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My firm looks at undergrad school.  Those from Ivy League undergrads going to T14 schools are labeled "superstars" and I think are often given preferential treatment.  (at least, that's how is has been in years past)

really?

clearly, i've been misinformed.

I had heard the same as you, hooloovoo, though admittedly this -- biglaw recruiting -- isn't really my arena.  I know a lot of people are very loyal to their colleges and will bump up alums if they have any say, but I don't think of this as an HYP-wide or Ivy-wide phenomenon.  Also, aren't Ivy/top LAC alums a dime a dozen in most top-tier law schools where firms are recruiting?  I know that even at my T2, there were at least five Ivy alumni in my small section of 18 or so (only one HYP, though).  In any case, I guess different firms look at things differently.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:49:46 AM »
Yep, I totally understand about the warranty. I've fought that battle before. So, the fan's not spinning at all when you try to start it up? Does it even act like it's powering on, then cut out, or just not power on at all? If it's the latter, you can try the battery thing to see if that will jump start it--that seems to fix a lot of problems with laptops. But if that doesn't work, then your best option is to send it in.

I don't usually hear the fan (it's not as noisy as my old ThinkPad's fan), so I'm not sure if it comes on at all when I turn on my computer. The computer only stays on for a few seconds because it shuts down after I get the black screen with the "fan error."  It doesn't look good!

(And thank you for the advice about removing the battery.  I did so earlier when I was trying to make sure it wasn't overheated, and it still wouldn't start.  I hope it's ready for a trip to China!)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:35:32 AM »
I just like places. I think they mostly have good things if you look for them, I guess.

.....


I am kind of excited about Inglourious Basterds.

you're positive about things.  i like that about you.

i'm concerned about that movie's glorification of violence.

I keep seeing terrible ads for it!  I might agree with Stanley about this.  It turns me off for some reason.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:34:36 AM »
Is the computer problem anything I might be able to help with, P?

I don't know!

It was acting funny yesterday so I decided to try to restart it.  Then I got a "fan error" after the Windows startup page and it shut back down.  I can't get it to restart.  It seems like something a techie needs to go in and play around with, but if there's some kind of easy solution, let me know!  I'd much rather try that than send it off to China for repair. (It's a late-model ThinkPad running XP, btw.)

Fan errors, appropriately, mean something is going on with the main cooling fan. Could be easy to fix, could be a pain. On the bottom of the computer, there should be a grille, behind which the main fan sits. If there are some screws around that grille, you should be able to safely take them off, if you're comfortable doing so. If not, that's okay, but the next step (blowing canned air onto the fan) may not be as effective. If you don't have canned air, you can use a vacuum on reverse if you have a wand attachment, but there needs to be a good, strong, steady wind coming out to blow anything lose. If the fan doesn't move when wind is hitting it, that's not enough air flow. It should definitely spin if you hit it with canned air.

After that's done, disconnect the power and take the battery out for a couple minutes. Put the battery back in and power it up, and see if it starts properly. If you get the fan error again, the fan is likely going out and will need to be replaced. One alternative Matthies has used is a pad with a large cooling fan on it, blowing directly into the bottom of the laptop. Might be an option for you.

Wow, thanks for this!  Goalie is right!

My warranty won't cover it if I open it up, but I will try to get some canned air tomorrow and see if that does anything.  It's not overheated (I unplugged it and left it open upside-down with a fan on it all day), but it won't start up without the fan working, so I don't think a pad like Matthies' would help, alas.  I am (as I implied earlier) still under warranty, so I can send it off to get fixed, but it's bad timing because I'm about to leave town.  Oh, well.  ThinkPads have really gone to *&^% since Lenovo started making them.  :(

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:19:12 AM »
Is the computer problem anything I might be able to help with, P?

I don't know!

It was acting funny yesterday so I decided to try to restart it.  Then I got a "fan error" after the Windows startup page and it shut back down.  I can't get it to restart.  It seems like something a techie needs to go in and play around with, but if there's some kind of easy solution, let me know!  I'd much rather try that than send it off to China for repair. (It's a late-model ThinkPad running XP, btw.)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:08:41 AM »
A clumsy metaphor is that LA is certainly not the most gorgeous girl in the room, but for some ineffable reason, I can't take my eyes off of her.

<--- also not the most gorgeous girl in the room.

...

js.

***

Congrats, Matthies and Mu!

My computer is broken, btw.  I won't be around much, I don't think.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 09, 2009, 03:25:48 AM »
I'm going to catch a lot of heat for this but WTF? Let's stir the pot up a little just for fun.  So do a lot of women...

Oh, FFS.

I don't even know if they could get in while in costume. And that would totally destroy the purpose of finding them.

eta: I'm sure the Crowne Plaza would have a bar, wouldn't it?

It appears as if they rented out the ballrrom for a "dance"

There are 3 of us, and I happen to have 3 video cameras, we should totally go and get some footage

I really hope y'all did this!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 09, 2009, 03:12:09 AM »
I just watched Desperately Seeking Susan.

The only thing worse than Madonna's acting in Desperately Seeking Susan is everyone else's acting in Desperately Seeking Susan.  And the character development.  And the plot.  And...yeah.

But - but - but!  Didn't you find it . . . important? Like all of the John Hughes movies we discussed last night, it was very serious beeswax in my yoofs.

I just spent a little while here trying to figure out how it was important.  I couldn't come up with anything.  :-\

Well, there was this.  And also, you know, Madonna was in it.

Ooh what where now? It wasn't in the obvious suspect for a thread that shall not be named.

In retrospect, I'm not sure why I rated it so high.  But it was good.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 08, 2009, 02:06:44 AM »
danke

Bitte.  I hope it was helpful.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 08, 2009, 01:44:36 AM »
if anyone is still around, I have a quick favor to ask.

Do I count?

(And thanks for the 'tar, btw.)

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