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nm, sent as PM.

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Crap.  I just got accepted at my #1 choice.  Oh well. :'(  :'(  :'(

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UIUC in-state tuition question?
« on: April 24, 2008, 09:45:40 PM »
My XGF just got in at UIUC and asked me:

Do students at UIUC who get scholarships also get in-state tuition rates?  Or is a scholarship a way of attracting students who would otherwise have to pay out-of-state tuition?

Also, does UIUC allow people to change to in-state rates after the first year, or is the rate determined at admission?
You are a better Ex than I have ever had. and I will ever be.
If you only knew. . . .  I deserve sainthood.

And as I found out, never mind the question, I totally misunderstood what she was burbling.  Sigh.

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Tulane requires a 3.0 (at least they did on my offer), which is apparently the 50% mark.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see this as a catch.

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Damn are you an economist?  :D
Me??  Oops.  I must've deleted the line saying I'm not. :-X  My bad, seriously.

I'm just someone who has been trying to tread water for the last eight months while Helicopter Ben bails out his banking buddies with steaming wads of airdropped cash.  Believe me, it ain't easy.

I swing both ways, though (errrrr, financially, I mean);  I was really bullish until all those mortgage lenders started collapsing in 2Q07.  I called the recession for January back in July (bragging).

Ahh I get it - you are a seer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoWLeU_v-z8
Just call me Karnac. :)

Seriously, it wasn't even a hard call.  When you see financial firms imploding left and right, and when August brings news of a housing collapse, and when Bernanke is strongarming companies to buy each other out to avert a "confidence-shaking" bankruptcy . . . these are what we in the psychic-hotline business call "clues".

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: anyone used an Asus eeePC?
« on: April 22, 2008, 07:20:54 PM »
I have an Eee.  I would NOT repeat NOT repeat NOT consider it as a laptop for note-taking or, even worse, exam-taking.  It's a great little gadget, but the tiny and poor-quality keyboard means that you will have to carry a separate USB keyboard around for any real work.  The built-in keyboard is simply too small to type on, and the keys don't respond very well (i.e., you press a key, nothing happens.  You push it hard, and the computer gets the idea that you really, really meant to type something, and puts in two characters.)

The other problem is that the extremely tiny screen (800x480) is simply too small for most needs.

They are coming out with a larger version (nine inch screen, I think it's 1024x600) which MIGHT address these issues, since the keyboard will also be larger.  Even so, if the keyboard is as of poor a quality as on the 701 models, you still might need to carry a separate real keyboard around.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UIUC in-state tuition question?
« on: April 22, 2008, 07:15:00 PM »
Thanks, folks.  I sent her the thread URL.

BTW, not sure how that off-topic post got inserted at the very top of the thread that I started.  Weird stuff.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Delicious Study Drugs...
« on: April 22, 2008, 07:04:38 PM »
Hey hairless guinea pig...  what part of your hard-hitting questionnaire recorded the levels of your brain chemistry?
Hey troll . . . how often have you had your brain biopsied to "record[] the levels of your brain chemistry?"

Biopsies punch little holes in your brain, you know. :P

Go do some reading on, e.g., how to determine the RIGHT antidepressant to prescribe.  Hint: there are currently no tests available for doing it -- it's all random "take these pills for two months and if you feel better (and don't go batshit crazy), we'll stick with that" trials.  This is, simply, because there isn't any way to look at the neurotransmitter levels in a living, functioning brain.  If you're dead on a slab, they can run whatever tests they want on the dying/dead tissue, but of course that still doesn't tell them anything about what the chemistry was like when you were up and running. . . .

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UIUC in-state tuition question?
« on: April 17, 2008, 07:30:43 PM »
My XGF just got in at UIUC and asked me:

Do students at UIUC who get scholarships also get in-state tuition rates?  Or is a scholarship a way of attracting students who would otherwise have to pay out-of-state tuition?

Also, does UIUC allow people to change to in-state rates after the first year, or is the rate determined at admission?

Lol, wow. I think your GF might want to reconsider whether her level of thinking is up to par with what is required for law school. In-state tuition implies just that: residents pay that rate.  There wouldn't be a noted difference if residency made no difference...
XGF, not GF.  And many schools offer in-state after the first year;  you just have to become a resident.

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I mean the only two downsides I have with NOLA is crime and hurricanes.
Hurricanes are awesome!  But if you don't like them, you can always order a beer.



. . . Oh!  THOSE hurricanes.




Hurricanes are awesome!  Just stay away from windows and enjoy the show.

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