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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Personality Test
« on: March 13, 2006, 10:00:38 PM »
E N T P (11, 50, 38, 11)

"ENTPs tend to be oblivious of the rest of humanity, except as an audience -- good, bad, or potential."

Good stuff. 

I'm 6'4" past 3 girlfriends have been 5'4".  I like to have a good foot on a woman.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« on: February 28, 2006, 04:17:54 PM »
Join MENSA if you are looking for a Magic:The Gathering buddy, or if the idea of discussing wormholes/chaos theory/fractals/other "popular science" topics with mouth-breathing non-scientists or bored physicians who watch lots of NOVA and largely don't know what in the hell they're talking about appeals to you.

Military lingo of any persuasion in everyday conversation.  "Squared away", etc.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top 20 IP Schools
« on: February 27, 2006, 01:14:00 PM »
My girlfriend is currently studying for the Patent Bar....she's using the course ($800).  I've considered taking the Patent Bar, mostly because the materials are just sitting around the house.  Probably won't happen, though...with school/studying for LSAT/preparing applications/etc.  I don't think it's worth your time to do it before law school.  My impression is if you study hard for 3-4 weeks, take and retake the provided past tests, you'll pass easily.  Supposedly a substantial fraction of the Patent Bar Exam questions are drawn from past tests, so if you study those you should be able to get the required 70% correct to pass.  If you don't have much keeping you busy right now, I'd say do might look good on your resume.  But otherwise it will take a good month, tops, to prepare for and take after you finish law school.

"Man I'm 'bushed'!"


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top 20 IP Schools
« on: February 25, 2006, 11:35:05 PM »
"So you made a feminine hygiene product-y remark prompted by an observation that I still think is valid--people don't turn down Yale for Boalt often."

I most likely would not have taken issue, has this been what your post actually said.  Your original post was in the form of a rhetorical question:

"Say you get into Yale and Boalt, and want to do IP.

Where do you go?

That's why specialty rankings, even in IP, shouldn't be given too much weight."

This post, from a person with no stated interest in Boalt whatsoever, comes off a little arrogant.  I took issue with it because I would choose Boalt.  It's a no-brainer, actually.  Maybe it's because I haven't drunk the Kool-Aid that makes you believe you have to attend Yale or Harvard to be a scholar and have a shot at academia.  Maybe it's because I'm a west coast hippy.  Or, if I wanted to live in a decrepit northeast ghost-town husk of a city (like New Haven), I'd move back to my hometown.  Maybe it's because I'll enter law school with a Ph.D. (my shout-out to all the "prestige whores") and figure that attending pretty much any Top ~12 school will not compromise my propects of working in academia down the road.  If you're interested in the law as it pertains to science and technology, why in the world would you want to be stuck in New Haven when you could be soaking it up in the the bay area playground?  That's my perspective.   

Yes, the IP rankings are bogus after you get past #2 or so, in which case you're better off going to the best institution to which you are admitted.  It's also true that, generally speaking, a Berkeley degree may not "travel" quite as well as a HYS degree.  Your points are well-taken.  My point is that you insinuate it's a no-brainer to attend Yale if you get in and are interested in IP (or anything, for that matter)....and I would hope that people are making decisions based more on personal fit than perceived prestige.  That is certainly my plan.

Good luck man.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top 20 IP Schools
« on: February 25, 2006, 07:31:44 PM »
Any top school is going to have its share of obnoxious self-promoters.  Of course Yale is not full of them.  My intended point, however vague, was that off all the people who would be shocked that someone would pick a lower-ranked school over Yale (this would shock most people, myself included), the MOST shocked of all would be the obnoxious self-promoter at Yale.

Yes, my post was directed at you, bass.  If that makes me a dou'chebag, then so be it.  At least I am in good company.

Re: bass: 

"his internet douchbaggery probably seeps out its protective casing little by little, until it fills the room, disrupting the flow of wine, cheese, and laughter."

-George Jefferson squared,52461.0.html

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top 20 IP Schools
« on: February 25, 2006, 12:34:04 PM »
I'd take Boalt.  I think the shock and disbelief that someone would pick Boalt or Stanford over Yale is felt most acutely by those with prestige whore tendencies who feel extra chuffed because they happended to get into Yale.  I'm not knocking Yale at all, just knocking obnoxious self-promoters.

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