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General Off-Topic Board / Hey, just saying hello again
« on: September 26, 2005, 10:39:32 PM »
I used to be a member of this site but haven't been on it in about 8 months. Just saying hello, and also now it's a bit more appropriate time to make use of some of the helpful opinions on this website, as at the end of this year would be the time I have to apply.

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General Off-Topic Board / Music Composition
« on: January 07, 2005, 11:32:41 AM »
Anyone know how? I'd love tips on how to write music. I have absolutely no musical background, but I've been playing around with a midi program lately. I'm trying to have a piece composed for a very special friend of mine for her birthday, and while I will likely hire a professional composer (I've already found one and he's agreed to do it) this has sparked my interest in writing/reading music.

Also I highly recommend Anvil Studio. Free program that lets you use 128 different instruments.

Also do you think a song dedicated entirely to her, with lyrics for both a male and female part written in French would be a nice present?

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General Off-Topic Board / Just a question about possible things to do
« on: November 29, 2004, 07:54:08 PM »
I have been considering different options either while going to law school or after getting out, and I have been seriously considering possibly going into academia sometime in the future. Now I know this is a long way off, but just to ponder some things (and have  an explanation of my family of why I'm not going to be a bum on the street with a useless degree) I would like to know how much an average law professor makes, as well as knowing whether it'd be possible to combine a JD with say, a Ph. D. in history and teach something on the evolution of laws through time or some such.

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General Off-Topic Board / Anyone know of a good Internet Telephony thing
« on: November 28, 2004, 08:20:20 PM »
Looking for a good PC-Phone calling program, if at all possible for free.

I can find PC-PC calling for free but have not found any PC-Phone calls for free.

I would be much obliged if someone could tell me of any they know of, because I dislike paying for long distance phone calls.

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General Off-Topic Board / Koga, where's my picture?!
« on: November 27, 2004, 01:50:30 AM »
I'm waiting for my Cosby/me/Zeta Jones picture, with the pudding pop for Catherine!

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General Off-Topic Board / The Mark of TTTness
« on: November 02, 2004, 07:14:04 PM »
This is for funny stories relating to TTTness! (I figure DOWNY will probably take the prize on this thread, but I'll make an attempt)

(This is not a political story, the funny part takes a while to get to though)

Ok, so last night, I headed home from college so in the morning I'd be able to vote in my home district. Well, as some of you may have learned from my posts, me and my family differ /extremely/ when it comes to political views. My mother is trying frantically to get me to vote for Bush as she says "If Kerry is elected, we'll all be dead in four years" and any other number of silly things. Well she recruits the aid of my uncle and his female friend who happens to be a bartender. Well we're discussing politics, and eventually my uncle tries to dissuade me from listening to the political views of my professors (even though I've been fairly liberal for 3 years now, long before I went to college) because they're "People who just can't make it in the real world, and they failed out of life" (I should mention, he was somewhat inebriated at this time). Anyway, a college professor happens to be 2 booths behind us. He gets into the conversation. This was very amusing to me. However, this is the real funny part, and the mark of the TTT. We're discussing GPAs, and I mention how I feel mine wasn't that good because I didn't enjoy my coursework so much in my Freshman year. Well then my mother makes a point of pointing out how she got a 4.0 (Which I have no problem with, but she had extremely easy courses compared to me). Then the moment of truth happens. My uncle's friend says that she only got a 3.5 (it may have been slightly lower or higher) but makes an extreme emphasis that it was in Pre-law classes. I could barely keep myself from choking with laughter, because she acted like pre-law classes were some amazing badge of pride.

I have no problem with people who have a "pre-law" major. I think it's a tad silly, and maybe it's intellectual arrogance (which is a foible of mine) to think so, but I do. But the fact that she placed special emphasis on how it was a PRE-LAW major, as if that were something special, made me laugh. If she had said engineering, chemistry or physics, I would have been impressed. If she had said she got a 3.5 her first year of law school, I would have been very impressed! But the fact that she said she got a 3.5, and then emphasized that she had done it in /pre-law/ just struck me as complete and utter TTTness.

But then again, I'm an intellectually elite bastard (Even when I shouldn't be, considering my current academic situation and institution...)

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General Off-Topic Board / Vote Pair - Interesting website
« on: October 31, 2004, 12:19:48 AM »
http://www.votepair.org/

I find this interesting, though I feel it shouldn't just be to defeat George Bush, but instead be a way for all people to vote for third-party candidates.

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General Off-Topic Board / You guys have tainted me!
« on: October 30, 2004, 12:26:49 AM »
I have been studying for a sociology exam I have on Monday, and one of the names of the Sociologists is Cooley. Whenever I see that name, I can think of nothing but T.T.T.! The test will go "Who is Cooley!" And I'll be thinking something along the lines of "A two-bit law school."

Blah! :-\

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I am looking for a fake LSAT. I took the Princeton Review one, and scored a 158 (but it wasn't my best effort), but I'd like to try just a single diagnostic right now when it's WAY too early for me to start studying for the real thing. I obviously don't want to waste a real test (One of the main problems that Superiorlobe mentioned) so I'd like a fake test, maybe a Kaplan one or some such, to test in a realistic environment with realistic timing.

Does anyone know where I can find something like this? I really think I can get a higher mark on the LSAT than a 158, and would like to test that.

Thanks for your help.

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1, 2, and 3Ls, Pre-law people, and lawyers, what do you think are the most important skills for lawyers in general? I know certain skills are better for certain lawyers (i.e. public speaking for trial lawyers, mathematics, economics and accounting for tax lawyers, etc) but what would you say in general.

I figure a good ability to read, write and deal with stress are very important ones. What do you all think?

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