Author: Rick Wilke

This native Coloradoan is the elder of the group. He is a husband and a step-father. When he’s not working he can be found producing videos for his and other YouTube Channels, playing a guitar, or watching his much beloved University of Denver Pioneers Hockey Team.

Scratchd 113 – Live and Twitchin Double Live Broadcast

In this Twitchin episode of Scratchd we examine we examine the decline of modern civilization into an apocalyptic showdown where one man defends his family against another.

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A.I.: How Much Longer Until Jarvis Replaces Siri?

A.I.  Artificial Intelligence.  We all have tried them.  We all want one that works.  You know what I mean.  You walk into your home, all kinda Tony-Stark-style, and an ethereal voice greets you. “Good evening (insert your name here).” it says.  Lights come on automatically.  It’s not too cold… it’s not too hot. You ask, “Any messages today?” as you reach for your beverage of choice… already made and on the counter.  I think we can all agree that Siri isn’t anywhere near that level yet… nor is Cortana for that matter.   So how close are we to Jarvis?

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Scratchd 112 – Solitary Living, The Mayor and Theft

In this episode of Scratchd we examine solitary living, the idea that copying is not theft, and the scary side of self-employment.

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Juno: A Mission of Immense Importance

What were you doing at 0852 GMT (04:52 EDT) on Monday March 27th?  I was just falling asleep for the first time.  It was 2:52 AM Mountain.  I don’t sleep much any more.  Ryan was probably already awake and writing the show notes for the podcast.  I am fairly certain Eloy was asleep as well.  It’s a good bet Vigo was.  What were you doing?  Not many of us were thinking about Jupiter I’d bet.  Yeah… the gas-giant.  Juno was wide awake! Continue reading “Juno: A Mission of Immense Importance”

 

Podcast? Why a Podcast? Scratchd’s Origin Story

Why did we decide to do this podcast?  Who’s idea was this? What is this podcast about? Glad you asked.  It’s high time we told that story don’t you think?

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Desktops: Tell Us Why You Are on Life Support?

I use desktops for almost everything.  I say almost because my cell phone takes up the rest of the time I dedicate to the internet and games.  Admittedly… I spend A LOT of time in front of one machine or another. I have to wonder sometimes though… how much longer will we need to rely on our desktops to do the heavy lifting?  Are desktops dead, dying… or headed there?  Here are some reasons why I think they’re not.

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Diablo III Necromancer: Not a Journey for Me

Last November  we were teased by Blizzard Entertainment about the resurrection of the Necromancer to the Diablo III character options.  I never really played the Necro much in D2, as I tend to favor a bow or a big ol friggin axe for my toons, so I wasn’t too fired up about it.  I always find the Necromancers to be severely under-powered for the things they are supposed to be able to do.

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The Bow Hunter Quandary: To gun or not to gun

My wife and I first began our love affair with archery way back in 2006.  For years we wanted to do something together that involved more than a TV and a remote control.  One day while walking through our local Bass Pro Shop, she found a video with a HUGE elk on the cover and a lady standing next to it with a bow in her hand.  She yelled across the section to me ” I WANT TO DO THIS!!”  We spent the next two years preparing for what would ultimately become a great passion for the both of us. These are a few of the things we learned along the way.

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