jmart604

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About jmart604

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    Token American
  • Birthday 1987-10-10

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    Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Biography
    I run Techquickie! Also do projects for LTT and appear in the odd Channel Super Fun video.

    Duke University '09, Boston College Law School '13

    North Carolina native. Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Duke Blue Devils, Manchester City FC, US Soccer.

    Game series I like: Deus Ex, Mechwarrior, FIFA, Gears of War, Pokemon, Sonic, Mario Kart.

    I won a gold medal at the Spaceteam tournament at PAX East 2013 in Boston.

    Other random interests: Cooking, ice skating, blackjack, poker (though I'm not nearly good enough at the latter to play competitively)

    Tweet me your ideas for future Techquickie videos!
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    Writer @ Linus Media Group

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  1. mustang

    V6. I don't find myself missing the extra power too much, except maybe when I'm merging onto a highway and could use a bit of an extra push
  2. A R T I S A N Reminded me of a ramen place I was convinced to try a while ago in Vancouver. - Uncomfortably close-to-your-neighbors communal seating, a sad attempt at authenticity - Absolutely no decor except for those blankets they put on elevator walls to keep people from scratching them (not even kidding) - Annoying, hipsterish clientele - I'm talking about dudes in driving caps wearing scarves while they eat - Bland as anything, hardly any meat, and predictably overpriced - Pretentious dishes, including one called "This Is Not Tortellini" - you're a freaking RAMEN joint, dude 0/10, would 100% rather squeeze Sriracha onto a bunch of 50-cent instant noodles from the supermarket and have a feast. Definitely some extremely unfortunate trends in the restaurant business these days...
  3. oh I really like Myrtle Beach. Went all the time when I was younger, though I haven't been there since 2009. I hear it's gotten a bit rougher since then. The Beacon is wonderful. If I'm in Spartanburg for Panthers training camp, that's where you'll find me after practice. Burgers, catfish, fries, onion rings, sweet tea all great.
  4. mustang

    Truth. They just looked like boxes on wheels.
  5. mustang

    Yup, that's my car. The only one I've ever owned, actually. Got it back in 2003. Would you believe it doesn't have 100K miles on it yet? I've been through so, so much in that car, from North Carolina to Florida to Chicago to Indianapolis to New York to Buffalo to Boston to Vegas to Vancouver. I think what I miss the most are the nighttime drives between Rowan County, NC and Durham, NC up and down I-85 back when I was in college with the radio turned up. She needs a little suspension and body work, but other than that she's in good shape. Gas mileage leaves a bit to be desired, but what can I say? It isn't a Prius. The bigger problem is honestly the gouge-level gas prices here in Canada.
  6. Haha yeah I'm just kidding around. I like trying transit systems I haven't used before, should be good.
  7. Pretty sure I didn't. Great, I'll probably be riding it when I come down for the PK80 in November. One of my main goals in life is to make it to my death bed without getting stabbed, so I'll look at it as a personal challenge.
  8. More for me. To be fair, I'm sure some of our countrymen would call me not a real Carolinian for not liking grits, so there you go...
  9. Boy, and I thought there were some awful comments on YouTube. There's not even any mustard in NC barbecue!
  10. Might want to look at NCSU if you're local. Good luck to you.
  11. Shoot, and I was going to try their Maple Syrup Cookies and Cream Caramel Bomb IPA next. In all seriousness, I've had a number of IPAs billed as more or less traditional, and there have been some night-and-day differences.
  12. IPA has become a rather diverse style. Some are wonderful, others taste like toxic waste.
  13. I did. It had its ups and downs like most things in life. My advice is to go if the field you're interested in can actually get you a decently-paying career that's in demand without needing to get another degree on top of it. If that's the case, go to the cheapest place you can that doesn't suck - ESPECIALLY if you want to go into a professional program after you graduate. If you want to go into law (which I would advise against except under very specific circumstances), medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc etc, I've found that going to an easier school works much more to your advantage than a prestigious one, unless you're REALLY smart and have an incredible work ethic.
  14. Good school tho. Got some friends that went there.