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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best Ultraportable Laptop Notebook for law school?
« on: March 03, 2007, 03:06:27 AM »
I have a Dell 710m and I like it. The keyboard's a bit small though so if I'm typing too fast sometimes I'll flub up, but it's manageable (its successor, the M1210 is the same size I believe). I got it later half of junior year, so I've had it for about a year now. I also got it for cheap (<$800 total) when Dell had one of its year end fire sales. Of course, since it was so cheap, there was a catch: the specs are a bit old/weak. Certainly nothing ancient, but they were probably already outdated a year before I bought it. I'm also starting to run out of harddrive space (<10GB left) and the memory doesn't seem to be enough at times when I'm multitasking/heavy using.

Should I be thinking about investing in a new laptop now or later? I'm sure I wont be finishing LS with my current comp, but I know it's still got some decent use left (but still probably for only about a year). Is there heavy laptop-using in LS? or is it basically only for in-class note-taking/paper-writing? Hopefully there won't be any need for Windows Vista, b/c I know my current lap is nowhere capable-enough for that.
External HD + RAM upgrade, get another year or two out of that thing.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: One more time... Mac vs. PC
« on: January 30, 2007, 06:03:26 AM »
Anyway, yeah. I don't know really what my point was. I guess I see Macs and PCs like I see automatics and stick-shifts. I don't own a car, but if I did, I'd get an automatic, because I don't know how cars work and don't really care. I wouldn't want to have to pay the added attention a stick shift would require.

But computers have been my life for my whole life, and I know how they work, and I love getting into the details of every little part and component. That means I get a PC, not a Mac. What someone above said -- about law-school people as a whole not being very technically-minded -- is probably true, and probably reason enough why a Mac might be a better choice - get the automatic.

The funniest thing about this is that I (along with the majority of my friends) am a Mac-using stick-shift driver. 
I have two PCs, one as a linux file/web server with 1.2 TB storage, the other dual core pentium d as a music production box

i drive an auto  ;D

hey, thanks guys! i have been pickin up the slack!!!
17/26! on my most recent.. ill take it!!! (i also changed 3 that were correct!!)
and i narrowed it down to 2 on all the rest and choose the wrong one! i feel like i can battle this out for 2 weeks and succeed!!!!!
RC goal on acutal test=18! i think that is strongly duable!!! (hell, give me a science passage on neuroscience and ill be golden)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Damn, I just got scammed out of $795!
« on: January 26, 2007, 09:09:09 AM »
If you refuse delivery of the package (return to sender) any reputable vendor would immediately issue a full refund.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who would sign up for a 160+ score right now?
« on: January 24, 2007, 07:19:48 PM »
Hell no, read sig.

Even before I took the LSAT, I knew I was going to pull a 17x so yeah, no.

Studying for the LSAT / NOW IS THE TIME
« on: January 23, 2007, 05:10:14 AM »
All the threads on the first page are real and serious and that can only mean one thing - the LSAT is coming up!


totally worth it

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Which subjects should I study first?
« on: January 18, 2007, 06:32:50 PM »
A first timed sample is more likely to assess one's particular area of unfamiliarity as opposed to weakness.

gaining familiarity will skew your results
It will skew the results... but in such a way that more accurately reflects your strenghts and weaknesses. 

The alternative to gaining familiarity with each section before doing your first practice test is to do a blind practice test then concentrate on the weakest area.  Then do another test and concentrate on the next weakest area (keeping in mind LR accounts for twice as many questions). 

Actually I guess either way works.  As long as you do the practice...

Hold on, whatever exposure you've had to the test before, if you take a timed test your score is your score that day.

Who cares as long as that day is not test day? :D

learn to read

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