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"We consider, evaluate, and postulate everything!" is our catch phrase for good reason, because anything is fair game to be analyzed. We speculate a lot about where technology could go in the future. We talk about gaming, or rather our lack of having time to spend gaming. We discuss ways to invest, or just how we think the economies of the world are doing. We think about how society functions with a focus on ways to communicate and share for the greater good of everyone involved.

"We consider, evaluate, and postulate everything!" is our catch phrase for good reason, because anything is fair game to be analyzed. We speculate a lot about where technology could go in the future. We talk about gaming, or rather our lack of having time to spend gaming. We discuss ways to invest, or just how we think the economies of the world are doing. We think about how society functions with a focus on ways to communicate and share for the greater good of everyone involved.

Location:

United States

Description:

"We consider, evaluate, and postulate everything!" is our catch phrase for good reason, because anything is fair game to be analyzed. We speculate a lot about where technology could go in the future. We talk about gaming, or rather our lack of having time to spend gaming. We discuss ways to invest, or just how we think the economies of the world are doing. We think about how society functions with a focus on ways to communicate and share for the greater good of everyone involved.

Language:

English


Episodes

Abridged podcast journey thus far and looking for feedback!

1/1/2018
In this episode Scott asks for feedback about the podcast as well as giving the abridged version of our podcast journey thus far. If you want us to continue, let us know through the main site, email, facebook, or twitter. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:03:30

Nintendo, the good and bad from nes to switch.

12/25/2017
In this episode I talk with guest host Chris Warkocki all about Nintendo. Wii were both Nintendo kids growing up... starting with the NES and then moving on to the SNES. I ended my serious console time for the most part after the SNES, but Chris went on with the N64 being his most loved system. He also had a Gamecube and Wii, but didn't get a Wii U. We talk about many Nintendo fans that went into hiatus until the Switch showed up. The portable nature of the Switch brought him back into the...

Duration:00:36:13

3D Printing Extravaganza With Chris

12/18/2017
In this episode Scott talks with guest host Chris Warkocki about 3D printing in a lot more detail than we have in past episodes. He as been intensely tinkering with 3D printing and currently has 4 printers. We talk about prusa machines such as the original, i3 MK2S, and I3MK3. The biggest advancement these days comes in the form of reliability. The I3MK3, for example, has a magnetic flexible steel bed, 256 micro-stepping Trinamic drivers, and the ability to sense if filament is almost out....

Duration:00:20:08

The death and rebirth of Amazon Associates in Illinois.

12/11/2017
We discuss our experiences with the Amazon Associates affiliate marketing program as residents of Illinois. Back in 2010, Illinois lawmakers decided that they wanted a piece of the affiliate pie, but all they ended up doing was to destroy almost every business in our area supported by the program. Companies like Fatwallet moved to Wisconsin to save their business. Two years later the Illinois supreme court removed the related laws, which allowed websites that offer similar programs to begin...

Duration:00:10:27

Gamers who don't game.

12/4/2017
Are you someone that loves gaming, but doesn't actually do any gaming? We are more and more these days... The desire is there but we just can't do it. Responsibilities, priorities, general lack of time, cost, lack of totally new genres, and making content instead of consuming it are just the tip of the iceberg. The reasons stack up to the point that there just isn't any room. Is it the end of our gaming lives, or will we be able to return?

Duration:00:17:44

Caffeine... the good, the bad, and the ugly!

11/27/2017
What are the benefits and drawbacks to caffeine? We go over our personal experiences in the land of this brain altering substance. Are there ways to deal with the morning grogginess? We discuss a few ways we deal with it, both with and without caffeine. Does business truly run on caffeine? What would happen if it didn't exist?

Duration:00:12:06

Local cost of living, is it possible to get ahead?

11/20/2017
Why is a similar house 75 miles away four times the price? We discuss the difference in cost of living between areas in the United States. For example a similar house in Rockford Illinois prices $150,000 would probably be around $450,000 in Niles Illinois. Even worse is in silicon valley where that house might be near a million dollars. What are some of the causes of these extreme differences, and what can you do to get ahead, if even just in little steps?

Duration:00:10:14

Tabletop Gaming Current and Future Technologies

11/13/2017
Where will table top gaming go from a technological standpoint? We discuss some of the current technologies such as 3d printing of miniatures or even terrain. The advent of gaming tables with large screens. Augmenting games with RFID and NFC data transmission tools that allow a vibrant mixture of the physical and digital realms. There are also apps and websites like Tabletop simulator and Roll 20 that help players join up for a similar experience online when they can't meet up in person....

Duration:00:12:08

Rebranding Scott's cosplay photography, an experiment!

11/6/2017
We talk about how Scott re-branded his cosplay photography by extracting it from the technique focused "Photography Banzai" brand to "Cosplay Banzai" instead. The "white noise" of different genres of photography together along with that technical focus of the "Photography Banzai" name was a huge hindrance to connecting with people who enjoy cosplay photography. Not mentioned in this episode were semi-personal Instagram and twitter accounts with mostly cellphone food photos and tiny handful...

Duration:00:11:22

Artificial Sweeteners... are they helpful, dangerous, or a little of both?

