John Siracusa is a Programmer, tech writer and co-hosts of Accidental Tech Podcast "atpfm", Reconcilable Differences "RecDiffs" and Robot or Not "robot_or_not".
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Reconcilable Differences 117: That’s Not the Rigatoni
Reconcilable Differences
Things kick off with some quick Macintosh and video game nostalgia. John redrew his sprites, and Merlin enjoyed some stolen pinball. Merlin did lots of work this week. Your hosts discuss Sayonara Wild Hearts in particular and Apple Arcade in general. Merlin's family recently rented a very large automobile, and its various interfaces are reviewed. John declares the vehicle to be as ugly as it is large. Where is innovation welcome, and where is it mostly preferable to avoid? And what happens when that "innovation" was really just kind of a cheat? Apple TV+ is on the docket, but, first, Merlin wants to share the detailed results of his scientific Apple TV and Siri experiments. This leads to him saying much more than "exactly one thing," and it takes much longer than the promised thirty seconds. Strap in, because this one is quite a ride. John takes over to talk about his thoughts on the new Apple TV+ shows. Viewers and critics seem to really disagree, but John found things to like. Reviews and ratings come up again. Mikhail Baryshnikov is not the guy from Die Hard, and there is so much TV. Damon Lindelof seems like a really smart guy. John gives a thumbs-up to The Space Show but feels like Watchmen is still walking a line. John crosses-over with Do By Friday. (Recorded on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.) This episode of Reconcilable Differences is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code DIFFS at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Moo: Custom business printing and design. Save 15%. Burrow: The Luxury Couch for Real Life. Save $75 and get FREE one-week shipping. Links and Show Notes: Credits Audio Editor: Jim Metzendorf Admin Assistance: Kerry Provenzano Music: Merlin Mann The Suits: Stephen Hackett, Myke Hurley Support Reconcilable Differences with a Relay FM Membership How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control | TechHiveA similar frustration can emerge if the Apple TV tries steering you into the wrong app for given program. After signing up for HBO through Apple TV Channels, for instance, Apple might prompt you to install HBO Go instead of launching shows directly. If this happens, grab the remote and scroll down while viewing the info page for any show until you see the “How to Watch” section. Select your preferred source, and Apple TV should remember it in the future. Sayonara Wild Hearts Sayonara Wild Hearts by Daniel Olsén on Spotify CGP Grey - "How Machines Learn" - YouTube Reconcilable Differences #33: Survival Bucket - Relay FM Damon Lindelof on “The Business” podcast with Kim Masters The Official Watchmen Podcast BMW X7 SAV – Model overview – BMW USAThe culmination of comfort, luxury, and powerful living is embodied in the BMW X7 – the biggest BMW ever built. Navigation Destination Input Menu | BMW Genius How-To - YouTubeLearn how to use the destination input menu in the iDrive navigation system of your BMW. BMW ConnectedDrive - BMW USABMW ConnectedDrive integrates your BMW's intelligent interfaces, your smartphone, and other technologies to keep you aware and in control of everything going on both in your vehicle and your day-to-day life. Tivo!, a song by Patton Oswalt on SpotifyWarning: contains coarse language and words that we don't use any more. recdiffs apple tv experiments 2019-11-05.mdContents of Merlin's Apple TV experiments using Siri. Upgrade #270: The Toughest Compare - Relay FMApple TV has finally arrived, and we discuss Apple's first round of new shows--as well as an unimpressive performance from the TV app itself. We've also got reviews of the new AirPods Pro, and Apple's latest financial results reveal that for the iPhone, sometimes down is up. Confusion About What ‘The Morning Show’ and Apple TV+ Are Trying to Be, Plus: ‘Watchmen’ S1E3 | The Watch — The Watch — Overcast Rana Foroohar joins Slate Money to discuss political ads on social media, the NCAA, and the California wildfires. The Morning Show: Season 1 - Rotten TomatoesFlashy, but somewhat frivolous, The Morning Show often feels more like a vanity project than the hard-hitting drama it aspires to be -- but there is pleasure to be had in watching Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon give it their all. Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities: Erik Larson: 9780140233032: BooksPosing as a CEO of a fictitious direct-mail corporation, Larson infiltrated companies that gather and sell personal information to assist businesses in their marketing campaigns. He discovered the systems used to gather personal data, the staggering amount of personal information companies can gather, and the government’s role in helping companies learn about you. Mike Murphy on Twitter: "Why do car center dashboards all still look like skins for WinAmp from like 1999" / Twitter Accidental Tech Podcast: 351: The Floor Is HighAppleTV+ initial reviews (That's the Leftovers) | Do By FridayWith special guest, John Siracusa.
