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Temple / Re: Anyone want to do a happy hour sometime in Aug??
« on: July 25, 2007, 03:01:44 PM »
they added another one on facebook for a later date- why don't we all just do that?

its on the 16th at 5:30 location TBA

I'll post the location here when they pick one so those of you who don't use facebook can come too!  :)

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Temple / Re: Anyone want to do a happy hour sometime in Aug??
« on: July 20, 2007, 11:36:12 AM »
center city sips is great- lots of places do their own happy hours as well.

they have August 8th on the facebook one by the looks of it- I may be at the shore that week though so may not make it to that unless I get back here earlier than planned- we could always plan our own one or an alternate date for those who can't do the 8th though.

the 16th or 17th would work really well for me.

I'd recommend mixto (13th and spruce, I think) if you guys are looking for speciality drinks- they have great mojitos and sangria, bridget foys (3rd and south) is good as well for different drinks.

707 (707 chestnut st, I know creative name right?) just opened recently- I haven't been but it looks like a fun place to hang out

there are lots of standard bars/pubs all over cc- I'm a fan of tir na nog (its at like 15th and jfk, mostly because they have lots of outdoor tables and always seem to have rowdy soccer fans inside)

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Temple / Re: Anyone want to do a happy hour sometime in Aug??
« on: July 19, 2007, 02:26:41 PM »
ya I found it like ten minutes after I posted this, lol

I don't use facebook much so I didn't think to look on there first.

nevermind I guess :)

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Temple / Re: Laptops
« on: July 19, 2007, 11:19:47 AM »
A Temple student here.  Just so you're aware--

You're dealing with one of the most inept IT groups you could EVER imagine at Temple Law. When these folks "upgrade" systems and *&^%, they clearly never test anything, b/c stuff just doesn't work afterward.

As of May 07, folks with Vista had connectivity issues and exam-taking issues.

d**mn.  That must have happened since I talked to them, which admittedly was quite awhile ago.  I went with XP both because of of Temple not approving Vista and because the Lenovo rep said that he couldn't, in good conscience, recommend Vista to anyone (he sounded like he really hated it).  But this backtracking by the computer people at Temple probably means that now I'll have to pay to upgrade it sooner rather than later.  Doesn't make me happy.

I had to question him for quite awhile to get that out of him- it seems the university was really pushing them to tell us not to get it. We were seriously on the phone for about 10 minutes before I got him to admit that the odds of me having problems were nonexistant and that many 1L's and other new students were getting vista so the university would have to support it in the fall.

I just orded a dell inspiron 1420- it won't be shipping for another 2 weeks though (ridiculous!) I hope I don't hate it- I'm keeping my mac for home use though I think.

Really?!? I specifically asked him if anyone with vista had reported troubles with taking exams and he told me no... that was the whole reason I decided I was ok going with vista.... this sucks since I already ordered my computer....

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Temple / Anyone want to do a happy hour sometime in Aug??
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:11:48 AM »
I was just thinking that it would be really nice to actually know a couple of people before the start of classes- so I was wondering if anyone would interested in organizing a happy hour some time before the start of school?

I'm thinking mid August since a lot of people are coming from out of town and getting settled and all.

let me know if you are interested!

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Temple / Re: Laptops
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:07:14 AM »
d**mn.  That must have happened since I talked to them, which admittedly was quite awhile ago.  I went with XP both because of of Temple not approving Vista and because the Lenovo rep said that he couldn't, in good conscience, recommend Vista to anyone (he sounded like he really hated it).  But this backtracking by the computer people at Temple probably means that now I'll have to pay to upgrade it sooner rather than later.  Doesn't make me happy.

I had to question him for quite awhile to get that out of him- it seems the university was really pushing them to tell us not to get it. We were seriously on the phone for about 10 minutes before I got him to admit that the odds of me having problems were nonexistant and that many 1L's and other new students were getting vista so the university would have to support it in the fall.

I just orded a dell inspiron 1420- it won't be shipping for another 2 weeks though (ridiculous!) I hope I don't hate it- I'm keeping my mac for home use though I think.

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Temple / Re: Laptops
« on: July 18, 2007, 06:30:58 PM »
I just wanted to add to this- I spoke with a temple computer person today and found that vista is ok- he was told to discourage people from using vista, but after a bit of poking and prodding it became pretty clear that people using vista have not really had any dificulties yet and he didn't aniticipate any.


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Well im wl'ed at the one (the only) school that I would ever really go to over Temple.  So i also dont want to have to commit to a lease too early only to find out later that I got pulled off the wl.  I dont know how long i should wait though.I wonder if mid july would be too late to secure a nice room at the very least.

you'll be fine, like the previous poster said, landlords dont want to leave their property unrented by holding it for a long time for you. mid-july is perfect, particularly with small landlords, larger buildings sometimes will pre-lease apartments months before they are vacant, but small landlords almost never do this.

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with 1.5 months of when you want to move in is good.  Most apartments are 1st come 1st serve, and they wont hold them open for you. Also check Templ Housing listings you may find something good in an area you didn't consider.  I know Temple gets people to inspect the places that they allow on thier list.

I have dealt with Temple before.  they are Nazis about protecting thier students. I'm moving to Carlisle PA.  Plan to sign a lease in July for Aug 1.  That gives me most of the month to fumagate/clean, move, and settle in.  Hopefully I'll find a place that's a keeper for 3 years.  Of course the market there is a little different.

I've personally shown the temple rep. who inspects the properties before they get added to the list and its a joke- they are basically just making sure the property isn't a crack den, seriously- he pretty much said that to me while he was there, so I wouldn't take the temple stamp of approval to mean all that much.

 I'm relatively certain that they have jmh management on their list and every person I have met who has lived in one of that companies properties has had an awful experience filled with maintence problems. Which is really a shame because they have a lot of cheap properties in decent neighborhoods, but hey, I guess thats why they are so cheap.

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