10/30/2017
In this episode we talk about various artificial sweeteners such as maltitol, splenda sucralose, stevia and aspartame. It all came about when we were ready to start recording and I noticed Michael's brightly colored Powerade Zero on the table. It's challenging to avoid them, especially for diabetics such as Michael that rely on alternatives to sucrose and fructose. Are they safe or unsafe? There are a multitude of conflicting studies on the most well known ones such as aspartame. Other...

Duration:00:06:59

Cybernetics Now and in the Future

10/23/2017
We discuss the ideas of cybernetic enhancements from current day devices to speculation on how humanity might turn into a cyborg society. We also mention various uses of cybernetics in pop culture such as the classic Robocop movie, Ghost in the Shell, and others. Would you want to be enhanced by technology even though you didn't need the upgrade due to an accident, birth defect or illness? Questions like that and more are raised in this discussion!

Duration:00:14:10

Dumb things camera companies are still doing, but are they really?

10/16/2017
Are camera companies slacking? Do they lack innovation? Are they slow on the uptake with advancements in transmission standards like WIFI? Is the new Nikon D850 the perfect camera? Was the Nikon D7500 a failure due to artificial market segmentation? There are a lot of questions that we discuss in this episode. This episode was recorded on 09/28/2017. Article mentioned in the...

Duration:00:14:48

Should you back up your data?

10/9/2017
If you don't already make backups of your data... you should start now! Unless you really don't care about the data, you might find out after it is gone that you needed it or really wanted it. It's easy to start such as simply buying an external drive or using online backup solutions. We discuss what backup plans we have used in the past and use currently. We also go over a number of options of various price ranges to get started. Various styles of backup are talked about such as RAID...

Duration:00:07:20

Goodbye Fatwallet! The practice of shuttering acquisitions.

10/2/2017
Did Fatwallet ever stand a chance after being sold to Ebates? Did they have a chance if they had not been sold? It's all debatable. After Fatwallet Cash Back ended in 2016, did you join the "ebaters" club? We talk all about the shuttering of this community based web 1.0 startup! It's a loss for us because it's one of few local Internet based startups to the Rockford Illinois metro area. Or at least it was until Illinois decided to institute affiliate tax laws that would have ended the...

Duration:00:11:28

The next frontiers for humans in outer space?

9/25/2017
We discuss some of the next viable frontiers for humans in the Solar System. Although the cold war space race is long over, we have transitioned into an age of private companies pushing forward to achieve what was once accomplished as well into new accomplishments. Some of the companies are SpaceX, Bigelow Aerospace, Blue Origin, and Stratolaunch Systems. There is progress being made in practical inflatable space structures, reusable rockets, space tourism, and a multitude of other areas....

Duration:00:07:54

D&D Workplace Etiquette Drama!

9/18/2017
We talk about a comical Dungeons and Dragons related posting on the Workplace StackExchange.com website. The gist is that a new employee finds D&D colleagues and subsequently dispatches them in-game while they shun him in real life. Don't be that chaotic evil dude! A new employee met people with similar interests after 4 months and started playing D&D with them. At the first session of an ongoing game, the original poster decided to kill off his party after they were severely hurt in a team...

Duration:00:07:14

Apple Keynote September 2017 Discussion - Special

9/18/2017
We discuss the various new products mentioned recently such as the series 3 watch, the 4k Apple tv, and the two tiers of new phones (8 and X). A cellular connection on the watch is an expected, but useful jump. The Apple TV also saw what looks like an incremental improvement in performance, which might signal Apple's intent for enhanced gaming with their device to go along with the cheaper 4K videos they have pushed publishers to now provide (like what they did with music in iTunes). This...

Duration:00:13:24

Our Entrepreneurial Attempts That Failed To Synergize

9/13/2017
It's story time! We talk in this special episode about our mutual entrepreneurship attempts. Expect some crazy situations full of laughs, intrigue, shocking twists, and even a big mystery that still feels unsolved. We discuss two large startups we attempted along with a third that didn't get very far at all. What did we learn along the way? Well... a lot, but you will have to join us to find out! Expect us to touch on odd topics such as virtual slot machines, geographic information systems,...

Duration:00:15:30

Digital Assistants and Smart Devices

9/11/2017
Digital Assistants... what are they, what are the benefits, what are the drawbacks, and where are they going? The big elephant in the room is privacy, which we talk in detail about. The issue includes the case where Samsung TVs were recording audio even when the feature was disabled. We also discuss positives such as hands free driving directions, automatic AI infused assistance with Google Now, and being able to easily manage music vocally with the Amazon Echo. We talk about future...

Duration:00:15:30

The Fate of Desktop Computers?

9/4/2017
Will desktop computers survive as they are? With the advent of tablets and powerful smartphones, the classic desktop computer has seen losses in sales for many years now. Laptops have continued to scale in performance while also slimming down, especially with the recent Nvidia GTX 1000 series GPUs (1080, 1070, 1060). Our preference is that desktops survive and thrive, but there are many challenges moving forward. We go into detail about reasons that they will stick around, but also reasons...

Duration:00:18:37