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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ring tones: yay or nay?
« on: June 30, 2005, 11:47:17 PM »
I like to sport the saved by the bell ringtone.  I'm not trying to show off my personality, it just makes me happy when I hear it.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Missing White Female Alert
« on: June 14, 2005, 11:21:59 PM »
I'm from the Bay Area and admittedly not the biggest baseball fan, but with the McGwire/Bonds, thing I think it has a lot to do with Bonds' just overall obnoxiousness. By all accounts he's just a horrible, horrible man.
I think McGwire, at least in his heyday, was perceived as an overall nicer guy. The fact that  McGwire has all-American looks is probably helping him too of course.

This reminds me of something interesting I noticed the other day. My neighborhood is mostly Latino and black. My new across-the-street white neighbor had her purse stolen from her car (someone smashed a window) and they came over to our house and asked if we had seen anything. I had my car stereo stolen a couple of years ago. The police came out and said, "Oh, that's too bad."

To add a counter-example, I am white and recently had my car vandalized right in front of my house.  This also was in a primarily white area of the city.  The police came and tried to pull some prints, but found nothing.  They said it was good that I reported it and that I should keep an eye on my car for the next few days in case they came back.  They said they would put a close patrol on the area (another patrol car by each hour I guess).  That's the last I heard.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best/Worst Airports in the U.S.
« on: June 07, 2005, 07:32:40 PM »
I don't care much for STL either. It's a nice airport, but so freakin' far away from the city...

Huh? It's 15 minutes tops from the city. Same as the NYC, San Fran, Boston and Chicago airports, if not better.

It was like a $40 cab ride to downtown.

You should have taken the metrolink for a couple bucks.

Airports I like:
Santa Barbara
State College
(I like the tiny ones)
Munich
Heathrow

Airports that are ok:
STL
Pittsburgh
BWI
Detroit
LAX
Vancouver

Airports not good at all:
DFW
Philadelphia
Minneapolis

Wow...I hated Santa Barbara's airport.  It is sooooo tiny!  Half the time, they won't even let you into the gate area until right before your flight leaves.  And the planes are itty-bitty so that nothing actually fits in the overhead compartments :P  I suppose I was just so used to San Francisco's that Santa Barbara's came as a total shock to me.

One of my friends that came to visit me last year called me from the airport to tell me he had arrived.  Apparently, after landing in SB, right before he called me, he asked this security guy where he was.  The security guard gave him this look and said "Santa Barbara airport."  My friend was like, "Yeah, I knew that, but I want to tell my friend where to pick me up.  What street is this?"  And the security guard just laughed and was like "Just tell your friend that you're at the airport.  She'll know where to find you."  And so I get this message on my phone saying "Umm...Krista?  I'm at the airport.  In front of this...spanish looking building?  I hope you find me."   ::)  When I picked him up I was like, "You know there's only one entrance into here?"

It's great because it's not like an airport at all.  You get to hang out in the nice weather, and a few minutes before boarding, you can head through security and get on the plane.  It sure beats heading to the airport 2 hours before your flight just to get through all the hassle of a huge airport.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best/Worst Airports in the U.S.
« on: June 03, 2005, 09:35:34 AM »
I don't care much for STL either. It's a nice airport, but so freakin' far away from the city...

Huh?  It's 15 minutes tops from the city.  Same as the NYC, San Fran, Boston and Chicago airports, if not better.

It was like a $40 cab ride to downtown.

You should have taken the metrolink for a couple bucks.

Airports I like:
Santa Barbara
State College
(I like the tiny ones)
Munich
Heathrow

Airports that are ok:
STL
Pittsburgh
BWI
Detroit
LAX
Vancouver

Airports not good at all:
DFW
Philadelphia
Minneapolis

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I was hoping to be an astronaut, but then I bent my knee a bit too far in the wrong direction.  I guess I'll be a lawyer now.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ruler allowed !?!
« on: April 14, 2005, 02:37:43 AM »
If you had three pencils and a piece of string you could draw an ellipse too.

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Law School Applications / Re: tell me, tell me, tell me
« on: April 14, 2005, 02:36:00 AM »
If you want to be a total ethical straight-shooter, then tell your recommender that they should write it themselves.  The practice of writing your own recommendation falls into a gray area.  You write the rec yourself, but the recommender ultimately signs off on and and is also free to make any changes they want.  It is also true in the professional world that the signed author on documents is often not the person who actually wrote it.

If I had been given the chance to write my own recommendation, I would probably have taken.  One thing I would have done also is to assure the recommender that they were free to make any changes they wanted.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Jury duty
« on: April 14, 2005, 02:17:29 AM »
I think that lawyers are often excused from the jury.  If I were a lawyer in a case, I would probably excuse a lawyer from the jury too.  In most cases, one side probably has a weaker case, so the attorney on that side knows they have to woo the jury to win the case.  The last thing you would want would be a lawyer in the jury.  I imagine the same bias goes toward law students as well.

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After law school, do you intend to go solo right away?  You may be able to pull it off, but it might be a good idea to get some real world legal experience before offering legal services on your own.

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I agree that the job market for engineers has changed considerably in just the last five to ten years.  In the late 90's, a degree in something related to computers was instant riches.  That's not the case anymore.

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