352: No One Else Had Calipers
Accidental Tech Podcast
ATP HOLIDAY SHIRTS available until Sunday, November 17 Follow-up: Mac Pro available "December" Mac Pros appearing in the wild iOS 13.2.2 Casey's Catalina Catastrophe 16-inch MacBook Pro: Initial Impressions Marco's blog post Chiclet Keyboard PCjr Macintosh Portable Sponsored by: Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code ATP. Hello Fresh: A meal kit delivery service so you can just cook, eat, and enjoy. Use code ATP30 for $30 off your first week. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
351: The Floor Is High
Accidental Tech Podcast
Pre-show: 🐛💇🏻‍♂️ ATP HOLIDAY SHIRTS available until Sunday, November 17 Marco's AirPods Pro Review Follow-up: AirPods Pro use a button-cell battery AirPods Pro charging light AirPods Pro case-jiggle click "Hey Siri, Be Quiet" FDA clears way for over-the-counter hearing aids TI-84 Hearing aids are actually pretty fancy 16" MacBook Pro speculation: Is there more space between 16" MacBook Pro keys? More inverted-T fire? An aside about MacBook Pro wishes and dreams An aside about migrating Mac Pros and televisions Return to Follow-up: APFS for Time Machine theories Letterboxd Pro and import/export AppleTV+ initial reviews Upgrade #270: The Toughest Compare Liftoff #111: Escape of the Mole Reconcilable Differences #117 (Not available at this time) Streaming Quality #askatp Is Geekbench a good metric when comparing across architectures? (via Josh Hattersley) What's the state of podcast marketshare? (via glinn07) The Feed Should one get a Mac Mini now or wait? (via Paul Dunahoo) Post-show Neutral: Marco's Wheel of Shame Sponsored by: Eero: Get free overnight shipping with code ATP. Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Get $20 off a suitcase with code atp20. Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase.
350: Wax Buddies
Accidental Tech Podcast
Accidental Sports Podcast Robot or Not ATP HOLIDAY SHIRTS available until Sunday, November 17 16" Key Layout Leak? iOS 13.2 issues Samsung's new foldable flip-phone Airpods Pro Press release Mac Pros in stores? FCC approval #askatp Should I wait to buy a new Mac until they're on ARM? (via James Shield) Why hasn't Time Machine been updated to use symbolic links? (via Adam Spelbring) ATP's recap on the APFS WWDC session How does one get started with Letterbox D? (via Andrew Myers) Welcome FAQ Post-show: 🚙⚡ Tiff's new BMW i3s Sponsored by: Handy: Handy – The easy and convenient way to book home cleanings on a schedule that works for you. Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Save 20% on your first purchase. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC for just $6/month.
Reconcilable Differences 116: Brown Sludge Water
Reconcilable Differences
John opens with some follow-up questions, and Merlin realizes it's going to be one of those episodes. John calls out Merlin's racism against his people. Both your hosts are now living the arms-free lifestyle. Merlin has follow-up on his ongoing Siri and Apple TV experiment, and, improbably, this leads to further discussion of Cupertino's frustrating quality slide. Voice dinguses are reviewed, and IMDB is bad. John has some water issues, and Merlin's lizard apparently has an unconventional face. Then, more with the Apple complaints. Messages is making Merlin look insane. John has some harsh words about Merlin's Star Wars spoilers, and he doesn't even like those movies anyway. Getting tickets to the movie requires some detailed instructions, but then it ended up being unnecessary. Sometimes, it's just easier to do stuff yourself. Avoiding spoilers is difficult, because, as stipulated, pretty much everything is a spoiler. Watchmen is lightly discussed. John's level of commitment to media he doesn't actually like is remarkable and weirdly admirable. And, finally, John has questions about Merlin's bizarre obsession with the House of Commons' Brexit proceedings. To be clear, John is not telling the joke, he's communicating the joke. (Recorded on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.) This episode of Reconcilable Differences is sponsored by: ExpressVPN: High-Speed, Secure & Anonymous VPN Service. Get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Moo: Custom business printing and design. Save 15%. Links and Show Notes: Credits Audio Editor: Jim Metzendorf Admin Assistance: Kerry Provenzano Music: Merlin Mann The Suits: Stephen Hackett, Myke Hurley Support Reconcilable Differences with a Relay FM Membership
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