang Apple → Tesla defections Chris' woodworking (and making of) Benevolent dictator for life Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Blog CMS languages

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203: Screaming At Us From The Future  
Pre-show: Naked robotic MacBook Pro core MacRumors post (Hands-on video from after we recorded that answers some of our questions) VGA passhtrough coupler Powerbook G5 Faux Mockup On pros leaving the Mac Sam Abuelsamid of Wheel Bearings on CarPlay Mac users are grumpy Apple's 2016 Year in Review Chris Adamson buys a Mac Pro he didn't want Finding an Alternative to macOS John's tweet John's Google Home Dan Moren's early impressions Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco goes for a drive

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202: Something Has Gone Wrong  
Pre-show: Back Channel Follow up: Ryan Jones on the AirPods charging port Gurman on Mac Malaise Q&A Siracusa toaster reviews Dovenote Weather Line Casey's photo management workflow Casey's standing desk and mat Casey's laptop bag

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201: Volume Micromanager  
Windows and Tabs of Siracusa County (Overcast) 10.1 tabs 10.2 tabs 1 2 3 4 10.3 tabs 10.3 nested tabs Follow up: Android Battery burn-down chart Our reviews of Super Mario Run launches Updated numbers Angry reviewers Apple extends accessory discount LG UltraFine 5K Display Our reviews of AirPods Replacement singles iFixit Teardown Tim Cook's comment on Mac desktops Marco makes the case for a Mac Pro Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco discovers gasoline A new member of the Siracusa family

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200: I Had a Dream About the Mac Pro  

Our 200th-episode spectacular!

199: 10,000 Hours of Coughing  
Coughing and machining Video: Machining a crankshaft (thanks, Greg Koenig of Luma Labs) Fisherman's Friend cough drops Follow-up: The future of the Nintendo 3DS John's Keychain woes John's headphone woes Amazon Go Humans Need Not Apply Clockwise #166: Walk-In Vending Machine Windows on ARM Upgrade #118: Missed That by 100% (Relevant section Overcast link) Apple's Machine Learning Summary by Oliver Cameron Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Not complaining about the Apple TV Aerial

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198: Puppy Game Boy  

Casey learns Scala and Akka Shouty Visual Studio Programming language genealogy Follow up: John's EarPods The Grand Tour downloads Episode 2 mini-review Netflix allowing downloads New MacBook Pro power bricks Apple USB-C Charge Cable Anker USB-C Charge Cable 87W USB-C Power Adapter Apple Power Adapter Extension Cable People love Apple's Wi-Fi routers Nintendo Switch First Look video End of Desert Golfing Playstation 4 Pro Project Scorpio Uncharted 4 Sonic Spinball Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco posts to YouTube

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196: Roasting Your Own Beans  
John's 4K display And also this Casey's work monitor HDCP Marc Edwards on monitor DPI ranges by size Invisibly wide colors Sample images Hockenberry's post Follow-up on Windows: Jordan's tweets 1 2 3 4 5 Marco and laptops Apple's new art book, Designed by Apple in California Press release Release video Jony Ive interview at Wallpaper Iconic book Appledesign book Humanity and whimsy Microsoft Surface Studio Intro video Wacom Cintiq Reebok Pump Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Sal Soghoian leaves Apple Automator HyperCard Workflow Marco's Mac Pro post

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195: The Show Must Go On  
Follow up: Iris Pro and Skylake Touch Bar and touch sensitivity TouchBar app with iPad viewer Control Strip Marco's Mac Pro post Empathy for the Machine External monitors in Cupertino Dell 5K display DisplayPort and Thunderbolt capabilities MacBook Pro as the Naked Robotic Core Apple discounts USB-C peripherals and dongles LG UltraFine 5K Display Thunderbolt 3 and Macs ARM on Macs? MacBook Escape vs. iPhone 7 benchmarks ATP #35: Sea-Level Executives Mac clones? Apple's Lenovo John's halo car Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: The Grand Tour Black Mirror and San Junipero

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194: Dark Night of the Soul  
Baseball "MacBook Escape" iFixit Teardown Millenials External Thunderbolt GPUs BizonBOX Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar Is Apple out of the standalone display business? Pushback on new MacBook Pros 16 GB RAM limit Email from Schiller Deep dive Andrew Cunningham's MacBook Escape review Stephen Frank's tweet John's tweet chain: 1 2 3 Mac startup chime is dead Restoration instructions Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: A silver lining for Macs? Brett Victor

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193: The Escape Zone  

October 27th Apple Event Apple TV Accessibility Siracusa on halo cars and Mac Pros Many MacBooks Mac product roadmap? Touch Bar Shimmy Punch the Monkey Snake Touch Bar in the HIG gfxCardStatus Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: John's home mouse John's work mouse

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192: Hello Again Again  
Follow-up on camera dust: Tips from the Top Floor #748: Bust the Dust (Overcast link) How big does dust have to be? How big do scratches have to be? Lenses aren't sealed October 27th Apple Event "Hello, again" Dell 24" 4K Monitor LG 24" 4K Monitor E-Ink Keyboard Rumor Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco's camera may affect his laptop choices Prompt

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190: The Girl Who Never Came Over  
Follow-up: Casey and John's bet Compu-blur and Stephen Hackett's brother Ceramic iPhone 8?? Ceramic Apple Watch Edition booklet Redesigned iPhone 7 Video Interchangeable-lens camera contamination Which Bluetooth headphones to buy? Casey's long-lived headphones Casey's short-lived headphones Marco's podcast headphones AirPods BeatsX Google Pixel phones Motion Stills Unlimited photo storage Daydream View Home automation hubs Amazon Echo Google Home Apple rumors Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Workplace computer-hardware woes Dell 24" 4K LG 24" 4K

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189: The Museum of Pristine Apple Hardware  
Follow-up: OWC iMac RAM update Headphone jack remote issue: solved! Assistive Touch in East Asia iCloud backups on iOS 10 now include passwords? Bluetooth and volume control (PDF) AVRCP Why are there three audio chips in the iPhone 7? (You won't believe what we found! The full story at 11.) McLaren, technology, F1, and the F1 John is hypercritical, but is he a hypocrite? macOS Sierra Dropbox Project Infinite Jason Snell's review Jumpcut Pastebot iPhone 7 Plus "Fauxkeh" Portrait Mode Lex Friedman's shots Comparison shots vs. dSLR Panzarino on the blur mechanics Upgrade #108 Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Museums and pocket policies

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187: Putting Plastic on Your Couches  
Home button habits New iOS 10 home button behavior Settings → General → Accessibility → Home Button Widespread home-button conservation The iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case is larger than the 6's Apple iPhone 7 Leather Case's side buttons Are the Lightning EarPods digital? DAC Lightning → Headphone Jack Adapter AirPods Controls AirPods use Bluetooth Bluetooth, codecs, and audio quality MP3 AAC FLAC AptX A2DP ALAC How would Steve Jobs pitch the AirPods? iPhones 7 Cameras Matthew Panzarino's review AVCaptureDeviceType (see builtInDuoCamera) f-number EXIF Schiller on sensor size on Twitter Schiller on sensor size via email Ben McCarthy on manual controls Xbox Kinect Noise reduction Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: What did we order? A special John Siracusa rant

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